Ready or not, summer is coming! We make the transition from spring to summer with the month of May, and to start it off, I have a roundup of fifteen summer crochet top patterns to add to your summer wardrobe.
They’re cute, versatile & fit for any of your summer vacation plans. Here are my favorite crochet tops for this summer.
15 Crochet Top Patterns for Summer
1. Caron Hello Yellow! Crochet Top (Free Pattern)
This bright and breezy top is ideal for those perfect summer days (a little sun, a little wind, not absurdly hot).
Paired with a bralette, some high-waisted jean shorts, and your favorite sandals or tennis shoes, it’s an unbeatable price.
You can snag the free pattern here.
2. Summer Rules Top (Free Pattern)
I adore the flowy design of this top. Its stitches include single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch, making it perfect for beginners.
Pair this one with your favorite maxi skirt and you have a summer-festival worth outfit. You can get the pattern for free here.
3. Wildflowers Tunic (Free Pattern)
What’s summer without flowers? This tunic-style top boasts an intricate yet easy-to-create pattern of eyelets and flowers.
Find the free pattern here. She has this marked as skill level easy, so don’t let this gorgeous design frighten you away from trying it if you’re a beginner!
You can also purchase the crochet kit on LionBrand.com here.
4. Summer Berry Crochet Top
This summer top (bonus: no side seam or seams at all!) is beautiful in its simplicity. Its rounded neckline is my favorite feature; seamless & elegant.
It can be worn with anything & made with any color yarn that tickles your fancy. Get the free pattern here.
5. Crochet Summer Sweater
I would be lying if I said I don’t feel the urge to wear sweaters, even in the summer. The coziness is hard to resist.
But with this summer sweater, you get the best of both worlds (without the risk of passing out).
The bell sleeves add the perfect finishing touch to this 70s style summer sweater. Get the free pattern here.
6. Crochet Lacy Summer Top
This 3/4 sleeve lacy top is simple, adorable & can be perfectly paired with jean shorts or a denim skirt. It will be a new summer favorite for sure.
Get the pattern for free here.
7. Scallop V Neck Tank Top
The scalloped neckline on this tank top paired with the tie straps adds elegant touches to this simple tank top.
It can also be customized by taking off the scallop stitch pattern, leaving out the ties, or even making it into a dress!
She has a fantastic video tutorial to go along with this pattern, which is always a bonus for us visual learners.
Get the pattern for free here.
8. Maisy Days Tank Top
This colorful tank top makes me think of summer in the 70s with its stripes & bold, beautiful colors. You can get it from Little Golden Nook’s shop here.
9. Summer Vacation Easy Crocheted Top
This summer top is easy to make and has a flowy, babydoll style perfect for summer. Get the free pattern here.
You can also purchase this as a crochet kit on LionBrand.com here.
10. The Sweetpea Top
This top’s namesake is inspired by the beautiful mauve color of sweetpea flowers, and has a lacy look and “layers perfectly over a cami or bralette”, says Rachel from Evelyn and Peter.
Get the free pattern here.
You can also purchase the crochet kit for this pattern on LionBrand.com here. This is one of our favorite patterns we’ve crocheted to date!
11. Box Top Crochet Top
This versatile summer tee can be made in a snap with its simple stitches and repetitive pattern, and it goes with just about everything.
My mom whipped this pattern up very quickly. It’s a super easy crochet top to make and fun to wear.
Get the free pattern for yourself here.
Purchase the crochet kit on LionBrand.com here.
12. Saltwater Taffy Crochet Top
This top’s colors are inspired by a favorite summer treat: saltwater taffy! It’s ideal for a walk along the pier or a day at the beach, & the little bobbles on the sleeves add the perfect finishing touch.
Get the pattern here.
13. Easy Crochet Crop Top
This beginner-friendly top is easy to customize and the pattern comes with three different necklines to choose from! So pick your favorite and get started.
You can get the free pattern here
14. Malibu Ruffles Crop Top
This fun crop top features ruffles on the edges of the sleeves, giving it a fun and feminine touch. You can get the pattern here.
15. Summer Valley Crochet Tank Top
This crop top has a simple t-shirt look in the front but features a dramatic v-shaped back. Pair it with your favorite bralette or tank top and you’re good to go.
You can get the free pattern here.
Which of these crochet tops will you try first? Just know that once you start making crochet garments, you’ll probably be hooked for life! We hope you find your perfect summer top.
Hannah is the eldest of the Bonner family’s three kiddos. She is a senior at the University of North Texas and will graduate with her Bachelors in Elementary Education in the fall. She enjoys reading, yoga, movies & TV, and (obviously) crocheting. She is excited about furthering her writing career & spending her days surrounded by yarn. All the yarn.