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Top 12 summer crochet top patterns

Looking for summer crochet projects? Then check out our list of 12 crochet top patterns and find the perfect summer crochet top for you!

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When it comes to crochet, it’s not all about warm woolly winter makes – there’s tons of summer crochet projects you can hook up! There’s no better crochet project that a cool summer crochet top, and we’ve searched the web to find our top 12 summer crochet top patterns! You’ll find some from our Ravelry store, some crochet tops by our favourite designers, and even a few free patterns too. So check them out and get started hooking up your new favourite crochet top today!

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We love this stylish crochet top by Natalie @detriotknots. This close-fitting crochet tank top pattern comes in sizes from small to extra large, but due to it’s clever construction you can easily adjust it to make sure it fits you perfectly!

Buy the pattern on Etsy


If you want to keep the summer vibes going when the sun goes down, you’ll love this fab summer crochet top pattern by Pony McTate. It’s a great extra layer to throw over your summer tee or cami top (or bikini/swimming costume if you’re hitting the beach), plus all those motifs mean it’s a super-fun make to hook up!

You can find the patten on Ravelry here.


We love the combination of filet triangles and summery ombre colours in this beautiful crochet tank top pattern by Arica of skeinsnsticksdesigns! It’s one of those crochet tops that’s just made for super-hot sunny days, and we think one that will become your go-to wardrobe staple throughout the summer!

Buy the pattern on Etsy or from Skeinsnsticksdesigns.com


If you want to add a bit of sparkle to your summer top, then this pink tunic crochet top might just be the pattern for you! This free crochet top pattern by Sara Huntington uses Rico creative reflection print yarn which has a glittery metallic thread running through it, which when combined with the loose ladder stitch helps make this a great summer top for sunny party days – and of course you can hook it up in whatever colour you want!

Click here for the free pink tunic crochet top pattern.


Add a splash of colour into your summer wardrobe with this fun Mango Tango crochet top pattern by Clarisabeth of CrochetCakes. It’s got a fun bobble border, uses simple stitches and the pattern comes in sizes to fit XS-XL – it’s a brilliant top for everyday wear!

Buy the pattern on Etsy


If you’re after a crochet layer that is perfect for throwing on when the temperature dips on summer evenings, then this free lacy crochet poncho pattern is perfect for you. It may look a bit tricky, but thanks to it’s simple construction and repeating stitch pattern it’s a lot easier than it looks – making it a great choice for if you’re thinking some of these other crochet tops look a bit too advanced!

Find the free lacy poncho crochet pattern here.


When we came across this gorgeous Trevi crochet top pattern by Nomad Stitches we knew we had to include it in our list! From it’s beautiful lacy shoulder detail to it’s elegant waistband, it’s a super-stylish crochet top that really shows off the modern capabilities of crochet! You can find the crochet top pattern (which is available in English and Spanish) on Etsy or Nomad Stitches website.


If you’re after a crochet top that you can use for any occasion, then the Just Peachy crochet tee by Simone Francis is the pattern for you. Made from simple treble clusters, it’s a great project for if you fancy tackling your first ever crochet garment. Find the Just Peachy crochet tee pattern on Ravelry.


Whether you’re hitting the beach or just hanging out by the pool, this fab free cover-up pattern by Hannah Cross is just what you need on hot sunny days. This simple filet top doesn’t have to be paired with a bikini though, you could always just throw it over your favourite t-shirt and jeans combo for some relaxed crochet style! Find the free pattern here.


Here’s another fantastic free crochet top pattern that you’ll love making almost as much as you love wearing it. The light and airy stitches make this a laidback garment that is perfect for lazy summer days. Whether you’re hitting the beach or just hanging out in the garden, you’ll love the relaxed style and comfy cotton stitches. Click here for the free V-Stitch crochet top pattern.


If you fancy hooking up a subtle yet stylish garment, then the Summer breeze crochet top pattern from Yarnspirations is a great choice. This versatile top hooked up in Caron self-striping yarns can be made to fit sizes from XS up to 5XL, and is simple enough that even beginner crocheters can give this a go for one on their first summer crochet projects!

Find the free Summer Breeze crochet top here.


Whether you’re off on your holidays, or just hanging out at home, you’re bound to have a beautiful day in this gorgeous crochet top pattern by Cecilia Losada of MamaDIYpatterns. This crochet T-shirt features some stunning lace detail as well as light breezy stitches, making it perfect for both sunny adventures or chilling out and keeping cool!

Buy the pattern on Etsy

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of crochet tops, but if you’re looking for more summer inspiration, why not take a look at our pick of the Top 10 free festival crochet patterns, or how about hooking up one of the Top 10 free summer garden party crochet patterns.