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 favourite 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.


Summer crochet top patterns to try today!

Chevron dip crochet tank top pattern

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


White hot summer crochet top pattern

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.


Simply Summer Crochet Tank Top pattern

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


Free pink tunic crochet top pattern

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.


Free lacy poncho crochet pattern

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!

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Find the free lacy poncho crochet pattern here.


Trevi crochet top pattern

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.


Just Peachy crochet tee pattern

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.


Free easy-peachy bikini cover-up crochet pattern

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.


Free V-Stitch crochet top pattern

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.

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Free summer breeze 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.


It's a beautiful day crochet top pattern

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


What to wear with a summer crochet top?

Due to the very nature of crochet, unless you've worked your top in very tight double crochet stitches, you'll probably want to wear something underneath! Many of these tops use open lacy and airy stitches, which are great for keeping you cool, but not so great for maintaining your modesty - so pair your crochet top with a simple camisole or bralette in a plain colour.

Equally, if you're a bit late to the party and are hooking up a top at the tail end of summer, you might need an extra layer for when the sun goes down. A simple poncho or a crochet shawl is a great way of showing your crochet style when you're starting to feel a chill.


Make a crochet shawl to match your top!

Why not give your wardrobe a complete summer update by hooking up a matching shawl to go with your new crochet top! There's plenty of styles to choose from in our pick of the top crochet shawl patterns.


Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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