Top 10 summer crochet top patterns

Now that summer's well and truly here, check out our list of 10 crochet top patterns and find the perfect summer top for you!


When it comes to crochet, it’s not all about warm woolly winter makes – there’s tons of summer projects you can hook up! There’s no better crochet project that a cool summer top, and we’ve searched the web to find our top 10 summer crochet tops! You’ll find some from our Ravelry store, some 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!


We love this stylish crochet top by Natalie @detriotknots. This close-fitting tank top 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! Find the pattern on Ravelry here.


We do love a simple summer crochet top, and if it includes granny squares then so much the better! This fab design features a tie-up to keep it securely fitted, and you can easily extend the length by adding more squares – but perhaps the best part is, no more strappy sun tan lines!   You can find the free shoulders in the sun crochet top pattern here.


If you want to keep the summer vibes going when the sun goes down, you’ll love this fab summer top 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.


This super-simple asymmetric top from Paintbox yarns is another design that is great for layering. We love the effective use of two blocks of colour in this design, and with those big open stitches in Aran yarn you’ll be able to hook it up in no time – it’s a perfect pattern for beginners too! You can find the Free Asymmetric crochet top pattern here.


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 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 those 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.


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.


When we came across this gorgeous Trevi top pattern by Nomad Stitches we knew we had to include it in our top 10! 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 pattern (which is available in English and Spanish) on Nomad Stitches website.


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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If you fancy hooking up a subtle yet stylish garment, then the Summer breeze top 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 it a go. Find the free Summer Breeze crochet top here.