Crochet Summer Tops for Women: 15 Free Patterns!

Time to bare arms! Lightweight tops, tanks, shells, and wispy layers are what’s needed now – or at least they will be soon. Expanding your summer wardrobe with signature crochet pieces is a fun way to show off your talents. In this roundup I’ve gathered 15 free patterns for crochet summer tops, with sizes from XS to 5X represented – something for just about everybody!

Crochet Summer Tops for Women of all sizes - 10 Free Patterns!

15 Free Patterns for Crochet Summer Tops for Women

  1. Light Layers Tank by Patons (XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL): Spiderweb patterns and mesh make a great tank!LIght Layers Tank  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  2. Sea Breeze Top by Lion Brand Yarn (S, M, L, 1X, 2X): This empire waist top is flattering to many, and solid stitches make it a stand alone layer!Sea Breeze Top  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  3. Casual Summer Top by Diane Moyer, on Caron (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X): Loose, cropped and breezy!Casual Summer Top  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  4. Floral Cami by Lisa Gonzalez, a Ravelry download (S, M, L): Perfect over a colored tank!Floral Cami  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  5. Lighthearted Tunic by Erika and Monika Simmons, on Red Heart (One Size 25″w x 25″l): This is so cute!  I love this look over a tee and jeans.Lighthearted Tunic  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  6. Airy Lace Shell by Lion Brand Yarn (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X): Lovely dressed up or down!Airy Lace Shell  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  7. Yasmin by DROPS design (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL): A solid top, a lacy bottom, and feminine frills!Yasmin  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  8. Diamond Shell by Lesley Arnold-Hopkins, a Ravelry Download (28-52in chest): A simple shape that mixes and matches beautifully!Diamond Shell  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  9. Oceanside Dolman-Sleeve Top by FlexibleFashions (custom sizing): Great coverage with a perfect fit!Oceanside Dolman Sleeve Top  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  10. Cap-Sleeve Top by Mary Jane Hall, from Crochet That Fits (XS – 3X): No increases or decreases in this ingenious pattern!Cap-Sleeved Top  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  11. Crochet Bronze Beauty Top by Doris Chan, on Lion Brand (Finished chest: 33″, 36″, 39″, 42″, 45″): This oversized lace top is super cute with both short and long sleeves!Crochet Bronze Beauty Top  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  12. Black Openwork Summer Top by Elaine Phillips, on ABC Knitting Patterns (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X): I love the vintage feel of this modern top!Black Openwork Summer Top  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  13. Lace-Inspired Crocheted Top by Valerie Kurita, on Better Homes and Gardens (S, M, L): Close-fitting at the bodice and looser at the waist, this is an intermediate level pattern!Lace-Inspired Crocheted Top  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  14. Ladies Crochet Top by Schachenmayr (One size): A lacy, loose fit with peek-a-boo shoulders!Ladies Crochet Top  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women
  15. Baby Doll Top by Erika and Monika Simmons, on Red Heart (To fit bust: 32, 36, 40”): Fun and flirty for summer nights out!Baby Doll Top  - Crochet Summer Tops for Women

How are you set for summer wardrobe options? Add a few crochet pieces is a great way to personalize your choices and dress up the usual tees and tanks. Have you made any crochet summer tops? Share your favorite pattern links in the comments!

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Comments

  1. 1

    Carmen says

    Wow, number 14 is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’ve been browsing Japanese patterns for a while but I can’t really get used to reading Japanese charts. Thank you!

  2. 4

    Maud says

    It would be nice if there were more sensible summer top patterns out there, tunics and such, not all this sleeveless, skimpy, more-holes-than-fabric nonsense. I was looking to find a top to crochet for my 65 yo mother but couldn’t find anything suitable.

  3. 6

    Lynette Long says

    Thanks so much for these! Also for the “extra” link you provided above with the less “holey” version. I prefer making adult clothing & thanks to you, found a few patterns that I’d not seen before! :D

  4. 7

    Didimalang Sebotho says

    Hello madam! I’m very impress with your patterns. I like crochetting, i used to crochet bedspread and shawls, but now i want to know more patterns, i want to know how to make tops and dress.

    • 9

      Tamara Kelly says

      Looks like the company changed the URL – I was able to find the new on on Ravelry and have edited the list to link to the new location. Thanks for letting me know!

  5. 11

    Katy Bug says

    I haven’t made any crochet tops yet, but that lighthearted tunic would be PERFECT for my little sister! Maybe dark blue instead of pink, though. Ooo the possibilities!

  6. 14

    Liss says

    I tried to make number 14, but I’ve never done anything following a chart and I didn’t understand :-(

    Do you know of any we site that explains how to read them?

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