Cute Summer Crop Top Free Knitting Patterns for 2024

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Crop tops with free knitting patterns are this season’s must-have! They look great not only on the beach, without a doubt! Explore this collection of Cute Crop Tops to see how modern, easy, and fun to knit they are. Pair them up with high-waisted trousers or skirts, it will certainly work as an everyday wear idea!

Check out these free patterns under the links below. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections for knitters: Sheer Shawls and Loose Summer Tops.

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Why choose crop tops?

Crop tops are really trendy now. They certainly look cute and stylish. But above all, they are great for the hot summer weather with their distinctive shortened cut.

That’s why many of us are choosing them over the regular tank tops. However, knitted crop tops are an even more interesting option with which you can create beautiful yet original outfits.

Are knitted crop tops beginner-friendly?

Their lacy designs create lovely texture and bright colors add freshness to your looks. These tops are beginner-friendly knits. If you are new to making your own garments, they will be perfect for you. Whether you`re knitting it for yourself or thinking of gifting the top, you will be satisfied with the final effect.

Free crop top knitting pattern Ideas

1. Dima Camisole

Simplicity is definitely underrated, and this knitted top pattern from Kumo Dima proves that. A lovely shade of steel grey, spaghetti straps and a delicately ruffled hem make this top a minimalist’s dream.

To make this pattern, knit it from the bottom up in two parts. Then sew the pieces together and voila! Wear it with high-waisted pants, or try styling it on top of a long-sleeved shirt.

Skill level: upper beginner Author: Kumo Dima

3. Flared Crop Top with Fine Straps

What a charming top knitting pattern by Katia! If you want to add this little gem to your wardrobe before summer ends, don’t worry! There is still plenty of time and the instructions are not that difficult to follow. Will you go for a versatile shade as the designer did?

The crop top has a beautifully finished back. It definitely makes an outfit that works best to wear directly on top of your skin.

Level: upper beginner Author: Katia

Knit Crop Top

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4. Cancun Boxy Lace Top

This is a beginner-friendly pattern by Erin Kate Archer based on a great selection of lacy stitches. It is evidently an awesome learning opportunity!  The top has a loose fit and a boxy shape, so perfect for summer weather.

The short-sleeved cut does not take away from the charm! On the contrary, its openwork design makes it a gorgeous summer outfit!

Level: beginner Author: Erin Kate Archer

knit lace top

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5. Mazo

Mazo is a fabulous summer crop top knitting pattern with a lovely texture. It`s modern and stylish, obviously, perfect both for casual everyday outfits and for special occasions. We think you need a good selection of colors, so start working on it today!

Level: upper beginner Author: DROPS Design

Knit Top

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6. Raspberry Fair

DROPS design invites us to a raspberry fair! Doesn’t it sound dreamy and summery? Look at this knit crop top, it certainly looks stunning!

Summer is on the horizon, so it is time to try some patterns for tops, isn’t it? This sleeveless top is genuinely worth a try. Team it with high-waisted trousers and go enjoy the summer weather outside. It’s no secret that we simply love crop tops with free knitting patterns!

Level: upper beginner Author: DROPS design

Knitted Top

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premium knitting patterns for crop tops

My Little Secret Crop – no longer free!

We can’t keep this pattern by Jessie Maed Designs a secret for another minute! Isn’t it absolutely fabulous in its simplicity? We think it is a must-have in every fashion follower’s summer wardrobe.

Will you choose a neutral shade as this author did? Be sure to check out the different colour versions of this crop top knitting pattern. When you are ready, choose the one that makes your heart beat faster.

Level: upper beginner Author: Jessie Maed Designs

Knit Crop Top

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What kind of yarn to choose for summer crop tops?

Cotton will definitely be the most popular choice here as it is practical and feels great on your skin. Double knitting or aran yarns are the top recommended weights but you can of course experiment! Would you rather have a lightweight, transparent top or something more solid?

Are summer crop tops easy enough for beginners?

If you have some experience in making clothes, you will certainly be able to crochet yourself a lovely summer crop top. The beautiful knit projects above give the step by step instructions that will guide you through the whole process. The more you make the easier it will get, without a doubt!

How to choose the right colors for summer crop tops?

Your go-to color palettes while working on handmade clothes obviously depend on your personal sense of style. The rest of your wardrobe matters here as well. You will certainly want to mix and match your tops with all the outfits you plan. Neutral colors are always a good idea because they never go out of fashion.


We hope that this article will help you get ready for the hottest knitting trends for the summer of 2024. Knitted crop tops are the perfect blend of style and comfort, showcasing the most flattering designs and color palettes for the season. These free knitting patterns will allow crafters of all levels to create their own summer wardrobe. From lace details to textured stitches, these projects will ensure that you stay chic and cool throughout the sunny months.

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  1. Hello do you have any crop top patterns in knitting in velvet yarn please. I have Bernat velvet yarn. Thank you. Amerjit Kedra

    1. I love the raspberry fair top but can’t use circular needles is it possible for you too translate it so I can knit it on straight needles thanks

  2. Cannot access free pattern my little secret crop with jessiefree code. I love the crop top. Please help

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