Loose Crochet Summer Tops Free Patterns

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Loose Crochet Summer Tops with free patterns are great because they are modern and so stylish. There’s nothing better for summer than lacy, relaxed pieces. 

These free crochet patterns are suitable for beginners, as they include mostly basic stitches. Single crochet, double crochet, granny stitch – you will find a lot of projects that don’t require any more skills. 

If you want, you can wear these tops over another layer in contrasting colors. This trick will make the intricate stitches pop! You will surely achieve unique and original effects that will catch everyone’s eye.

Make sure to choose DK, Sport, or Fingering weight yarns. Thicker ones may be too heavy for summer, while using finer ones may be difficult and time-consuming. Opt for breathable and natural materials, such as cotton, wool, linen, or silk blends. Each of these yarn types has unique qualities, so make sure you’re making an informed decision. 

You will find recommended yarn type and crochet hook size in each of the patterns. Written patterns, video tutorials, or step-by-step instructions – there are many ways to learn.

These crochet tops with free patterns are feminine and elegant, and you can pair them with jeans or summer dresses. Use natural yarns here, so your tops are breathable and light. But don`t be scared of great bold colors. Making your own garments is lots of fun and definitely worth the effort.

Moreover, if you’re enjoying it, these projects can also make lovely gifts for people close to your heart. Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Chic Boho Crop Tops and Colorful Summer Tops.

free crochet top patterns

Crochet Granny Stitch Top

Make yourself a loose crochet top that will be your favorite choice for hot summer days. Many crochet designs either use complicated crochet stitches or look boring.

This beginner-friendly pattern will make you love crocheting! It combines a simple granny stitch pattern with beautiful self-striping cotton yarn. Grab your crochet hook and try Jennifer’s crochet projects.

Level: upper beginner Author: Jennifer Renaud

a woman in multicolored crochet sleeveless top

photos by Jennifer Renaud / ravelry.com


Find this pattern on acrochetedsimplicity.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Sleeveless Triangle Top

If you’re looking for a truly unique crochet crop top pattern, Karmen’s design is the one to try. It’s feminine but minimalist – thanks to the original ruffle detail and low-cut back. Save it in your summer crochet top patterns library and start searching for lightweight yarns. This crochet garment is one of a kind – just take a look at the photos and you will fall in love.

Level: upper beginner Author: Karmen Režek

a woman in a white sleeveless top with bare back

photos by Karmen Režek / ravelry.com


Find this pattern on loopsonly.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Flamingo Summer Top

This easy crochet top pattern is not only a quick summer make, but also a very feminine addition to any wardrobe. Lacy detail at the front and boat neck look very flattering.

As you can see in the photos, dusty pink is a great idea. I’m sure it will look great in classic black, white, or more vivid colors, though. Sarah’s crochet tank top is definitely the one to try.

Buy Premier Yarns Cotton Fair yarn on anniescatalog.com.

Level: upper beginner Author: Sarah Ruane

photos by Sarah Ruane / ravelry.com


Find this pattern on nedandmimi.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Roxbrough Summer Tank Top

Megan’s tank will be your summertime favorite. It’s breathable, airy, and has the trendiest spaghetti straps. The tank top shape is a classic, so choose it if you want to show off more skin this season. Beginners, this is a project for you – basic crochet stitches and simple shapes will work in your favor.

Buy Knit Picks Comfy Fingering yarn on knitpicks.com.

Level: upper beginner Author: Megan Hardison

photos by Megan Hardison / ravelry.com


Find this pattern on thenorthernmoose.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Easy Cameo Top 

Original, modern, and so chic – this is how we would describe this awesome crochet top. The one and only Lee Sartori, one of the queens of handmade fashion designed it. We are amazed at how refreshing and pretty this color combo looks.

Level: beginner  Author: Lee Sartori

Crochet Cameo Top

Find this pattern on cococrochetlee.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Mermaid Shell

This lacy oversized top has a fashionably oversized cut, 3/4 sleeves, and a beautiful texture. It`s definitely worth the effort as it will look great if you pair it up with light summer outfits. The colors of the sunset are so hot too!

Level: intermediate  Author: DROPS design

Shell Crochet Blouse

Find this pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more on ravelry.com. Info about this version and the photos are on ravelry.com.

Lunar Lace Tunic

This is a lovely pattern for an elegant tunic for warm spring and summer days. It has an intricate, lacy pattern that will pair up nicely with your summer outfits. Will you prefer it with jeans or skirts? Let us know in the comments section below.

Level: intermediate Author: Rachel Counts

Lace Crochet Tunic

Find this pattern on desertblossomcrafts.com, or read more on ravelry.com. Info about this version and the photos are on ravelry.com.

Kanata Kerchief tank

Can you believe that this stunning summer top is actually quite easy to make? It would make a lovely outfit for a romantic walk in the park and for a day at the beach.

It has a lovely drape and looks equally interesting in a solid and multicolor version. We dig this dusty pink so much – Jennifer definitely has an eye for colors.

Level: upper beginner  Author: Jennifer Ozses

Crochet Tank

Find this pattern on ravelry.com. Info about this version and the photos are on ravelry.com.

Blue Annabelle

With an impressive selection of stitches to try, this pattern is a challenge every crocheter will surely be excited about. The oversized top has a lovely texture and a delightful color. The lacy design makes it perfect for hot summer evenings.

Level: intermediate Author: DROPS design

Blue Crochet Top

Find this pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

Cupcake Tee

This lightweight top has a loose cowl neckline that makes it look even more feminine. The lovely color gradient, on the other hand, makes the top cheerful and suitable for any occasion. Such a wonderful combination of qualities, right? 

If you are looking for a beach cover, you can still use this pattern. Simply go on with the stitches to make it longer! The final length is all up to you.

Level: beginner  Author: Tamara Kelly

Crochet Tee

Find this pattern on mooglyblog.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

The Aurelia Top

We adore Aurelia already, but how about you? The warm days are coming, so this pattern will certainly come in handy. This top consists of two flat rectangular pieces that you work row by row. It truly couldn’t be easier. 

What color are you going to go for? The awesome author behind Cactus and Lace Designs chose dusty greens and greys, which fit the model perfectly. As you can see, her olive skin and blonde hair look great besides this shade of grey. 

Level: upper beginner  Author: Cactus and Lace Designs

Crochet Top

Find this pattern on cactusandlacedesigns.com, or read more on ravelry.com. The bottom photo is on Instagram.

Holdo Tee

This crochet tee is super simple and cute. If you are still working on your summer wardrobe, you should certainly put this crochet pattern on your to-do list. Rebecca Velasquez really nailed it! We see this top with so many fab outfits.

What’s the best about this project is its simplicity. Mesh crochet textures are one of the easiest to make, as they use mainly chain stitches. Therefore, every beginner will be able to do it! Grab your crochet hook and see how easy and fast it works up.

Level: upper beginner  Author: Rebecca Velasquez

Crochet Tee

Find this pattern on rebeccavelasquez.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

The Electric Sun Tee 

Electric colors for a beautiful summer crochet top! You will not go unnoticed on the beach and during garden parties in this gem designed by Rachel Misner. On top of that, you will learn a precious technique while working on this fun pattern.

While wavy crochet stitches often appear in blanket designs, they are perfect for crochet summerwear. Tops, dresses, tunics or beach covers – these lacy textures will look stylish at all times.

Level: upper beginner  Author: Rachel Misner

Crochet Tee

Find this pattern on eandpcrochet.com, or read more on ravelry.com.

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