Two pictures of a woman wearing a knitted tank top, showcasing knitting patterns for Summer Tops.

Loose Summer Tops – Free Knitting Patterns

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When the sun shines and the temperature rises, here comes the time for knitting patterns for Loose Summer Tops. Seriously, do you know a better way to keep yourself cool than combining cold drinks with fancy outfits? We certainly don’t! The authors whose work we are featuring today are masters of handmade fashion, evidently. The tops are stylish, girly, packed with fresh summer charm. If you use linen yarn, your top will be light as a feather and perfectly breathable. The color options are endless here, so check your stash twice before you start working on these knitting patterns for summer tops! Check out these free patterns under the links below and 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: Minimalist Kimonos and Summer Shawls.

Free Knitted Top Patterns

Karlie Tank Top 

This size-inclusive knitted top is made with super soft cotton and will be a perfect choice for summer. Why? Because it’s breathable, doesn’t wrinkle, and has a very flattering shape. Both the v-neck and the lines on the body create the effect of elongating your silhouette.

Level: upper beginner Author: Lion Brand Yarn

a woman in a knitted sleeveless top

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Summer Treat Bow Top

We live for this version of the stockinette stitch! Wera Masztakowska has surprised us with a beautifully simple option for summer. This top is a must-have in every girl’s wardrobe! Knit a few for your friends and family members. Just remember to discuss colors with them first!

Level: upper beginner Author: Wera Masztakowska

Summer Knitted Top

The original pattern and the photos are on the Handmade State of Mind. More info on Ravelry.

Notched Hem Tank Top

The simple but elegant design by Purl Soho will surely be a great choice not only for summer. Its loose fit is so comfortable! The best quality yarn makes it light and airy. Add stylish accessories and get ready for lunch with friends or for a fun evening out!

Level: beginner Author: Purl Soho

Knitted Tank Top

The original pattern is on Purl Soho. More info on Ravelry. Info about this version and the photos are on Ravelry.


This impressive range of stitches gives the lovely top a nice texture. Linen blend yarn certainly makes it soft and flowy. This is a great casual top for different summer occasions, without a doubt. Do you have a garden party on the horizon? Manos del Uruguay Design Team will guide you!

Level: intermediate Author: Manos del Uruguay Design Team

Summer Knitted Top

The original pattern is on Fairmount Fibers. More info on Ravelry. Info about this version and the photos are on Ravelry.

Canyon Spice Top 

Oh, how we love earthy tones! They literally never go out of style. And that means they are perfect for summer! So is this loose fit and delicate openwork. If you are already knitting for summer, you should certainly add this top to your list.

Level: upper beginner Author: DROPS design

Knitted Top

The original pattern and the photos are on Garn Studio. More info on Ravelry.

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