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75+ Crochet Women’s Top Patterns

Crochet Women’s Top Patterns
Crochet Women’s Top Patterns

Introduction to Crochet Tops

Crochet tops are always trendy and never go out of style. 

For beginners, crocheting tops is a great way to move into crocheting garments. They are relatively easier and faster to make than crochet sweaters. 

If you’ve never made a crochet top before, this collection of top, free crochet women's top patterns is the perfect way to start learning how to make crochet wearables. 

How Do You Make a Crochet Top?

There are many ways to make a crochet top. One easy way is by crocheting two rectangles and sewing them together. Leave a space for the neck and armholes, and you have a simple crochet top.

Here are a few other ways of making a crochet top:

  • Crocheted top down starting from a round or square yoke
  • Granny squares, sewn together
  • A rectangle folded in half with neck shaping
  • Two identical pieces, sewn together at the seams

What is the Best Crochet Stitch for a Top?

There are many factors to consider when choosing the “best” stitch for a crochet top. These patterns for crochet summer tops use basic stitches and their variations.

Here are some of the most common stitches that are used in many crochet patterns for women’s tops.

Single crochet stitch

Single Crochet (sc)

Single crochet is one of the most versatile basic stitches. You can create a variety of stitch patterns using single crochet. It provides good coverage in a crocheted top because the stitches are dense.

moss stitch crochet

One variation of the single crochet is the moss stitch. The moss stitch produces a fabric that has a woven-like textured look. It’s fun and easy to stitch and gives your projects an interesting look. 

Half Double Crochet

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Half double crochets create a somewhat tight stitch that produces a fabric with small holes. This is great for warmer garments like cardigans, shirts, or sweaters.

herringbone half double crochet

The herringbone half double crochet is a variation of the hdc that is commonly used in making crochet tops. It produces a fabric that has a knit-like, textured look.

Double Crochet

Double Crochet (dc)

The double crochet stitch is used to create a variety of stitch patterns. It’s quick and easy to stitch and produces an open fabric great for summer tops. The different stitch patterns made with double crochet stitches create a unique look for crochet tops. 

What Do You Need to Crochet a Top?

For starters, you will need to have a basic knowledge of crochet skills and stitches

You will also need the following supplies to crochet a top:

Types of Yarn Used for Making Crochet Tops

Crochet tops can be made with any yarn weight. Summer crochet tops are usually made with (1) super fine or (2) Sport weight yarn. For warmer tops, you may need (3) DK weight yarn or (4) worsted weight yarn.

Always check your pattern for the recommended yarn weight and fiber. Always make a gauge swatch, even if you are using the same yarn and hook recommended in the pattern, to ensure your top will fit.

Here are some common yarn types you can use for making these easy crochet tops.

Cotton

Because cotton yarn is soft and lightweight, it is the perfect choice for crocheting tops. With its wide array of colors, you can create anything from a summer wardrobe for hot summer days to warmer tops for cooler evenings. 

Here are some of our favorites:

Acrylic

Acrylic yarn is the most common and widely used yarn because of its affordability. It is easily available and offers a wide range of colors to choose from. Acrylic yarns are generally soft but durable and machine washable. 

Wool and Wool Blends

Merino wool is silky but holds its shape well. Its fibers keep you warm when it is cold, and it stays cool when it is warm out. 

Wool can be blended with cotton, acrylic, or other fibers, which can make the yarn a little cooler, or easier to care for. Always check the label for care instructions. 

How Much Yarn Do I Need to Crochet a Top?

The amount of yarn you will need to make a crochet top will depend on the pattern you are following. Most crochet top patterns will list the approximate yardage you will need. 

The amount of yarn usually depends on the size of the top you are making, yarn weight, hook size, and stitches that are used in the pattern. 

Tips for Making Crochet Tops

Here are some tips to keep in mind as you make your crochet tops.

Check the Skill Level 

Choose a crochet top pattern that matches your crochet skill level. 

Most patterns indicate what skill level they are recommended for. However, it is still best to read through the pattern first to make sure that you are familiar with the stitches and techniques used by the designer.

Patterns that include diagrams/charts, include photos, or even video tutorials are great for beginners and visual learners. 

But of course, you can choose to make a pattern that is more advanced for your level. Just make sure you are ready to take the challenge to avoid getting discouraged in the middle of the project.

Pick the Right Yarn for Your Project

Every pattern has a recommended yarn weight and suggested yarn (what the designer used). If you cannot find the same yarn as the pattern, you can always substitute with another yarn that is the same yarn weight and has the same fiber content. 

Always Do a Gauge Swatch

Gauge is very important when making wearables. Before you begin crocheting, check the pattern for gauge and crochet your gauge swatch. 

This is especially helpful if you decide to use a different yarn weight than what is suggested, but it’s important to make sure you are getting the same number of stitches per inch as the designer did.

If your gauge is different from the designer’s, your project will come out a different size. If you check your gauge and are getting more stitches per inch than the designer, your project will be smaller than expected. Try again with a larger hook. 

Likewise, if you have too many stitches per inch, your project will be too big, and you need a smaller hook.  

Check Your Body Measurements

To get the best fit, note down your body measurements and compare them against the pattern you are using. Most crochet top patterns include different measurements for all the sizes available. Typically chest measurement is the most important number for crochet top patterns. 

Designers also often note if it is best to size up or size down if your exact measurements fall in between the identified sizes. 

Try on Your Top as You Make it

If you are making the top for yourself, you can try it on for size as you go and make adjustments as needed. This helps to make sure your top fits your body just right and helps avoid having to rip out hours of work because your top doesn’t fit!

Crochet Women’s Top Patterns

Crochet tops are easy to make for any skill level. You will find different tops for every body type, as most patterns include sizes xs to xl.

Some patterns have an accompanying video tutorial that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to adjust depending on the range of sizes available.

Beginner-Friendly Crochet Tank Tops

The free patterns below are easy enough even for beginners. These patterns use basic crochet stitches such as single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. And even better, no sleeves!

Scroll through the list to find the perfect crochet top pattern and start making your first crochet wearable!


Crochet Summer Vibes Top
Crochet Summer Vibes Top

Designer: Crochet with Carrie
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Linen

This top will surely be a staple in your summer wardrobe. The stretchy ribbed band is done in half double crochet in the back loop. It’s easily customizable to fit a wide range of sizes, and you can use any sport weight yarn you have to make this summer top.


Crochet Ruby-V Tank Top
Ruby-V Tank Top

Designer: MJ’s Off the Hook Designs
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: WeCrochet Brava Sport

Perfect for any season, this tank top will be one of your favorite handmade pieces. It will look great paired with shorts in the summer, or layered with jeans and a cardigan during the spring.


Sea Breeze Crochet Tank Top
Sea Breeze Tank Top

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Jeans

This versatile top can be made as a cropped top or a full tank top. It’s great for any body type, and is easily customizable for any size. A video tutorial is also available for this pattern.


Relaxed Fit Crochet Tank Top
Relaxed Fit Crochet Tank Top

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (0) Lace 
Yarn suggestion: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread 10 

This relaxed top flairs out toward the bottom, giving it a flowy look. Made from the top down, you can even turn this crochet top into a summer dress. The I-cord straps are an added accent to this easy-to-make crochet top.


Summer Vacation Baby Doll Crochet Top
Summer Vacation Baby Doll Top

Designer: Mama in a Stitch
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Coboo

This baby-doll top has pretty open stitch work that makes it a comfortable summer top. It’s flattering for any figure and will easily be one of your summer wardrobe faves.


Leila Tie Strap Crochet Crop Top
Leila Tie Strap Crop Top

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

The scalloped hem adds a feminine touch to this cute crop top. The tie-straps add a cute bow detail, and can easily be modified to your preference.


Boho Crochet Tank Top
Boho Crochet Tank Top

Designer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Knit Picks Dishie

Granny squares truly are a versatile crochet motif. Sew them together and you can create this gorgeous boho tank top. Perfect for the summer layered with a sundress or even as a swimsuit coverup.


Lorraine Button-Down Sleeveless Crochet Top
Lorraine Button-Down Sleeveless Crochet Top

Designer: Handmade Crochet by Edna
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 27/4 Cotton

Suzette stitch gives this button-down crochet top a gorgeous front-panel texture. Wear it on its own paired with shorts or jeans for a walk along the beach, or pair it with a long skirt and blazer for cool nights out. With a step-by-step video tutorial, even beginners will be able to make this easy crochet top. 


Chasing Summer Crochet Tank
Chasing Summer Tank

Designer: Knits n Knots
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: WeCrochet CotLin DK

This easy-to-crochet summer tank will be your next favorite crochet top pattern. With the modification ideas provided, you can create a variety of unique pieces that are suited to your personal style.


Sagebrush Ribbed Crochet Tank Top
Sagebrush Ribbed Tank Top

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: WeCrochet CotLin DK

The ribbed stitches give this top a knit-like look. It’s easy to customize and very beginner friendly. It’s a great piece for your summer wardrobe, and you’ll want to make one in every color you have.


Crochet Joni Topper
Crochet Joni Topper

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend

The racerback design and boho fringes make this topper a unique and stylish addition to your summer outfit. Light, airy, and layerable, you will not want to go out without throwing this on.


Lace Cami Crochet Top
Lace Cami Crochet Top Pattern

Designer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Truboo

This lace cami is perfect for layering during the spring or summer. It has perfect drape, especially when made with a lightweight bamboo yarn.


Dragonfly Crochet Halter Top
Dragonfly Crochet Halter Top

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Truboo

Make this top as it is or add more rounds to turn it into a cute summer dress. The pattern has detailed written instructions and a video tutorial so you’ll be able to crochet this adorable top even if you are just a beginner. 


Better than Basic Crochet Tank Top
Better than Basic Tank Top

Designer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: WeCrochet Brava Sport

This simple tank top pattern will surely be one of your favorites. It’s the perfect lightweight top for summer. It’s easily adjustable to fit a wide range of sizes and your personal style preference.


Summer Crochet Cropped Top
Summer Crochet Cropped Top

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Whip up this easy summer crochet top before you leave for your beach trip. The picot edging adds a dainty look to this simple, super easy to make top.


Summer Flower Granny Square Crochet Top
Summer Flower Granny Square Top

Designer: Swool Nordic Design
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Scheepjes Stonewashed-Riverwashed

Colorful flower granny squares make this top unique and eye-catching. Make 15 granny squares in any color combination you like. Sew them together and you have your own summer flower top that’s so fun to wear.


Boho Style Crochet Crop Top with Fringe
Boho Style Crop Top with Fringe

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Scheepjes Catona

Fringes add to the boho look of this simple crop top. Made with granny squares and the granny stitch, it’s quick and easy even for beginner crocheters. 


Crochet Seascape Scallop V-neck Camisole
Seascape Scallop V-neck Camisole

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Knit Picks Shine Sport

Scalloped edges add a feminine touch to this lovely summer top. Crocheted from top down in one piece, this top has a breezy drape especially when made with a light cotton yarn. You can even turn it into a cute summer dress.


Crochet Summer Vibes Top
Crochet Summer Vibes Top

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Bernat Softee Baby Cotton

The strap detail adds a little flair to this cute summer top. It’s a great piece to add to your summer top collection. It comes in sizes XS to XXL, and has a video tutorial you can follow along with. 


Bonita Easy Halter Crochet Top
Bonita Easy Halter Top

Designer: Jenny and Teddy
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

The perfect top for absolute beginners, you can easily make this halter top using less than 1 skein of yarn. You can even adjust the length to your liking. A video tutorial is available for step-by-step instructions.


Crochet Eden Crop Top
Eden Crop Top

Designer: Crochet with Carrie
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: DROPS Cotton Light

With simple stitches and minimal shaping, you’ll be able to create this easy crop top. It looks perfect paired with anything, which makes it the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Make it in several colors and you’ll never run out of tops to wear.


Lace Shell Crochet Tank Top
Lace Shell Crochet Tank Top

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

This light and lacy tank top is perfect for those hot summer days. Add a few more rows and you’ll have a gorgeous swimsuit cover. 


Crochet Coastal Cove Top
Coastal Cove Top

Designer: Coastal Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Knit Picks Dishie

An easy halter top you can make in any size, even for kids! This top is easily adjustable, and easy to make for beginners. Add embellishments or keep it plain, it will surely make you stand out at any summer outing.


Crochet Flower Crop Top
Crochet Flower Crop Top

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Coboo

Make this cute flower crop top and the matching skirt for a complete crochet outfit. You can make sweet pastel flowers or the skirt and straps, or try bright vivid ones. Perfect for picnics or walks during the spring.


Ombre Crochet Tank Top
Ombre Crochet Tank Top

Desginer: Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Caron Cotton Cakes

With a nice drape and bottom flare, this top will look good in any color combination. Choose your own colors or use a self-striping yarn and watch the colors change on its own. You’ll absolutely enjoy making different color versions of this top. 


Aestas Crochet Top
Aestas Crochet Top

Designer: Hooked by Anna
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Aestas, or summer in Latin, is the perfect summer top. The openwork neckline and side panels make this top unique. You’ll want to make one in all the summer colors.


Crochet Sunflower Crop Top
Sunflower Crop Top

Designer: Jenny and Teddy
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Get ready to show off some skin this summer. This bright, cheerful top features an easy peasy beginner friendly lace stitch at the back for a little peek-a-boo look.


Crochet Hepatica Granny Top
Hepatica Granny Top

Designer: Hooked by Anna
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

The blue flowers on this top are reminiscent of a Swedish spring flower, Anemone Hepatica. Starting with a row of granny squares, this halter top is easy to make even for beginners. Experiment with different color combinations to get that perfect look that matches your style.


Crochet Blouse Patterns for Beginners

Adding sleeves doesn’t increase the difficulty in these easy crochet top patterns, and you’re sure to find some you want to stitch for warm weather or for layering.


Easy Alfresco Crochet Summer Top
Easy Alfresco Crochet Summer Top Pattern

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Knit Picks Heatherly Sport

With a wide range of sizes, you can make this top from size xs to 5x! It is easy to customize, which makes it the perfect beginner-friendly pattern. You can even add rows to lengthen the top and turn it into a crochet tunic!


Flamingo Summer Crochet Top
Flamingo Summer Top

Designer: Ned and Mimi
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine 
Yarn suggestion: Knit Picks Comfy Fingering

Use a cotton or cotton blend yarn for this top to get amazing drape and breathable fabric that is perfect for summer. The top is made with two identical rectangles and needs very little seaming. It’s a great beginner-friendly pattern that you will surely enjoy making.


Crochet Cupcake Tee
Cupcake Tee

Designer: Moogly Blog
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Red Heart It’s a Wrap Sprinkles

This light, breathable top features the mesh stitch – a super easy stitch pattern! Easily adjust the length to your preference by stitching in multiples of 5. The cowl neck adds to its loose and flowy look. 


Poncho-Style Crochet Top
Poncho-Style Crochet Top

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Yarn Art Begonia

Granny stripes and picot edges on the sleeves give this poncho-style top a bit of contrast to its otherwise simple design. Made from two identical rectangles, this piece is worked top-down and is very easy even for beginners.


Crochet Positano Tee
Positano Tee

Designer: Hopeful Honey
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo

This comfy, loose-fitting tee gives a relaxed summer vibe. Its open, lacy fabric allows you to layer it with your favorite summer outfits. 


Saratoga Poncho Crochet Top
Saratoga Poncho Top

Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: LB Collection Cotton Bamboo

The lace stitches make this top look fancy, but don’t be fooled! This is a very easy, beginner friendly top that you’ll want to wear to every summer festival, bbq and beach trips all summer long.


Stephanie Crochet Ruffle Sleeve Top
Stephanie Crochet Ruffle Sleeve Top

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 27/4 Cotton

Versatile and feminine, the ruffle sleeves add a modern silhouette to this top. You can wear this in the summer or even layer it over long sleeves during the winter. It’s worked in one piece, so you can easily adjust the fit and length to fit your preference. 


Cosmos Crochet Blouse
Cosmos Blouse

Designer: Catalina Ungureanu, via  for Hobbii
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Summer Nights

The glitter thread adds a little something extra to this light and airy summer top. Use multi-color or gradient yarns to show off their colors using this pattern using granny stitch.


A girl wearing a boho chic crochet crop top
Boho Chic Crochet Crop Top

Designer: Jenny and Teddy
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Coboo

Get your boho chic summer vibes on with this easy crochet crop top. Make this top using 4 rectangles, you can easily adjust the v-neck to be as deep as you want.


A girl wearing a crochet scallop top
Forget-Me-Not Crochet ScallopTop

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 27/4 Cotton

A wide boat neck complemented with scallop edgings make this top the perfect summer top. Made top-down, you can easily customize the length to fit your preference. The boxy fit and wide range of sizes makes it ideal for any body type.


a woman wearing topcho chrochet shirt
Topcho Easy Crochet Shirt

Designer: Mama in a Stitch
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

This easy crochet top is constructed in a poncho-style, seaming two identical rectangles together. Unlike ponchos that have a loose fit, this top is more fitted and has a snug fit. A versatile addition to any wardrobe, you can easily mix and match this top to create a unique look.


a girl wearing a monterey bay striped crochet top
Monterey Bay Striped Top

Designer: One Dog Woof
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta

Who knew double crochet stripes would make an interesting top! This easy top pattern is made with chenille-like yarn that is soft and feels great against your skin. You even have the option to add a ribbon shoulder tie to add a bit more flair.


a woman wearing a crochet forest breeze tee
Forest Breeze Tee

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Coboo

A relaxed fit tee, this v-neck is a versatile piece. Worked from top-down, you can easily adjust the length to make it a crop top for summer or a full length shirt for fall.


a woman wearing a crochet lakeside tee
Lakeside Tee

Designer: Moogly Blog
Yarn Weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Bernat Softee Cotton

All you need to know is how to crochet in rows and you will be able to make this cute tee. This boat neck top looks great worn on its own, or as part of a layered outfit. Extended sizes are available as well.


a woman wearing a baby blue crochet top tee
Modern Summer Top Tee

Designer: Jenny and Teddy
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Coboo

Granny stitches add a bit of fun to this beginner-friendly top. A more modern take on a granny stitch top, you will enjoy making this simple and easy crochet top. It’s easily customizable to any size and has a video tutorial you can follow along with.


a woman wearing a crochet summer top
My Favorite Summer Top

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Knit Picks Andean Treasure

 Bust out your lightweight yarn, and make this summer crochet top. This seamless top features an openwork back and subtle waist shaping that works great for any size.


a girl wearing a yellow crochet top
Caron Hello Yellow Crochet Top

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Caron Simply Soft

A breezy openwork top made with basic stitches, this top is great for beginners who want to give a go at making crochet tops. It’s a soft, easy to wear top that’s great for layering outfits in any season.


a woman wearing a sleeveless crochet top
Vintage Easy Sleeveless Crochet Top

Designer: Mama in a Stitch
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Jeans

Featuring a boat neck and open stitching, this top is soft and has amazing drape. Wear it out to work or for a coffee with friends. This simple and easy top will be a wardrobe staple for any crocheter. 


a girl wearing a crochet v-neck summer blouse
Crochet V-Neck Summer Blouse

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Alize Diva 

The bead stitch gives this top a nice texture and a sophisticated look. But don’t be intimidated, it’s easy enough for a beginner to make! Impress your friends with your crochet skills with this adorable summer top.


a woman wearing a crochet dreamsicle tee
Dreamsicle Tee

Designer: Sigoni Macaroni
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: I Love This Cotton

With no sleeve shaping or decreasing, this tee is the perfect first garment to crochet for beginners. You just create two rectangles, sew them together and add a crab stitch edging to the bottom. Make it in plain colors or use self-striping yarn to make it more colorful.


a woman wearing a crochet aviva summer top
Aviva Summer Crochet Top

Designer: Hooked on Patterns
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: DROPS Muskat

A casual tee with a solid textured body and a mesh top. Use 100% cotton yarn (or a cotton bamboo blend) for a cool summer/spring tee. Use wool or acrylic to make it a warm layering piece for colder months.


a woman wearing a crochet freesia top
Crochet Freesia Top

Designer: Croyden Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

A simple cluster stitch gives this beginner-friendly top a gorgeous texture. Leave a wider neckline for an off-shoulder top. It’s an easy pattern for anyone wanting to try making crochet wearables. 


a woman wearing a tunisian crochet top
Beginner Tunisian Crochet Top

Designer: Deena of dmk Crochet, via Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

This is the perfect pattern for beginners in Tunisian crochet. The off-shoulder design makes it a great swimsuit coverup, or rock it on its own with a pair of jeans and sneakers. 


Intermediate-Advanced Crochet Tank Top Patterns

These tank top patterns are for crocheters of a higher skill level or beginners who want a challenge. These crochet top patterns may include more complex stitch patterns, colorwork, and sewing.


a woman wearing a desert cactus crochet top
Desert Cactus Top

Designer: E’Claire Makery
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: WeCrochet Brava Sport

If you love cacti and crochet, you will definitely want to make this top! You can choose between using tapestry crochet or intarsia crochet technique to create the design. This top is easy to customize, and can even be turned into a summer dress.


a woman wearing a crochet ruffle crop top
Crochet Ruffle Crop Top

Designer: TCDDIY
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Baby Bernat Sport

Perfect for picnics or even formal dates, this trendy top will make a great addition to any wardrobe. The texture is achieved with just basic stitches, and the ruffle sleeves add to its unique look. The pattern includes customization options to make it longer. This pattern is presented as a video tutorial.


a woman wearing a classic crochet vest
Classic Crochet Vest

Designer: TCDDIY
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Red Heart Super Saver

This cute and trendy vest can be layered over any outfit to jazz it up. It has an amazing texture with the moss stitch and herringbone stitch but is lightweight and great to wear as a top or a vest. Learn how to make it with this video tutorial. 


striped crochet tank with shorts and sandals
Wander Striped Crochet Tank

Designer: The Knotted Nest
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Furls Wander Acrylic

The single crochet mesh stitch gives this tank top a sweater-like texture. Constructed vertically, you can keep this top plain or add some stripes to make it more interesting. It’s a versatile wardrobe staple that you can use all year round.


a girl wearing a pink crochet peplum top
Crochet Peplum Top

Designer: TCDDIY
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Pound of Love

Using only 3 basic stitches, you can’t go wrong with this flirty top. Pair it with jeans or shorts, it will definitely make you stand out in the crowd. It’s comfy and cute, a must have for spring or summer!


a woman wearing a flores top crochet singlet
Flores Top Crochet Singlet

Designer: Joy of Motion Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

A size inclusive pattern, you can make this singlet in XS to 5XL. The mini flower and split cluster stitch patterns give this top its unique look. Crochet multiple panels and seam them together to make this lovely crochet top for the spring or summer. 


Light Crochet Tank Top
Light Crochet Tank Top

Designer: Simply Collectible Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

A simple tank top with a modern design. An offset filet net stitch creates a simple and flattering neckline for this crochet top. At the same time, you get more coverage over the chest from the double crochet rows. 


A woman wearing a crochet diamond top
Diamond Top

Designer: Nadegda Osipova, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: Crochet thread
Yarn suggestion: Knit Picks Curio #10

Romantic and sexy, this top is a must have in your wardrobe. Mix and match this top with skirts, pants, even shorts. Wear it alone or as a vest. Dress it up or down, you will definitely love this simple, elegant top.


a woman wearing an airy lace shell crochet top
Airy Lace Shell Crochet Top

Designer: Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

V-stitches help create the airy, lacy look of this classically elegant tank top. Wear it out for a picnic or throw a blazer over it for a more formal look. This classic top is very versatile and easy to mix and match with your wardrobe pieces.


a woman wearing a yasmin crochet lace tunic
Yasmin Crochet Lace Tunic

Designer: DROPS Design 
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggested: DROPS Cotton Light

A simple but elegant tunic with a lace pattern. This top is great for spring or summer outings. Pattern for a small butterfly decoration is also included.


Crochet Tops for Intermediate/Advanced Crocheters

Put your crochet skills to the test with these pretty crochet blouse patterns that include fun patterns and textures. 


a woman wearing a top down crochet tee with braids
Top Down Crochet Tee with Braids

Designer: Joy of Motion Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Braided puff stitches break the monotony of this simple crochet tee. The lovely braids add a touch of elegance that might look intimidating, but actually beginner friendly. With a variety of color choices for cotton yarn, you can make this top in any color combination you prefer. 


a woman wearing a crochet lacy summer top
Lacy Summer Top

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Gazzal Baby Cotton

This light and breezy top is perfect for summer walks along the beach. Make it a crop top or a full-length top depending on your preference. You can even add some length to make a lovely swimsuit coverup. 


a woman wearing a sunglasses and a canyonlands boho crochet top
Canyonlands Boho Crochet Top

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Collection Cotton Bamboo

Get the perfect bohemian summer look with this breezy top. The open fan stitch creates the delicate lacy look of this slightly cropped top.


a girl wearing a crochet twist swancho
Crochet Twist Swancho

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Jeans

A sweater and poncho in one! Drape it over tank tops in the summer or layer it with bulky sweaters in the winter. This versatile swancho is perfect for all seasons


a woman wearing a diamond v-neck crochet top
Diamond V-Neck Crochet Top

Designer: Nicki’s Homemade Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Bernat Satin

This lacy top will definitely make any outfit more interesting. The diamond lace stitch adds a touch of texture and detail that is truly eye-catching. 


a woman wearing a lily ruffle sleeve crochet top
Lily Ruffle Sleeve Crochet Top

Designer: Ned and Mimi
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Yarn suggestion: Premier Bamboo Fair

A basic top made beautiful with ruffle sleeves. Made with soft cotton bamboo, it will keep you cool in the warm weather. Dress it up or down, this top is the perfect summer outfit.


a woman wearing a boho crochet top
Sunburst Summer Boho Crochet Top

Designer: Mama in a Stitch
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Jeans

Lacy granny squares add a striking contrast between the front and back of this gorgeous top. Different stitch patterns used in the front panel add an interesting texture to create this playful, boho top. 


a woman wearing a crochet talulah ruffle tunic
Talulah Ruffle Tunic

Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: I Love This Cotton

This fitted top features ruffles that are flattering for any body type. The lacy stitch used in the ruffles gives a pretty and feminine look. Choose two of your favorite colors to create a unique look for this crochet tunic. 


a woman wearing a crochet wildflowers tunic
Wildflowers Tunic

Designer: One Dog Woof
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Jeans

A light and casual top that features a pretty stitch pattern that creates the wildflower design. This top is a great addition to your wardrobe. Designed to be a loose-fitting top, you can wear it over a camisole and jeans or even as a swimsuit coverup.


a woman wearing a granny squared crochet top
Granny Squared Crochet Top

Designer: One Dog Woof
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand LB Collection Superwash Merino

Granny squares are a common motif used in making crochet tops. Add the waffle stitch for some extra texture and you’ll get an interesting beyond-basic shirt. This top works up quickly with merino wool but feel free to use any type of yarn to get the look and feel you want. 


Andie Lightweight Crochet Top with Cap Sleeves
Andie Lightweight Crochet Top with Cap Sleeves

Designer: Meghan Ballmer, via Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Jeans

This lightweight crochet top mimics the look and feel of woven fabric. With cap sleeves and basic stitches that create texture, this top is flattering for any figure. 


a woman wearing a crochet summer top
Crochet Summer Top

Designer: Joy of Motion Crochet
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Yarn suggestion: Scheepjes Cotton 8

This top showcases a variety of stitches which gives it a more sophisticated look. Made from two identical pieces, you’ll enjoy exploring new stitch patterns while making this top.


a woman wearing a sea spray bohemian crochet top
Sea Spray Bohemian Top

Designer: Hopeful Honey
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn Suggestion: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

Layer this top over your favorite sundress as you take a walk along the beach. Its light and airy construction provide just enough warmth while still letting you feel the ocean breeze.


a  woman wearing the Starry Night Crochet Blouse
Starry Night Blouse

Designer: ByKaterina
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Alize Cotton Gold

If you’ve made triangle scarves, you can definitely make this top. It’s made from two triangle pieces joined together, then edges are added. While this top looks great in a multicolored yarn, you can definitely make it in a solid color if you prefer. 


a woman wearing the City Break Crochet Blouse
City Break Blouse

Designer: ByKaterina
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Yarn suggestion: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Fingering

Wear this comfy blouse over a tank top during the summer and you’ll surely catch everyone’s attention. Worked from the top-down with raglan shaping, it’s easily adjustable and you can make it any length you want.


a woman wearing a crochet tie-front top
Crochet Tie-Front Top

Designer: Joy of Motion Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Mandala Sequins

A tie-front top that’s not a crop top! Using a variation of single crochet stitches, this is the perfect top to try for advanced beginners. Use sequined yarn or crochet a metallic/glitter yarn with your regular DK yarn for an added sparkle.


a woman wearing the Festival Fancy Vintage Crochet Top
Festival Fancy Vintage Top

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn Weight: Crochet thread
Yarn Suggestion: Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Thread Size 3

A timeless design, this vintage top was first published in 1956. Use two shades of size 3 crochet thread to make this easy-to-wear, classic top.


a woman wearing the Sunshine Daydream Crochet Wrap Top
Sunshine Daydream Crochet Wrap Top

Designer: Joy of Motion Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Coboo

This easy-to-wear top features a combination of textured and airy stitches. You can wear this versatile wrap top over anything, from shorts to skirts to jeans and even over a swimsuit!


a woman wearing the Red Heart Shell Stitch Crochet Top
Red Heart Shell Stitch Top

Designer: Danielle Reed, via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Knit Picks Brava Sport 

A classic, timeless top you can wear all year round. Wear it on its own during warm weather or under a jacket during colder weather. Shell stitches give it a simple but elegant look that will never go out of style.


a woman wearing the Josefine Crochet Blouse
Josefine Blouse

Designer: Sys Fredens, via Hobbii
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Yarn suggestion: Yarn Art Jeans

This long-sleeved blouse features a lovely yoke design that makes it stand out. Crocheted with light cotton yarn, this top will be a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Wear it in the summer over a camisole or layer it with a cardigan during cooler weather.


a woman wearing a crochet scalloped top
Caron Crochet Scalloped Top

Designer: Lorna Mise, via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Caron Simply Soft

A gentle scallop pattern adds a wow factor to this light and airy top. Open shoulders give it the perfect summer vibe. Crochet it in solid or ombre colors to show off some lovely transitions that will make this pattern even more interesting. 


a woman wearing a crochet persian tunisian top
Crochet Parisian Tunisian Top

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Nothing says chic more than ruffle sleeves. This pullover style top is lightweight and easy to wear, and will surely make an elegant addition to any wardrobe. Done in Tunisian crochet, it also has a knit-like look that makes it even more classy.


Tunisian Crochet Lattice Top
Tunisian Crochet Lattice Top

Designer: Creations by Courtney
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Yarn suggestion: Furls Wander

An easy, breezy summer top that is great for layering over tank tops, dresses, and even long sleeves. This top works up quickly, and you can even make the two pieces of this top at the same time! It’s also easy to customize to get the length and fit you prefer. 


Do You Want to Learn More Stitches That You Can Use for Creating Your Own Crochet Tops?

Once you have mastered how to construct crochet tops, you will want to try making one of your own from scratch. To make your crochet top stand out, you might want to use different stitches to create a unique stitch pattern. 

Check out The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library, where you can find 45 unique crochet stitches that you can use to make any project stand out. If you master these stitches, you will have a lot of options for tweaking patterns or even creating your own!

Are You a Beginner Crocheter Who Needs More Help With the Basics?

If any of the techniques in these patterns give you pause, check out our Crochet Fundamentals Workshop. These instructional videos cover everything from choosing and using hooks and yarns to basic stitches, shaping techniques, and more. 

There are even great free patterns included to help you gain skills quickly. 

Looking for more crochet top pattern, check out my other page: 60 Crochet Summer Top Patterns Perfect for Warm Weather, 35 Stylish Crochet Bralette Patterns for Every Body Type