More Than Crochet Tops and Sets To Prepare You For Summer 2021
Hi guys. So warm air is finally entering my world in good Kansas. And making cute summer clothes makes me itch! I’ve been messing around with the idea of making a bikini case and I’ve seen so many inspirational crochet tops here lately that I thought I’d make a list of several free crochet patterns for some super cute tops.
I think this summer I will make a top for myself, but I have something to think about. Have you noticed that not everyone who does this has huge boobs? (It’s just impossible to say that, yeah!) I’ll keep it true and tell Sawyer that my boobs haven’t been the same since I got pregnant. lol So I need something with a lot of support. Together with a good primer. While they are all cute. Let’s see what happens. And if you’re struggling with this sort of thing too, watch out for this template!
In any case, let’s move on to free patterns. I think you will love them. Each one is great. You can find links under the photos.
Audrey Summer Top
4 (5) 6 (7) skeins of 1.8 oz. (50 g) of Tencel Bamboo Fine from Go Handmade
Circular needle 31.5 inches (80 cm) US size 7 (4,5 mm),
Double pointed needles size 7 (4,5 mm) for i-cord
Tie a soft, lightweight Audrey summer top with 2 strands of Tencel Bamboo Fine. The yarn is incredibly soft on the skin and because it is completely smooth, it is also delicate and can be used by anyone. This makes it the perfect yarn for a pretty summer top.
Berroco Suede [100% Nylon; 120 yd/111m per 50g ball]; color #3727 Dale Evans; 4[4, 5, 5, 6, 7] balls
29-inch or 32-inch US # 9/5.5mm circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
29-inch or 32-inch US #7/4.5mm circular needle
18 sts / 26 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stockinette stitch using US #9 needles.
Coachella is hot! The dry heat of Southern California’s Coachella Valley desert inspired this cool racing tank. This jersey fastens at a slightly looser width than spec, thanks to a draped collar and more bare back. Perfect for a dip in the pool in Palm Springs or a party at the Coachella Valley Indio Music Festival.
4 (4, 5, 6, 6) skeins of Purl Soho’s Spun Silk, 100% silk. We used the color Silver Bark.
Main needle: US 4, 24- or 32-inch circular needles, depending on Camisole size
Spare needle (for the hems): US 4 or smaller, 24- or 32-inch circular needles
Size E crochet hook and sportweight scrap yarn (for provisional cast on)
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
1 stitch marker
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Like a ceramist contemplating a new piece of clay and imagining a bowl, cup or plate when I first picked up our gorgeous new Spun Silk yarn, I could clearly see what it would turn into. I have found a design that fully reflects the natural elegance and beauty of this yarn. I actually imagined this camisole with lace!
Saltwater Taffy Tee
Light (3) weight yarn, Truboo in-Tan 3(3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6) skeins 600(630,670,725,820,915,1010,1205,1275) yards, Coral (1 skein all sizes) 120(130,140,150,160,170,180,190,200) yards, and Seafoam (1 skein for all sizes) 110(120,130,140,150,160,170,180,190) yards
4.00mm Crochet Hook
Sizes: XS(S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Gauge: (pre-blocking) 4X4” = 17 Dc by 9 rows
This boxed tee is the perfect summer top. It’s embroidered side by side and features a fun striped design. It works fast using double crochet stitches and has delicate pico piping. The Saltwater Taffy T-Shirt includes sizes XS-5X.
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
250-250-300-300-350-350 g color 50, mint
24 stitches in width and 32 rows vertically in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm = US 2,5, length 40 and 80 cm = 16” and 32” for stockinette stitch.
DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm = US 1,5
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 mm = US 1,5, length 40 and 80 cm = 16” and 32” for edges.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm = 4” switch to larger needles. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm = 4” switch to smaller needles.
I’ve included crochet patterns for each style. So if you want to show off your skin or cover it up, you will find the perfect model for you.
Breezy Batwing Tee
I used Caron Simply Soft, which is 100% Acrylic.
Any yarn of similar weight would work.
Approximately 1100 (1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1800, 1800) yds.
5.5 mm Hook
I love winter, but when spring comes, I am more than ready to shed the layers and add brighter colors to my life. This T-shirt is my long-awaited sign of spring. Thin ventilation and short bat sleeves make this blouse light and cool, but not completely sheer. I designed it from #4 worsted yarn, but you can easily switch to #3 DK for a lighter feel.
Terrazzo Tank Top
Yarn – WeCrochet CotLin – DK/Light (3), 112m/50g, 123yds/1.75oz, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen, Rocket
approx. 120(150, 175, 205, 250)(275, 315, 360, 405)g
5mm Crochet Hook
5 Stitch markers/Safety pins
The Terrazzo Tank is a bike neck tank with a textured mesh surface. This saggy camisole is perfect with a swimsuit, bandeau or sports bra. This is the most comfortable piece you will wear all summer long! This crochet camisole is finished with a solid post crochet stitch that’s perfect for draped and airy projects.
18 dc = 10 cm (4″)
10 rounds = 10 cm (4″)
S – 150 grams / 680 m / 740 yds
M – 160 grams / 730 m/ 790 yds
L – 170 grams / 780 m/ 850 yds
1X – 190 grams / 830 m / 910 yds
2X – 200 grams / 890 m / 970 yds
This pattern is for 1 twist no matter what size you make it, but if you want to adjust the length or need extra yarn, consider this for larger sizes.
Blacker Yarns Lyonesse, 4-ply
(50% Linen, 50% Falkland Islands Corriedale Wool; 175 metres / 190 yards per 50g)
Sapphire; 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls
Three out of Five
Techniques include: knitting in the round, simple lace knitting, picking up stitches, Three-Needle Bind Off, Sewn Bind Off
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
4.5 mm (UK 7, US 7) 80 cm / 32 inch circular knitting needle
Two spare 4.5 mm (UK 7, US 7) straight knitting needles or DPNs for working Three-Needle Bind Off on shoulders
Length of smooth waste yarn or stitch holder
GAUGE / TENSION
16 sts and 34 rows to 10 cm / 4 inch square measured over Stocking Stitch
Talland Tee – Lightweight lace summer top with a loose fit. It is knitted as one piece from the bottom edge upwards; divided at the cuffs and joined at the shoulders. Shoulder seams are joined with 3 needle bindings so no stitching is required. Lace pattern instructions are written and mapped.
Fibra Natura Ravello (75% cotton, 16% extra fine merino, 9% recycled cashmere; 50g/207 yds)
111 Athens – 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls
Needle: US Size 4 (3.5 mm) straight or your preferred needle for knitting flat or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 3 (3.25 mm) straight and 16” circular, set of DPNs or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, cable needle (cn), removable markers, stitch holder or waste yarn
24 sts x 32 rows = 4” in Broken Stockinette st with larger ndl
Center Panel = 5” using larger ndl
Side Panels A & B = 1½” using larger ndl
Save time, check your gauge.
With its flowing cords, fine lace and twisted seams, the Riviette tank top is a pleasure to knit and wear. The front and back are symmetrical, so it’s easy to put on and use. The center cable panel splits at the neck and creates a nice collar. Wear as a standalone garment during the warmer months or as a layered garment when the weather is cold.
Heart on Fire
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150-150-150-150-200-200 g colour 59, red clay
24 stitches in width and 32 rows vertically in stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 mm: Length 60 or 80 cm for stocking stitch and lace pattern.
DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm: For straps.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 2.5 mm: Length 60 or 80 cm for rib.
Needle size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to a smaller needle size.
The difficulty ranges from very easy to moderate, you will definitely find something you enjoy and can do right away. Scroll down the photos, choose the pattern you like and click the link above the photo to get a free pattern.
Main colour: 250 (250) 300 (350) g Pernilla by Filcolana in colour 819 (Raindrop melange)
Pattern colour: 50 g (alle str.) Pernilla by Filcolana in
colour 101 (Natural White)
3 mm circular needle, 40 cm
3 mm and 3,5 mm circular needle, 80/100 cm
3 mm and 3,5 mm double-pointed needles
Lotus is a short-sleeved blouse with a characteristic Scandinavian pattern on a round yoke. The pattern’s beautiful floral motif is inspired by lotus flowers, symbolizing purity of mind and spirit.
Summer Fruits Tank Top
Any weight 3/DK/10 ply yarn of your choice. 100g/300m for S,M,L and 150g/450m for XL and 2XL
4 mm crochet hook
5 mm crochet hook
I’m so excited to share my newest design, the Summer Fruits Crochet Top. This model, in my opinion, is very easy to make and perfect for any level. It uses very simple stitches, so I think it’s another project to keep on your lap while watching your favorite Netflix series!
Purl Soho, Cattail Silk, 1 skein
US 3, 24” circular needle
US 2, 24” circular needle
2 US 3 double pointed needles
2 Stitch markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder
4”= 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch on US 3 needles
Working from top to bottom, you’ll basically make three triangles, then connect them to the bust to start working in a circle. After removal, the i-cords are removed from the front and tied at the back.
250 (300) 350 (400) 450 g Merci by Filcolana in colour 1390
5 and 5,5 mm circular needle
S (M) L (XL) XXL
Body, chest: 82-88 cm (89-96) 97-103 (104-112)
Sweater, chest: 96 (102) 108 (120) 129 cm
Total length mid front: 56 (57) 59 (65) 68 cm
Armholes: appox. 35 (36,5) 38,5 (46) 48 cm
18 sts and 28 rows in lace pattern with yarn held double on a 5 mm needle = 10 x 10 cm.
17 sts and 24 rows in stockinette stitch with yarn held
double dobbelt garn på 5,5 mm needle = 10 x 10 cm.
The Mojito is a feminine top with a beautiful open neckline. The designer found inspiration when gentle and rustic juxtaposed. The result is a design with a lovely bold lace pattern. Plus, it knits quickly, making it even more perfect for a knit top in spring or summer.