20 Fabulous Patterns For Beautiful Summer Crochet Crop Tops

Crochet has become very popular over the years. Crochet enthusiasts love crocheting because it requires minimal materials and time.

The only thing needed is yarn and hook! There are hundreds of crochet patterns out there. If you want to try something new, then crochet is the perfect choice.

Crochet is a great way to create unique pieces that you can wear every day. This craft is also known as “hooked art” or “crochet art”.

In addition, crochet is a relaxing hobby that allows you to spend quality time with family and friends, especially if you find yourself getting fidgety with your hands.

There are thousands of crochet patterns available online. Some of them are free, while some require payment. If you want to get started with crochet, then you should start with these top 20 free patterns for beautiful crochet crop tops!

Mariposa Bralette Pattern

Available on CrochetbyCaleigh’s amazing Etsy shop, this awesome crop to design is sweet and short enough for the hottest summer days but thick enough that you won’t be at risk of flashing during your morning walks to the beach!

This design is particularly good as it’s very easy to size up and down with just a few stitch and string adjustments, and all of the sizing hassle has already been done for you in the pattern!

Sunburst Crochet Mosaic Bralette Pattern

This stunning sunburst mosaic bralette pattern is made from super soft alpaca yarn and features an adjustable strap so you can make sure it fits perfectly. It’s a simple yet effective design that will keep you cool all summer long! 

It’s also a little longer than some other crop tops, though the pattern is a little sheerer too, so be aware when you are making this!

This beautiful design is quite intricate, so you may want to try out a few of the more basic designs first if you are not a competent crocheter just yet!

Adorable Granny Square Crop Top

Looking for a more casual crop top to try? This awesome free pattern is a great one to get started with! Made simply with granny squares, this adorable crop top is perfect for wearing around town or even going to the gym.

You can make the squares in any way you want, and once you’ve got a few, simply sew them together and attach a sturdy yarn halter for the perfect crop top for all occasions!

Tie Front Crop Top

This adorable pattern, dubbed the shell top by its creator, is one of my personal favorites! It’s a simple design that looks like a tie front crop top, and you could always jazz it up with a lovely ruffle hem.

I love how versatile this design is – it works well for both warm weather and cooler seasons, and it’s a great example of how a small change can have a huge impact on the look of your finished piece! 

Picture this as it is in the summer with a pair of cute board shorts, or paired with a mini skirt and tailored shirt in the winter for some ethereal fairy vibes!

Starfish Crochet Crop Top

A starfish is a classic symbol of good luck, and this gorgeous crochet crop top is no exception! The design itself is fairly straightforward and requires only a handful of stitches to complete.

However, there are a lot of options here, including different sized stars, sizes, and colors, so you can customize this design to fit your needs perfectly!

This beautiful sunshiny yellow one radiates happiness and good energy!

Vintage 1970’s Side Closured Crop Top

If you’re looking for something a bit more vintage-inspired, this side closured crop top is perfect for you!

With a pretty lace trim, beautiful flowers as closure details, and a nice high neckline, this design is elegant without being overly formal. And since it’s such a simple design, you’ll find yourself crocheting it up quickly and easily!

It also comes with a matching pair of shorts pattern to make an impossibly cute set! This little number is the perfect way to show off your retro inspired bohemian side with flair!

Off The Shoulder Crop Top

If you’re looking for something that’s easy to wear from day to night, this beautiful top is just the ticket!

With its simple design and easily changeable pom-pom trim, this is a great top to start your crochet journey with! Plus, it has a handy secure back making it super comfortable while still keeping you covered at the same time!

This is the ultimate beach-ready crop top. The off-the shoulder look is that sexy style that everyone loves. And, this pattern has some extra details added around the edges to make them pop.

This is a pattern only design, but with step-by-step pictures along the way, it will be easy for you to make it.

Cute Scallop Sleeved Crop

This cute top PDF pattern from Off the Hook Apparel is a super easy to follow design that creates a deceptively simple yet very stylish and feminine top!

It features a scalloped edge detail on the sleeves, which gives it a very sweet and feminine feel. You can choose between two sleeve lengths, depending on what kind of look you want to achieve.

If you prefer a more fitted look, go with the shorter length; if you’d rather have a looser fit, go with the longer one. Either way, this is sure to become a favorite!

Simple Crochet Crop Top

This Simple Crochet Crop Top Pattern is another free crochet pattern, this time from Crochet With Carrie.

It’s designed in a very simplistic fashion, featuring a single row of chain stitch on each side of the body. But don’t let the simplicity fool you – this top is anything but boring!

It would make a great addition to any wardrobe, especially paired with a beautiful bikini on a hot summer’s day!

Lacy Summer Top

A great one to choose if you want a fully in depth and stylishly laid out tutorial for your design! This summer romance top from Blue Star Crochet is easily one of the best staple pieces to add to your whimsical summer wardrobe! 

This summer romance top gives you a little bit more coverage in length, but it also features lots of flirty details throughout! It’s an easy design to follow, and there’s a pattern for every row.

Long Line Strappy Crop

This Jasmine Rice pattern from Jenny and Teddy is a super textured design that looks simple on first appearance but has a multitude of interesting features and unique textures to really keep you intrigued.

It’s a perfect choice for those who like to experiment with different techniques and materials!

Tuesday Crop Top

With half-sleeves, a beautifully flattering neckline, and an adorable straight cut hem, this crocheted top is a must-have for all of us who love to relax after a long week!

You can make it using any kind of yarn, so it has the potential to be incredibly soft and cozy, too.

Easy Crochet Wrap Top

This a perfect crochet design for the transition into the cooler months. It’s a wrap top that’s both comfortable and cute, and it’s made with just one simple color.

There are no color changes, extra stitching details or other complex stitches, so it’s a great way to get started learning how to crochet!

This super easy and beginners friendly crochet wrap top is flattering and has a beautiful chunky herringbone stitch, giving it lots of texture and warmth.

Puff Sleeved Crochet Blouse

A slightly more complex one, this video tutorial gives you detailed step-by-step instructions on how to make a puff sleeved crochet blouse.

The pattern includes multiple sizes, so you can create a variety of styles. With beautiful ruched sleeves and a handy lace back, this blouse is great for layering with other items of clothing.

This pattern is shown in a beautiful Cinderella blue but you could of course use just about any color for this beautiful feminine pattern!

Cropped V Neck Sweater

The cropped sweater is a classic style that never goes out of fashion. In this version, the front is finished off with a v neck line and short sleeves.

A great option for cool evenings when you need something light and airy. 

Blue And Green Crochet Tank Top

If you’re looking for a casual tank top that will look great on its own or layered over another piece, then this one is perfect for you. It’s got a pretty slow fade striped print and a nice fit.

The crochet technique used here makes it very durable and easy to care for.

Simplistic Button Front Crop Top

One of our favorite free patterns ever, this crop top is a quick and easy project that will take you only a few hours to complete. We think it would also work well as a tunic if you wanted to add some length. 

This even comes with a really cool additional pattern for a matching poncho! Perfect for making this piece a seasonal wardrobe staple.

Butterfly Crochet Top

A popular design, this simple to follow video tutorial by Mae Crochets is sure to become your go-to pattern for creating tops like these.

This one features a lovely butterfly motif at the center front and a sweet tie around band at the waist. It’s also got extra support around the center, meaning you’ve got a little bit more structure for your tatas than some other crochet tops!

Simple Cropped Ruffle Cardigan

Looking for an easy way to match your crochet crop top? Pair it with this simple yet intricate crochet cardigan!

This beautifully designed free pattern from Maria’s Blue Crayon is the perfect choice as it’s really easy to follow, well laid out, and great for beginners!

Classic Bikini Top With Geometric Trim

We love seeing crochet bikinis because they are such unique designs and we know that there are lots of people who don’t have access to them.

This geometric bikini top is a fun and easy crochet pattern that uses a lot of different stitches and techniques. You’ll be able to wear this all summer long!

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in getting started making some of these great designs? It’s worth investing in some great yarn and a few different knitting needles to really get the (yarn) ball rolling!

What Is The Best Kind Of Crochet Yarn For Crop Tops?

Crocheting is a great pastime for many people. It can be used to make items that are useful and practical, like blankets or afghans. It can also be used to create beautiful pieces of art, such as tablecloths, curtains, or wall hangings.

All of these different things can require slight variations of yarn to make them look their best.

For crop tops and other clothing, think about how you want your end result to look, whether you are using a certain type of stitch, or whether your chosen pattern requires a specific size of yarn to make it. 

 Here are a few of our favorites!

Caron Simply Soft Tweeds Yarn

Caron Simply Soft Tweeds takes classic neutral colors from Caron Simply Soft and adds a charming twee­d effect.

This subtle yet inspiring yarn is excellent for all of your crochet projects, with the same beautiful drape and sheen that the rest of Caron’s Simply Soft range has. 

Super Saver Ombre Yarn, 10 Oz, ANEMONE

This anemone red Ombre is a great way of adding dimension and colorful variety into your design without having to change your yarn over!

Perfect if you are doing a simple pattern and want to jazz it up effortlessly! With a rich burgundy hue, this would work perfectly with the crocheted bikini design above!

Scheepjes Whirl 1000 M – 782 Rhubarb Bumble

This awesome-looking Scheepjies Whirl is a unique and stylish color palette that you don’t see often at all! Called Rhubarb Bumble, it evokes the ultimate cottage-core vibes, perfect for a shawl or cropped jacket!

The extra large yarn whirl has a massive length of up to 1000 meters with wonderful long color changes so you can make extra special projects!

Lily Sugar’N Cream Cotton Cone Yarn, 14 Oz

Looking for a perfect creamy white for your summer crop tops? This extra long whirl of Lily’s Sugar yarn is absolutely perfect for the job! You get a huge amount of yarn in this super soft cotton pack which makes it ideal for creating big designs.

This yarn comes in a gorgeous cream color with a lovely sheen making it perfect for crocheting on its own or combined with any other colors.

Final Thoughts

Crochet has come a long way since it first started popping up everywhere. Nowadays, you can find crochet patterns online for almost anything you want to make.

And while many of those patterns are free, others may require payment depending on what you choose to purchase. 

However, we hope that you found these 20 crochet crop tops helpful in finding the right pattern for you! If you do decide to try any of these projects, let us know how they turn out in the comments below!

Amanda Brown

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