Halter Top Ideas

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Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new crochet patterns for crop and halter tops. With so many options available, it can be hard to know where to start.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best free crochet patterns for crop, halter and tank tops.

Each of these 40 crop top patterns is unique. Patterns feature a mix of boho and contemporary styles that are perfect for any age or body shape. From simple tanks to intricate designs, there’s something for everyone on this list.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing a pattern is the type of yarn you’ll be using. Cotton yarn is a popular choice for summer tops, as it’s breathable and lightweight. You’ll also want to consider the number of skeins of yarn required, as some patterns may require more than others.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, there’s an easy crochet top pattern on this list for you. Many of the patterns feature simple crochet stitches like double crochet, making them a great choice for those just starting out.

And don’t forget about the versatility of these patterns! Many of the designs can be modified to create different styles of crop tops and tanks.

In conclusion, the best free crochet patterns for crop and halter tops are those that combine style and simplicity. With the right yarn and pattern, you can create a unique and comfortable summer top. This summer, add a crochet crop top or halter top to your wardrobe. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or going to a festival, you’ll be sure to look fashionable.

How to wear a crochet halter top?

A summer crochet halter top goes well with almost everything, especially with jeans and denim skirts. It also matches thin summer pants or 3/4 pans. Below you will get more then 40 inspirational ideas on how to wear your top with the rest of your garment.

How to make a crochet halter top pattern?

Choose your favorite pattern from the over 30 free crochet halter top patterns or free video tutorials. Purchase a soft yarn and a matching crochet hook, gather all supplies listed below and begin your crochet project right away.

Supplies Needed To Crochet a Halter Top

  1. yarn – a halter top is a summer shirt, so natural materials will be the most comfortable to wear. A cotton yarn is lightweight and breathable, so it will definitely be a perfect fit for your crochet summer halter top. If you already have an acrylic or mixed acrylic/cotton yarn or looking for an affordable option, a medium-weight acrylic yarn is also a good choice.
  2. crochet hook –  follow the size recommendation on your yarn label
  3. yarn needle (tapestry needle) to finish yarn ends or sew parts together
  4. measuring tape
  5.  stich markers
  6. scissors

Here are the 40 Best Halter Tops Free Crochet Patterns:

1. Pineapple Lace Top

So, our halter tops start with the Pineapple Lace summer halter neck top by Melissa Bjerregaard. After all, the pineapple stitch is such a wonderful, versatile technique. Moreover, you can make the bra section custom-sized, to match your body. You can also easily customize length of your top by adding more “pineapple” rows.

Pinapple Lace Crop Top
The full article about this pattern is here:
more info about Tricourse’s project (upper photo) you will find on Ravelry; 

2. The Sophia Top

A point often overlooked in creating new beautiful tops is that sometimes minimalism is what you need, less is more. To be sure, the Sophia top fits the bill here and is perfect for a day at the beach.
The Sophia <keywordmark>Crop Top</keywordmark>
The full article about this pattern is here:
more info about photo projects here and here.

3. Skylar Ribbed Top

This is a super easy pattern perfect for a newbie. It uses sing only half double crochets. Although it is great and popular among teens and young women, it can be easily adapted for kids. There are alteration instructions if you prefer longer tank tops over crop tops.
Skylar Ribbed <keywordmark>Crop Top</keywordmark>
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The full article about this pattern is here:
more info about Herbtere’s project here and -leachang-‘s project here.

4. Little Grace Top

Next, the little grace top is an absolute joy and one of the simplest halter tops. This wonderful piece is a fun, playful and simply perfect for sun, surf and sand.
Little Grace Halter Top
The full article about this pattern is on carlieflo.com blog:

5. Leila Tie Strap Crop Top

Some oof us that like tube tops, but don’t feel comfortable wearing them. Here is a fun and comfortable top combining together aspects of halter tops and tube tops.
Leila Tie Strap <keywordmark>Crop Top</keywordmark>
The full article about this pattern is on orthefrills.com blog:
More info about Sherilees’ project photographed here.

6. Curvy Lady’s Favourite Top

.Among our collection of halter tops, this one is a particularly fun project and a wonderful base for customization. A pattern perfect for hot summer days.
Curvy Lady's Favourite Halter Top
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The full article about this pattern is on orthefrills.com blog:
More info about Kolaulau’s project here.

7. Boho Tank Top

Next, in your quest why not explore a top in a funky crochet halter top style with fringes. Indisputably, this is especially meant for boho lovers. While the designer calls for Caron Simply Soft, other worsted weight yarns can be used as well.

Boho Tank Top
The full article about this pattern is here:

8. Hepatica Granny Top

Next, while on the topic of halter tops, this halter neck top designed by Anna Erlandsson joins two traditions. The bottom is a granny square row and the rest of the top is in a modern, simple form.
Hepatica Granny Top
The full article about this pattern is here:
more info about this project you can find on Ravelry.

9. Mediterranean Love Top

This crocheted top with a bare back by Drops Design is very summery but at the same time quite fashionable. Moreover, with these halter tops, you can finally can tan your back without any lines.
Mediterranean Love Top
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The full article about this pattern is here:

10. Top ‘Diamond’

Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.
Similarly, this beautiful top is designed by Green Bird and is perfect for any occasion. Consequently, you can wear it both as an undershirt with an open front shirt or a cardigan. While the directions are for a small sized top, you can adjust the pattern to other sizes.
<keywordmark>Crop Top</keywordmark> 'Diamond'
The full article about this pattern is here:

11. Sidney Top

As with other tops, here is the Sidney top by Drops Design in DROPS Safran yarn and available in 3 sizes. In contrast, this is a slightly more built up project, when you want a bit more coverage.
Sidney Top
The full article about this pattern is here:

12. Bea Top

Here is another popular pattern, which can easily be changed into various tops of a standard or differing lengths. As an illustration, the project photographed is made with Alize Miss Batik yarn. Pattern designed by Girlie D. de los Reyes.
Bea <keywordmark>Crop Top</keywordmark>
The full article about this pattern is here:
more info about Momackenzie’s project here.

13. Granny Square Top

Continuing the journey through crochet tops, this item is based on the always popular crochet granny square which never gets old.
Granny Square Halter Top
The full article about this pattern is here:

14. Kismet Halter Top

Conversely, if you like a bit of extravagance in halter tops, this beauty will be just perfect. An eye-catching central mandala gives the top both and intriguing look and better support for the bra part.
Kismet halter top
The full article about this pattern is here:

15. Vneck Ribbed Top

A simple and modern pattern, it will surely be a teen’s or a young woman’s favourite. The Vneck Ribbed Top goes well with high waisted jeans, shorts or leggings… or anything else you’d wear with tops.
Vneck Ribbed <keywordmark>Crop Top</keywordmark>
The full article about this pattern is on magiccrochetpatterns.com blog:

16. Summer Festival Top

This beautiful top with fitted, low cut cups will be perfect not only for summer festivals. The body part is nicely finished and you can easily adjust the length to your body.

Summer Festival Top
The full article about this pattern is on garnstudio.com:
more info also on Ravelry.

17. Lex Crochet Crop Top Pattern Free

While not all crochet tops are crochet sweaters, they do share same of the same characteristics. The structure, the texture and techniques are all applicable. For example, this wonderful top is definitely a summer item, but thas that wonderful sweater-like quality. I simply love it!

Lex Crop Top
The full article about this pattern is on By Hand London blog:
more info also on Ravelry.

18. Peek A Boo Halter Top

For something as little more risque, try this halter top. It’s a playful and flirtatious garment for the beach or the resort.
Peek A Boo Halter Top
The full article about this pattern is here:

19. The Amelia Halter Top

On the other hand, if you want something a little more covering, why not go with the Amelia top?

The Amelia Halter Top
The full article about this pattern is on By Hand London blog:

20. Tulip Square Crop Top

Classic, fun, yet still a little saucy and playful; what other words best describe this super light and easy top?

Tulip Square Top
The full article about this pattern is on wilmade.com blog:
more info also on Ravelry.

21. Isla Fuego Festival Top

Here is a beautiful, lively top inspired by tropical islands. I love the combination of the dense, low-cut cups and lacy body part.

Isla Fuego Festival Top
The full article about this pattern is on whataboutyarn.com blog:

22. Kotikva Crop Top

On the other hand, a low-cut neckline isn’t what you always want, right? So, here is one that’s light and airy, but still high under the neck. It gives it a certain elegance, don’t you think?

Kotikova Crop Top
The full article about this pattern is available as Youtube tutorial:

23. Mandarina Top

Here is another one that has the high neck line, but a very bare shoulder look. Although the top has a lace V line, it still has a solid front. Wonderful!

Mandarina Top
The full article about this pattern is on garnstudio.com:

24.  Simple Crop Top

What can I say? This top is simplicity itself, but nevertheless it achieves a certain elegant beauty. Maybe it’s the simplicity and lack of pretense?

Simple Crop Top
The full article about this pattern is on crochetwithcarrie.com blog:
more info on Ravelry.

25. Summer Halter Crop Top

While on the topic of simple, you can add playful and “beachy”. What you get is an easy to make and fun to wear crop-top for summer fun.

Summer Halter Crop Top
The full article about this pattern is on Ravlery:

26. Woodstok Weekend

Here is a top right out of the age of flower children. It combines the most classic of timeless designs, the granny square. It then turns it into a modern yet retro and fun top. Yes!

Woodstok Weekend
The full article about this pattern is on wilmade.com blog:
more info also on Ravelry.

27. Spring Valley Bandeau

This time let’s go strapless with a bandeau crochet top. Bare shoulders it is!

Spring Valley Bandeau
The full article about this pattern is on wilmade.com blog:

28. Summer Crop Top

Spoilt for choice here! This wonderful top is a great take on the classic crop top. Among crochet designs for tops, it’s definitely one of the most universal ones.

Summer Crop Top
The full article about this pattern is on  blog:
more info also on Ravelry.

29. Crop Top

Of course, it’s also great to take classic things and spice them up a bit. This crop top with it’s frilly cups and bodice-like lacing in the back is a great example.

Crop Top
The full pattern is available as a YT tutorial:
more info also on Ravelry.

30. Maya Striped Tank Top

Among our free patterns, here we have a crochet tank top. You’ll note that these tops aren’t only for the beach or poolside. You can see that they also accessorize with a beautiful and elegant white blouse or shirt. It’s great for everyday wear, and who knows, maybe we can start a crochet business trend?

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Maya Striped Tank Top
The full article about this pattern is on tlycblog.com:

31. Easy Crochet Bralette

Finally, come back to a lighter summer note. Here is a bralette that will be a great project for everyone who has a little crochet ambition.

Easy Crochet Bralette
The full article about this pattern is on YT:

32. Butterfly Crochet Top

Our next pattern is a top in a form of a butterfly. Definitely a great project for everyone who what to stand out!

Butterfly Crochet Top

The full tutorial of pattern is on YT:

33. Crochet Butterfly Top

This top is recommended for you, if you feel confident with a written pattern. A link to the pattern is below photos.

Crochet butterfly top free pattern

The full article and written pattern is on Mae Crochet blog:

34. Crochet Butterfly Top

Next, stunning butterfly top with halterneck. A tutorial for this pattern you will find on Youtube (a link is below photos). There is also a written pattern available on Etsy.

Crochet Butterfly Top

The full tutorial of pattern is on YT:

35. Crochet Butterfly Crop Top

Finally, we have easy crochet butterfly Crop Top. A tutorial for this top you will find on youtube. Although tutorial is in Spanish, there are an English subtitles available.

Crochet Butterfly Crop Top

The full tutorial of pattern is on YT:

36. Basic Crochet Top

Now, something for all of us who love simplicity. A basic crochet top will be a great choice to make for a beginner or if you want to make a few tops in a short amount of time.

Basic Crochet Top

The full tutorial of pattern is on YT:

37. Granny Square Halter

The Granny Square halter top is the next best project for beginners, as it is very easy to make. Vivid, eye-cathing colors which go along with granny stitch are having their come back from the ’70s.

Granny Square Halter

The full article and written pattern is on Beautiful Crochet Stuff blog:

38. Primrose High Neck Halter

Halter tops are great, but sometimes you want to fill them in a bit. The Primrose high neck halter fills in the top above the cups, but is still fun and revealing.

Primrose High Neck Halter

The pattern is on Ravelry:

39. Striped Halter Top

Striped halter tops are very popular as they are easy to make and are also very adjustable. You can choose your perfect fit and look simply by adjusting the strap. It will also give you a chance to adjust it to get a more equal tan. Striped Halter Top

The full article and written pattern is on Beautiful Crochet Stuff blog:

40. Casual Crochet Top

We will end with a simple black crochet top, which will be great with jeans or shorts. Combined with a summer shirt, it will also be a fashionable underlayer.

Casual Crochet Top

The full article and written pattern is on Beautiful Crochet Stuff blog:

FAQ

What kind of yarn to choose for crochet halter tops?

As for most summer crochet garments, the yarn you choose should be lightweight and breathable. Any natural yarns will be the best! Choose cotton, linen, bamboo, or blends. These kinds of yarn have yet another advantage, namely – you can wash them in washing machine!

Are crochet halter tops easy enough for beginners?

Yes they are! Of course, each pattern features different design elements, but most of them are mainly made with basic stitches. If you’re familiar with them, you will be able to start your first crochet top.

How to choose the right color for halter tops?

First of all, see if you’re going to use one color or more. If there are two or more required, choose the colors that will either complement or stay in contrast with each other. Consider the colors you like to wear and the rest of your wardrobe. Make it in a hue that will go nicely with whatever you already have.

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6 Comments

  1. I wish they’d figure out how to make one of these for us plus-sized, larger breasted women. I need more support!!

    1. Ive consider led buying a strapless bra and sewing it into one of these because I need the support.

    2. There’s actually a few larger breast sized ones. I’m currently pattern testing one that’s for up to 5xl

  2. angela malo says:

    I would like to get the summer tops how could i get it

  3. Lisa Watson says:

    I would love to crochet all of these tops. How do I get the pattern?

    1. A link to each pattern is under its photo; it’s usually the name of the pattern in blue.

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