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Summer is a great time to try new crochet patterns, like free crop top and halter top patterns.

With so many options available, it can be hard to know where to start.  That’s why we’ve put together a list of easy-to-follow free crochet patterns and detailed tutorials for crop, halter, and tank tops.

Each of these 50 crop top patterns is unique. Patterns feature a mix of boho and contemporary styles suitable for all ages, body shape, and crochet skill levels. From simple tanks to intricate designs, there’s something for everyone on my list!

If you want to explore even more patterns, all in white color, read my newest post:  White Crochet Crop Top Pattern for Your Next Project.

In This Article You’ll Read About:
  • Types of Crochet Tops
  • How to wear a crochet crop top
  • How to make a crochet crop top pattern?
  • Supplies Needed To Crochet a Crop Top
  • 50 Crochet Crop Top Patterns
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • What’s the Best Yarn for Crochet Crop Tops?
    • How Much Yarn Do I Need to Crochet a Crop Top?
    • What kind of yarn to choose for crochet crop tops?
    • Are free crochet crop top patterns easy enough for beginners?
    • How to choose the right color for crop tops?
  • Conclusion

Discover 50 free crochet patterns for halter and crop tops.

Types Of Crochet Tops

Crochet Tank Top

Tank tops are sleeveless tops usually with thicker or regular straps. It is the most popular type of crochet top because it’s the easiest to make. If you’re new to crocheting, try making a tank top with basic crochet stitches like single or double crochets. Stick to regular straps and shape for an easier project.

Crop Top

Crochet crop tops are cut short to reveal the stomach. A very popular among teens and young adults, they pair up well with trendy high-waisted jeans or pants.

Crop tops usually have thinner straps than crochet tank tops to match their airy look. Many crop top patterns made with simple crochet stitches are dedicated to beginners. There is less row to make than while crocheting a tank top :).

Halter Top

A halter top is similar to the tank top, but the straps are tied behind the neck. Halter tops can have a regular length or be cropped just under the bra. Halter tops are very popular to wear in warm weather when you want to expose your back and avoid tanned stripes on your skin.

Boho Top

A Boho top is another style of the crochet tank or crop top. The name is related to the top’s style in a hippie or retro fashion. Boho-style tops mix patterns and textures, often with fringes, wooden beads, or other decorative elements on the bottom. Often boho boho-style tops use a traditional granny square motif to introduce a mix of colors.
Boho-style tops mix patterns and textures, often with fringes, wooden beads, or other decorative elements on the bottom.

How to wear a crochet crop top?

A summer crochet crop top goes well with almost everything, especially with shorts, jeans, and denim skirts. It also matches thin summer pants or capri pants. Below you will get 50 inspirational ideas on how to wear your top with the rest of your garment.

How to make a crochet crop top pattern?

Choose your favorite beginner friendly pattern from the over 50 free crochet crop top patterns and free video tutorials. If you are a beginner, choose a simple pattern with a regular shape.

You can start with Skylar Ribbed Top or Vneck Ribbed Top – these patterns are the easiest. If you are familiar with granny squares, I recommend you to start with the Woodstock Weekend Top pattern or Granny Square Top. They are both pretty easy.

With no time you can jump into more complicated patterns. Gather the  supplies listed below and you are ready to start!

Supplies Needed To Crochet a Crop 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 be a perfect fit for your crochet summer halter top. If you have acrylic yarn or want cheaper option, a medium-weight acrylic yarn is 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.  stitch markers
  6. scissors

50 Free Crochet Crop Top Patterns

Below, you will find the best ideas for a crop top pattern. You can also learn how to crochet a stylish tank top, crop top or bralette. And the best of all – all the patterns are free! Here are 50 projects to get you ready for summer – all are hand-made, unique and so stylish for a sunny day.

1. Pineapple Lace Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

So, our crop 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 the length of your top by adding more “pineapple” rows.

Pineapple Lace free crochet crop top pattern
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

Less is more. The Sophia top fits the bill here and is perfect for a day at the beach. If you like minimalism, this is a perfect pattern for you.
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 only half double crochets. Although it is great and popular among teens and young women, you can easily adapt it for kids. There are alteration instructions if you prefer longer tank tops over crop tops.
Skylar Ribbed <keywordmark>crop top and crochet tank top pattern free</keywordmark>
The full article about this pattern is here:
more info about Herbtere’s project here and -leachang-‘s project here.

4. Maya Summer Crop Top

The Maya Summer Crop Top effortlessly blends comfort with fashion. Featuring a delightful palette of white, pink, pale green, and blue, it offers a versatile fit for various body shapes.  Thanks to its adjustable design this crochet crop top offers all-day comfort.

Maya Summer Crop Top free crochet pattern
The full article about this pattern is on our blog:

5. 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 the carlieflo.com blog:

6. Leila Tie Strap Crop Top Free Crochet Pattern

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

7. 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
The full article about this pattern is on the orthefrills.com blog:
More info about Kolaulau’s project is here.

8. Luna Crop Top Free Pattern

This easy free crop top pattern in the boho style will be your favorite this summer. A worsted weight cotton yarn used here looks like a macrame twine. This yarn it defines its bohemian style even more.

A woman is sporting a stylish crocheted crop top.

The full article about this pattern is on the Peach and Page blog:

9. Kanata Kerchief Tank

This tank has a super-easy construction and uses basic stitches. It’s a great pattern for the advanced beginner or anyone who needs a top to wear over the simple tank top.

Free crochet pattern for a Kanata kersch tank top.

The full article about this pattern is on the Ravelry:

10. Granny Square Pine Cross Top

A fabulous granny square idea. Granny squares placed on bias creates the diagonal lines to get the bust and waist shaping.

Free crochet pattern for a pink granny square crop top.

The free pattern is on the Yarnandy blog:

10. Off The Shoulder Crochet Crop Top Free Pattern

The Off The Shoulder Crop Top was designed with a plus size in mind. Nevertheless, the pattern is available in any size you need from XS to 5XL. If you want to show your bare shoulders this summer, this is a pattern for you.

Free crochet pattern for an off-the-shoulder crop top.

The free pattern is on the dbyhey blog:

12. Scallop V-Neck Top

If you like a relaxed style, the scallop V-neck Top is just for you. You will crochet top down using simple stitches and there is no sewing at all. It will be a great project for an advanced beginner.

Crochet crop top free pattern featuring scallop v-neck design.

The free pattern is on the For the Frills blog:

13. Sea Breaze Top

A Sea Breeze Top made of cotton yarn is perfect for hot days. It can also be worn with a jacket for cooler weather.

Crochet crop top pattern available for free.

The free pattern is on the LionBrandYarn blog:

14. Summer Flower Top

Another granny square top idea: this time it’s a summer flower top. Using different colors in each row of the square creates lots of possibilities for personalization. Also allows you to find your perfect color match. Here are other granny squares you can use in this pattern.

Crochet a free summer flower crop top with this pattern.

The free pattern is on the Swool nordic design blog:

15. Pick-A-Boo Crop Top

This tank has a super-easy construction and uses basic stitches. It’s also a great pattern for the advanced beginner who wishes to have something a little more over the simple tank top.

Get ready for summer with this free pick-a-boo crochet crop top pattern. Enjoy creating your new favorite wardrobe piece with this easy-to-follow design.

The free pattern is on the HookNook 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 some of the same characteristics. The structure, the texture, and techniques are all applicable. For example, this wonderful top is a summer item, but has that wonderful sweater-like quality. I simply love it!

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

18. Peek A Boo Halter Top

For something a 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 the 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 the 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 parts.

Isla Fuego Festival Top
The full article about this pattern is on the 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 a Youtube tutorial:

23. Mandarina Top

Here is another one that has a 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 Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

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

Simple Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern
The full article about this pattern is on Ravelry:
more info on Ravelry.

25. Summer Halter Crop Top

While on the topic of simplicity, 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 Ravelry:

26. Woodstock 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!

Granny Square Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern
The full article about this pattern is on the Drops Design blog:

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 KnitsnKnots blog:

28. Summer Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

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 free crochet crop top pattern
The full article about this pattern is on Ravelry:
more info also on Ravelry.

29. Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

Of course, it’s also great to take classic things and spice them up a bit. This crop top with its 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 Crochet Tank Top Pattern Free

Among our free patterns, here we have a crochet tank top pattern free idea. 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.

Striped crochet tank top pattern free
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 the form of a butterfly. A great project for everyone who what to stand out!

Butterfly Crochet Top

The full tutorial of this pattern is on YT:

33. Crochet Butterfly Top

If you feel confident with a written pattern, you haver to try the Butterfly Top. A link to the pattern is below photos.

butterfly-shaped free crochet crop top pattern made of a blue yarn

The full article and written pattern are on Mae Crochet’s blog:

34. Crochet Butterfly Top

Next, a stunning butterfly top with a 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.

Butterfly-shaped free crochet crop top pattern

The full tutorial of the Crochet Butterfly Top pattern is on YT:

 

35. Crochet Butterfly Crop Top

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

Crochet Butterfly Crop Top

The full tutorial of the Crochet Butterfly Top pattern is on the YouTube:

36. Basic Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

Now, something for all of us who love simplicity. A easy 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 free crochet crop top pattern

The full tutorial of pattern is on YT:

37. Granny Square Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

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

Granny Square Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

The full article and written pattern is on the 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 Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

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

40. Casual Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

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 Free Crochet Crop Top Pattern

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

41. Magnolia Sweet Heart Crop Top

Raglan-style tops are fun, elegant and attractive. As an amazing example, here is the Magnolia Top, a crochet crop top with short sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. The centre front tie detail that uses a crochet chain to create a ruched, sweetheart neckline that’s a cut above normal, plain shirtfronts.

This Mandala sweetheart crop top features a crochet pattern.
The full article about this pattern is here:

42. Diamond Top

Although we associate halter tops with a sporty-leasure style, they can be an elegant garment too. The Diamond Top is the best example of this. Match it with a nice skirt or dress pants, and you will get a full elegant summer outfit for work.

A woman in a yellow crochet crop top and polka dot skirt.

The free pattern is here:

43. Boho Crochet Tank Top Pattern

Next, in your quest why not explore a top in a funky crochet halter top style with fringes? Indisputably, you will love this pattern if you are a boho lover. While the designer calls for Caron Simply Soft, you can use other worsted-weight yarns as well.

Boho crochet tank top pattern free project
The full article about this pattern is here:

44. 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:

45. Mediterranean Love Top

This crocheted top with a bareback 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
The full article about this pattern is here:

46. Top ‘Diamond’

Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.
Similarly, you can wear this beautiful top 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:

47. Sidney Top

As with other tops, here is the Sidney top by Drops Design in DROPS Safran yarn 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:

48. Bea Top

Here is another popular pattern, which you can easily be change into various tops of standard or differing lengths. 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.

49. Granny Square Crochet  Crop Top Free Pattern 

Here you have the always popular crochet granny square which never gets old. Granny squares create an easy crochet top pattern for everyone.
Granny Square Halter Top
The full article about this pattern is here:

50. 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 an intriguing look and better support for the bra part.
Kismet halter top
The full article about this pattern is here:

51. Vneck Ribbed Top

A simple and modern pattern, it will surely be a teen’s or a young woman’s favorite. 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 Ravelry:

FAQ:

What is the Best Yarn for Crochet Crop Tops and Tanks? 

 

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 the washing machine!

How much yarn do I need to crochet a crop top?

The amount of yarn you will need will depend on the pattern you choose the size you are making, the yarn weight, and the crochet hook size. It can vary from 2-4 skein of 50 g sport yarn for a standard-size crop top, and twice more for a longer top in a pulse size. That is why you should always check the pattern instructions how meny skeins of yarn you need depending on the desired top size.

Is a free crochet crop top pattern easy enough for beginners?

Yes, they are! Of course, each pattern features different design elements, but most of them you can make 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 crop 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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Conclusion:

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.



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9 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

    3. I added more patterns, I hope you will find something for you.

  2. angela malo says:

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

    1. Thank you for the pattern. I made the Sophia top last weekend, and it turned out beautifully. I’m excited to make more for this summer.

  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.

  4. I love your pattern collections. Not new to crochet but not professional looking either. I’m gonna try each of these and see what I can do.

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