Crochet Summer Top Pattern Free

This easy crochet summer top pattern is made from two rectangles and comes in 5 sizes.

Crochet Summer Top Pattern

Hello, Crochet Friends!

I’m thrilled to share with you a delightful summer crochet pattern that’s both easy and stylish. Introducing the Easy Breezy Summer Top, a free pattern that’s perfect for warm weather and versatile enough to dress up or down. Whether you’re heading to the beach or enjoying a casual day out, this top will be your go-to piece!

Easy Crochet Summer Top Pattern

This lovely crochet summer top pattern is constructed from two simple rectangles, making it an excellent project for beginners and a relaxing one for seasoned crocheters. The construction is straightforward:

  1. Rectangles: Crochet two identical rectangles.
  2. Seaming: Seam them down the front and back to create the neckline.
  3. Sides: Seam the sides to form the armholes.

The plunging neckline is the standout feature, allowing for a chic off-the-shoulder look if that’s your style. Prefer a more secure fit? No worries! I’ve included instructions for a simple tie-back to keep the top comfortably on your shoulders.

Crochet Summer Top Pattern

This easy crochet top is perfect for those hot days when you want to feel cool and comfortable. Its loose fit and flowing design are flattering on all body shapes, and the easy construction makes it a joy to create. I hope you enjoy making and wearing this top as much as I did!

Styling Tips

  • Off-the-Shoulder: Wear the top off one or both shoulders for a trendy, relaxed look.
  • Tie-Back: Use the tie-back to keep the top in place and add a cute bow detail at the back.
  • Layering: Pair with a tank top or bralette underneath for added coverage.

Crochet Summer Top Pattern

Crochet Summer Top Pattern Details

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.


  • 820-1148 yards sportweight yarn. I used Hobbii Seashell in teal. This is a blend of 40% Cotton, 35% Bamboo Viscose, 25% Linen.
  • Crochet hook that best suits your tension. I used an E (3.5mm).
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Stitch markers
  • 2 wooden beads, optional

Skill level

  • Advanced Beginner. The maker will need to be comfortable seaming the sides of the top as well as joining yarn in different places to make the sleeves and border. There are some special stitches, although they are rather easy to master.

Pattern notes

  • This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
  • This top is made with two identical rectangles and seamed together in the center and sides.
  • The chain 1 or 3 never counts as a stitch.
  • The numbers in parenthesis at the beginning of the rows are your row
  • count for all sizes.
  • The numbers in parenthesis at the end of the rows are your stitch
  • counts for all sizes.
  • Pattern is written in the XS size with (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) in parentheses.
  • The model on the title page is wearing a size XL weighing 200lbs, 5′ 2″, and wears a 36C bra.
  • This top is meant to fit very loosely, with 5″-6″ of positive ease. This top has an off-the-shoulder element to it. If you don’t like wearing your tops this way, there is a tie-back option so it will sit on both shoulders like a T-shirt.

Stitches used and abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • yo = yarn over
  • sk = skip
  • sp/sps = space/spaces
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • tr blo = treble crochet in the back loop
  • tr = treble crochet

Special stitch

Crossed treble crochet (video tutorial)

*The video tutorial is for a crossed double crochet stitch, however, it is still made in the same manner as a crossed treble crochet.

Crochet Summer Top Pattern


(before blocking)

18 sts x 8 rows alternating rows of hdc back loop and crossed treble crochet = 4″

Finished Measurements

Width: 18″ (20″, 22″, 24″, 26″, 28″, 30″, 32″, 34″)

Length: 16″5″ (17″, 17″, 17.5″, 17.5″, 18″, 18″, 18.5″, 18.5″)

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Instructions for the Crochet Summer Top

  • You will make two identical rectangles.
  • Rows will be worked in long rows.
Crochet top construction
Crochet top construction

Make the panels

Foundation: ch 150 (156, 156, 160, 160, 164, 164, 168, 168)

Row 1: work one hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. 148 (154, 154, 158, 158, 162, 162, 166, 166 hdc)

Row 2: (working under both loops) work one tr in the first st. (now working under just the back loop) [Sk the next st, work a tr in the next st. Go back and work a tr in the skipped st.] First crossed tr is made. Continuing to work in the back loop only repeat from [ to ] across until you get to the very last st. Working under both loops again, work one tr in the last st. Ch 1, turn. 148 (154, 154, 158, 158, 162, 162, 166, 166 tr)

Row 3: work one hdc in the first st and in each st across. 148 (154, 154, 158, 158, 162, 162, 166, 166 hdc)

Rows 4-18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34): continue to alternate Rows 2 & 3, ending with a repeat of Row 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat these steps to make the second rectangle/panel.

Seam the center

*Repeat for each end.

  • Lay the two rectangles flat, lengthwise, side by side. Be sure the right side of both panels is facing you and going the same direction.
  • Measure 10″ (this is for all sizes) from the top and bottom and secure this measurement together using stitch markers. The open space will be your neckline.
  • Starting from the bottom, you can just pull your yarn through the first st of both panels (be sure you are inserting your hook through the stitches of both panels). Ch 1 and work a sl st in the same sts where you joined.
  • Working from only the inner loops now (leave the outside loops alone) seam the panels together working a sl st in each st between the stitch markers, leaving an opening for the neckline. Be sure you are inserting your hook through the inner loop of both panels. Adjust the depth of the neckline according to your preference.
  • Tie off and weave in ends.

Seam the sides

*Repeat for each side.

  • Measure 8″ (this is for all sizes) up from the bottom on each side.
  • Secure with stitch markers.
  • Pull your working yarn through the sts of both panels and ch 1. Work a sl st in the same st you joined.
  • Using sl sts, work up the sides of the rectangles to the stitch marker, this forms the openings for the armholes.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Tie off and weave in ends.
Seaming the crochet top

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Add the sleeve trim

(repeat for each side)

  • Insert your hook into one of the stitches at the seam of the armhole. Pull up a loop, ch 1 and make a sc into that same st. Make sure you are working from the outside and not the inside of the armhole.
  • Continue to work one sc in each st all the way around the armhole until you get to the first st. Join with a sl st to the first st, ch 1. Ch 1 does not count as a st. Do not turn, work one sc in the same st where you made the ch 1 and in each st all the way around. Join with a sl st to the first st.
  • Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Hem the bottom

  • Insert your hook at one of the side seams. Since you are working the raw edge, there are no visible sts to insert your hook. As best you can, you will be making sts in the sps of the raw edge all the way around. For every two rows (1 crossed tr row and 1 hdc row) you will work 4 sc.
  • So, work 4 sc for every 2 rows all the way around the bottom of your top. Join with a sl st to the first st. Ch 1. Do not turn.
  • Work one sc in the same st where you made the ch 1 and in each st all the way around. Join with a sl st to the first st.
  • Fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional: make a tie-back

  • Create a chain long enough to wrap around your shoulders, with just a little extra.
  • Work one sl st in the second ch from the hook and in each ch across.
  • Fasten off.
  • Cut 3 pieces of yarn about 10″ each. Thread 1 piece through the end where you fasted off since the ends will count as fringe and add the other two pieces to the other side where there are no ends. This should create 4 pieces of fringe for each end.
  • If your tapestry needle is big enough, you can thread all 4 ends through at once. If not, you will have to thread them on separately. But you will need to have all four ends through your needle. Pick up a bead and thread it on. Push it up as far as it will go. Double-knot the yarn to secure it and trim the ends.
  • Pull the tie-back through two upper points on your top. I pulled mine through the sts just below the very top st.

That’s it! Your lovely summer crochet top is now complete!

I’d love to hear from you! What did you think of this pattern? Where might you wear your Easy Breezy Summer Top? Did you find the pattern easy to follow and make? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

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