Beautiful Crochet Summer Top – Free Pattern For All Sizes

This is a free crochet summer top pattern available in nine sizes as a size inclusive design. Follow the pattern to make a stunning summer crochet outfit.


As the sun rises higher in the sky and warm breezes fill the air, we find ourselves eagerly shedding our heavy winter layers and embracing the vibrant colors and lightweight fabrics of summer.

It’s the perfect time to infuse our wardrobes with fresh, stylish pieces that celebrate the season’s essence.

And what better way to do that than with a beautiful crochet summer top you have made yourself?

This summer top is a versatile and essential addition to any fashion-forward wardrobe.

Whether you’re strolling along the beach, attending a casual outdoor gathering, or simply looking to elevate your everyday style, Trinity crochet summer top is the perfect choice.

Stat crocheting this stunning crochet summer top that embodies the carefree spirit and elegance of the season.

I will guide you step-by-step through the process, providing clear written instructions, full video tutorial, and helpful tips to ensure your project is a success.

Not only will this pattern allow you to indulge your creative side, but it will also give you the opportunity to explore a range of crochet techniques and stitches.

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Free Crochet Summer Top Design

Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out, this project is designed to be accessible to all skill levels, making it a great opportunity to learn and grow.

So, grab your crochet hooks, choose your favorite summery yarn, and let’s dive into the world of crochet. If you need help choosing the perfect yarn, check out The Best Yarn For Summer Clothes – 9 Things To Consider When Choosing.

Get ready to embrace the sun, the sand, and the incredible feeling of wearing something you’ve crafted with your own hands. Let’s begin this exciting crochet journey together!

For this beautiful crochet summer top I have used King Cole Cottonsoft Candy yarn which is perfect.

It is a DK weight yarn that is a 100% cotton, however it feels surprisingly soft and pliable. It creates a garment full of movement and fantastic drape.

The small flecks of color create a stunning crochet fabric that pops with small areas of color. There are plenty of color choices to choose from.

The summer top is constructed from two separate panels and sewn together. This is the perfect pattern to adjust to your own custom size.

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Materials

Crochet Summer Top Finished Size

XS, (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Designed with positive ease between 3 – 7 cm, fabric produced is stretchy and full of drape. For best fit measure your chest circumference and choose a size according to your desired fit.

Finished Chest Circumference: 80 (93, 100, 113, 120, 133, 140, 153, 160) cm

Finished length: 55.5 (55.5, 60, 60, 60, 64.5, 64.5, 64.5, 64.5) cm

Gauge / Tension

3 pattern repeats x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm using 5 mm crochet hook

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Crochet Gauge Basics 101 Course

You were excited to make your first crochet sweater only to get overwhelmed by trying to understand the gauge

You struggled to match the pattern gauge and thought “this will do”…

You think you worked it out and started making your sweater…

Only to realise it is not going according to plan and your sweater is way too big or too small

You are not alone!

But I have something to help you!

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Stitches And Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

sc blo = single crochet through back loop only

sl st = slip stitch

ch-sp = chain space

dc = double crochet

shell = 5 dc in same st/space

sp(s) = space(s)

beg = beginning

prev = previous

sc2tog = single crochet the following 2 sts together, decrease

half shell = 3 tr at beginning or end of row

The pattern has been reviewed by technical editor Lynne Rowe https://www.knitcrochetcreate.com

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Crochet Summer Top Pattern Notes

  • this top is worked as separate front and back panel
  • you will use the larger hook for the main body panels, the smaller hook is only used for the neckline ribbing
  • these are then sewn together at the shoulder seams and down the sides
  • the back panel is a simple rectangle shape with no shaping
  • the front panel is worked up and then split for a neckline to right and left shoulder with stitches left unworked in the middle
  • this creates the neckline
  • the neckline is then finished off with short rows of sc blo worked around the neck opening at right angle to the main body

Crochet Summer Top Video Tutorial

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Crochet Summer Top Written Instructions

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BACK PANEL

Chain 62 (72, 77, 87, 92, 102, 107, 117, 122).

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch sts, * 3 ch, miss 2 ch sts**, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch sts; repeat from * across until last 2 sts ending last repeat at **, 1 sc in each of last 2 ch sts, turn. [37 (43, 46, 52, 55, 61, 64, 70, 73) sc + 12 (14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24) x 3 ch-sps]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc in first sc, *miss next sc, 1 shell into next 3 ch-sp, miss next sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * across working last sc into last sc, turn. [12 (14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24) shells, 13 (15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25) sc]

Row 3: 3 ch (counts as 1 hdc + 1 ch-sp), miss next dc, * 1 sc in each of next 3 dc**, 3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc); repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, miss next dc, 1 ch, 1 hdc into last sc, turn. [2 hdc, 2 x 1 ch-sps, 36 (42, 45, 51, 54, 60, 63, 69, 72) sc, 11 (13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23) x 3 ch-sps]

Row 4: 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc into next 1 ch-sp, * miss next sc, 1 sc into next sc, miss next sc**, 1 shell into next 3 ch-sp; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 2 dc into last 1 ch-sp, 1 dc into 2nd ch of beg 3 ch from prev row. [11 (13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23) shells, 2 half shells, 12 (14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24) sc]

crochet summer top stitch pattern

Pattern continues…

Row 5: 1 ch, 1 sc in first dc, 1 sc in next dc, * 3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc) **, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc into top of beg 3 ch from prev row, turn. [37 (43, 46, 52, 55, 61, 64, 70, 73) sc + 12 (14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24) x 3 ch-sps]

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 another 11 (11, 12, 12,  12, 13, 13, 13, 13) times or until you reach desired length.

Last row: 1 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, * 2 sc into next 3 ch-sp **, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. [61 (71, 76, 86, 91, 101, 106, 116, 121) sc]

Fasten off.

Continue pattern with FRONT PANEL.

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FRONT PANEL

Repeat pattern as for BACK PANEL repeating Rows 2 – 5 another 8 (8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10) times.

Repeat Rows 2 – 4 one more time. [40 (40, 44, 44, 44, 48, 48, 48, 48) rows]

Continue pattern with SPLITTING THE NECKLINE.

SPLITTING THE NECKLINE

RIGHT SHOULDER

Row 41 (41, 45, 45, 45, 49, 49, 49, 49): 1 ch, 1 sc in first dc, 1 sc in next dc, [3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc), 1 sc in each of next 3 dc] 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, 3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc), 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc2tog across next 2 dc, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. [10 (13, 13, 16, 16, 19, 19, 22, 22) sc + 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) x 3 ch-sps]

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 twice for all sizes in established pattern across the right shoulder only.

Last row: as for Back Panel. [16 (21, 21, 26,  26, 31, 31, 36, 36) sc]

Fasten off.

LEFT SHOULDER

Miss 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) whole shells in the middle of the front panel, miss 1 dc on the following shell and join yarn in next dc.

Row 41 (41, 45, 45, 45, 49, 49, 49, 49): 1 ch, starting in same st, 1 sc2tog across next 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, [3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc), 1 sc in each of next 3 dc] 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, 3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc), 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc into top of beg 3 ch, turn. [10 (13, 13, 16, 16, 19, 19, 22, 22) sc + 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) x 3 ch-sps]

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 twice for all sizes in established pattern across the right shoulder only.

Last row: as for Back Panel. [16 (21, 21, 26, 26, 31, 31, 36, 36) sc]

Fasten off.

crochet summer top neckline close up

SEWING UP

Line up the front and back panel at the shoulder seams with wrong sides facing out.

Using yarn needle OR crochet hook and single crochet stitch, seam the panels together at the shoulders.

Starting at the top of the shoulder measure 17.5 (18.5, 20, 21.5, 22.5, 24, 25, 26.5, 27.5) cm down and place a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark out the armhole opening.

Alternatively, put the top over your head and mark out the armhole depth to your liking.

Attach yarn and sew the side starting at the bottom towards to marked spot.

Repeat on both sides.

NECKLINE

Turn the crochet top right side out after sewing.

Attach yarn in first st of the back with right side facing you. Use smaller hook.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st across the neckline opening on the back  panel (29 (29, 34, 34, 39, 39, 44, 44, 49 sc), working around the end row sts down the left shoulder panel, work 1 sc around each end row sc, 2 sc around each end row hdc and 3 sc around each end row dc stitch (15 sc), working across the missed shells of the front panel neckline, work 1 sc into each dc and 1 hdc into each sc, [27 (27, 32, 32, 37, 37, 42, 42, 47) sc + 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9,  10 )hdc], work around the end row sts up the right shoulder panel (15 sc), sl st to top of first st. [92 (92, 103, 103, 114, 114, 125, 125,  136) sts]

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RIBBED NECKLINE

Chain 6.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc across the chain just made, sl st to same st on neckline, sl st into next st on neckline, turn. [5 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc blo in each st until last, 1 sc in last, turn. [5 sc]

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 4 sc blo, (sl st into next st on neckline) twice, turn. [5 sc]

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 around the neckline.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

After completing the ribbing around the neckline, line up the last row and the underside of the foundation chain.

Sew or crochet together on the wrong side.

Sew in all ends. Block to dimensions if necessary to open up the lace pattern.

side view of summer top

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