Stunning Crochet Lacy Summer Top- free pattern

Crochet Lacy Summer Top Pattern

A crochet lacy summer top that is perfect for the summer season and beach holiday- my Summer Romance Top- is a free pattern right here on the blog!


Have a read through the blog, choosing the perfect yarn, how to adjust the size for a perfect fit or scroll down for the free beginner friendly pattern.

I love simple crochet garments! Unsurprisingly, this beginner friendly crochet lacy summer top could not be easier to make! It is constructed from two T-shaped pieces and seamed together.

It is the easiest crochet summer sweater you will ever make but one you won’t want to take off. The T-shaped crochet lacy summer top has a simple lacy stitches to create an interesting looking openwork with the wow look.

model wearing crochet lacy summer top with dark blue jeans

Crochet Lacy Summer Top Description

I wanted to create an easy crochet top that looks like it took hours.

But all you have to do is to crochet two T-shaped pieces and seam them together.

It is a great garment to simply throw over your bikini on summer holiday or dress up a little for cocktail at the bar and let the crochet lacy stitches do all the talking.

This is an easy beginner friendly crochet pattern and a great one if you are just starting out in crochet garment making.

The lacy stitches create an intricate looking fabric but they are really easy and the stitch pattern is easily memorable.

The sleeves of this great crochet lacy summer top are worked as a part of the main body. I have included plenty of size adjustments notes to help you along the way with creating your first easy crochet summer garment.

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crochet lacy summer top pattern

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Choosing the Perfect Yarn for Your Crochet Lacy Summer Top

For this project I used King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK yarn which was a match made in heaven. The yarn is made up of 50% cotton and 50% bamboo.

It creates an incredibly light fabric with amazing drape and stretch. If you are using yarn substitutes I would highly recommend using cotton blend yarns rather than pure 100% cotton.

Cotton blend yarns -blended with bamboo, linnen, acrylic- often create lighter fabric with more drape than 100% cotton which can result in rather thick and stiff fabric.

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MATERIALS FOR CROCHET LACY SUMMER TOP

King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK (DK weight; 230m per 100g ball; 50% cotton, 50% bamboo) x 3 (4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls OR 660 (745, 835, 940, 1100, 1225, 1335, 1455, 1565) metres of substitute yarn;

The best substitute is cotton mix with bamboo, linen or acrylic yarn. 100% cotton can be used but will not give the garment the drape and stretch.

5 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

scissors

CROCHET LACY SUMMER TOP FINISHED SIZE

SIZECHEST CIRCUMFERENCEFINISHED LENGTH
XS78cm57cm
S88cm58cm
M98cm59cm
L108cm61cm
XL118cm62.5cm
2XL128cm65cm
3XL138cm66.5cm
4XL148cm68cm
5XL158cm69cm

The sweater has been designed with 2 cm positive ease. The sample shown in photo is size M.

TENSION

2 pattern repeats x 7.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm

For a tension swatch chain 40 and follow the pattern below.

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

US terms 
chChain stitch
dcdouble crochet
scsingle crochet
sl stSlip stitch
ch-spChain space

PATTERN NOTES

  • this top is worked in 2 separate pieces (front and back) sewn together at the end
  • front and back panels are worked in T shape with the sleeves worked as part of the 2 panels
  • the front panel has a lower neckline created by splitting the last row and missing stitches in the middle
  • you will need to save approximately 5 metres of yarn separate from the main working ball to work a foundation chain of the second sleeve
  • 1 pattern repeat = 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS

  • The starting chain determines the width of the front/back panel. To adjust the width, add/take away multiples of 9 from the starting chain
  • If you want to adjust the length of the body, add/take away rows before working the Sleeve Rows
  • To adjust the depth of the armhole, add/take away rows from the Sleeve Rows part
  • To adjust the length of the sleeves, add/take away multiples of 9 from both foundation chains of the sleeves
flatlay arrangement with jeans and other accessories with crochet lacy summer top in the middle

CROCHET LACY SUMMER TOP MAIN PATTERN

BACK

Chain 76 (85, 94, 103, 112, 121, 130, 139, 148).

Row 1: starting in 4th ch from hook (counts as first dc), 2 dc, * miss next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 ch, miss 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 ch, miss 3 ch**, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next ch*;  repeat pattern from * to * ending the last repeat at **; 3 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: 3 ch (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in same st at the bottom of 3 ch, * 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc**, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * to * ending last repeat at **; 3 dc into top of beginning 3 ch, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern another 28 times or until you reach desired length of the garment from underarms. Do not fasten off, continue pattern with Sleeve Rows.

SLEEVE ROWS

Chain 30 (30, 30, 30, 39, 39, 39, 39, 39) and work over the foundation chain just created.

Row 31: starting in 4th ch from hook (counts as first dc), * 2 dc, miss next 2 ch, 1 dc in next, 1 ch, miss 1 ch, 1 dc in next, 1 ch, miss 3 ch**, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next ch*;  repeat pattern from * to * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) times ending the last repeat at **; (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next dc, miss next 2 dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc**, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * to *  across ending last repeat at **; miss next 2 dc, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in top of beginning 3 ch.  Do not turn.

CREATING THE SECOND SLEEVE

Attach the saved piece of yarn into top of beginning 3 ch from Row 30 (the stitch you just worked into) and chain 27 (27, 27, 27, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36). Fasten off. Continue working into the foundation chain just created with the main working yarn.

* miss next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 ch, miss 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 ch, miss 3 ch**, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next ch*;  repeat pattern from * to * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) times ending the last repeat at **; 3 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 32: 3 ch, 2 dc in first st, * 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc**, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * to * ending last repeat at **; 3 dc into top of beginning 3 ch, turn.

Repeat Row 32 another 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20) times or until you reach desired depth of the armhole. Fasten off.

FRONT

Repeat pattern as for BACK until the last row.

Sizes XS, M, 2XL, 3XL, 5XL only

Left Neckline Row: 3 ch, 2 dc in first st, * 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * to * 4 (5, 7, 7, 8) times, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp. Fasten off.

Miss the following 4 (4, 5, 6, 6) pattern repeats and next (1 ch-sp, 1 dc, 1 ch-sp), join yarn in next dc.

Right Neckline Row: 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp, * 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc**, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * to * ending last repeat at **; 3 dc into top of beginning 3 ch. Fasten off.

Sizes S, L, XL, 4XL only

Left Neckline Row: 3 ch, 2 dc in first st, * 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * to * 4 (5, 6, 7) times, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp. Fasten off.

Miss the following dc, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) and next 5 (5, 6, 7) pattern repeats, join yarn in first 1 ch-sp after the last missed pattern repeat.

Right Neckline Row: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp), miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp;  * 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc**, (2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc) in next 1 ch-sp; repeat pattern from * to * ending last repeat at **; 3 dc into top of beginning 3 ch. Fasten off. 

Line up the Front and Back panels and sew up at shoulder seams. Sew up the underside of the sleeve and the sides.

NECKLINE

Join yarn in first stitch of the neckline opening on the back.

Rnd 1-2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), sc around. Fasten off.

Sew in all ends and block to dimensions.

close up photo showing off the crochet lacy summer top stitches

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this crochet lacy summer top pattern. I have more free crochet patterns and tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog. 

If you are getting summer ready, do check out my other summer patterns

  1. Quick and Easy Crochet Raffia Bag For Summer
  2. Lightweight Crochet Summer Wrap – free pattern
  3. 6 Weeks of Summer Shawl Crochet Along
  4. 13 Beautiful Lacy Crochet Stitches Perfect for Summer Makes

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “Stunning Crochet Lacy Summer Top- free pattern

  1. Really intricate looking, but pattern will be easy to follow. Love it..”
    Going to make for my niece, she’ll think I slaved for months!

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