Crochet tops, like any other top, are essential in everyone’s closet. They work well with anything. Whether you’re wearing jeans, shorts, or a skirt, a crochet top is what you need to spice up your top collection. Even better, crochet a set of crochet shorts and crochet tops to make your whole outfit look even cuter.
We have compiled a list of detailed and easy-to-follow free crochet top pattern tutorials. This list contains a variety of patterns in various styles and skill levels. From stylish summer crochet halter tops to light and airy crochet tank tops, crochet crop tops, men’s crochet shirts, and crochet sweaters for the chilly season. There will be a pattern for everyone and every season in this roundup.
The more complex the pattern, stitch, and texture, the higher the skill level. But don’t worry, we’ve listed the skill level required for each of the patterns for your convenience. As a result, choose a pattern that you are familiar with and have fun crocheting!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How to crochet a top?
Crochet shirts, tank tops, and crop tops are among the most basic crochet garments to create. If this is your first crochet top project, choose a beginner’s pattern that is simple to complete.
The majority of crochet top patterns feature either a matching front and back or a symmetrical tube worked in the round. These are all simple structures that will ensure you finish them quickly. Another method for making crochet shirts is to make the bodice first and then add the sleeves later.
If you want to learn the basics of crocheting, don’t hesitate to check out this Complete Guide to Crochet for Beginners. We’ll talk about the basics of crocheting, important tools and materials, basic crochet stitches, and essential crochet techniques.
2. What do you need for a crochet top project?
1. Yarn in a color of your choice
The tutorial patterns range from spot-weight to light-worsted to worsted-weight yarn, so remember to read the pattern and follow the type of yarn used. This is to make sure the sizing won’t go off a lot.
2. Crochet hook
Always refer to the hook size stated in the pattern for the best results.
If needed, you can use a hook a size up or down to meet the tension gauge requested. This is important because you want to crochet something that fits you.
You may use a slightly smaller or larger hook to meet the crochet tension. Keep in mind that loose stitches make the crochet top see-through, so wear something underneath it.
3. Measuring tape
To take body measurements and to check the tension gauge of your test swatch to see if it fits the pattern size. This is critical if you want to crochet something that fits you, such as this crochet top pattern.
Other materials, such as scissors, tapestry needles, buttons, and so on, will be required. It all comes down to the pattern you choose and the materials required.
3. What is the best yarn for crochet tops?
Crochet tops can be made with a wide range of yarns. The best yarns are always the ones suggested in the patterns. However, here are some general guidelines for the types of yarn used in crochet clothing.
Cotton and cotton-blend yarns are used in most patterns because they produce a soft and breathable crochet top. It also gives your silhouette a lovely drape.
If you want to crochet a warm top for colder days, wool-blend yarn will work well.
4. How much time does it take to crochet a top?
Depending on the pattern, the crochet top project can take anywhere from a day to a week to complete. It also depends on:
a. how much time you spend actively crocheting
b. how fast you can crochet.
c. If you made a mistake and need to redo it.
- Start crocheting and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see them.
- Pin it to Pinterest for a future To-Crochet List.
- Share with your crochet groups for a crochet-along event.
- Browse more free crochet patterns to make, especially other clothing items such as crochet bralettes, crochet butterfly tops, and crochet shorts.
52 Free Crochet Top Patterns
Without further ado, here is a collection of 52 free crochet top patterns curated specially for you by Made from Yarn. Have fun crocheting!