Last month I put out a blog post called The Ten Best Crochet T-shirt Patterns To Make This Summer with some truly amazing crochet top designs and whilst the Summertime Tee by TL Yarn Crafts is still on my project list for this summer, I also want to add a crochet tank top to that list now that the really hot weather is heading our way! Crocheted tank tops and crop tops have become really popular over the last year and with that hundreds of amazing patterns have been created. I’ve picked out ten patterns I think you’ll love – they range in difficulty levels, from some simple beginner-friendly patterns to more complex patterns if you’re up for a challenge!
Most of these patterns require a cotton or cotton blend yarn such as Lion Brand Coboo. Cotton is the perfect choice for a summer crochet garment – it’s lightweight and breathable whilst offering a wonderful drape. The Ava Ruffle Tank Top uses Paintbox Cotton Aran, a yarn that I tried for the first time last week – I was pleasantly surprised by the softness and stitch definition created with this inexpensive yarn. This yarn will be featured in an upcoming baby blanket pattern that I’ll be releasing very soon! Join my mailing list to keep up to date with pattern releases and to get 10% off any purchases!
Crochet Tank Top Patterns
Aestas means summer in Latin, and this top is just that – the perfect summer top. It’s made with a worsted weight cotton yarn, worked from the top down with decorative panels down each side. The pattern is detailed and includes photo tutorials to help you along the way!
The simple racerback tank top is made using Lion brand Coboo, a breathable cotton and bamboo blend yarn. The pattern is size-inclusive with instructions for sizes XS – 5XL whilst also giving further directions for custom sizing. This easy pattern should take no time to make and could soon be a staple of your summer wardrobe.
This cropped tank top can be any length as the pattern includes instructions for adjustments. The written pattern includes helpful photo tutorials as well as links to a video tutorial to help you along.
This advanced crochet pattern makes use of the pineapple stitch to create a lightweight decorative tank top. It is worked from the top-down and the pattern includes both written instructions and charts.
Use sport weight yarn to crochet this amazing wavy patterned tank top. It’s lightweight and pairs well with a white tee underneath. The pattern includes sizing for S – 3XL.
A simple yet elegant crochet tank top with a squared neckline and ruffled straps. This pattern is worked from the top down so you can make it any length you desire. The recommended yarns for this pattern include Paintbox Cotton Aran and Rico Creative Cotton Aran.
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The Mini Metallic Tank is made with Paintbox Metallic DK which brings some extra sparkle to the garment. This lightweight top is inspired by the South Beach Miami nightlife and includes some decorative openwork on the front, back and sides.
Available in both English and Dutch this pattern has sizing for XS to 5XL with further instructions to customise the fit. The detailed pattern includes written instructions, charts and video tutorials.
Another pattern on this list that is made with Lion Brands Coboo to create a lightweight, comfortable summer tee. The simple construction consists of two panels seamed together. The upper portion has a lacy design made by working treble crochets into the back of the work
This simple tank top is brought to life by the cool tones of Knit Picks Shine Worsted yarn. The simple design makes it perfect for beginners and the pattern could easily be customised to create a crop top or a longer beach cover-up.
Which crochet tank top is your favourite from this list? Let me know in the comments below!