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Easy Summer Crop Top free crochet pattern

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free crochet pattern easy summer crochet crop top for beginner by jennyandteddy

Well, hello there, friendly crocheter! I am so excited to share this fun summer pattern with you today! Crop tops for summer are so popular right now – they’re everywhere in the stores and it seems everyone is wearing them. So, what’s a girl to do when she sees something she likes? Make a crochet pattern for it, of course!

I tried making my own easy summer crop top crochet pattern and, you guys, it turned out amazing! I am in love with this pattern and I know you’re going to love it too.

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So, here’s the lowdown. I wanted this pattern to be easily doable for beginners, because it’s so discouraging to see a ton of cool patterns and not be able to do the complicated stitches.  Not in my patterns, I say! My easy summer crop top pattern uses only basic stitches like half double crochet and the crochet in the back loop stitch to create the ribbing effect.

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I know that sounds intimidating, but it’s really not, and I’ll walk you through how to do it.  I think the extra touch of the ribbing effect really gives the whole piece a beautiful texture and makes it look so much more sophisticated than just a single stitch could.

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I also added some fancy crochet lace at the top that is so easy to do! You just skip two stitches and then double crochet in the next. Super easy, right?!

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I used cotton yarn for this one, because it’s so much softer than the acrylic yarn. It’s also a lot more breathable, which is important when it’s so hot out! If you want to get extra daring, you can pair this crop top pattern with the crochet bikini pattern I have for you. It’s an awesome way to create your own summer swimwear!

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I hope you enjoy this summer crop top pattern! Don’t be intimidated by the thought of making clothes – I know you can do it! After you make your top, post a picture and tag us on social media. We’d love to see how your top turns out! Happy crocheting, friends!

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easy summer crop top

Get the free pattern below or this pattern is also available as an inexpensive, ad-free, PDF printable instant download  in my etsy shop. Thank you so much for your love and support. I am really appreciate you.

Gauge: 4 single crochet stitches x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Let’s get start!

Skill and abbreviations

You will need to know how to make

-Sl st (slip knot)

-hdc which mean-half double crochet

-dc which mean double crochet

-sc which mean single crochet

-ch, Chain

-Blo which mean work in back loop only

-sl st which mean slip stitch

Let’s get start!

– I used Lion brand 24/7 cotton

– 3.50mm crochet hook or E/4 US hook size

– Sewing yarn needle

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This pattern is made for beginners!  There is a basic skill level required to make the hat design.

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Size: Ladies Size 8. You can customize the piece to match your size.

Make slip knot then chain 91 (or until the chain is at the length you want the width of your bottom of the crop top to be) ( about 19 inch) to make bottom of the crop top,

Turn your work ( when you turn your work in each row, do not chain this way will decrease the stitch in each row nicely )

Row1.  start hdc across

Row2.   Hdc in back loop only  across * repeat for 20 rows

Now we are going to make the beautiful lace on the top.

I start with chain3,  skip 2 stitches and make double crochet in next stitch until the end of this row.

Next I chain3 , turn,  and then double crocheted in the space of the previous row with chain 3’s  in between.

So I continued this lace pattern row after row until I got the length that I want to be. Fasten off and leave long tail.

The Edge

Connecting the yarn and starting at the bottom right hand side of your top, double crochet all the way up to the top to make the edging. And leave long tail for making the straps repeat the same process to other side.

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For the tie.

Use long tail that we have before by chain away from the top until u get the desired length and fasten off.

Happy crocheting!

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Kadyn Reed

Thursday 20th of February 2020

hi i am very connfused do i chain every single one when im done with a row or no? i am a beginner and 16 and this is a very cute idea but im just a little confused


Tuesday 25th of February 2020

HI, Kadyn, No chain in each space just make double crochet.

Jessica LaRochelle

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Hey I'm having a problem with creating the lace piece of the top (For some reason the lace piece is really curly). Is it suppose to be like that? Also when you stated to Start with chain3, skip 2 stitches and make double crochet in the next stitch until the end of this row. Do you mean you skipped 2 stitches and double crochet each stitch until the end of the row or did you skip 2 stitches double crochet then skipped 2 stitches again double crochet and so on? Please help !


Monday 23rd of July 2018

Hi Jessica, I mean skip 2 stitches double crochet in the next stitch then skipped 2 stitches again double crochet in the next stitch and so on, Hope this help.


Tuesday 27th of June 2017

yarn weight 110 yard 50 gram.

Cheri Diederich

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Hi, I am really interesting in making the easy summer crop top for my niece. Have crocheted for years--but not clothing. You are very petite. My niece is slim (does triathalons), but is C or D cup on top. Do you think this top will lay flat? Any suggestions on how many extra stitches to add? (This will be a surprise I cannot get a measurement). Last question, what 'weight' of cotton yarn (2, 3, 4,?) and how much? 3oz 5 oz etc? Thank you. Cheri


Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Hi Cheri, Thanks for stopping by my little corner of crochet. for make the adjustment to fit the size you need. On the foundation chain I start with 91 chains , so you might increase the chain to 100 or 110 or mre. and at the edge of the croptop. I did was double crochet around the edge maybe you could double crochet again in the second round to increase thickness of the edge. hope this help.