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Summer lace crochet sweater top

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summer crochet sweater top free pattern with video tutorial

This delicate lacy summer crochet sweater pattern is made from lightweight cotton yarn with easy lace crochet stitches that will give a beautifully feminine look to the sweater top.

This free crochet summer sweater pattern comes with a full step-by-step video tutorial that you can make them fit any size ( seriously – any size) from XS to XXXXL. They are made to measure.

Perfect beginner sweater for summer.

This Lightweight crochet sweater top is made from DK-weight cotton yarn that is excellent for a hot summer day.

And they are quick to make for a beginner’s crocheter you could crochet this sweater top and finish this for just the weekend.

This quick and easy crochet sweater pattern mostly uses double crochet stitches and chains which are all you need to know to make this cute top.

With the simple construction of this summer pullover is made from just 2 identical rectangles front and back.

Then we will join them together by sewing using a yarn needle and crocheting the long sleeve onto it.

Moreover, the cotton fiber content yarn will make your skin feel so good to wear.

The crochet stitch used in this pattern is called fancy lace stitch which is beginner friendly.

The stitch pattern is only a one-row repeat and also the nature of this crochet lace stitch will give the long sleeve a kind of bell sleeves smoothly as you go.

crochet summer lacy blouse with long sleeve free pattern small to plus size.

Make this uncomplicated open stitch crochet summer pullover in any size.

This free crochet pattern summer sweater top is made to measure, basically, we will measure your bust size and then dive by2 and that is your foundation chain.

You can see how I show you guys to calculate the foundation chain in the video tutorial.

I also give the estimated calculation of the foundation chain from size small to 2XL in this pattern already detail below.

The best yarn for this easy crochet sweater for beginners.

If you are like me that love crocheting summer pullovers. We should be considered the fiber content in the yarn.

I always love working with cotton yarn a 100% cotton or cotton blend yarn.

Furthermore, if you have more choices of any cotton, linen, hemp, silk, and bamboo yarn or a blend of any kind of plant fiber is perfect for making a summer sweater.

Is acrylic yarn good for this lacy sweater summer top?

100% acrylic yarn has a fluffy and squishy content and they are not much breathable so you might get an uncomfortable feeling when you wear them in the hot and humid weather.

However, if you get an acrylic blend with natural plant fiber it will be great for this summer sweater.

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Material for making this easy summer sweater pattern.

  • I used cotton DK weight yarn 700 yards for size small to medium bust sizes fit up to 34 inches.
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook
  • Sewing yarn needle
  • Gauge: 2 groups of fancy lace stitch  = 2.5 inch

Skill and abbreviations

  • You will need to know how to make (American crochet term)
  • sc which mean single crochet
  • dc which mean double crochet
  • ch Chain
  • slip knot
  • sk  mean skip stitch
  • Fancy lace crochet stitch

Finished Size Approximately:

This crochet sweater top is made in sizes small to medium. The other sizes are easy to adjust by just adding more chains to the foundation chain to make it bigger.

See the pattern below.

For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall.

summer lace sweater 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.

How to crochet an easy summer sweater step-by-step video tutorial.

Crochet summer sweater pattern instruction.

Top make 2 pieces front and back panel.

crochet sweater top rectangle

The measurement of one rectangle.

  • 17 inches long for a full-size length. For crop top is 12-15 inches.
  • 15 inches wide

Pick up a crochet hook size 4.0 mm and Start off by making a slip knot Then make 56+2= 58chains  for sizes small and medium  (foundation chain multiple of 4+2).

( size L 72+2 chain) , ( size XL 92+2 chain) and ( size 2XL 112+2 chain).

Row 1: Sc across, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: then skip the first stitch  and make 2dc,ch2,2dc all in the same of the next stitch , then

* skip 3 and make 2dc, ch2,2dc all in the next stitch*   repeat * to * across until end of the row, then you will have 2 stitches left sk1 and make 1dc in the last stitch. ch3 and turn.

Row3. now you will make   * 2dc,ch2,2dc in the chain space of the previous row* repeat * to * across until the end of the row. at the end make 1dc in ch3 space of the previous row.  ch3 and turn.

Repeat row 3 until you get around 17 inches long.

Repeat the same process for the second piece.

Assemble the sweater top.

crochet lacy 2 rectangles

Now you have 2 pieces then we will be ready to assemble the top.

Lay 2 pieces of rectangles inflated on top of each other.

And sew as the photo below.

how to join 2 crochet rectangles

Add long sleeves.

Now we finished assembling the top, we will move on to make the long sleeves by joining the new yarn.

Join new yarn at any point of the armhole.

Round1. sc in each stitch around the circle for 1 round.

After we finished of make sc around the circle for 1 round then on the next round we make

add the bell sleeve crochet

Now, we are going to make fancy lace stitch.

Round2. making fancy lace stitch by, ch2 then skip the first stitch and make 2dc,ch2,2dc all in the same of the next stitch , then* skip 3 and make 2dc, ch2,2dc all in next stitch*   repeat * to * across until end of the round ( don’t join round), then if you have 2 stitches left sk1 and make 1dc in the last stitch. Or if you have 1 stitch left make dc in that st. ( don’t join the round and continue to the next round)

Row3. now you will make   * 2dc,ch2,2dc in the chain space of the previous row* repeat * to * across until end of the round.

crochet bell sleeve sweater tops

Repeat round 3 until you get your desire length of the long sleeves. My length is about 14 inches.

Fasten off. And repeat the same for the other sleeve.

All done!

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Allison Kingi

Thursday 28th of September 2023

i am about to try this pattern with lion brand skinny yarn. thank you for your easy to understand instructions.

Tonya Roberts

Friday 21st of July 2023

Thank you for making beautiful and easy patterns that are fun to make.


Monday 5th of June 2023

Hi do you have the pattern in knit version I can’t crochet it’s beautiful hope so lol


Saturday 24th of June 2023

Hi Rene , sorry I donot know how to knit only had a crochet version for this one.


Thursday 17th of February 2022

Very nice pattern