Gust of Summer Crochet Top Pattern

A new easy crochet top pattern free, the Gust of Summer Top, is now a free crochet summer top pattern here on the blog. Read all about the easy top construction, cotton blend yarn and inspiration or scroll down for the complete boho crochet top pattern.

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crochet summer top pattern worn by a women holding one hand up to the neckline

Introducing a delightful summer tee that adds a touch of extra flair to your warm-weather wardrobe. This charming top features an A-line silhouette, wide and airy lace sleeves, and delicate lace details at the collar and hem. Its slightly cropped length and cozy fit make it a versatile piece that pairs effortlessly with high-waisted jeans, shorts, or a mid-length skirt.

Available in sizes XS to 5XL, this pattern is designed for a wide range of body types. Whether you’re enhancing your own wardrobe or crafting a thoughtful gift, this summer tee is a perfect blend of comfort and style.

Simple Crochet Top Pattern Construction

The body of this easy crochet top pattern free is crafted in separate panels. Both the front and back panels feature an A-line shaping, offering a flattering silhouette. In addition to the A-line shaping, the panels include easy armhole shaping to ensure a comfortable and tailored fit. The front panel is further enhanced with a carefully designed neck opening, adding to the overall aesthetic and functionality of the top.

simple crochet top pattern free worn by a young women in a garden

Once the front and back panels are completed, they are sewn together to form the main body of the top. The easy lace details are then added in the round at the neckline and the bottom hem, providing a delicate and refined finish. The final step involves working the sleeves in the round. Stitches are picked up around the armhole openings, and the wide, airy lace sleeves are crocheted directly onto the garment, creating a seamless and polished look. This construction method not only ensures a smooth and professional finish but also allows for a comfortable and flexible fit. This pattern combines thoughtful design and elegant details, resulting in a beautiful and versatile summer tee.

The Yarn

The Gust of Summer Top showcases the exceptional qualities of WeCrochet Comfy Sport yarn, a delightful blend that elevates both the crafting experience and the final garment. This yarn combines the breathability and softness of Pima cotton with a touch of acrylic microfiber, resulting in a fabric that feels light and comfortable against the skin. The inclusion of acrylic microfiber adds just the right amount of elasticity, ensuring that the top maintains its shape and fit, even after repeated wear.

Additionally, this yarn is easy to care for, allowing for hassle-free maintenance. Whether you’re enjoying a sunny day out or relaxing indoors, the Gust of Summer Top, crafted with Comfy Sport yarn, promises lasting comfort and style that you’ll appreciate for years to come.

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Before you Start your Easy Crochet Top Pattern Free

Materials

Size

The crochet top pattern is available in 9 sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. Sizes are written as XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) throughout the pattern. Pictures illustrate the L size.

The top is designed with a loose fit, -5 to 0 cm / -2” to 0” ease (negative ease) at the bust.

Below are the final lace sweater measures for the different sizes.

  • Bust: 70 (80, 91, 101, 110) (121, 131, 141, 151) cm / 27.5 (31.5, 35.75, 39.75, 43.25) (47.5, 51.5, 55.5, 59.5)”
  • Sleeve width: 52 (52, 55, 59, 62) (73, 76, 76, 76) cm / 20.5 (20.5, 21.75, 23.25, 24.5) (28.5, 30, 30, 30)”
  • Length: 53 (54, 55, 56, 58) (64, 64, 65, 65) cm / 21 (21.5, 21.75, 22.25, 23) (25.25, 25.25, 25.5, 25.5)”

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern, in dc, is 17.5 st by 10.5 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm / 4” by 4” square.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • yo = yarn over
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • Fdc = foundation double crochet

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2 and ch 3 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.

Construction

The body of the top is worked in panels. Both the front and back panels have an A line shaping with additional armhole shaping. The front panel also has some shaping for the neck opening.

Panels are then sewed together and lace details are added in the round at the neckline and bottom of the top. Finally, sleeves are worked in the round from picked stitches at the armhole opening.

Special Stitches

  • Foundation double crochet (fdc) = ch 4, yo, insert hook into 4th ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through first loop (making a “chain”). [Yarn over and pull through 2 loops] twice.

**Yarn over, insert hook into previous “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through first loop (making a “chain”). [Yarn over and pull through 2 loops] twice.

Repeat from ** until you reached the desired number of stitches. If you are not familiar with this technique, I recommend this very helpful tutorial by Joy of Motion Crochet.

The Actual Crochet Summer Top Pattern

Back Panel

With your 4 mm / US G – 6 hook, fdc 78 (84, 93, 102, 111) (120, 129, 138, 147) st.

Row 1: Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc until last 2 st, dc2tog, turn. <76 (82, 91, 100, 109) (118, 127, 136, 145) st>

Row 4 – 6: Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Row 7 – 30: Repeat Row 3 – 6 six times. <64 (70, 79, 88, 97) (106, 115, 124, 133) st>

Armhole shaping

Row 31: Ch 1, sl st 2 (4, 5, 5, 7) (11, 11, 11, 14), dc until last 3 (5, 6, 6, 8) (12, 12, 12, 15) st, sc, turn (skipping last 2 (4, 5, 5, 7) (11, 11, 11, 14) st). <2 (4, 5, 5, 7) (11, 11, 11, 14) sl st, 59 (61, 68, 77, 82) (83, 92, 101, 104) dc, 1 sc>

Row 32: Ch 2, sc2tog, dc until 2 st before sl st, dc2tog, turn (skipping sl st). <58 (60, 67, 76, 81) (82, 91, 100, 103) st>

Row 33: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc until last 2 st, dc2tog, turn. <56 (58, 65, 74, 79) (80, 89, 98, 101) st>

Sizes M to 5 XL

Repeat Row 33 another X (X, 0, 3, 3, 3, 7, 11, 12) times. <X (X, 65, 68, 73) (74, 75, 76, 77) st>

All Sizes

Straight Row: Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Repeat Straight Row: 20 (21, 21, 19, 21) (27, 23, 19, 18) times.

Bind off and leave a long tail for sewing

Front Panel

Repeat Back Panel Row 1 – 33

Sizes M to 5 XL

Repeat Row 33 X (X, 0, 3, 3, 3, 7, 11, 12) times. <X (X, 65, 68, 73) (74, 75, 76, 77) st>

All Sizes

Straight Row: Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Repeat Straight Row: 2 (3, 3, 1, 3) (9, 5, 1, 0) times.

Neck Shaping

Work both shoulders separately:

Row 1: Ch 2, dc 23 (24, 26, 28, 30) (31, 31, 32, 32), sc, turn. <24 (25, 27, 29, 31) (32, 32, 33, 33) st>

Row 2: Sl st, dc2tog, dc until end of row, turn. <22 (23, 25, 27, 29) (30, 30, 31, 31) st (not counting sl st)>

Row 3: Ch 2, dc until last 3 st, dc2tog, skip sl st and turn. <21 (22, 24, 26, 28) (29, 29, 30, 30) st>

Row 4: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc until end of row, turn. <20 (21, 23, 25, 27) (28, 28, 29, 29) st>

Row 5: Ch 2, dc until last 2 st, dc2tog, turn. <19 (20, 22, 24, 26) (27, 27, 28, 28) st>

Row 6 – 9: Repeat Row 4 – 5. <15 (16, 18, 20, 22) (23, 23, 24, 24) st>

Row 10 – 18: Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Bind off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Going back to the last row before splitting for the neck opening, skip 8 (8, 11, 10, 11) (10, 11, 10, 11) st and join yarn.

Row 1: Sc, dc across, turn. <24 (25, 27, 29, 31) (32, 32, 33, 33) st>

Row 2: Ch 2, dc until last 3 st, dc2tog, skip sc and turn. <22 (23, 25, 27, 29) (30, 30, 31, 31) st>

Row 3: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc across, turn. <21 (22, 24, 26, 28) (29, 29, 30, 30) st>

Row 4: Ch 2, dc until last 2 st, dc2tog, turn. <20 (21, 23, 25, 27) (28, 28, 29, 29) st>

Row 5 – 8: Repeat Row 3 – 4. <18 (19, 21, 23, 25) (26, 26, 27, 27) st>

Row 9: Repeat Row 3. <17 (18, 20, 22, 24) (25, 25, 26, 26) st>

Row 10 – 18: Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Bind off and leave a long tail for sewing

Assembly & Lace Details

Start by sewing the shoulder seams. Then sew down the side seams from the armhole shaping to the bottom of the top. Weave in all your ends.

Bottom Lace

Join yarn at the seam and work in the back of the fdc stitches:

Round 1: Ch 3, tr, [ch 2, skip 2, sc, ch 2, skip 2, 3 tr] until last 5 st, ch 2, skip 2, sc, ch 2, skip 1, tr, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch, turn.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in tr below, [ch 2, skip ch-2, (tr, ch 1, tr) in sc below, ch 2, skip ch-2 and next tr, sc in middle tr below] around making last sc in only tr below, join with a sl st in the ch-1, turn.

Round 3: Ch 3, tr, [ch 2, skip ch-2 and tr below, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip ch-2, 3 tr in sc below] around finishing with only one tr in last st, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch, turn.

Repeat Round 2 once.

Bind off and weave in the ends.

Neck lace

Round 1: Join yarn at a shoulder seam and sc 85 st around the neckline, turn.

Round 2: Ch 3, tr, [ch 2, skip 2, sc, ch 2, skip 2, 3 tr] across finishing with only one tr in last st, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch, turn.

Bind off and weave in the ends

Sleeves

detailed view of the back and wide sleeves of the easy crochet top pattern free

With your 4 mm / US G-6 hook, join yarn at the armpit seam, ch 1, sc 91 (91, 97, 103, 103) (109, 127, 133, 133, 133) around the armhole, join with a sl st in the ch-1, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, tr, [ch 2, skip 2, sc, ch 2, skip 2, 3 tr] across finishing with only one tr in last st, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in tr below, [ch 2, skip ch 2, (tr, ch 1, tr) in sc below, ch 2, skip ch 2 and next tr, sc in middle tr below] repeat across making last sc in only tr below, join with a sl st in the ch-1, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, tr, [ch 2, skip ch 2 and tr below, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip ch 2, 3 tr in sc below] across finishing with only one tr in last st, join with a sl st in the 3rd ch, turn.

Repeat Row 2 and 3 nine times. Repeat Row 2 one more time.

Blocking

To make your lacy top even prettier, help even your stitches and open up the lace sections, wet block your project.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

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