Written by Kate Curry
Many crafters' first big project is a crochet top - and it can be daunting. Making your own crochet top is so fulfilling! If you’re now sure where to start or how to crochet a top, don’t you worry - we’re here to help!
Supplies You’ll Need for Crochet Tops
Yarn that is durable and easy to wash!
It’s The Time Of The Season
Before you start your new crochet creation, you have a few choices to make! If you’re in summer, you’re going to want to choose a pattern that is either a crochet crop top, crochet tank top, or a short sleeved crochet top. You’re also going to want to choose a lightweight yarn such as lace weight silk yarn or linen yarn.
If you’re crafting during winter or fall, you’re going to want to go with a warmer top, like a long sleeved crochet shirt or a shirt that can be easily layered. Thick, warm yarn is also the best bet for you - something like our worsted weight silk yarn or Mexicali Dreams Super Bulky Yarn.
How Much Yarn Do I Need For A Top?
The amount of yarn you’ll need for your crochet top will depend on the size and style of your creation. The larger the size, the more skeins, balls, or cakes you’ll need to finish your crochet top pattern. Simple crochet crop top patterns will need less yarn, whereas complicated long sleeved tops will need more yarn.
The majority of crochet tops you’ll come across will need about 3-8 skeins of yarn. Be sure to double check the pattern and your yarn stash before you start crocheting! Keep an eye on the yardage as well!
Crochet Crop Tops & Bralettes
This Halter Top Bralette is a crochet pattern that will make a comfortable summer-friendly bra. The pattern is quick and easy for a beginner crocheter to follow along! Perfect for your very first crochet top project!
This tutorial gives you the free pattern and a step-by-step tutorial to make your very own crochet summer top! Perfect for festivals and for anyone looking for how to crochet a crop top for the very first time.
Crochet Tank Tops
This lace inspired crochet summer tank top is an easy pattern that will give you a cute, hippie top in no time at all! Made with our recycled Banana Fiber yarn, this top is soft and lightweight, and is perfect for vegans and nature lovers alike.
This Easy Breezy Top is absolutely perfect for summer! With 5 different color palettes to choose from, you can make one for every season and any occasion. Striped detailing made from our Herbal Dyed Silk Yarn packs gives this crochet top a fun, beachy feel that can work with just about anything.
The Black to the Basics tank top is an easy crochet project that assembles with basic crochet stitches. The tank top is constructed by crocheting 2 panels with simple increases for shaping. The luxurious Darn Good Yarn sport weight linen yarn used in the design of the pattern flaunts the tank top’s daisy stitches flawlessly.
Follow along this tutorial and free pattern to get to crocheting your very own granny square halter top! If you work along with this tutorial you will learn how to make your very own crochet halter top in no time!
Still on the hunt for the perfect crochet top pattern? Take a look at these! You’ll be sure to find one to love!