Our Favorite Crochet Top Patterns & Kits - Darn Good Yarn

Our Favorite Crochet Top Patterns & Kits

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

Crochet hooks

Yarn Needle


Stitch Markers

Stitch Counter

Tape Measure

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.

A closeup image of a swirled nest of rainbow lace weight silk 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.

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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.

Three skeins of red, yellow, and orange lace weight silk yarn are resting on a warm floral tabletop.

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

Halter Top Bralette

A mannequin is next to a large green plant, wearing a green crochet bralette.

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!

Halter Top Bralette Crochet Pattern

Mercury Crop Top Crochet Tutorial

A person with short blond hair is sitting on a bench, wearing a white, pink ,and blue halter crochet crop top.

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

Sunny Days Tank Top

A woman with long brown hair is leaning against a rusty white wooden door, wearing white striped shorts and a tank top made out of yellow banana fiber yarn.

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.

Sunny Days Tank Top Crochet Pattern

Easy Breezy Top

A woman with blonde hair is posing by a black fence in front of a flight of stairs, wearing an ombre green crochet tank top.

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.

Easy Breezy Top Crochet Pattern

Black to the Basics Crochet Tank Top

An outfit made up of a sunhat, a black crochet top, yellow shorts, and some sandals are laid out on a white bed sheet.

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.

Black to the Basics Crochet Tank Top Pattern

How To Make A Granny Square Tank Top | Crochet Tutorial

A person with blond hair is wearing a multicolored granny square halter top in the sun outside.

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!

Crochet Tops

Still on the hunt for the perfect crochet top pattern? Take a look at these! You’ll be sure to find one to love!

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.