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Easy Summer Crochet Tank Top Free Pattern

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The weather is starting to warm up so now is the time to start those fun summer garments, like the Easy Summer Crochet Tank Top. And this one is a relaxing easy crochet piece, perfect for practicing those lazy summer vibes while soaking up some sun. Plus, a little extra crochet time is just what we all need right now while we relax on those summer days. To keep you busy all summer, also check out the Easy Muse Crochet Summer Top or the Lollipop Summer Simple Cardigan Crochet Pattern.

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Are you a knitter? I have created a mimic of this stitch pattern in knit. Check it out Summer Knit Beginner Tank Top.

Why this crochet pattern is for beginners.

First time crocheting a garment? You've come to the right pattern. This summer crochet top pattern is ideal for beginners because it is easy to learn and doesn't require any advanced skills. This top's light and airy fabric makes it perfect for warm weather.

This pattern uses basic crochet stitches, such as single crochet, which is essential for crocheters of all levels. The crochet top also has a relaxed fit, which can be adjusted to fit any body type. With this pattern, you can create a fashionable and comfortable summer crochet top that will last for many seasons.

It is an ideal project for those just starting out in crochet and more experienced crocheters who want to practice their basic single crochet stitches too. So don't wait - try out this summer crochet top pattern today!

Why choosing the right yarn for your summer garment matters.

When it comes to summer crochet, the type of yarn you choose can make a major difference in the quality and comfort of your garment. For example, consider using a linen or cotton blend yarn if you're looking for something lightweight and breathable. I used a cotton yarn for the Get Comfy with the Crochet Cardigan Free Pattern as a nice summer wearable. But if you want something that's not a cotton yarn, the Campside Cardi Easy Free Knit-Look Crochet Pattern with it's lightweight stitch pattern would be perfectly cozy.

These fibers are perfect for creating airy garments that won't weigh you down in hot weather. A wool or acrylic blend may be better if you want something more sturdy and long-wearing. Choosing the right yarn can also help you create garments with unique textures and colors that will stand out from the crowd.

So take some time to research your options before getting started on your summer crochet project! The suitable lightweight cotton yarn used will make all the difference.

How to customize for the best fit.

This summer crochet top pattern is designed with an adjustable fit, so you can easily customize it to your body type. Whether petite or plus-size, this crochet top pattern offers room for adjustment so everyone can enjoy a comfortable and stylish fit. To make adjustments, follow the instructions in the pattern and use a measuring tape to keep track of the changes.

For example, add extra stitches along that row if you want a looser fit in the bust area. This way, you can ensure that your crochet summer top is perfectly tailored to fit your body and provide a comfortable summer look!

With this easy pattern with basic stitches, anyone can create an attractive summer crochet top that fits their body type and style. So why wait? Get started on your handmade crochet summer garment today!

Why are my edges uneven?

Uneven edges are a common issue for crocheters. This happens when stitches are not evenly worked across the row, resulting in an uneven edge. To fix this problem, look at each stitch and determine if it was pulled too tight or loose.

If you notice that some stitches are tighter than others, try adjusting your tension to make it more consistent. Also, count your stitches at the end of each row so you don’t miss any. With practice and patience, uneven edges will become less of an issue!

What do you need to know about the yarn weight used?

The yarn weight you use will affect the look and feel of your project. The weights are numbered from 0 to 7, with 0 being the lightest and 7 being the heaviest. When picking out yarn for a project, check the recommended weight on the pattern so that your finished piece looks as intended.

Remember that different fibers will affect the look and feel of your project, so be sure to select one that matches your pattern. With these tips, picking out the yarn for your crochet top pattern will become less of an issue!

The yarn listed in the supplies is the best option, but other yarns will work too, such as WeCrochet Cotlin yarn is a great choice for this project as it’s lightweight and provides excellent stitch definition. Of course, you can use any yarn you choose to create this summer crochet top! DK weight yarn is suitable for this project as it provides a sturdier material, making the easy crochet summer top look more finished.

Suggested Crochet Supplies

Crochet Hook:
5.0mm (H hook) for DK weight yarn, or hook to obtain gauge
OR 3.5mm crochet hook for fingering weight yarn

Try out one of the crochet hooks below!

Notions:
Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:
WeCrochet Cotlin - DK Weight
70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen, 123yds/50g
or
Mary Maxim Sunrise
Yards Needed for DK Weight:
100% Acrylic, 240yds/3.5oz
550 (600, 675, 775) (900, 1200, 1300) yards
or
WeCrochet Samia - Fingering Weight
80% Cupro, 20% Mulberry Silk, 188yds/50g

WeCrochet Brava Recycle DK

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes DK Superwash

Yardage:
Yards Needed for DK Weight:
550 (600, 675, 775) (900, 1200, 1300) yards

Yards Needed for Fingering Weight:
775 (830, 925, 1025) (1200, 1350, 1500) yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
RS - Right Side
WS - Wrong Side

Gauge:
For Fingering Weight: 28 sts and 30 rows
For DK Weight: 21 sts and 24 rows = 4x4” (10 cm) in Moss Stitch

Skill Level:
Easy/Beginner

Size:
Finished Bust Sizes (includes ease)
XS: 32.5” (83 cm)
S: 35” (88 cm)
M: 40” (102 cm)
L: 44” (112 cm)
1X: 49” (125 cm)
2X: 51.5 “ (131 cm)
3X: 56.5 (144 cm)

Notes:
The Summer Crochet Top is a simplistic design that creates two rectangular pieces, front and back.
This pattern stitch is worked from the main body bottom to top lace in two rectangular pieces. Then a slip stitch ribbing is added along each bottom piece. Last, it’s seamed together at the sides and top shoulders.

Sizes are written as:
XS (S, M, L) (1X, 2X, 3x)

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Body of the Easy Summer Crochet Top:

Row 1: For Fingering Weight Yarn chain 112 (126, 140, 154) (168, 182, 196). For DK Weight Yarn chain 85 (93, 105, 117, 129, 136, 149) for DK Weight.

Sc in the second chain from hook and across, turn.

Stitch count for every row in this pattern is 112 (126, 140, 154) (168, 182, 196) for Fingering Weight Yarn and 84 (92, 104, 116, 128, 136, 148) for DK Weight Yarn.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first 2 sts, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next; repeat from * to *
across, turn.

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Lace Top of the Easy Summer Crochet Top:

Row 1: If desired, change yarn colors for a pop of color on the top of the summer shirt.
All chains are counted in stitch count for the lace portion.
Ch 3 , skip 2 sts, slip st in next; repeat from * to * across, turn. *Please note, if there are one less, or one more stitches at the end of row, simply ch 3, and sl st into the last.

Row 2: *Ch 3, sl st in the ch 3 space*; repeat from * to * across, sl st in last ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, sl st in the ch 3 space; repeat from * to * until the last ch 3 space, sl st into the ch 3 space, turn.

Repeats for the Lace Top:
Repeat Rows 2-3 until there are 5 (5, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8) inches of the lace portion. You can adjust your fit by adding/omitting rows. Hold the project up to your body and test out the sizing as you go.

Fasten off and continue to the bottom ribbing section.

Bottom Ribbing:

The ribbing on this crochet top is optional.

Row 1: Chain 6, sl st in 2nd chain from hook and across. (5 sts)
St st in 2 sts on brim (these count as a turning chain), turn.

Row 2: Skip the two st sts on brim, in blo, sl st 5, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, in blo, sl st 5, sl st in next 2 sts on the bottom edge, turn.

Repeats for the Bottom Ribbing:
Repeat rows 2-3 along the bottom edge of shirt.

Finishing & Caring for Your New Crochet Garment

Block both front and back pieces to make seaming easier. Check out the Crafting Blocking Mats with Tape Measure and Pins. And if you want the best blocking pins on the market that make it faster and easier to block, get the Blocking Pin Combs.

Using the schematic measurements from the notes and the mattress seam, line up each side and seam, leaving the opening for the arms.

And then line up the shoulders of Front and Back, seam the shoulders on each side, leaving an opening for the neck.

The chain stitches may shrink down a little after blocking, so most importantly, measure the head's opening and seam the remainder of the shoulder stitches. Wear and Enjoy!

Finishing a crochet project is just as important as the process of creating it. To complete your project, begin by weaving in all the ends and trimming any excess yarn. Once this step is done, you can block the garment to even out each stitch.

Blocking also helps to give your crocheted piece a more polished look. Finally, you can apply fringe or any other decorations to the piece. With these steps and a little patience, you’ll create a beautiful piece you can be proud of!

Handmade crocheted garments require special attention when it comes to care and maintenance. To maintain the quality of your garments, be sure to wash them separately with a gentle detergent in cool water.

After washing, lay flat on a towel and reshape any stretched areas that become misshapen. If needed, use a steam iron to press the fabric, then fold or hang it for storage. Following these tips, you can keep your handmade crochet garments looking beautiful for years!

And if you are expanding your summer wardrobe, you might want the Easy Diamond Crochet Cardigan Pattern for the cool evenings. Or the Sutherland Waterfall Vest Crochet Pattern as an extra layer. Happy Crocheting!

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