Let’s see those shoulders ladies! Summer is right around the corner and you don’t want that dreaded farmer’s tan. So why don’t you make yourself something special from these free crochet tank top patterns?
A lot of people seem to complain about being stuck on “sleeve island” when they make sweaters. Well I say, skip the sleeves and make a tank top instead. The best part about these free crochet tank top patterns is that they are really quick to make! So put down that sweater you’ve been working on for next Christmas and put a tank top on your hook instead.
Do you know how to crochet a tank top? No worries if you don’t. I know that crocheting garments may seem intimidating but tank tops are actually a great place to start. In fact, there are a handful of free patterns on this very list that would be perfect for a new crocheter’s first attempt at making clothes.
Don’t run off to the yarn store just yet. These free crochet tank top patterns call for all different kinds of yarn weights and fiber contents. There’s everything from lace weight to worsted weight and cotton to bamboo to acrylic. Chances are that you already have what you need in your stash. After all, crocheting a tank top doesn’t take nearly as much yarn as a sweater!
So what are you waiting for? Scroll down and see all of these gorgeous and free tank top patterns for yourself!
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25 Amazing Free Crochet Tank Top Patterns
With openwork panels on the side and top and more coverage on the front and back, the Aestas Top is here to make a statement. Not for the faint of heart, this pattern involves working in the round and short row shaping, but there are lots of pictures to help guide you in this free download. I think we can all agree that the result is totally worth it in the end though!
Designer: Hooked by Anna
Yarn: Scheepjes Cahlista (Worsted Weight #4)
Sagebrush Tank Top
You’ll certainly set some hearts on fire with this gorgeous crochet design. The combination of a cropped length with a relaxed fit makes this tank top an instant classic that you will find yourself reaching for again and again. The pattern is made entirely with back-loop half double crochet and slip stitches.
Designer: Grace (For the Frills)
Yarn: We Crochet CotLin (DK Weight #3)
Kanata Kerchief Tank
Of course, you don’t really need to do any fancy stitching to crochet a beautiful tank top. This design has super-easy construction and uses basic stitches, making it a great choice for someone just venturing into crochet garments. Simple tops like this are the easiest to style and work well with a number of different outfits.
Designer: Jennifer Ozses
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
Seascape Scallop Tank Top
I’ve never seen any tank top crochet patterns quite like this before! Made with cotton yarn, this is created in all single crochet except for the scalloped edge at the top. I love the ties at the shoulders, but there are also instructions for making regular straps.
Designer: Grace (For the Frills)
Yarn: We Crochet Simply Organic Cotton Sport (Sport Weight #2)
Think you can’t crochet a gorgeous tank with more coverage? Think again! Case in point – the stunning Summertime Tank. It has all of the drape and style of a summer tee, but has more coverage than skimpy straps. The pattern is a sleeveless mesh top with with a relaxed neckline and a ribbed bottom hem, and is perfect for beginners!
Designer: Toni at TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend (DK Weight #3)
Marley Lace Top
We could all use a little more lace in our lives, couldn’t we? With the Marley Lace Top, you get the right combination of lace and coverage. The best part is that it’s all just basic stitches with minimal seaming, so it’s actually pretty beginner friendly. My favorite part is the easy construction – this is a great summer top!
Designer: Nicole Chase
Yarn: We Crochet Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye (Fingering Weight #1)
Summer Vacation Top
Here’s another one of our free tank top crochet patterns that’s made with DK weight yarn! The design calls for basic crochet stitches and has some openwork details around the neckline to steal the spotlight. It’s such a unique and fun design that it’s sure to turn some heads.
Designer: Jessica at Mama in a Stitch
Yarn: Lion Brand Coboo (DK Weight #3)
I’m loving this racerback top with a sweet and interesting crochet lace. There’s so much to love about this design – the flattering fit of the racerback, the relaxed drape of the body, and the nice straps. Because, let’s face it, sometimes spaghetti straps can dig into your shoulders and nobody wants that!
Designer: DROPS Design
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Cotton Light (DK Weight #3)
Sweet Clara Top
When you’re feeling a little fancy you reach for the allover lace top. The smooth softness of this yarn makes this top feel like pure luxury. It’s a breeze to crochet too using an openwork lace pattern. So why don’t you treat yourself to a new tank top? After all, you totally deserve it!
Designer: Kristin Omdahl
Yarn: Kristin Omdahl Yarns Be So Sporty (Sport Weight #2)
The Angles Tunic is unique in that it has a triangle shaped construction method. And as you can see, it’s a pretty flattering design. This stunning tank top is just begging to be shown off on a day spent at the beach or out on a picnic, don’t you think?
Designer: I Need It Crochet
Yarn: Loops & Threads Woolike (Lace Weight #0)
Get Granny Squared Top
In the Get Granny Squared Top, the basic granny square is anything but basic. The granny stitch adds interest and style to an otherwise monochrome top. It’s also a great way to get some practice in with the front post double crochet at the top.
Designer: ChiWei Ranck
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn LB Collection Superwash Merino (DK Weight #3)
Summer Valley Top
The Summer Valley Top features a fully covered front and an open back – both perfect design aspects for a summer tank. It works up quickly in basic crochet stitches with a sophisticated and modern twist on a basic tank pattern.
Designer: Breann Maudlin
Yarn: We Are Knitters The Pima Cotton (Worsted Weight #4)
If you just can’t get enough easy openwork lace tanks, try the Midnight Top. What’s not to love with the flattering fit and the beautiful drape? The best part is that it’s all basic crochet stitches.
Designer: Rachel Counts
Yarn: Lion Brand Jeans (Worsted Weight #4)
Peaks Tank Top
This has an average everyday tank top shape, but as you can see from the picture the Peaks Tank is really something special. I love that the openwork pattern adds detail and interest without over complicating the pattern or making it too difficult. The pattern calls for only basic crochet stitches.
Designer: Hooked by Anna
Yarn: ONION Knit Hemp+Cotton+Modal (Sport Weight #2)
Sweet Tea Tank
The relaxed stitchwork of the Sweet Tea Tank yields a flowy, breathable top that’s slightly see-through. The size-inclusive design is more fitted in the bust and relaxed around the waist. It’s cute, it’s comfortable and it will make you feel oh so confident too! The best part is that it’s all basic crochet stitches.
Designer: The Turtle Trunk
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy (Aran Weight #4)
I don’t know about you but I love this combination of lace and solid stitches. It’s just so pretty and fun! The Point Horizon tank top is certainly no exception. Designed in basic stitches with openwork lace at the top, the pattern also includes nine sizes.
Designer: Expression Fiber Arts
Yarn: Expression Fiber Arts Ephemeral Fingering (Fingering Weight #1)
Hello Yellow Top
Nail the trendy openwork look with the Hello Yellow Top. Work with aran yarn in an openwork pattern for the final tank top, thanks to easy lace stitches. If that sounds complicated, trust me, it really isn’t that hard! The best part is that it’s all basic crochet stitches.
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Solids (Aran Weight #4)
The Ballerina Top has the lace on the bottom of the tank. This fun little detail adds so much charm to the final design. While the main body of the tank top is worked in a more solid stitch, the bottom half is crocheted with open lace stitches.
Designer: Annoo Crochet Designs
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
Lace Summer Top
A cute lace tank top goes well with everything, so the Lace Summer tank definitely deserves a spot in your closet. The front and back of the upper part of the design are worked separately, then joined and worked in the round from the bust down. There’s also just a touch of a ruffle at the hem.
Designer: TLH Patterns
Yarn: (Sport Weight #2)
For tank top crochet patterns with extra length, look no further than the Kiskeya Tank. Designed to be flowy and flattering, the top works up much quicker than you might think. It’s got a good amount of stretch to it so it fits nicely.
Designer: Elisabeth Desamour for We Crochet
Yarn: We Crochet Gloss DK (DK Weight #3)
Seaglass Tank Top
The flattering fit on this tank top will have you feeling pretty and confident too. This is the perfect tank shape to let the breeze, which is great for those sweltering summer days. Most of the pattern is worked in rounds in easy cluster stitches. Use a color changing yarn like the designer did in this sample for an amazing effect.
Designer: The Purple Poncho
Yarn: Red Heart It’s a Wrap Rainbow (Sport Weight #2)
The Clarice tank top is totally date night material. While mainly worked in a super openwork pattern, the very top and straps are more solid stitches. I love the little keyhole design feature on the front.
Designer: Kim Guzman
Yarn: Omega Perle No 5 (Fingering Weight #1)
Lovey and textured stitches contrast nicely with the easy openwork lace at the top. The addition of a tonal yarn really gives this easy design something extra. It’s sure to make an impression when you wear it!
Designer: Sigoni Macaroni
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton Print (Aran Weight #4)
Wandering Free Summer Top
There is plenty of texture in this cute crochet summer top design. Made with a combination of different stitch techniques, it has plenty of texture and coverage. I love the way that it almost looks like a tee! The tank is simply worked from the bottom up and seamed at the shoulders.
Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity
Yarn: Loops & Thread Woolike (Fingering Weight #1)
Take Two Top
If you like meshy tops that can couple as swimsuit cover ups, then check this out. This design uses a large crochet hook for an open, airy design that’s perfect for hot summer days. Wear it over a cami or bralette with jeans for an easy, modern look.
Designer: Rachel Misner
Yarn: Lion Brand Low Tide (Worsted Weight #4)
Grab your crochet hook and yarn because it’s time to get to crocheting! Which of these free tank top patterns will you choose? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.
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