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30+ Summer Clothing Crochet Patterns
Crochet isn't just for the cold months! We've collected the best free summer crochet top patterns, summer sweater patterns, accessories, and more!
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Ah, summer, the warmest season of the year. Some people think the summer months are bit too warm, but it really depends on where you're from. If you live in the south, you're probably right. The heat and humidity can be just a bit too much at times and your first instinct is to stay inside. Even in the north, it can be a challenge to beat the heat while still looking stylish.
Whatever your reason for working up some fun crochet clothing patterns this summer may be, I guarantee that we have a really valuable collection here for you. This list of 30+ Summer Clothing Crochet Patterns includes some of the best crochet tops, summer sweater crochet patterns, and cover ups for the beach or pool. We've even included patterns for crochet dresses and skirt patterns to show off your sense of style from head to toe. Plus, work up a summer hat or any of the featured crochet accessories to excentuate your look, no matter what outfit you're wearing.
Take a look around these fun summer crochet wearables to find the best pattern for you. Crochet patterns you can wear are probably some of the best you can ever work up. Even later in the fall, you can wear a cute crochet top with a sweater over it as it gets colder. All of these versatile patterns are perfect for you to work up during your vacation, a sunny Sunday afternoon, or a night in with a TV movie.
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PLUS! Learn how to crochet a Simple Lace Summer Top by following along with the video tutorial below. This light and open stitch pattern will keep you cool even on the hottest summer days.
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Crochet Summer Tops
- Sunburst Top
The oversized loose fit and the airy lace stitch make this top very comfortable for summer weather. This cute top is perfect to wear with a pair of jeans shorts or some slim pants.
- Bright and Beautiful Crochet Tunic
Work up this lovely tunic for a stylish piece of spring or summer clothing. The beautiful design on this crochet shirt is light and airy so that you can keep cool on even the warmest of days.
- Two Tone Crochet Top
Add this Two Tone Crochet Top to your wardrobe for something fun you can wear every season. Create your own color combination or use this bright blue seen here for a crochet top you can wear to the office or lounge around in at home.
- Beach Vacation Crochet Shawl
Get ready for the time of your life with the Beach Vacation Crochet Shawl. This fabulous piece is an easy crochet pattern that will look amazing over your bathing suit.
- Stylish Crochet Tank Top
This is the perfect top to have during the warmer months of the season. Wear this crochet pattern during the day for hanging out at the beach or pair it with a cute jean jacket for a night out.
- Women's Crochet Chevron Tank Top
Worked up in nautical tones, with a splash of pink for contrast, this crochet top pattern is just the thing to pair with jeans or shorts. It even looks good worn under a light fall jacket.
- Blossom Summer Tank
Enjoy wearing this tank top in the spring and summer months. It's the perfect top to wear over a cami on cooler days or evenings. The pattern is given in multiple sizes to fit bust sizes 30 to 42.
- Sherbet Kaftan Top
Crochet a free size and convertible kaftan top with this Sherbet Kaftan Top pattern. It would be a lovely beach cover up or a layering piece to pair with your casual clothes.
Summer Sweater Crochet Patterns
- Mid Summer Cardigan
This cardigan is lightweight, long, and loose. It is perfect either for wearing as a beach cover up, or for lounging on the couch in the air conditioning.
- Flirty Pink Shell Shrug
Light and airy pieces are perfect for summer, and how pretty is this pale shade of pink? This flirty shell stitch shrug is practically begging to be worn with your favorite sundress.
- Sand Dune Sweater
Cropped tops are all the rage these days, and this sweater is one of the cutest ways to rock the trend. Using bulky yarn and airy stitches, this beachy crochet pullover is perfect for wearing over a swimsuit, with cut-off shorts, or to keep comfy on breezy nights.
- Lacy Crochet Duster
Intermediate crocheters looking for a challenge will have so much fun working up this beautiful lace pattern. Any effort put into stitching this duster sweater will be completely worth it once everyone compliments the effortless, boho style of this pattern.
- Lemonade Summer Kimono
I dare you to look at this cheerful yellow cardi without smiling! This sunny kimono-style cardigan is made with cotton yarn and a big hook, so it is nice and airy, but still durable.
- Monochrome Tie Sweater Pattern
Looking for something classy, cute, and ultra wearable to crochet? This black and white sweater is exactly what you’re looking for. The classic color combo and chic flared sleeves will make this sweater a staple in your wardrobe.
Don't let the summer heat keep you from enjoying your favorite hobby! Dig into your lightweight yarn stash and work up some light and lacy crochet patterns.
We asked Hortense Maskins, from Knitting With Chopsticks, designer of the Sunburst Top pictured above, about crocheting comfy clothing for warm weather. She says,
"Living in the tropics I love making aerated, comfy, summer clothing. Crochet is ideal for this as you can create pretty lace patterns while keeping the project very simple and beginner friendly."
Crochet Dress Patterns and Crochet Skirts for Summer
- The Frances Skirt
This chic skirt sits high on the waist and can be worn with or without leggings, so it is perfect for the hot weather, but can also be worn layered in the fall! It is incredibly comfy to wear and so easy to make.
- Enchanted Sun Dress
Looking at this dress, no one would ever guess you made it yourself. This easy tank dress has a flirty flared bottom for summer days. The self-striping yarn gives this dress such an enchanting look.
- Convertible Dress and Skirt
Why crochet just a single function pattern when you can crochet a convertible garment that can be worn as a skirt, or as a dress? This pattern is made using mercerized cotton for a chic and durable garment.
- Vivo Dress
If you’re looking for a dress you will wear over and over again, this is the one. The pattern is made with several repeats, so it is actually easier to crochet than you might think.
- Granny Stitch Pretty Dress
Dressing for events in the summer can be so difficult, but this gorgeous girly dress might just be the answer. The shape is so figure-flattering, and the pink color is just irresistible.
- Flaunty Flared Crochet Skirt
Flaunt your legs and chic sense of style in this fashionable flared skirt. Turquoise is such a great color choice for summer clothing, and can pair with a simple tank for a flirty and fun outfit.
Crochet Beach Cover Up Patterns
- Beach Breeze Summer Cover-Up Kimono Top
The shell stitch used in this pattern is repetitive and simple, making this cover-up a quick and easy project. Crochet this beautiful and versatile beach cover up as a lovely gift, or for yourself!
- Crochet Beach Cover Up
Variegated yarn is the secret to the beauty of this eye-catching bathing suit cover-up. This pattern can be worn so many different ways, and makes an awesome triangle scarf in the cooler months.
- Sunshine Beach Cover Up
This simple and easy pattern might just be the perfect beach and swimsuit cover up for summer. The pattern is beginner-friendly, but still looks so stylish. Wear it over a bathing suit, or with jeans!
- Beach Girl Rainbow Cover Up Crochet Pattern
Trips to the beach or pool can be the highlight of summertime, and a cute cover up can add to the enjoyment. The rainbow color scheme is so fun, but the design looks very cute in solid colors, too.
Crochet Swimsuit Patterns
- Basic Crochet Bikini
Crochet bikinis are popular year after year, but can be so expensive in stores. If you’ve ever thought about crocheting your own, this is your chance! The cut of this suit is classic, and the top can be made in several sizes depending on your measurements.
- How to Crochet: The Sassy Summer Bikini
The sun won’t be the only hot thing this summer when you’re wearing this sassy crochet bikini. The high-waisted bottom is so trendy, and the bright tropical colors will make you stand out at the beach or the pool.
We asked Crystal Marin, from Christa Co Design, who designed the Mid Summer Cardigan pictured above, her tips for crocheting clothing for summer. She says,
"When I set out to design the Mid Summer Cardigan I wanted a longer looser version of my Summer's End Cardigan. I decided to add slits to the sides and back which really allowed the cardigan to flow. The simplicity of the pattern creates an easy to make and easy to wear cardigan that doubles as a beach cover up."
Accessories and Crochet Jewelry for Summer
- Daisy Woodland Crown
Sunny days are finally here with this Daisy Woodland Crown. You can't go wrong with cute hair accessories, especially when they make you feel like nature's princess all season long.
- Beginner Flower Necklace
Blue, pink, and purple are always popular colors in the summertime. Beginners looking for a stylish yet simple accessory for their summer wardrobe will have so much fun with this pattern.
- Extra Special Summer Lace Scarf
Treat yourself to an extra special accessory with this stunning lace scarf. Most scarves are too warm for summer, but this light and airy scarf is perfect with a tank top, and won't leave you feeling overheated.
- Henna Barefoot Sandals
Are you a hippie at heart? These barefoot sandals are a cool fashion accessory for bohemian girls. Crochet a pair of barefoot "sandals" to enjoy the earth and sand beneath your toes this summer.
Summer Crochet Hat Patterns
- June Sunhat
Let this pretty floppy brim Beach Vibe Sun Hat protect you from the sun and give you just enough cover to shade your pretty face. Add to your wardrobe with this stylish hat and dress up any summer outfit.
- Beach Vibe Sun Hat
This Pineapple Stitch Beanie will be your best friend on bad hair days this summer. It's snug, light, and cute. This quick pattern takes only 16 rounds, so you'll want to make more for friends and family.
- Pineapple Stitch Beanie
The Panama Jack Crochet Hat is a great crochet pattern to make for summer. This free sun hat pattern actually includes two different patterns for a teen/adult size hat, as well as a toddler/child size.
- Panama Jack Crochet Hat
The Cotton Crochet Sun Hat Pattern is the perfect pattern to make for the hot, sunny days of summer. Cotton yarn is used for this free hat pattern, which will help keep you cool.
- Cotton Crochet Sun Hat Pattern
The brim on this Honeysuckle Summer Hat pattern is perfect for keeping the sun out of your eyes on those warm and bright days. It's not too thick so you don't get awfully hot wearing a hat in the high temperatures, and it's super cute.
- Honeysuckle Summer Hat
This pretty wide brim sun hat will protect you from the hot sunny and give you just enough shade for this wide brim follow along step-by-step photo tutorial and easy-to-read pattern. This is a must-have item for your summer wardrobe.
- Sea Breeze Wide Brim Sun Hat
This adult sized crochet sun hat is super easy to work up, only takes 2 balls of Lion Brand Rewind yarn and is super cute for summer! Lightweight while offering plenty of coverage for those harsh sun rays, June is a closet staple every gal needs.
Design inspiration comes from all over the place! Whether you are inspired by a beautiful place, or a beautiful stitch, inspiration is the key to creating a wonderful piece of crochet clothing.
Ellie Price, from Hook Yarn Carabiner, designed The Frances Skirt pictured above in the Crochet Dress Patterns and Crochet Skirts for Summer section. We asked Ellie how she was inspired to create this design. She says,
"I had the pleasure of working this skirt up with incredible summer views of the mountains. Talk about inspiration! This is my favorite environment to design in; good friends and good views. What could be better?"
Jade King, of Sweet Softies, designed the Beach Breeze Summer Cover-Up Kimono Top in the section of Crochet Beach Cover Up Patterns above. We asked Jade about her experience crocheting this piece. She says,
"The Beach Breeze Kimono Top was so much fun to design and crochet! I especially love how the shell stitches look in this design and give the cover-up a lovely, lacy texture."
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