Summer Crochet Top Pattern

Summer, beach, travels…. It is time for a summer crochet top pattern my friends!

This crochet top is made with cotton yarn for the perfect feel. It has big holes to feel the breeze and is perfect for the beach.

As always my tops are made with two rectangles joined so the crochet top pattern is as easy as that!

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How to size my crochet top pattern?

My designs are not graded for all sizes, the samples I make are usually size M/L women. I know each one of us has a different body so I encourage you to measure, gauge and calculate to fit your size.

With that being said my top designs are often two rectangles joined so it is very easy to work them bigger or smaller according to the multiples of the stitch combination

Here is a standard women’s sizes chart for your convenience

women size chart 1
women size chart 2

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About the stitch used in this summer crochet top

I designed this pattern last summer and here in Israel, the summers are extremely hot! We have only two seasons: summer and winter, no middle ones, so as soon as the rain stops, the weather becomes hot, sometimes very hot.

Thinking of a crochet top to fit the heat I had to choose a stitch combination that can give the design air and freshness.

The Peephole stitch is a perfect choice!

As you see it is very airy, when wearing it you hardly feel something on and it can be excellent for the beach or for a day out with a nice spaghetti tank or bra underneath.

The written instructions for this stitch are in the pattern.

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Let’s get to the pattern, shall we? Making a Summer Crochet Top




Drops Paris 100% cotton yarn, 50gr, 75 mtr, 82 yards in color #17 (A) 2.5 skeins, #01 0.5 skein (B)

Subs: HERE

Hook: US Size (6 mm)


Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape


14 st X 6 rows ( 4” X 4”)


  • This sample is 18” wide after blocking  X 21” height – Size S/M women

Stitch Key

Specialty Stitch

PeepHole Stitch– Instructions in the pattern

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  • The pattern is worked in rows
  • This pattern is worked in two rectangles joined
  • Ch1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch
  • Ch3 at the beginning of the row does count as a stitch
  • You can adjust this pattern to any size by adding chains and rows
  • You can work this pattern with one color or multiple as you wish- I used multiple colors
  • If changing colors make sure to have a changing technique and weave your ends in. 
  • This pattern is a 4-row repeat (rows 2-5)
  • This pattern calls for multiples of 6+3
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Panel (make two identical)

This top uses the Peephole stitch for the entire panel, adding a neckline and sleeves finishing rows.

The Peephole stitch repeat Rows 2-5  will be explained in the  row’s instructions.

Chain 66+3 

Row 1: Color A Sc1 into second Ch from hook, Sc1 into next Ch, *Ch 4, skip 4 Ch, Sc1 into each of next 2 Ch* repeat  from *TO* across, turn work

Row 2: Ch3, (Dc2+Ch2+Dc2)   into each ch 4 sp across, end with Dc1  into the last Sc st, turn work

Row 3: Ch 5 (count as 1 Dc and Ch 2 sp), Sc2  into the Ch 2 space, *Ch4, Sc2 into next ch 2 space* repeat from *to* across, end with Ch2, Dc1 into the third ch from starting chain, turn work

Row 4: Ch4 (count as 1 dc and ch 1 sp), Dc2 into ch 2 space, (Dc2+Ch2+Dc2)into  ch 4 sp across, end with Dc2  into last ch 2 space, Ch1, Dc1 into the third ch from starting chain, turn work

Row 5: Ch1, Sc1 into first st, Sc1 into Ch 1 space, *Ch4, Sc2 into Ch2 space * repeat from *TO* across, end with Ch4, Sc1 into last ch 1 space, Sc1into the third ch from starting chain, turn work

Rows: 6- 24: repeat rows 2-5

Row 25: Color B: Ch3, Dc1 in next st, * Dc4 in Ch4 space, Dc1 in next st, Dc1 in next st 8 , repeat from * To * across to end of row, turn work

Row26: Ch1, Sc1 un 1st st from hook, Sc1 in next and across to end of row, turn work

Row 27: Repeat row 26

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Lay the two identical panels right side in,

Measure 8” for sleeves from top to bottom on both ides and mark with stitch markers.

Sew from bottom up two sides of top.

Join with Slip Stitch the last stitch of the shoulder on both sides.

Join with slip stitch 18th st from out in the shoulder on both sides.

Sc1 round on each sleeve to give the top a more secure feeling.

Cut your yarn and weave in the ends.

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