10 summer tops you must crochet

Nothing quite says summer like a cool drink, a pair of shades and a hand-crocheted top. These don't take long to whip up and perfectly channel the laid-back festival vibe, but can be equally at home wherever you spend the holidays.
You'll love these ten patterns for gorgeous tops to make the most of the weather and show off your crafting skills at the same time.
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1. Festival top
What could be simpler than a chunky cotton single crochet top? Work this with a large hook and you'll be done in no time.
2. Sleeveless lacy top
This charming sleeveless top couldn't be prettier! Suitable for intermediate level crocheters, it features several different stitches and a lovely midriff tie to help with shaping. See how to make it here.
3. Long vest
There's nothing like a long vest to flatter every figure. This great pattern will go with all your summer tops and is available here.
4. Crochet tunic
If a one-piece tunic is more your style, you'll love this floaty number made up of separate motifs and made up in smooth cotton yarn.
5. Sweet Clara top
This clever top is crocheted in the round, with no seams, from the top down. It's a great technique which gives the final product great drape.
6. Pineapple racerback tank top
If you're after something that will really make a splash, try this pineapple racerback tank top. A dramatic stitch showcased in chunky cotton, it really stands out from the crowd.
7. Flowers in the sky
This delightful top is made up of interlinked flower motifs and couldn't be more charming.
8. Shells on the side top
This simple shell top is extremely wearable and bound to become a firm summer favorite for years to come.
9. Sea breeze top
If you're after an easy top to throw on after a swim, then the sea breeze is for you. With a flattering empire line, wide straps and adjustable length, it's perfect for days on the beach.
10. Lighthearted tunic
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It's hard to resist this lighthearted tunic from Red Heart - and why would you even want to try? The perfect choice for festivals, the beach or your back yard, wherever the weather takes you.
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