Crop tops are trending for summer. We recently did a roundup of crochet crop top patterns. But, as you know, we’re bicrafty around here, and we don’t want to leave the knitters out. So, here’s our roundup of knit crop top patterns. Like the crochet version, we’ve included a range of different styles from bra tops to cropped tunics.
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This knit summer tank top pattern stops right above the waistline, making it a crop top. It’s designed with contrast trim, the second color on the straps and waist enhancing the main color of the body. This one comes with a matching pattern for a striped knit cardigan pattern that you can wear over the tank.
2. Trinity Woods Bralette Knit Pattern
This knit bra top pattern is a festival-style design in a neutral color perfect for summer beach time. This is another of the knit crop top patterns that has a matching knit cardigan pattern that you can make to go with it.
This knit cami is designed as a crop top that you can wear over a professional blouse. Of course, you could also wear it over a dress, a more casual top, or even on its own. It comes with a matching skirt pattern, creating a great set for the office or for summer parties.
The Just For Mom cardigan is a great sophisticated cardigan. It’s a crop sleeve, meaning it’s longer than a short sleeve but shorter than a three quarter sleeve. It’s a great style for many different people. The length isn’t a true knit crop top but it’s shorter than average.
Some people like knit crop top patterns because they want to show off their bellies. However, a lot of us like knit crop top patterns because they can layer so well over other shirts and dresses. Layered outfits allow you to mix-and-match textures and fabrics, creating unique outfits that are fun to wear. And dressing every day should be fun! So, although this knit top isn’t a true crop top length, we’ve included it because it’s specifically designed as an oversized piece that you can wear over other tops.
This knit t-shirt pattern works with two colors of yarn to create a double-stranded gradient that turns out absolutely beautiful. This almost-sleeveless short sleeve t-shirt skims the waist so it’s a bit longer than true knit crop top patterns but still falls in the category.
This shirt actually has a similar shape to the knit t-shirt pattern above. However, it’s worked in different stitches and vibrant colors. It’s got a lot of pep to it and is perfectly vibrant for summer.
8. Juliet’s Love Shrug
This cropped shrug is the perfect accessory to wear over just about anything when the day’s heat gives way to the evening breeze.
There are so many different knit crop top patterns in terms of the style of the top itself. This one is super unique – a one-shoulder design with optional waist shaping to fit your body perfectly. This is the Arcuate Top by Charissa Lam, sold through KnitPicks.
The Twirl Your Dreams set is a lacy knit crop top with ruffled sleeves and hem and a matching skirt. This is an idyllic, dreamy, whimsical summer outfit.
11. Cropped Topper
This is one of the most wearable knit crop top patterns. It’s got an easy shape, wonderful color, and openwork design that you can layer just about everything.