Lace Crop Top Knitting Pattern

Lace crop tops are trendy this year! I chose a simple lace stitch that’s pretty much 2 stitches on repeat with a purl row in-between. There’s a video tutorial to help you get started too (hello visual learners πŸ™Œ).

I’m all about simple patterns and this one is no different. Just knit 2 rectangles and seam them together along the top and bottom leaving a hole for your head & body. Scroll down to grab all the details!

Get the free lace crop top knitting pattern below or purchase the ad-free, downloadable & printable PDF on Etsy, Ravelry or LoveCrafts.

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  • Loose Knit Mesh
  • Textured Crop Top
  • Long Sleeved Crop Top

About the Pattern

Available Sizes: One, Medium Frame
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Bonus: Video
Pattern Name: Midsummer

Techniques

Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:

Knit Flat (Back & Forth)
Knit & Purl Stitches
Increase Stitch
Decrease Stitch

WHAT’S TO LOVE!?

  • Meditative & Repetitive Stitches
  • Video Tutorials
  • Beautiful Texture

Yarn & Substitutions

Yarn Weight: Worsted
Yardage: 320 – 455 yards (290 – 490 meters)
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Re-Spun (Worsted)

Needles & Notions

Needle Size: US 8 (5mm) Circular Needles with a 24″ (60cm) Cable

Gauge

12 STS & 16 rows per 4” (10cm) square, knit in the lace pattern below

knitted swatch with a wood gaugePin

Get the free lace crop top knitting pattern below or purchase the ad-free, downloadable & printable PDF on Etsy, Ravelry or LoveCrafts.

Photo Details

60β€³ wide (wrist to wrist) x 6β€³ (152cm x 15cm)
Weight: 6.35oz (180g)
Model Height: 5’9β€³ (175cm)
Model Weight: 130lbs (59kg)
Model Bust: 35β€³ (88cm)
Model Waist: 25β€³ (63cm)
# of CO Stitches: 180

Size Chart

Medium Frame (Bust 32-38″)
Cup Size: A, B & C

Height# of CO STSApprox. Yardage
5’ 1”156320-345 (290-315m)
5’ 2”160330-355 (300-325m)
5’ 3”164340-365 (310-335m)
5’ 4”164350-375 (320-345m)
5’ 5”168360-385 (330-355m)
5’ 6”172370-395 (335-360m)
5’ 7”172380-405 (345-370m)
5’ 8”176390-415 (355-380m)
5’ 9”180400-425 (365 – 385m)
5’ 10”184410-435 (375-400m)
5’ 11”184420-445 (385-410m)
6’ 0”188430-455 (395-420m)

As a tall girl (5’9″) that wears a small or medium, sleeves are never long enough for me. It’s just something that I’m sensitive to, so I created a chart, so you can knit your crop to fit you. Be sure to check your gauge!

Notes

Here are some things to know before getting started:

  • Not reversible.
  • Knit top down.
  • Knit using a simple lace knit stitch.
  • The CO edge is the width, measured from wrist to wrist.
  • Knit flat, back & forth on circular needles, which are used to accommodate the large number of CO stitches, do not join in the round.
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Knitting Abbreviations

*– * – repeat between * to end of round
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
K – knit stitches (K1 means to knit 1 stitch)
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches (P2 means to purl 2 stitches)
RS – right side
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
YO – yarn over

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Pattern Instructions

CO your desired number of STS, see chart above.
How many STS did you CO? __________
(The CO edge is the width, measured from wrist to wrist.)
(I’m 5’9” with a 35″ bust and I CO 180 STS)

Row 1 (WS): *P*
Row 2 (RS): K1 *K2TOG, YO* K1
Row 3 (WS): *P*
Row 4 (RS): K1 *YO, K2TOG* K1
Repeat rows 1-5, approximately 5-6″, until desired length.
Last row: *P*
BO loosely in the *K1, P1* pattern.
This is knit from top to bottom, so it’s super easy to adjust the length, just keep in mind that changing the length changes the sleeve circumference too.

Knit a 2nd side the same as the first.

Sew the Seams:
Lay both sides flat with wrong sides together.
Sew the top seams together, starting from the outside sewing towards the center leaving a 11-15″ opening for your head. (my opening is 13″).
Sew the bottom seams together, starting from the outside sewing towards the center leaving a 14-20″ opening for your body. (my opening is 16″).

Weave in the ends.
Steam-block lightly.

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That way you can have lifetime access to it and download it to any device and view it from anywhere, without ads (and the pattern might not be around forever).

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