42 Knit Top Patterns

These knit top patterns are a wardrobe essential in every sense of the word. Basics are clearly staples, but I’d argue that the trendy styles are as well—especially in the summer when fashion tends to be a little looser and more fun. At the moment, I’m kind of overwhelmed by how good these knitting top options are, so I’ve spent some time narrowing them down to my personal favorites.

42 Trendy Knitting Tops Patterns

As much as I try to diversify my wardrobe, the thing I wear the most is knitted tops, hands down. They’re easy, versatile and usually resistant to wrinkles, which are great when deciding what to wear during the most carefree of seasons. I scoured the internet for all of the most useful, trend-forward, compliment-worthy tops and found 42 that are excelling in every single way. Scroll to make them along with me!


1. Venice Wrap Tank Top Knitting Pattern by Gorilla Knits

This Venice Wrap Tank is the perfect summer piece and features a wrap design that allows you to adjust the fit as you like. This tank is super versatile and can be worn alone or layered over shirts, sweaters, or dresses. 

Venice Wrap Tank Top Knitting Pattern by Gorilla Knits

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2. Mitered Knit Top Pattern by Yarnspirations

For this boxy knit top, we used 6 creamy colors to bring life to a bold, geometric motif. The mitered motif is a great design for someone new to garment making, teaching you working flat, color changes, simple decreases, and garter stitch techniques. 

It’s soft and stylish and you can select different colors to bring out your own personal style. It’s a mix ‘n’ match must-have for any warm-weather wardrobe.

Mitered Knit Top Pattern by Yarnspirations

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3. Shirt Knitting Pattern by Knifty Knittings

This Peek-A-Boo Tee utilizes positive ease for a classic and flattering fit. It is knit simply in two identical panels, with no increasing or decreasing, making it a great project for beginners! 

Shirt Knitting Pattern by Knifty Knittings

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4. Evelyn Top Knitting Pattern by M Madison Marie

This Evelyn Top is a sleeveless mock neck knit pullover with a cropped fit. Inspired by vintage 80s/90s fashion, but still modern with the use of simple stitches, shaping, and pick up and knit. I’ll work this up and wear it with my favorite jeans!

Evelyn Top Knitting Pattern by M Madison Marie

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5. Simple Knitted Summer Tops Pattern by Originally Lovely

This simple, square neck tank will be my go-to warm weather top! The unique neckline construction adds interest to an otherwise simple crop top style tank. This tank top is designed to be slightly cropped but easily customizable to any length. Quick to make, this pattern is perfect for beginners and seasoned knitters alike!

Simple Knitted Summer Top Pattern by Originally Lovely

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6. Ballerina Wrap Top Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands

Add a trendy feminine touch to your wardrobe this fall with this Ballerina Wrap Top. This cropped cutie pairs perfectly with high-waisted jeans or sailor pants and looks stunning on its own or atop a camisole. This sweater top moves from day to night effortlessly and also looks lovely and elegant with a pencil skirt and bandana scarf.

Ballerina Wrap Top Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands

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7. Luna Tee Knitting Pattern by Patterns By CL Knits

This Luna Tee is the perfect top for your fall wardrobe! It is knit from the top down in the round in broken rib with raglan increases. The pattern includes multiple modifications so you can adjust the length and taper the sleeves and waist for a more fitted look or work them straight for a looser fit. 

Luna Tee Knitting Pattern by Patterns By CL Knits

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8. Another One Shoulder Top Knitting Pattern by Another Knit

This Another One Shoulder Top is the perfect summer staple for your wardrobe. The unique ribbed strap gives a modern twist to an otherwise much loved summer basic. The perfect top to either dress up or down for any occasion!

Another One Shoulder Top Knitting Pattern by Another Knit

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9. Eyelet Sleeveless Top Easy Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

What I love about this shirt is that it’s completely appropriate for work and also super cute for a casual day in jean shorts. Beyond that, it’s easy as can be but still impresses your friends because of the pretty open-work throughout the top. If you know how to knit and purl, you’re good to go!

Eyelet Sleeveless Top Easy Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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10. Knit Peplum Top Pattern by Morgan Woltersdorf

This peplum top is insanely simple to knit, the only trouble you’ll have with this pattern is narrowing down which color you want to make first!

Knit Peplum Top Pattern by Morgan Woltersdorf

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11. Knitted Summer Top Pattern by Happy Love Co

Say hello to your perfect summer tank! Muscle tank style fit with low armpit seams, a deep scoop in back, straps that can be crossed or just tied across the upper back. Or if you are creative and can think of other ways to tie them, be bold!

Knitted Summer Top Pattern by Happy Love Co

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12. Fold Over Crop Top Knitting Pattern by Holly C Watson

This Fold Over Crop Top is an elegant crop top with a folded off-the-shoulder ribbed cuff. Worked top-down in the round, this seamless crop top can be dressed up or down for nearly any occasion.

Fold Over Crop Top Knitting Pattern by Holly C Watson

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13. Juliet Knit Top Pattern by Knitting With Chopsticks

This Juliet Top is knitted from the top-down starting at the collar. The first part is knit in rows back and forth to form the V-neck. You’ll then join in the round and increase until you reach the point to separate for the sleeves. Leaving the sleeve stitches on the side, you’ll work down the body before going back to finish off the sleeves.

I love top down constructions like these because you can try on your knit top at every step to check it fits properly + there’s only very minimal seaming.

Juliet Knit Top Pattern by Knitting With Chopsticks

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14. Free Chunky Knit Tank Top Pattern by Ashley Lillis

This Winter Wonderland Tank is a quick knit made with super bulky weight yarn and is perfect to wear underneath coats and cardigans or on its own for a night out.  Dress it up for a holiday party or dress it down with comfy jeans and sneakers. Its timeless design make the outfit combinations endless.

Free Chunky Knit Tank Top Pattern by Ashley Lillis

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15. Fragment T-Shirt Knitting Pattern by Sister Mountain

Fragment is a lightweight, slightly cropped t-shirt with short sleeves and a split hem. It features a simple texture throughout the garment, using garter stitch and crossed slip stitches.

This t-shirt is knitted flat and then seamed to give the linen yarn some structure. However, the stockinette body trims are knitted individually in the round and then joined flat for neat edges on the split hem.

Fragment T-Shirt Knitting Pattern by Sister Mountain

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16. Princess Sereni-tea Knitting Pattern by The Little Foxes

Inspired by the Moon Princess herself, this Princess Sereni-Tee is a knitted top that is truly magical. Some fun, yet simple colorwork paired with an A-line body is the perfect combination for all seasons. Can easily be knitted right into a dress!

Princess Sereni-tea Knitting Pattern by The Little Foxes

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17. Lacy Knit Tank Top Pattern by Yarnspirations

How about wearing this stylish tank at your next summer soirée? Work in neutral tones like the version below, or select another perfectly curated multi-shade combination that reflects your personality. This season’s hottest hit is ultra soft, relaxed and oh so summer ready. 

Lacy Knit Tank Top Pattern by Yarnspirations

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18. Perfect T-Shirt Knitting Pattern by Originally Lovely

This simple, classic top is designed to be your perfect go-to t-shirt! The shaped neckline, slightly relaxed fit, and excellent drape all come together in perfect harmony to create a knitted version of a classic tee.

Perfect T-Shirt Knitting Pattern by Originally Lovely

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19. Tied Up Right Now Top Knitting Pattern by Kara’s Knit Eng

With or without the sleeves, this top will turn heads. The tie details add a touch of delicacy, while the cropped fit adds some fun to any wardrobe. Let’s just wait a while, the top you need is tied up right now!

Tied Up Right Now Top Knitting Pattern by Kara's Knit Eng

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20. Stripe T-Shirt Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit

If you are searching for a fuss-free garment, this is the top for you! With a relaxed fit, comfortable boat neck and even a handy pocket, it couldn’t be better suited to lazy days of walks along the beach and picnics in the park. Knitters who are looking to expand their skill set will also love the fact that this project features shaping, ribbing and a stripe pattern.

Stripe T-Shirt Knitting Pattern by Let's Knit

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21. Love Pecan Knit Top Pattern by Karen Broz

The construction of this Love Pecan Top is a basic circular yoke, then you’ll separate for sleeves and then the fun begins! An eyelet panel so easy to memorize and to knit that you can go on and on until you reach your desired length! I am thinking about a more cropped version, but you can make it as long as you want. 

Love Pecan Knit Top Pattern by Karen Broz

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22. Summer Slip Tee Knitting Pattern by Knitatude

I see that shoulder peeking out, and I am here for it! Slouchy and off the shoulder, this Summer Slip Tee is a bottom-up shirt that looks essentially like a funnel when lying flat.

Worked in the round until the underarms, and then worked flat, this tee is tighter at the bottom, but gradually increases up through the torso to finally land at roughly 17-23” (43-58 cm) of positive ease on the bust at the widest part. With a wide boat neck collar and raw edges, it’s perfect to wear to the beach or catch some rays at the patio.

Summer Slip Tee Knitting Pattern by Knitatude

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23. Loose Knit Top Pattern by Two Of Wands Shop

Get lost on a deserted island with this whimsical drop stitch beauty! The delicate nature of this bohemian top is reminiscent of sun faded and threadbare fabric that’s been tossed and tumbled by the waves.

Loose Knit Top Pattern by Two Of Wands Shop

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23. Free Fair Isle Tank Top Knitting Pattern by Gathered

This Fair Isle Tank Top in soft garden colors, is perfect for spring layering and warm summer days. Fair Isle can be a bit daunting if you haven’t tried it before, but this vibrant tank top is an ideal introduction to the technique.

 The repeating motifs means you’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly – just follow the chart and make sure you don’t strand the yarns not in use too tightly at the back of your work.

Free Fair Isle Tank Top Knitting Pattern by Gathered

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24. Knit Boxy T Shirt Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

What could be comfier than a t-shirt and jeans? Not much, unless it’s a Boxy Knit “Jeans” T-shirt! Prepare to knit an easy short sleeve shirt that you will never want to take off.  He he! This pattern is as simple as it gets for a knit sweater and is incredibly comfortable. If you’ve been too intimidated to attempt knitting a top, this may be the one to try. 

Knit Boxy T Shirt Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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25. Cord-ially Yours Tee Knitting Pattern Honeysuckle Knit Goods

This Cord-ially Yours Tee is a retro inspired knit top that’s knit top down with lifted increases. It features I-cord edging and is to be worn with 2-4″ of positive ease, giving a flattering fit for all sizes!

Cord-ially Yours Tee Knitting Pattern Honeysuckle Knit Goods

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26. Oak Hill Top Knitting Pattern by Irmian Design

Designed for effortless wear, this versatile tee brings class and sophistication. The details, such as the dolman shape of sleeves and the simple lace pattern adorning the top of the piece, make Oak Hill a staple in any wardrobe.

Oak Hill Top Knitting Pattern by Irmian Design

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27. Knit Hotness Top Pattern by Red Heart

With a silhouette that flatters the figure, this lacy-yoked, black top proves that knit lace isn’t always prim and proper. It’s a stunning night-out look in black, but other colors can be used for a more feminine mood.

Knit Hotness Top Pattern by Red Heart

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28. Knit Bombshell Crop Top Pattern by Knitatude

Spring is in the air, and this top is living for it. Sleek lines, barely over sized and slightly cropped, this top is meant for those cute chic high waisted flowing pants and cute flats. With it’s simplistic stockinette body, the added flower stitches remind me of spring flowers and add that perfect little bit of detail, while also paying homage to seashells.

Knit Bombshell Crop Top Pattern by Knitatude

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29. Knit Top Pattern by Two Of Wands Shop

Get that easy Saturday vibe with this simple shell tank. The tomboy shape features slightly oversized armholes and a classic scoop neck for a casual, effortless look. 

Knit Tank Top Pattern by Two Of Wands Shop

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30. No-Shaping Knit Lace Top Pattern by Let’s Knit

This pretty project makes a great first lace garment! This lovely design has no shaping at all, which means you can really get stuck into the gorgeous lace design.

No-Shaping Knit Lace Top Pattern by Let's Knit

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31. Wild Wind Top Knitting Pattern by Wool & Pine

Lavishly lacy and light as a summer breeze, Wild Wind is everything you want in a summer knit! Versatile and easily customizable, this piece is perfect for throwing over your bikini, bra or tank top. Knit your top as long or cropped as you prefer, finish with a bit of fringe and you’re ready for a day spent knitting and relaxing in the sun!

Wild Wind Top Knitting Pattern by Wool & Pine

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32. Agatha Knit Top Pattern by Gorilla Knits

This Agatha Knit Top was inspired by the witchy fall vibes of Halloween, but this blouse is super versatile for any season. It can easily transform into a preppy polo look and would look lovely in any color combination. The collar is the main feature of this piece and the body of the blouse is simple with a fitted style.

Agatha Knit Top Pattern by Gorilla Knits

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33. Knit Ridgeview Tee Pattern by Kerri Blumer

Ridgeview Tee is a casual, relaxed top with textured details that add a bit of wow factor. The open crew neckline is easy to wear, and is spiced up with a deep garter stitch V neck. There are 11 sizes ranging from 32” – 72” at the full bust, and you can choose from four body lengths and two V neck depths to suit your style.

Knit Ridgeview Tee Pattern by Kerri Blumer

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34. Knit V-neck Tee Pattern by Ozetta

Here’s a classic inspired v-neck with a simple silhouette worked from the top down. It features dropped shoulders and I-cord finishes for a casual look. It is a cropped design that works well with any wardrobe.

Knit V-neck Tee Pattern by Ozetta

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35. Bluebell Camisole Knitted Top Pattern by Darling Jadore

A stunning blend of classic knit and purl stitches symphonize to create a delicate, minimalistic texture, making this Bluebell Camisole not only a delight to knit but also the perfect, effortless accessory to wear.

With its classic construction and mesmerizing sea of texture, you’ll find this knit top pattern relaxing and meditative to follow. Delicate yet durable straps combined with a flattering v-neck front and back make this lightweight cami a timeless staple that’s perfect for layering or worn alone.

Bluebell Camisole Knitted Top Pattern by Darling Jadore

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36. Timbertop Tee Knitting Pattern by Robin’s Handmade Hygge

This classic top is made top-down in the round with raglan increases. German short rows shape the neckline for a comfortable fit. With some rows of texture throughout, plus a relaxed and cropped fit, this top will be perfect for any warm day!

Timbertop Tee Knitting Pattern by Robin's Handmade Hygge

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37. Knit Boatneck Top Pattern by Good Housekeeping

Autumn weather is the best! It means finally breaking out the super soft fall sweaters we shoved into storage last year now that chillier temps are coming. Rock a cozy look and create your own sweater this year with this Knit Boatneck Top pattern which gives you step-by-step instructions to create this classic look for yourself.

Knit Boatneck Top Pattern by Good Housekeeping

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38. Breezy Cabled Knit Top Pattern by Red Heart

Show off your skills on this spicy knit top featuring a breezy pattern for one hot summer look! Designed in rows of simple cable twists that are cradled between delicate strands of drop stitches with further unravelling, it’s a stunning look that’s as fun to create as it is to wear!

Breezy Cabled Knit Top Pattern by Red Heart

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39. Simple Knit Halter Top Pattern by The Snugglery Patterns

This quick little knit is done exactly how I like it: In the round (for as much as I can) and in worsted weight yarn! I want a no muss, no fuss pattern to make a wonderful summer wardrobe staple halter top and this pattern delivers!

All you need is a pair of 4mm (US 6) circular needles at least 20″ long, your favorite worsted weight (4) yarn and a couple of stitch markers. The halter straps make this pattern really forgiving and easy to size while the use of worsted weight yarn makes it a super fast project to whip up!

Simple Knit Halter Top Pattern by The Snugglery Patterns

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40. Frida Knitted Top Pattern by Kristen Finlay

Frida is a cute summer top that features a scoop neckline in the front and back, lace shoulder panels that extend down each sleeve, and an overall boxy shape. The three-quarter sleeves are cinched at the cuff, giving them a slight bell shape.

Frida Knitted Top Pattern by Kristen Finlay

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41. Crop It Like It’s Hot Top Knitting Pattern by Brenda Made This

The Crop It Like It’s Hot Top is a seamless, textured halter top that I’m hoping becomes one of your favorite go-to summer chunky knitwear pieces. Made with super bulky yarn, you’ll be able to whip this one up in a sitting or two.

Crop It Like It's Hot Top Knitting Pattern by Brenda Made This

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42. Knit Sunset Ringer Tee Pattern by Alexandra Tavel

Rock a retro vibe in this classic ‘70s-inspired raglan ringer tee. Contrasting neck and arm bands accent the perfect t-shirt base while a duplicate stitch sunset adds even more vintage charm. Light and breezy, this tee will be a go-to all summer long.

Knit Sunset Ringer Tee Pattern by Alexandra Tavel

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FROM AIRY SUMMER SHIRTS TO CASUAL TANK TOPS, SINGLETS OR CROP TOPS, THERE’S A KNIT TOP PATTERN FOR EVERYONE!

Whatever designs you decided to make, we are sure they turned out great! So don’t be afraid to show us some of your works by posting them on our Facebook Page! For more project inspiration, why not check out our Knitted Skirts, knitted jumpers, knitted shorts, knitted poncho, or knitted dress.

Maybe you need a stylish new top for the summer, or maybe you want to make one for a gift — either way, I hope you were able to find your next knit top pattern in this list. So don’t wait! Grab your needles and start one of these awesome tops today!