Are you ready to get outside and enjoy some nice, hot summer days? If so, you need the right clothes to stay cool. If you enjoy knitting, try some of these knitting tank top patterns. The tops are stylish and comfortable.
Below are 41 knitting tank top patterns. We have included a wide variety of patterns from classic tank tops to lightweight and lacy camis. And to make sure that we included something for everyone, there are both free knitting tank top patterns as well as paid patterns.
1. Simple Summer Tank Top Knitting Pattern by OriginallyLovely
This simple and classic, square neck tank top. It will become your favourite go-to warm weather top. The distinctive neckline construction adds beauty to this otherwise simple top. This tank top is designed in 9 sizes from XS to 5X.
2. Classic Camisole Knitted Tank Top Pattern by DarlingJadore
Here is a beautiful, lightweight knitting tank top pattern. It is delicate and perfect for your everyday wardrobe or a night on the town. The camisole has elegant yet durable straps and a flattering v-neck front and back.
This knit tank top pattern is for an advanced beginner. Included are helpful video tutorials and the pattern. Included are instructions for sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL. It is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up on circular knitting needles
3. Anya Free Tank Top Knitting Pattern from Hobbii
Here is a cute tank top pattern that is knit in cotton. The top has a simple, modern design. It has thin shoulder straps and a slight v-neck.
This is a free tank top knitting pattern. You will need Hobbii Baby Cotton Organic Yarn, 3 mm circular knitting needles, 3.5 mm circular knitting needles, stitch holders, and stitch markers.
4. Silver Spring Knit Tank Top Pattern by wiseknitdesigns
The Silver Spring Tank Top is ideal for summer wear. It is an easy, quick knit that is knit with worsted weight yarn on US Size 8 (5 mm) straight needles.
This knitting tank top pattern was created with beginners in mind. The skills needed include slipped stitches, increasing, decreasing, 3 needle bind-off, and the mattress stitch. Included are instructions for sizes XS-5XL.
5. Basic Cropped Summer Knitting Tank Top Pattern by NorthMountainKnitsco
This knit tank top is perfect for hot summer days. It is a cute shirt that pairs well with a high waisted jeans, shorts, or a long skirt. The tank top has a basic design with minimal shaping.
This is an advanced-beginner pattern. It is ideal for someone looking to knit their first garment. You will need to know knit, purl, cast on, bind off, slip slip knit, and knit 2 together decreases.
6. Crop It Like It’s Hot Halter Knit Tank Top Pattern by BrendaMadeThis
The Crop It Like It’s Hot Top is a seamless, textured halter top. It is a great top for summer if you enjoy wearing chunky knitwear.
The knitting tank top pattern is made with super bulky yarn. You can knit this top in one to two sittings. It is a beginner-friendly pattern. The pattern includes directions for 6 sizes.
7. GoldLeaf Knitted Tank Top Pattern from Universal Yarn
Here is a free tank top knitting pattern from Universal Yarn. The top is lightweight and airy thanks to the lacy leaf pattern.
This pattern is written and charted. You will need Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme DK, size US 5 (3.75 mm) 24” circular knitting needles, a tapestry needle, a stitch holder, a cable needle, and stitch markers.
8. Easy Knitting Tank Top Pattern by KnitsMeDesigns
Are you looking for a basic knitting tank top pattern? This one is easy to knit. It is the perfect summer top that is loose and breezy. You can wear it with jeans under a jacket or with a skirt for a night out on the town.
The Alpha top knit pattern was designed for beginners. It only uses easy techniques and basic stitches (knit, purl, knit 2 together, and slip slip knit). The top is knit flat and seamed with a mattress stitch.
9. Costal Knit Tank Top Pattern by Patternsbyclknits
The Costal Tank is based on the classic square neck ribbed tank top with a twist. It is a form-fitting top that has shaping at the waist and bust.
The pattern includes modifications, so you can easily create a top of any length. You also get to choose between crossed or straight straps. You will only need between 1-3 skeins of sock yarn, depending on the size. So, this may be the perfect pattern for using up some of your stash.
10. 7PM Knitted Tank Top Pattern by KNTTtiffknit
Here is a beginner/intermediate knitting tank top pattern for a cropped tank with bust dart detailing and a defined waist.
It is written for sizes 1-9. The pattern suggests using light fingering weight yarn. But you can use any yarn that achieves the correct gauge.
11. Anytime DIY Knitting Tank Top Pattern by CamelKnits
This tank top is ideal for summer vacations and sitting on the beach. Or you can layer it with your favourite fall and winter pieces.
The tank top can be knit in a variety of yarn weights and fibers. This makes it a great stash busting pattern. This pattern is not a simple step-by-step pattern. It does require that you take your own measurements. The math is all laid out for you to create your own personal pattern.
12. Tie Tank Top Knitting Pattern by HSKnitwearDesigns
How cut is the Tie Tank? It is a breezy summer shirt with a low-drop back. You can pair this tank top with denim shorts, a flowy skirt, or your favourite pair of jeans.
This knitting tank top pattern is knit flat and seamed along the side body. The techniques used include binding off, picking up stitches, increasing, decreasing, and seaming.
13. Women’s Easy Knitted Tank Top Clothing Pattern by ileaiye
This is a knitting tank top pattern for a slim fit tank top. It is an easy, beginner-friendly pattern that works up quickly. It has a simple shape that works well with all types of outfits.
The pattern requires basic knitting skills such as knit and purl stitches. You will need 12 mm knitting needles and any type of yarn.
14. Easy Sleeveless Vest Tank Top Pattern by VintagePatternFaves
Here is a beginner-friendly, easy sleeveless knitting tank top pattern. The top is super cute and features decorative stitching around the neck and waist.
Included are sizes small through XXXL. The top is knit in the stockinette stitch, with knit and purl ribbing. It is a simple pattern that produces a classic design.
15. Sarasota Summertime Lace Knit Tank Top Pattern from Cascade Yarns
Check out this free knit tank top pattern. The Summertime Lace Tank has a lace pattern that begins and ends with a knit stitch. The design is worked on both the front and on the back. The top is side seamed.
This is an intermediate to advanced level crochet pattern. The lace design is a 9-stitch repeat. The pattern is written for size women’s small. Sizes M-2XL are included in brackets.
16. Retro Striped Knitting Tank Top Pattern by SaraKnitsCo
Bring the 70s back with this retro bralette pattern. It is a super quick knit. There are endless colour variations possible. Have fun and make it your own.
This is a beginner-friendly bralette knitting pattern. You will need to know stockinette stitch, working flat, working in the round, and decreasing. You will need 5 mm circular knitting needles, 4 medium weight yarn, and a tapestry needle. This pattern includes 8 sizes.
17. The Weekender Knit Tank Top Pattern from SimplyMaggieKnits
Are you looking for a flowy, lightweight tank top that you can lounge around in? This top is extremely comfortable and cute.
This pattern includes a materials list and row-by-row instructions. The approximate measurements are 19” wide x 22.5” long (laying flat). It is comparable to a size small/medium.
18. Ribbed V-neck Cropped Knitting Tank Top Pattern by ThorsonKnits
Sometimes simple is the best answer. This top is plain yet has ribbing that gives it a fun look. It would work well with all types of outfits.
This easy/intermediate level knitting top pattern is knit in the round from the bottom up. When you get to the underarms, the front and back are split. Each strap is worked individually, then seamed together.
19. Ultra Pima Flower Bud Tank Pattern from Cascade Yarns
The Flower Bud Lace Tank is a lovely lace summer top, perfect for layering over a bralette. The tank top is super-soft and comfortable.
The free tank top knitting pattern is knit in the round using Cascade Ultra Pima. You will need one pair each US Size 6 (4.5 mm) circular 32″, and US 6 (4.5 mm) double point needles. The sizes included in the pattern are small, medium, large, and extra-large.
20. Escalante Tank Top Knitting Pattern from HSKnitwearDesigns
The Escalante Tank top is a versatile strappy shirt that will instantly become your summer go-to staple. The tank top was inspired by Canyon Country in Southern Utah.
If you knit the top using the built-in pattern ease, you will get a drapey tank top with a looser bust. If you are looking for a tighter cami-style fit with more support, you can size down.
21. Emerald Knitted Tank Top Pattern by TheBlueMouse
Stripes are always a summertime staple. Get beach ready with this tank top. You will want to make several of these in different colours.,
The Emerald Knitted Tank Top Pattern is an easy knitting tank top pattern. It is worked in the round and divided into two sections. It includes sizes XS-XL. The techniques used include knit, purl, knitting in the round, using stitch holders, picking up stitches from stitch holders, and whip (or mattress stitch) for straps.
22. Vivian Vneck Knit Tank Top Pattern by LadyJayCrochet
The Vivian V-neck will soon be your favourite summer tank top. It is lightweight and stylish. You can wear this top doing yard work, or pair it will a skirt and enjoy a night out.
This knitting tank top design features a V-neck in the front and back. The top is mostly worked in the round. It is a great pattern for an experienced beginner that knows long tail cast on, knit in the round, knit, purl, put stitches on hold and take them off of hold, knit 2 together, slip-slip knit, bind-off, and mattress stitch (or preferred seaming method).
23. Tank Top Knitting Pattern by dicypoyntzkntz
This knitting tank top pattern is suitable for advanced beginners or more experienced knitters. It is super cute and girly. The shoulder ties and styling make this pattern work for any size person.
To make this top, you will need to do a little math. But do not fret, the pattern walks you through the process and makes it easy.
24. Beginner Easy Sleeveless Vest Tank Top Pattern by VintagePatternFaves
This is a classy tank top that can be worn for all types of occasions. Throw it on when company arrives or wear it to a wedding. The alternating ribbing adds just enough interest that you do not need to add any additional accessories.
The pattern is ideal for an advanced beginner. It is knitted in the stockinette stitch, and moss stitch ribbing. Included are sizes XS to 4XL.
25. Wavey Crop Top Knitting Pattern by AndieKnitsShop
Have fun making this unique wavey knitting tank top pattern. The design is eye-catching and distinctive. The hardest part about making this top will be choosing the perfect colour combination.
This is a beginner to intermediate level knitting pattern. The pattern is knitted flat from the bottom up. Included is a colour chart and intarsia to create the wave pattern. It is written for sizes XS-3XL.
26. Criss Cross Knitted Tank Top Pattern from Purl Soho
The criss cross top begins with a charming design and ends with a flattering fit. The reverse stockinette provides a lovely all-over base. While the ribbing gives structure and definition.
It is knit from the bottom up, starting with the front hem. Next, you knit the back hem. Then join them in the round. The back neckband secures the front shoulders.
27. Knit Halter Top Pattern from LSBCreates
Stay cool while being fashionable in this knit tank top. The open shoulders and lacy back are ideal for the summer heat.
This tank top is made with worsted weight yarn. It is knitted in the round from the bottom to the top. The top bust and strap sections are knitted flat.
28. Beginner Friendly Knitted Tank Top Pattern by Aswornbyfred
Are you new to making tank tops? Check out this simple Tanks Babe knitting tank top pattern. This top is super cute and is terrific for wearing over sheer tops, or you wear it by itself.
The top only takes between 1 and 2 skeins of wool. This pattern would suit a confident beginner knitter. Included are step-by-step photos and detailed instructions.
29. Sunny Days Tank in Patons Grace
Here is a graceful tank top that is dainty and cute. The bottom half of the piece has an open lace design that will help you keep cool.
Finished, the top will fit bust sizes 28 inches (71 cm) to 62 inches (157 cm). You will need 3.50-3.75 mm knitting needles and DK weight yarn.
30. Summer Vertical Ridges Knit Tank Top Pattern from Yarnspirations
Stay comfortable during the warmer months in this comfortable and eye-catching, knit tank top. Pick your favourite colour and use this free knitting tank top pattern to make your next summer staple piece.
The top is stitched in Bernat Softee Cotton. To create the simple, slipped rib pattern, you will do knit, slip 1, purl 1 with yarn in back, plus increases, and decreases. Instructions are offered in a range of sizes.
31. Devil Wears BraDa Knit Crop Top Pattern from BrendaMadeThis
The Devil Wears Bra-Da is a stylish textured bralette. An intermediate knitter could make one is a fraction of a day.
The pattern is written in English only. Even though it is an intermediate level pattern, it could be completed by a confident beginner. The pattern includes 6 sizes from a 28-30 inch (71.12-76.2 cm) chest to a 48-50 inch (121.92-127 cm) chest.
32. Knitting Tank Top Pattern by DaisyAndPeace
You could easily wear this knitted tank top to the office. It has a classic design that looks stunning with or without a jacket.
This is an intermediate to advanced level knitting pattern. Included are sizes XS-XXL. You will need DK weight yarn, 3 mm circular knitting needles, and 3.5 mm circular knitting needles or 3.5 mm straight knitting needles.
33. Streamline Tank Pattern from Two of Wands
If you have been wanting to knit a lightweight knit, here is a free knitting tank top pattern. This slinky, slightly ropped, easy-to-wear tank is great for getting outside and enjoying a nice summer day.
This is an advanced beginner knitting pattern. The techniques used include knit, purl, knit 1 below, slip slip knit, knit 2 together decreases, slip slip purl, purl 2 together decreases, make 1 left, make 1 right increases, and centred single decrease.
34. Yarn and Colors Knitting Tank Top Pattern by YarnandColorsShop
Make this basic tank top to add to your wardrobe. It makes the perfect addition to any spring or summer outfit.
The knitting tank top pattern uses Zen yarn. This makes the tank top light and airy. The pattern is written in Dutch, English, and German.
35. Beginner Vest Knit Tank Top Pattern by DaisyAndPeace
Here is a top tap that features ribbing and is form fitting. It would be the ideal top for wearing the golf club or a tea party. Or combine it with a pair of comfy shorts and take a stroll through the park.
It is an advanced beginner pattern. Sizes include XS-XXL. You will need DK weight yarn, 3 mm circular knitting needles, and 3.5 mm circular knitting needles.
36. Tip Top Tank Pattern by Cheryl Murray
The Tip Top Tank highlights a stripe pattern in Stockinette stitch. It has ribbed edging on the bottom, neck, and sleeves.
This free knitting tank top pattern is worked in Sugar Bush Trickle, a blend of cotton and bamboo. It is knit with two strands of yarn throughout. This pattern is available in sizes S-2XL.
37. Easy Knitted Tank Top Pattern by DaisyAndPeace
Here is a simple and classic knitting tank top pattern for beginners. It has a simple shape that works up quickly. If you find yourself always wearing a tank top in the summer, make a bunch of these in different colours.
Included in the pattern are sizes XS-XXL. You will need size 3 mm circular knitting needles, size 3.5 mm knitting needles, and DK weight yarn.
38. Tank Top Camisole Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore
Using a stunning blend of classic knit and purl stitches, you can create this delicate, minimalistic tank top. The Bluebell Camisole is easy to knit and effortless to wear. With its classic construction and alluring texture, the knitting tank top pattern is simple to follow.
The pattern was designed for the advanced beginner. Along with the pattern, you get links to helpful video tutorials. The top is seamlessly knitted bottom-up on circular knitting needles. Included are XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL.
39. Swing Tank Top Pattern by ileaiye
This pattern creates an adorable baby doll top. The top has a loose fit and knit. It is a beginner-friendly pattern.
The pattern requires basic knitting skills, including knit stitch and knitting 2 together. You will need 12 mm knitting needles and either DK or Aran yarn.
40. Riviette Free Tank Top Knitting Pattern from Universal Yarn
Together with flowing cables, twisted stitches, and a touch of lace, the Riviette tank top is a joy to knit and to wear. The front and back are of the top are symmetrical, so it is easy to throw on. Wear it as a stand-alone piece, or layer it with your favourite jacket.
Included in this free knitting pattern are sizes small through 5X. This tank top is knit flat in pieces from the bottom up and seamed. Stitches are picked up along the armholes to form the neat edging.
41. Rustik Lace Knit Tank Top Pattern by rustiknits
This cottony tank top is light and airy. It is loose and slouchy, making it the perfect top for wearing your favourite bralette. Along with the tank top, you can use this pattern to make a tunic, bikini cover up, mini summer dress, or maxi dress.
The knitting tank top pattern was designed for an adventurous beginner to an expert knitter. Knowledge of the knit and purl stitch is all that is required. This pattern gives you two yarn options, but you can use many other brands.
Get ready for summer by working on some of these knitting tank top patterns.
Do you live in an area that gets unbelievably hot in the summer? If so, you know the heat can be draining and miserable. A good way to help stay cool and comfortable is by wearing a tank top.
Cute tank tops can be hard to find. And to make it worse, they never fit right. Instead of wearing an ugly, ill-fitting top, work up some knitting tank top patterns