We have been experiencing quite the heat wave these past couple of days. Those are never fun, but I have made a few crochet crop tops that at least keep me looking cute in the sun. Crop tops have been in style for a few years now, and it never made sense to me until the heat started. I mean, it makes sense to wear half a shirt when it’s 100 degrees out, right?
Why Crop Tops?
Crops are a fun and cute way to show off your crocheting skills in the summer months. I’ve featured a few patterns on my site before. The Luna crochet crop top, and a knit cropped sweater, but this summer I have been reaching for them more and more. I love the way the look and can be dressed up or down, with shorts or jeans, and heels. The best part is that often times they work up quickly as well. Win!
The other benefit of this is that you can completely customize the look and length of the crop. I have a pretty short torso, but a larger chest so shirts that I get in the store always kind of sit funny, or look weird on me. But with these I made the perfect length for me.
Tips for Crocheting Your Own
A few tips below…
- Cotton Yarn is a must – it’s breathable, washable, and you won’t overheat from it when the temperatures get higher. I am a big fan of Lion Brand Cotton as well as We Are Knitters
- SC/HDC for a more closed look top, and DC for a looser and more open fit
- Mix up stitches for a fun and unique look. In the photo above you’ll see I use some basic SC/HDC stitches mixed with some open air stitches. Another great stitch to use is a shell pattern.
What is your favorite thing to make this summer and wear ?!