Sleeveless Tops Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for tanks, shells, and other sleeveless tops.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Criss Cross Shell
Sleeveless pullover top features a unique geometric motif on the front and back created with twisted stitches. Designed by Cheryl Beckerich for Cascade Yarns. Sizes 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” at bust
Shifting Rib Tank
Sleeveless top with figure flattering contoured rib detail around bust. Designed by Patons. Sizes XS to 5XL.
Sleeveless pullover top with pretty ruffled lace hem and buttoned neckline. Bust: 35¼ (39¼, 43¼, 47¾, 51¼)”. Designed by Amy Gunderson for Universal Yarn.
This sleeveless top features easy eyelet lace ribbing and is knit from the bottom up in two pieces and seamed. Sizes Bust – 33(36-39-42-45-48-51-54)” Designed by Amy Christoffers for Berroco.
Sleeveless top is knit with drop stitch wave pattern. The original pattern is for a crop top but the knitter of the pictured project just added additional repeats of the pattern for length. Pictured project by julysnow. Great with multi-color yarn!
Sleeveless tank top from Katia with flattering lines that follow your figure, flared hem, and ribbed yoke. UK (US): 8-10 (M) / 12-14 (L) / 16-18 (XL) / 20-22 (XXL). In English and Spanish. Pictured project by romychen
Make Up Your Mind
Five bands of different texture and lace add interest to this raceback tank designed for layering. Designed by by knittedblissJC. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL). Pictured project by dreamergal
Braided Strap Tank
Sleeveless top with flattering drape at hem and braided straps. Perfect for layering or as a beach cover-up. Designed by by Tonia Barry. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Vertical Wavy Lace Top
The body is worked in the round from the bottom up.
Lace top in sizes S to 5XL
Tulip Tank Top
Designed by Purl Soho, for sizes 31 (35, 39, 43, 47), this tank features a unique construction inspired by tulip petals.
Alisha Bright’s sleeveless top features a rolled cowl neck and ribbed sides for fit. XS, S, M, L
Sandi Rosner designed this sleeveless top featuring a quilted lattice pattern. Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X
Barb Kervin designed the lace top perfect for layering. Sizes S, M, L, 1X
Karen J Minott designed this flattering top with beaded accents at the bottom edging. Sizes 34 (36-38, 40-42)”
Judith Durant’s easy-to-knit top features ruffles and beads. Sizes S to 2XL Included in Creative Knitting July 2011 with 30 other knitting patterns.
Espace Tricot’s top achieves its color gradient by knitting with double strands of yarn and then switching colors as you go. Sizes 33.5, 35.75, 38, 40, 42, 46.25, 50.5
Twisted Rib Cable Tank
Designed by Angela Hahn. XS, S, M, L, XL, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL
DYI Paneled Tank
This super easy sleeveless top by Gina Michele is two panels knit in garter and stockinette stitch and then fastened with tabs. Self-striping and print yarn make the color pattern.
Patterns for Purchase
Rosebud Tank Top
This sleeveless lace pullover is one of the 23 patterns in Warm Weather Knits by Deborah Newton. Sizes: small – medium – large – extra large. Knit in DK weight.
Drop sleeve top with a center panel of lace and cables on the front and waist shaping. Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
The front is elegantly simple with a bit of lace at the shoulders that swoops to a deep lace panel in the back. 35 (38½ , 43, 48, 53)” bust circumference.
Sleeveless top with lace panel designed by Emily Wessel. To fit size: XXS (XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Indigo Dream Top
Sleeveless lace top with handkerchief hem.
Pleated Lace Tank
I love the drape caused by the pleats on the shoulder and lace details between the folds. 37 1/4 (41 1/2, 44 1/4, 48 1/2, 52, 54 3/4)” bust circumference.This tank combines the drape and fall of a classic Greek chiton with a wearable, modern shape. The folds of the fabric create an A-line silhouette, and the touch of lace hidden inside the pleat adds a feminine touch.
Mishka Lace Shell
Lace sleeveless top for sizes 32 1⁄2 (35 1⁄4, 38 1⁄2, 41, 44 1⁄4, 47 1⁄2, 50 1⁄4, 53 1⁄2, 56, 59 1⁄4)”
This mostly-stockinette-stitch blouse is accented with a bit of openwork rib at the lower edge and a generous garter-stitch ruffle (worked separately and shaped with short-rows). Sizes 33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 43)” (84 [89, 94 99, 104, 109] cm) bust circumference
Modular Lace Top
Yes, this lace is knit! And it is knit so there no seams. Sizes 37 (39½, 41½, 44) inches (94.0 [100.3, 105.4, 111.8] cm) bust
Lafayette Tunic in Audra
Lace tank knit in the round from the bottom up, and separated at the armholes. Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2X/3X)
Pier 39 Shell
This unique pattern displays interesting features, such as cable borders, a keyhole in the back and an elongated front design. Finished Size: About 34 (36, 38, 40)” (86.5 [91.5, 96.5, 101.5] cm) bust circumference.