Free knitting patterns for super simple easy tees, tanks, and other tops suitable for beginners. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 8/24/23.
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Easy beginner pullover poncho-style top knit in two rectangles with a 4 row repeat lace stitch and seamed. Great for layering over sweaters. Need to use basic stitches and basic lace knitting. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Michele C Meadows.
Farro Squared Top
lightweight tee knit in two identical rectangles in 6 row repeat welting pattern which drapes nicely and shapes the neckline naturally. Sizes 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56. DK weight yarn. Designed by Marji LaFreniere. Pictured project by MarjisYarncrafts
Summer Breeze Top
Beginner drop-shoulder top with no shaping knit flat in two rectangles of stockinette, garter, and eyelets, and seamed. Need to use basic stitches and basic lace eyelet stitch. Sizes XS - (S) - M - (L) - XL. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Mirella Moments.
Easy beginner-level sleeveless top with a seed stitch yoke knit flat in two pieces and seamed. No picking up stitches. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Mouton Rouge.
Easy Garter Stitch Tank
Sleeveless top knit flat in two pieces in garter stitch. Sizes S, M, L. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Gina Michele.
Easy top knit in 2 identical rectangles and seamed. Sizes XS to 5XL. Beginner-friendly. Designed by Yay For Yarn Patterns. Web version is free.
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Women's Boatneck Top
Easy beginner level short-sleeved striped tee sweater with a nautical inspiration. Knit flat in two indentical pieces. No picking up stitches. To me it seems easy enough for beginning knitters who have basic knitting skills. Oversized with Sizes Bust: 40in to 62in. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lorna Miser for Caron.
Cropped sleeveless top knit in 2 squares with a 6 row repeat textured stitch. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by we are knitters. Available in English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and more.
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Web version is free. Easy top knit in 2 identical pieces with an 8 row repeat and seamed. Beginner friendly for beginners who know or want to try lace and castin on additional stitches for sleeve length. Sizes XS to 5XL. Beginner-friendly. Designed by Yay For Yarn Patterns.
Lace Yoke Top
Sleeveless top knit flat in two rectangular pieces in an 8 row repeat lace yoke. No picking up stitches. DK weight yarn. Summer Knit Top designed by Briana K Designs. There's also a crochet version.
Eyelet Sleeveless Top
Pullover knit flat in two rectangles in stockinette with easy eyelet rows. Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz of Mama in a Stitch who says this sleeveless top is perfect for beginners. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. The web version is free and the printable pdf is available on Etsy.
Drop Stitch Sweater
Sleeveless top knit flat in two pieces in a 6 row repeat. No picking up stitches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Gina Michele.
Summer Vacation Top
Jessica of Mama in a Stitch designed this easy sleeveless crop top with mesh yoke that’s a fast knit with two strands of yarn held together.
Easy Garter and Eyelets Sleeveless Top
Knit two rectangles in garter stitch with an easy eyelet pattern, then seam together and you have an easy pullover top. Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz of Mama in a Stitch who says this is perfect for beginners or for knitters looking for an easy pattern. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL. The web version is free and the printable pdf is available on Etsy. Worsted weight yarn.
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Lacey Tee Top
Easy cropped tank top in seed stitch with lace mesh yoke. Easy beginner level knitting project according to designer. Sizes S-3XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by EpiphanyKnitwear.
Lodge Tee Top
Simply sophisticated lace cap-sleeved pullover sweater for an understated, chic look. Easy level knitting pattern and the techniques involved are knitting, purling, and slipping stitches. Looks like a 4 row repeat of eyelet moss stitch. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands. DK weight yarn. A kit is also available.