Knitting Patterns for cropped pullover sweater tops with short lengths. Most patterns are free. Updated 7/26/2022
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Color-blocked cropped sweater knit with a 2 row repeat half brioche stitch. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Filipa Carneiro.
Easy cropped sweater with sleeves created with buttons, front kangaroo pockets, rolled collar, and a 4 row repeat lace stitch. Sizes XS/S [M/L, XL/2X, 3X]. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Katie Rose Pryal.
Easy cropped sweater with split high low hem and turtleneck. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Sizes Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X). Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn.
Without a Paddle Sweater
Cropped pullover sweater knit in the round from the bottom-up—no extra seams required. The clever placement of decreases at the yoke turns the shaping into a design feature. Sizes XS - 4/5 XL. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sugar Bush Yarns.
Oversized, Breton-inspired cropped pullover sweater with stripes, worked flat. Bust – 37 (40, 43, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57)" Sport weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
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Pullover sweater with high low hem and casual silhouette. Women's XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Amy Christoffers for Knitty.
Cropped sweater with trellis cable panel framed by bobble flowers. Finished Bust: 32[36, 40, 42.25, 46.25, 48.5, 52.5, 56.5, 58.5] inches Aran weight yarn. Designed by Emily Nora O'Neil for Knitty.
Cropped pullover with sweeping high-low hemline perfect for layering. Sizes To Fit Bust: 76cm/30in to 127cm/50in. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
Cora Crop Top
Cropped tee pullover knit in garter stitch with cable detail in front and back and 3x3 rib at neck and sleeve edges. No picking up stitches. Sizes Bust: 33¾ (38¼, 42½, 47, 51¼, 55½, 60, 64¼, 68¾)”. DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn.
More Free Patterns
Slightly cropped lace pullover with a 10 row repeat lace pattern along the hems and center panels on the body and bell sleeves. Sizes Bust: 33¾ (37, 40¼, 43¾, 47, 50¼, 53¾, 57, 60¼). Sport weight yarn. Designed by Aubrey P Busek for Universal Yarn.
Cropped pullover knit in 2 pieces with a 4 row repeat stitch. Sizes To Fit Bust: Bust:81-86[91-97:101-107:111-117:122-127] cm, 32-34[36-38:40-42:44-46:48-50] inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Rico Design.
Cropped pullover knit with graduated variations of seed stitch: at the bottom there's 4 row repeat basket stitch, followed by 4 row repeat moss stitch, and then seed stitch, finished with a funnel neck. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81 to 107cm. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
Lady Soul Sweater Pattern and Video
Cool and classic, simple and sophisticated, the Lady Soul Sweater is a fabulous quick knit. Featuring minimal shaping and an intriguing cable running up both arms, this sweater comes together in a snap using large needles and fluffy yarn. Lucy from Wool And The Gang walks you through casting on, working the cable, seaming the sweater, and picking up stitches to create a luscious funnel neck. The slightly cropped fit is oh-so-chic and can be easily extended by knitting a few extra rows. Aran weight yarn. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug.
Easy Copper Cropper Pullover
Cropped sweater knit flat in garter stitch. No picking up stitches. Rated easy by the designer. Women's Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by flax & twine | anne weil.
Sunbeam Short Sleeve Sweater
Cropped pullover knit flat in stockinette with an easy 6 row two stitch alternating color pattern. You can knit to show a speckled pattern (bottom) or show the stranding for a modern slip stitch look (top). Could be a great stash busting project. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81 to 107cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
Organza Lace Top
Swingy cropped tank top with an eyelet lace scoop neck bodice flowing into a rose leaf lace border. Sizes to fit bust: 32-50 inch (71-127 cm). Designed by Lisa Richardson.
Cropped Drop Stitch Pullover
Long-sleeved cropped sweater worked sideways in one piece from sleeve to sleeve with easy dropped stitch detail along sleeves and neckline. Sizes XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X). Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin for Lion Brand. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Open Backed Cropped Top
This short-sleeved pullover has sophisticated cable detail framing an open back and a deep ribbed hem. Sizes To Fit Bust: 82cm to 107cm Designed by Paintbox Yarns. DK weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Cropped pullover sweater with lattice lace pattern. Sizes 106 ( 112, 122 )( 129, 136, 143 )cm/41.75 ( 44.13, 48 )( 50.75, 53.5, 56.25 )”. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Irene Lin.
Hazy Skies Sweater
Cropped sweater with big sleeves and color blocked textures. Size is customizable. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by ahoneyknits.
Easy Lacy Sweater
Easy, beginner friendly cropped sweater with all over lace pattern. Knit flat in 4 pieces and sewn together. Sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL ). DK weight yarn. Designed by Wannipa Yunker.
Zoey Drop Shoulder Jumper
Cropped pullover sweater with minimal shaping and a chevron motif that's a perfect first colorwork project. Bust sizes To Fit Bust: 82-86cm to 112-117cm (32 inches to 46 inches). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by MillaMia.
Romantic lightweight sweater, worked from the bottom up in a round and partially flat, with dropped lace sleeves and attached cable edging around the scoop neck and hem. Designed cropped, but the length can be easily adjusted. Bust sizes 74 84, 94, 104, 114, 124, 134, 144, 154) cm /29 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61 in. Designed by Teti Lutsak.
Knotty Crop Top
This crop top is so light, airy and soft, and it can be worn in many different ways! This pattern is easy to follow. Knowledge of the knit/purl stitch, casting on and off in knitting is required. This pattern is for sizes S/M and L. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Rustiknits Patterns.
Cropped long-sleeved pullover that features a variety of lace patterns which will keep your interest along the way! Sizes Bust: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42)". Knit flat and seamed. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Annie Lupton.
Isabella Lace Top
Knit flat as one piece sideways from sleeve tip to the other, this cropped pullover top has a striped lace pattern to make it an open and airy garment. Sizes Ladies chest: 32/34 36/38 40/42 44/46 48/50 52/54 inches. Designed by Sublime Yarns. DK weight yarn.
Andra Cropped Thumb Hole Sweater
This chunky knit cropped pullover is a quick and easy project, suitable for a beginner, according to the designer. The simple pattern is enhanced with elongated stitches on shoulders to create a sexy modern look. Size: XS,S,M,L,XL Designed by Camexia Designs
Drop Stitch Cold Shoulder Top
This sweater features long kimono sleeves with open cutouts. Shown cropped but length is easily adjustable. Size: XS,S,M,L,XL Aran weight yarn. Designed by Camexia Designs