Knitting Patterns for cropped pullover sweater tops with short lengths. Most patterns are free.
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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.
Cropped sleeveless top knit in 2 squares with a 3 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.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Pima Cotton yarn (25+ colors)
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.
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. A kit is also available.
- Get the free knitting pattern - at Deramore's add the pattern to your cart and "check out" without payment to get the link to the pattern
- Get the kit for less than $27
- Get the recommended Rowan Silky Lace yarn
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.
More Free Patterns
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.
Cancun Boxy Lace Top
Erin Kate Archer’s lace-sampler top is knit in two simple rectangles from the bottom up and seamed. The designer says it is very suitable for beginners and it has an easy rating from knitters. Pictured project by miss-power
Remsen Twist Front Top
Cute cropped pullover is knit in stockinette and seed stitch and gets it texture from the recommended yarn. This may only be free for a limited time. Designed by Coralie Meslin for Tahki Stacy Charles. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, XL)
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Tahki Ripple Yarn at Interweave
- See more Twist Top Knitting Patterns
Leonora Aran Tee
Cable pullover sweater knit in two pieces. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Sizes: Bust 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 in
- Get the free knitting pattern (checkout with no payment and then download)
- Get the recommended yarn Stylecraft Life Chunky (15+ colors available) at Deramore’s
Cropped pullover in traditional plaid knit flat, in pieces, using Fair Isle color work. Sizes To Fit Bust: 81cm to 107cm. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. DK weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
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.
If you can knit, purl, cast on and bind off, you can knit this easy short sleeve cropped pullover top in seed stitch with buttons to close sleeves and define the shape. One size fits most – 15″ high x 33″ wide
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Annie’s
- Get the recommended yarn Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted on Amazon
- See more Easy Top Knitting Patterns
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