Free knitting patterns for sleeveless tops with halter and string necklines. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 7/31/23
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Isabella Summer Top
Sleeveless halter top in double rib, which makes it very elastic and also close fitting. No picking up stitches. Rated easy by the designer. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. Sizes S, M, L. Sport weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Sleeveless tank beats the heat with a draped neckline and racerback. Designed so it can be worn with a standard convertible halter bra. Sizes Chest 25 [29, 33, 37, 41, 45] inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Fathom Harvill for Knitty.
Sleeveless halter top knit with a 5 round diagonal rib texture. Sizes Available in a large range of sizes, from XS 28” to 3X 53” bust. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Beverly S. for Knitty.
Entwined Halter Top
A stockinette stitch body with simple ribbing create this halter top. An O-ring connects the straps to the garment to create an elegant twist. Sizes XS - 2XL. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jean Klein for Sugar Bush Yarns.
Sleeveless halter racerback top with variations including ribbed bottom, lace bottom, cropped. Sizes 33 (35, 37, 39) [41, 43, 45]". Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Samantha Stadter. Web version is free.
Sleeveless halter neck top knit with seed stitch at the bottom and Irish Mesh Stitch on the top. Sport weight yarn. Designed by zNooi cRaft Corner.
Cabled Summer Halter
Sleeveless top knit in the round with a cable detail, picot edges and i-cord strap. Nicely fitted it drapes over the body with enough coverage for a strapless bra. Sizes Small – to fit bust 82-87 cm Medium – to fit bust 92-97 cm Large – to fit bust 102-107 cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sian Price-White.
Halter Neck Tank Top
Sleeveless top knit flat with i-cord ties. Some minimal picking up stitches under arm. Sizes 32/34 36/38 40/42 44/46 48/50 52/54 inches. DK weight yarn. 10117 designed by Sirdar. A kit is also available.
Cabled halter top knit flat with some increasing for the darts up front to add subtle shape. Instructions call for crocheted straps but I think you could substitute knit i-cord. Sizes XS (S, M, L). DK weight yarn. Designed by The Yarn Girls, excerpted from their book The Yarn Girls' Guide to Knits for All Seasons.
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Rope Twist Halter
Sleeveless halter top knit flat with a center cable and a unique cable edge. No picking up stitches, but the cable edge is knit separately and sewn on. Designed by Patons Sizes Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large. Sport weight yarn.
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A cabled diamond becomes the central jewel of this sleeveless top. Knit in one piece with a deep 2x2 ribbed hem which gives it a corset-like look. The cross over of the diamond becomes the halter tie straps. Sizes XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Jill Gutman Schoenfuss for Knitty.
Halter top with optional beads knit flat. Instructions call for crocheted straps but I think you could substitute knit i-cord. Beads are added at the end. Sizes 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 inches. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jennie Atkinson.
Knit flat in two pieces with a 4 row repeat ridged stitch. No picking up stitches. Designed by Paintbox Yarns. Sizes 81-112 cm, 32-44 in. DK weight yarn.
Beginner Knit Halter Top
Learn to knit this beginner friendly crop top! The designer says that if you know how to cast on, knit and bind off, she'll show you every thing else you need to know to make this knitted top that comes with a video tutorial! Sizes Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large. DK weight yarn. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Michelle Greenberg
Halter top with a twist in front knit in stockinette. Designed by Berroco Design Team who rates it easy; it does require picking up stitches to finish the edges. Sizes XSmall, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X. Worsted weight yarn. The Ravelry page includes diagrams you might find useful that are not on the pattern page.
Sleeveless top with lace yoke. Bottom is knit seamelessly in the round, almost all knit stitches! Then the lace yoke is knit flat. Sizes 27"-47" [68-118 cm]. Fingering weight yarn. Designed Sara Mereu.
Reef Knot Tank Top
Simple stockinette stitch in cool cotton gets a twist on plain when you tie the back straps into a reef knot and an unusual picot hem. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL). Designed by Sarah Wilson. Pattern is available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern at Etsy. Pictured project by oliveknit
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A Walk with Emil Vest
Vest or halter top knit sideways in garter stitch and shaped with short rows and optional darts. Sizes 30 (34, 38, 43.5, 46, 50, 54) inches. Spaziergang mit Emil designed by You-Shan Feng for Knitty. Worsted weight yarn.
Vilonia is a racerback camisole top with icord straps and side vents. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Samantha Stadter
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Sleeveless top with front and back yokes knit separately and then joined to knit body in the round. Sizes 33¼ (37¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49 ¼).Designed by Purl Soho. Sport weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Halter top knit in the round from the top down, using increases to shape the keyhole accent and i-cord for the straps and edging. Sizes: XS, (S), M, (L), XL, (2XL), 3XL, (4XL), 5XL. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Anna Anderson.
Wear Everywhere Top
Close-fitting top with eye-catching halterneck, cable collar, buttoned keyhole back and a lace bottom edge. Worsted weight yarn. Sizes Finished bust size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)” / [76 (86, 97, 107, 117) cm]. DK weight yarn. Designed by Maria Molodova.
Sexy little sweater with gorgeous cables and turtle neck halter. Sizes XS, S/M, L/XL, and 2X. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Michelle Greenberg.
Seltzer Halter Top
Sleeveless top knit top-down and seamlessly with the slipped stitch pattern and twisted rib. This pattern also includes modifications for making a more full-coverage front if desired. Sizes Finished bust measurement: 26.25 to 64” / 66.5 to 162.5 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sharon Hartley.
Eliene Halter Neck Top
This sleeveless top is cropped and fitted to the body. It also features a turtle/mock style neck that can be rolled down. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Section1343.
Summer Sun Halter Neck Top
This sleeveless top features stockinette stitch with a feminine center Japanese style cable and lace pattern (both charted and with written instructions). Sizes 80-85 to 120-125 cm / 32-34 to 48-50 in. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Elly's Knitting Days.
Blue Point Halter
This cropped halter features an elegant cabled trim along the hem and neckline while the body is made up of refined fisherman’s rib. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Two of Wands (Alexandra Tavel). A kit is also available.
Cable Halter Top
Trendy sleeveless turtle neck with diamond cable is worked flat and tied in the back. Great for layering or wearing alone. Sizes XS, S/M, L/XL, and 2X. Worsted weight yarn. Minty Fresh Cable Knit Halter Top designed by Michelle Greenberg for TheSnuggleryPatterns
Pebble Beach Halter Top
This simple yet intriguing halter crop top is worked flat, in a diamond shape using self striping and solid yarns together create a unique marled look. Great for stashbusting! Easily paired with jeans, skirts, or worn as a swimsuit top! A super quick and easy project perfect for a beginner! Designed by CamexiaDesigns
Rainbow Bordered Halter Top and Skirt
Vintage pattern for two-piece tennis set with rainbow bordered halter top and matching mini skirt with vertical rainbows on the sides. SIZES: 8, 10, 12 and 14