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Sleeveless Tops Knitting Patterns

by | Oct 4, 2015 | Clothing, Tops

Knitting patterns for Sleeveless Tops including many free patterns

Knitting patterns for tanks, shells, and other sleeveless tops.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Criss Cross Shell

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Shifting Rib Tank

Shifting Rib Tank

Sleeveless top with figure flattering contoured rib detail around bust. Designed by Patons. Sizes XS to 5XL.

Free Knitting Pattern for Zephyr Tank

Zephyr Tank

Sleeveless pullover top with pretty ruffled lace hem and buttoned neckline. Bust: 35¼ (39¼, 43¼, 47¾, 51¼)”. Designed by Amy Gunderson for Universal Yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Tove Top


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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Ribbon Top

Ribbon Top

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!

Free Knitting Pattern for Ibis Top

Ibis Top

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Make Up Your Mind Lace Racerback Tank

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Braided Strap Tank

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 Top Free Knitting Pattern and more sleeveless top knitting patterns

Vertical Wavy Lace Top

The body is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Free knitting pattern for Sunny Tank

Sunny Tank

Lace top in sizes S to 5XL

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Free knitting pattern for Tulip Tank Top

Tulip Tank Top

Designed by Purl Soho, for sizes 31 (35, 39, 43, 47), this tank features a unique construction inspired by tulip petals.

Free knitting pattern for Summerfly sleeveless top

Summerfly Top

Alisha Bright’s sleeveless top features a rolled cowl neck and ribbed sides for fit. XS, S, M, L

Free knitting pattern for Trellis Tank sleeveless top

Trellis Tank

Sandi Rosner designed this sleeveless top featuring a quilted lattice pattern. Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X

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Lemon Drop Sleeveless Top Free Knitting Pattern

Lemon Drop

Barb Kervin designed the lace top perfect for layering. Sizes S, M, L, 1X

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Free knitting pattern for evening tank with beaded bottom

Evening Tank

Karen J Minott designed this flattering top with beaded accents at the bottom edging. Sizes 34 (36-38, 40-42)”

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Free knitting pattern for Maderia asymmetric top


Berroco Design Team designed this asymmetrical tank. X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Crosscurrents Sleeveless Top Free Knitting Pattern

Crosscurrents Tank

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.

Free knitting pattern for Ombre Tank

Ombre Tank

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

Free knitting pattern for White Lotus Lace Sleeveless top

White Lotus

Lace top designed by Lana Grossa for sizes 38/40, 42/44.

Free knitting pattern for Twisted Rib Cable Tank

Twisted Rib Cable Tank

Designed by Angela Hahn. XS, S, M, L, XL, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL

Free knitting pattern for Paulina sleeveless top


Berroco Design Team designed this sleeveless top with bias ribs and center cable detail. Small, Medium, Large

Free knitting pattern for DYI Paneled Tank - super easy top knit in garter stitch. Great for multi color yarn

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.

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Free knitting pattern for Summer Tee Top sleeveless lace tank

Summer Tee top

Claudia Olson’s lace top is easy to knit and customize by adding or subtracting 14 sts to change bust size.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Rosebud Tank Top

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.

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Knitting Pattern for Whakamarie Top

Whakamarie Top

Drop sleeve top with a center panel of lace and cables on the front and waist shaping. Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

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Knitting pattern for Seaglass Shell sleeveless top

Seaglass Shell

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.

Knitting Pattern for Bonny Top

Bonny Shell

Sleeveless top with lace panel designed by Emily Wessel. To fit size: XXS (XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)

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Knitting Pattern for Indigo Dream Top

Indigo Dream Top

Sleeveless lace top with handkerchief hem.

Knitting pattern for Folded Lace Tank

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.

Knitting pattern for Mishka Lace Shell sleeveless top

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)”

Ruffled Shell Knitting Pattern

Ruffled Shell

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

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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

Knitting pattern for Lafayette Tunic sleeveless top

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)

Knitting pattern for Pier 39 sleeveless top

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.

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