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Tops, Tanks, Tees Knitting Patterns

by | Apr 26, 2015 | Clothing, Featured, Sweaters

Knitting Patterns for Tops, Tanks, and Tees, many free patterns at

Here’s a collection of tops perfect for warm (or hot!) weather — and yet versatile enough to be used in layering a few months from now when the weather gets cooler.

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To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Reef Knot Tank Top

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

Two options to get the pattern

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Free Knitting Pattern for Sarah Tank Top

Sarah Tank Top

Cute camisole style top features lace under the bodice and lace at the hem. Designed by Christine Buhagiar. Pictured project by mbirnie who made some mods.

Butterfly Tee

Butterfly Tee

This unique top has a butterfly lace yoke.

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Etherial Lace Tank

Designed by Jamie Besel, this lace top is worked mostly in the round.

Swept Up Broomstick Top

Swept Up Broomstick Top

A simple, light and airy V-neck pullover, fashionable for Spring and Summer days.

Feather and Fan Ribbed Tee

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Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze Top

Designed by Nazinin Fard

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Retro Tee

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The Dijon Top

Designed by Karina Harper

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Hotness Top

Designed by Lorna Miser, for sizes S through XXL

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Pull Sans Manches

Sleeveless lace front top by Bergère de France.

Lelah Top

Designed by Christine Buhagiar, this strapless top (optional strap directions included) is knit in the round with fishtail lace and eyelet ribbon accent.

Free Sweater Pattern — Bonsai Shell

Bonsai Shell

Designed by Lee Gant, this shapely free sweater pattern is a shapely shell and can be adapted for multiple sizes and gauges.

Admit by Berroco

Swingy Top

Swingy Top

Scoop neck tee with lots of summer flair. Perfect for beginners looking to try their first garment! The yarn adds the unique texture.

4 Row Feather and Fan Top

4 Row Feather and Fan Top

The repeat combines 3 fast rows, which are all knit or purl, with 1 row of eyelets.

Free knitting pattern for top with dragon skin panel - Icy Blue Shell

Icy Blue Shell

Designed by Kennita Tully with a lace panel. Sized for S to 2X

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Lace Top in Muskat

Beaded Cami

The delicate lace border of this camisole is embellished with beads. This pattern designed by Black Dog Designs is sized for 34″ bust.


Lacy Chevron Sweater Free Knitting Pattern | Free Knitting Patterns for Tops, Tees, and Tanks

Lace Chevron Top

Vertical eyelets with lacy chevrons make this a perfect summer top. The pattern is part of a booklet Patons 3841 Patons Smoothie DK Summer Style.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Box Pleat Top

Box Pleat Top

Sleeveless top with unique details like pleating, beads, and textured stitches. Sizes sizes: small, medium, large, and extra-large. Designed by Zoë Scheffy. Pictured project by Chrilau

Knitting Pattern for Kricka Top

Kricka Top

This openwork pullover is knit in Indian cross stitch in two identical pieces, then the shoulder and side seams are sewn. Sizes of finished piece: 29.75 (31, 32.25)” wide and 15.5 (16.25, 18.75)” tall. Designed by Sherrie Kibler

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Knitting Pattern for Simply Sweet Lace Top

Simply Sweet Lace Top

This lace halter tank top features an open lacy pattern used in this summer top and shoulder-baring strapsin a feather-and-fan pattern to produce a scalloped edge. To fit size: S (M, L, XL)

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Knitting Pattern for Island Winds Tee

Island Winds Tee

Openwork top with textured panels at hem. Designed by Sandi Prosser. To fit size: S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

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Knitting Pattern for Squared Away Tee

Squared Away Tee

This top features lace repeats in a grid. Woman’s S through 2X/3X

Knitting Pattern for Lace Tank

Lace Women’s Tank

Lace side panels and little “butterfly” twist stitches and elegance to this tank. S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) $6.00 at Etsy

See more pics and details at Etsy

Knitting pattern for Roanoke top

Roanoke Tee

a lightweight, loose-fitting tee with casual rolled hems, cap sleeves, and lace detail around the neckline. SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) $7.50 at Etsy

View more images (the lace detail is gorgeous!) and details at Etsy

Knitting Pattern for Hope Tank

Hope Tank

This simple lace top knitting pattern comes in sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).

Get the pattern for $5.99 at Annies


Knitting Pattern for Bethel Tank

Bethel Tank

Women’s trendy racerbank lace tank

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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