Free Crochet Summer Top Pattern with Lace Sleeves

Time to add another summer crochet top to your handmade wardrobe with this crochet tutorial. This post teaches you how to make the Lagoon Top – a quick crochet summer top with lace sleeves.

​This is a measure to make tutorial so you can make it in any size! The sleeves drape beautifully over the shoulder giving it a cute boho look for your summer aesthetic. 

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About this Crochet Summer Top with Lace Sleeves

I am a big fan of summer crochet tops and The Lagoon Top is a quick crochet top that you can whip up in no time! This easy summer crochet top is the perfect top for summer days with its boho style, cropped look, and airy lace details. 

Summer crochet is so much fun with all the projects we can make with thin yarn from delicate accessories to crochet lace tops and lightweight sweaters. I honestly crochet the most during warmer months because of how quick it is to make summer tops like crop tops, halter top, and tank tops. 

Every summer season I make quite a lot of tops using lightweight yarn, mostly extra yarn that I have on hand. I like playing around with basic crochet stitches and experimenting with new stitches to create stunning crochet summer tops! 

The Lagoon top is made with a simple stitch pattern that is made with single and double crochet stitches repeat. This is one of my favorite crochet stitch repeats because it creates a beautiful crochet fabric that looks so interesting with just basic stitches. 

This is one of my favorite designs and I actually made two of them since they are really quick! Unlike very intricate lace tops, the Lagoon Top is very easy to make since the lace portion is just added on as short sleeves. I fell in love with lace work after using it in my Louise Belle Sweater which featured bell sleeves with lace details on the edge. 

Construction of the Lagoon Top

This crochet summer top with lace sleeves is made with a very simple construction with just in three parts: the body and two sleeve caps. The top looks a lot more intricate than it really is to make, trust me, it is so easy!

The body is made by creating a simple rectangle band that goes around the body and seamed closed on the side. Then the straps are made by creating a foundation strap then proceeding with the lace detail. 

The pattern is based off of individual measurements to is is easy to make this beautiful crochet lace top in many different sizes. Good news, since this is a made to measure pattern, you can actually use thicker yarn if that is what you have on hand. There might just be a little more math involved with a new gauge.

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Want similar designs?

Check out these patterns (left to right): Sandbar Top, Jasper Coverup, Sunrise Bralette


For this crochet summer top with lace sleeves I used Lion Brand Yarn’s 24/7 Cotton DK in black and a my second (blue) top was made with extra Lion Brand Yarns Beautiful You which is now unfortunaley discontinued. You can use different yarn but I highly recomment using cotton yarn.

24/7 Cotton DK is highly comparable to Paintbox Yarn’s Cotton DK, however with less color options BUT more yardage.

Cotton yarn is ideal for summer crochet due to it’s lightweight and absorption properties. Cotton is great for heavy use items like summer tops that you would wear over and over again. It is also great for lacy tops to showcase more details.

Alternatively, I would recommend also recommend Coboo which is a 51% Cotton, 49% Rayon from Bamboo yarn which is very light to touch and absorbent. It is similar to Truboo which is a 100% bamboo yarn. 

I have a whole post dedicated to Coboo, make sure to check it out and find other awesome patterns for to make with this yarn here.

At the end of the day there is no “right yarn”, any CYC 3 Yarn weight would work, just make sure to make a gauge with a 3.5mm hook to make sure you get the right measurements/results to make this lovely top.

Lagoon Top Crochet Pattern

Let’s dive into making this crochet summer top with lace sleeves.

This pattern is made by Abigail Marie Ellazar of Knits and Knots by AME (KKAME Designs). This pattern may be kept for personal use with the exception that it will not be sold or claimed as your own, you may link to my shop or media.  You may share or sell physical product (with the exception of mass production) with proper credit to Abigail Marie Ellazar (knitsandknotsbyame). If you see this product on any platform violating these wishes please bring it to my attention, I will highly appreciate it. 

Pattern notes:

  1. This pattern is made using US terminology.
  2. This is a measure to make tutorial. No final st count will be provided as it is based on your own measurements No definite yardage is provided.
  3. The pattern is written in rows. Turn after each row.
  4. Ch st/s at the beginning of the row is counted in the final stitch.
  5. Use a whip stitch to close the body of the garment and attach the sleeves


  1. CYC 3 yarn. I used Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton DK
  2. 3.5mm crochet hook
  3. Scissors
  4. Needle for seaming
  5. Calculator
  6. Tape measure

Gauge – Do not forget to make your gauge!

18sts x 20 rows = 4 inches of sc and dc alternate stitiches

Sizes and Measurements (inches)

This tutorial is a make to measure pattern. It is completely customizable to your own measurements to ensure a great fit!


  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Tr – treble crochet (triple crochet)
  • Slst – slip st
  • St/s – Stitch/es

Let’s start making your Lagoon Top

We are going to start with your crochet summer top with lace sleeves. Pick a show to watch while you whip this


Measure around the upper part of your bust where the top will sit. Divide the number by 4 and multiply by 18. If you have an even number, use this number. If you have an odd number, round up to the next even number.

Ch (number calculated) +1

R1: sc into 2nd ch from the hook counts as one sc, dc. *sc, dc. Continue from * until end of the row.

R2: ch 1, dc into next st. *sc, dc. Continue from * until end of the row.

Repeat R2 until your desired length (ending in an even row number). 

For this stitch pattern, you alternate between sc and dc stitches. The pattern is done across two rows, making sure that the top row is opposite of the row below, for example, a sc on top of a dc and a dc on top of a sc. 

Faten off with a long tail. This will be used to seam the band closed.

Sleeves (make 2)

Measure the length of your sleeves from where you want the sleeves to be placed on the garment to the back of the garment.

Note, sometimes straps will stretch more due to the weight of the garment while it is worn. You may want to size down and make your chain with a tighter tension.

Crochet strap chart

Starting chain576471788592

Ch (starting chain # based on chart above) + 1

R1: sc into the second from hook (counts as first st), sc in each st until end of the row. (you should end with the starting ch number minus the additional ch used to make the first st. example: if you chose 71, your starting chain would be 71+1 and your end count would be 71 sts)

R2: ch 2, sc in each st down the row. 

R3: ch 3, tr in each st down the row. 

R4: ch 7, skip next 5 st, dc into the 7th st from the start. * ch 6, dc into next st. Repeat from * until end of the row.

R5: ch 3, *4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr into space. Repeat from * in each space. Yo 2, tr into the 2nd ch from row below.

R6: ch 5, *dc into space, ch 15, dc into same space, ch 15, dc into same space, ch 15, dc into same space. Ch 3, dc between clusters below, ch 3. Repeat from * until end of the row. Dc into 3rd ch below.

R7: ch 10, *3 tr into first loop, 3 tr – ch 2 – 3 tr into second loop, 3 tr into third loop. Repeat from * until last loop of the row. Yo 7, insert into 2 ch from row below. *Yo, pull through 2 (repeat 7 times until only one loop remains).

R8: ch 6, 3 tr – ch 2 – 3 tr into ch 2 space below, ch 3. *dc between sections below, ch 3, 3 tr – ch 2 – 3 tr into ch 2 space below, ch 3. Repeat from * until end of the row. Dc into 7th ch from row below. 

R9: ch 6, 3 dc – ch 2 – 3 dc – ch 2 – 3dc into ch 2 space below, Ch 3. *dc into dc st below, ch 3,3 dc – ch 2 – 3 dc – ch 2 – 3dc into ch 2 space below, ch 3. Repeat from * until end of the row. Dc into 3rd ch from row below. 


  1. Using the long tail, seam the sides of the rectangular body piece close.
  2. Figure out where you want your sleeves to go, using stitch markers are great to make sure the sides are even.
  3. Weave in your ends and you are all done!

You now have a new crochet summer top with lace sleeves!

I would love to see how your style your Lagoon Top this summer! Make sure to tag me @knitsandknotsbyame on IG. Until next time, creatives!

Looking for more beautiful patterns? Make sure to check out all of my beginner friendly patterns here where you can find garments, amigurumi, and accessories.

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