Do you want a perfect garment piece to show off your summer tan? Here is a list of 10 gorgeous crochet butterfly top patterns for your next trip to the beach.
These are all easy to crochet tops that you can finish super quick. Keep scrolling to find your favorite one!
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Cute Crochet Butterfly Tops
These butterfly tops were a trend last year and they are coming back. You can tell they are here to stay. Whether you are looking for a tiny top, or something with more coverage, you will sure find one that you love in this list.
Choosing the best pattern
At first, when looking at these patterns, you will notice the construction is very similar for most of them. But there are variations in the stitches used, it could go from a simple double crochet stitch to a more elaborated one.
Such as the alpine and shell stitches, which require a little more of an intermediate level of skills.
While most patterns are suited for intermediate crocheters, you may want to check the description before you pick one, to make sure you will be comfortable with the pattern.
Best yarns for a crochet butterfly top
Worsted weight/Aran (#4) or light weight/DK (#3) cotton yarns are the best for crochet butterfly tops. Why? Because crop tops are made for summer, so the lighter the yarn, the better will be for higher temperatures.
My “go to” yarn for tops is 24/7 Mercerized Cotton (by Lion Brand), or I Love This Cotton (by Hobby Lobby). These are two great options and high-quality yarns.
Supplies you need to crochet butterfly tops
You don’t need a lot to crochet a butterfly top, here is what usually you will need.
- Yarn, worsted weight/Aran (#4) or light weight/DK (#3)
- Crochet hook, usually 3 mm (US D) to 4 mm (US G-6) sizes
- Yarn scissors
- Tapestry needle
A few of these patterns call for fine and fingering yarn weights, so please check the pattern description before purchasing it.
How much yarn do you need for a crochet butterfly top?
This is a type of project that requires a very small amount of yarn. Unless you choose a more textured stitch that requires more yarn, a simple top will take only about 150 yards (137 m) of worsted weight yarn.
Of course, it also depends on other factors, like the pattern, hook size, and yarn weight. But you won’t be using a lot of yarn for a super simple and small garment like this.
10 Best Crochet Butterfly Top Patterns
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If you are a beginner and are intimated by making garments, give one of these crochet butterfly top patterns a try. This is the kind of pattern that won’t waste a lot of your time, even if you have to frog it.
Besides, I guarantee you, you will be so proud to make something that you can wear. At least to me, I find so rewarding to finish something I can show off and tell everyone “I made it”.
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