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15+ Best Crochet Butterfly Top Patterns in 2024

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Are you looking for the perfect pattern to make yourself a trending top to show off your summer tan? Then this post is for you. Here is a list of 15 gorgeous crochet butterfly top patterns for your next trip to the beach.

These are easy to crochet halter tops that you can finish super quick. Keep scrolling to find your favorite one!

Crochet Butterfly Top Patterns

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  1. What are crochet butterfly tops?

    Butterfly tops, as the name suggests, are butterfly shaped halter tops designed with a tied-up open back. The trend started in the early 2000’s, by French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro.
    Crochet designers later took the stage to bring their own cute DIY butterfly top versions.

  2. Can a beginner crochet butterfly tops?

    Absolutely! Once you have mastered a few basics crochet stitches and are brave enough to take the challenge, they are great for beginners.
    Typically, you only need to know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. As well as how to read patterns.

  3. What to wear with a crochet butterfly top?

    Butterfly tops are great for summer outings or for a trip to the beach. For a charming look, pair them with a pair of jeans, shorts or a denim mini skirt.
    Complement the look with a pair of block heels or platform sandals, or even flip-flops if it’s a trip to the beach.

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 

My favorite yarn for tops are 24/7 Mercerized Cotton (by Lion Brand) and I Love This Cotton (by Hobby Lobby). These are two great options and high-quality yarns.

Worsted weight/Aran (#4) or light weight/DK (#3) cotton yarns are the best for crochet butterfly tops. And the reason why cotton is better is because crop tops are made for summer. Therefore, the lighter the yarn, the better will be for higher temperatures. 

Materials 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) are the best kind for tops
  • Crochet hook: usually 3 mm (US D) to 4 mm (US G-6) sizes. But please make sure you check the pattern for the specific size.
  • Yarn scissors: the sharper the better, you will them to cut the leftover tails.
  • Tapestry needle: I like the ones with the bent tips. Pick the skinnier ones for crochet threads.

A few of these patterns call for fine and fingering yarn weights, so please check the pattern description before purchasing it.

Amount of yarn needed 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.

15 Best Crochet Butterfly Top Patterns

Here is the list of butterfly tops for you. I hope you have plenty of options to choose from and that you can make your next cute garment from it. Have fun.

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Final thoughts

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”.

What’s next?

Drop a comment below if you have any questions or if you just would like to say “hi”. Another way to reach out to me is by joining my community group on Facebook

If you use any of my patterns or tutorials for a project, please tag me @zamiguz or use the hashtag #zamiguzmakers. I would love to see what you make.

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