Crochet tops for women are the latest TikTok craze—here’s how to make your own

Just adding ‘crochet pro’ to our résumé…

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Crochet tops for women are trending on TikTok and it’s not hard to see why. The loosely knitted numbers are the perfect light-and-airy summer staple to add to your capsule wardrobe.

If you’re an avid scroller of TikTok (guilty!), you’ll have no doubt spotted amongst all the best beauty hacks and fashion try-on hauls one recurring item: the crochet top.

They're cute, colorful, and perfect for layering and interchanging between your best summer dresses. Plus, because of their knitted nature, they’re also ideal for transitional weather. But by far the best thing about the crochet trend is that you can actually learn to make your own!

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How to DIY crochet tops for women:

Learning to crochet your own tops is a great first step if you're looking to live more sustainably, or simply need a new hobby. It's inexpensive and is well worth the time you invest in it.

First things first: you’ll need to buy some yarn. Make sure it’s either acrylic or cotton, as wool and other animal products can itch like crazy. Then you’ll need a crochet hook, a tape measure and a trusty pair of scissors.

The next step is a simple one: go on YouTube. From there you can find a plethora of tutorials for every skill level, especially for beginners, with breakdowns of all the types of stitches you'll need to know. 

As far as tops go, you can find pretty much every popular style, including this bralette tutorial from Youtuber @Brittanyalicecrochet. The video is very helpfully entitled "The FIRST crochet top you should make as a beginner!"—she’s immediately got us [crochet] hooked!

To make her beginner's top, you need to first start off by taking two measurements. Brittany says the first measurement you need to take is your chest size, then subtract 15 inches, as this will become the length of your "foundation chain" and the length of your top.

You then need to measure the height of your breast, and minus one inch—that will become the height of your top. She then goes on to slowly break down how to do your starting "slip knot" and so on. The video is 30 minutes long and shows you the whole process to completion. 

If you were looking for something a bit more '90s-inspired, you can also find a tutorial for a very on-trend halter-neck top, which we will definitely be trying out!

 Where to buy crochet tops for women:

While making your own crochet top would be a very fun activity, we do also understand that sometimes you just want to buy it pre-made, with no effort required. We can relate!

Thankfully, because they’re so trendy, you can find them everywhere...

H&M, Pointelle-knit crop top

RRP: $17.99/ £12.99

This top is made from 100% cotton and will look so cute paired with jeans, shorts and even a white skirt!


ASOS DESIGN crochet cami in green

RRP: $40/ £28

With this gorgeous green top, you'll be rocking two trends in one, the crochet trend and the dopamine dressing trend!

This ASOS Design top is made from 53% Acrylic, 47% Cotton.


ASOS, Bershka tie-up racer crochet top in green stripe

RRP: $27.90 /£17.99

We're obsessed with the shape and style of this high neck top. It's very '70s, if you're into that, and a must-have if you're attending any festivals this summer!


Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.