Breaking down the crochet trend and how to wear it

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Finding comfortable fabrics can prove tricky as warm weather approaches. The answer to your dilemma, according to our expert opinion, is the crochet trend. It was a proven hit on the Spring/Summer runways and will soon be infiltrating the sidewalks and beaches.

No doubt a nod to the ’60s and ’70s – an era when crochet was at its peak – the latest knitwear is more sophisticated and less home-spun.

Some designers are embracing the crochet craze, juxtaposing crochet details with lightweight cotton and linen fabrics. Others dive straight into yarn work from head to toe. From intricately woven bags to floaty, summery dresses, be ready for the trend to take the summer season by storm.

Crochet tops

While this season’s crochet tops are a nod to their vintage counterparts, today’s iterations have new modern attributes, from shiny hardware to pockets and detachable crochet collars.

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Crocheted Bags

Some of the season’s hottest accessory designers, like Marni, JW Anderson, Bottega Veneta and Chloé, are incorporating crochet into their designs in a big way. From fully crocheted market bags to uber functional bucket bag styles, crochet tote bags come in handy for making a statement.

Woman in crochet hat, bag and swimsuit

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Crochet dresses

Nothing compares to this season’s lightweight crochet dresses. Whether you prefer a ladylike tea length style or a bohemian maxi dress, there’s a version for you. Pair them with slip-on sandals or wedge-soled espadrilles for a carefree summer vibe.

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Crochet bucket hats

These crochet adult hats are reminiscent of the baby bucket hats your great aunt used to knit for you and your siblings.

A woman in a red, white, and blue velor jumpsuit with a crocheted hat

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Crochet swimwear

The crochet trend isn’t just rampant in clothing and accessories – you’ll find crochet swimwear, from halterneck swimsuits to crocheted bikinis, also infiltrating the beach scene. While Italian fashion house Missoni has mastered the art of the crochet bath for years, new generations of designers have been making waves with a whole range of silhouettes and color combinations.

A woman poses on the beach dressed in a pink sun hat and crocheted swimsuit

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