One of the hottest trends today is colorful, retro, and can be made in your spare time. It makes sense that do-it-yourself (DIY) style like knitting and crocheting has skyrocketed during the pandemic as it allows people to stay creative and productive in quarantine. The call for this’ 70s-inspired fashion trend popular on Instagram has spawned handcrafted crop tops, bralettes, cardigans and bucket hats that are popular with Gen Z. For those who don’t have the time or patience to craft their own crochet piece, we found these local IG stores that sell them.
Crochet corner PH
This store, which is also featured on Shopee, offers colorful, handcrafted crochet clothing and accessories, including bralettes, tube tops, bucket hats, cardigans, bandanas, earrings, hair ties and key chains. Check out the bucket hats available in Rainbow, Evil Eye, and We Bare Bears-inspired designs. The shop is open to commissions; Prices may vary depending on the material, size and design used. Send them a message on Instagram to inquire.
One of the bestsellers is the Mariana top, a crop top with puff sleeves in peach and cream. Other styles available are halter neck, ruff sleeve, and spaghetti tops. The IG and Shopee store also sells bikini sets, bralettes, cardigans and bandanas that are perfect for summer outings. All fashion items can be customized to measure and color of the customer.
Looped by Cha
The store offers handmade crochet tops, headbands, and bags in a variety of styles and colors. Headbands come in bow, twist, picot, and pompom stitch styles; while the crochet tops and bralettes are customizable.
In addition to fashion items, the shop also sells items necessary for pandemics such as knitted alcohol bags. Cha also takes commissions. You can find more information on social media.
Sunshine and handicrafts
This shop, based in Mandaluyong, offers color-block cardigans made of cotton and acrylic fibers. Colors and designs can be customized, the price varies depending on the size. The tailor-made tops are available in the versions with square, backless, V-neck and buttoned halter neck. Tops, bralettes and other parts can be adapted to the customer’s dimensions and color preferences.
This online shop offers a variety of fashionable crochet accessories with designs inspired by the owner’s interest in mermaids. The catalog includes knitted headbands, bandanas, hair ties, earrings, clips, rings, bucket hats and baguette bags. All products are made from milk cotton yarn and poly yarn. It also offers cup covers, bottle holders, boho coasters, and alcohol bags.
For those who like to try their hand at crocheting, this online shop offers crochet patterns. The sample sets contain thread, hooks and instruction material including photos for each step and the finished product. The Arya pattern set consists of a crop top and a cardigan (also available as a top or just as a cardigan), while the popular Blossom top is a crop top with puff sleeves. The shop sends abroad.
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