The crochet top trend never really died in our opinion. But if a return was planned, we’d say Spring/Summer 2022 is the year of the official location/date/time. It may be because of the early glimpse of sunshine we’ve seen this month, but it’s most likely down to *whisper* future plans for festivals and beach vacations – which feels many more promising than at the same time last year.
Crochet as a fabric has been around since Victorian times. but the chunky knit version we know and love? It’s a product of the 60s, baby. That’s when the iconic ‘Granny square’ was born, with flared sleeves, square necklines and all the delightfully hippie things we associate with these garments.
We’re big believers in “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” so most of the beauties in our crochet top selection are pretty OG-true. However, we’ve added a few alternatives for your summer of fun to consider: ’90s-inspired butterfly tops, Y2K handkerchief-hem halters, and 2022’s favorite knit tank tops and vests.
We love a good vintage find or, even better, a handmade creation (crochet patterns are easily available for free on the internet). But, if you don’t have the time or skills to pull off your perfect summer, you can rely on our selection to find the best crochet top – from Free People and Ganni to Hollister, here are 25 to buy in 2022.