Of all the activities we picked up during lockdown, from baking sourdough to growing a green thumb, knitting seems to be the one lingering hobby as the world reopens. But crocheting is far from your grandmother’s favorite pastime. If you’re looking to add bright colors and playful textures to your wardrobe, look no further than this handcrafted essential.
The kitsch knit, rooted in nostalgia, is entering the mainstream for a summer revenge dressing. While the certified going out dress of the season is the bodycon, strappy LBD, crochet is the go-to for those hot sunny days when you want to keep things casual and fun or need a good mood. And yes, it’s celebrity endorsed.
We’ve rounded up the best crochet pieces to get your hands on this season, plus celebrity inspiration to help you make the trend your own.
Crochet spotted celebrities
Katie Holmes and Gigi Hadid were both spotted out on the town wearing crochet tops by Mango, while Rihanna was seen in a custom crochet dress which she paired with matching Bottega Veneta mesh heels. But the biggest advocate of the homepun trend is Kamala Harris’ daughter-in-law Ella Emhoff, who shares her crochet designs on Instagram and even launched a knit collaboration with Batsheva that includes a bag and two tops.
Pair a crochet crop top with high waisted flared jeans for a Katie Holmes-style 70s vibe, or layer it over a tee for a cheerful look. On the way to the beach? Take inspiration from Bella Hadid, who looks cute as a button in her Memorial Day bucket hat, or Kylie Jenner, who was spotted soaking up the sun in an Alameda Turquesa bead-embellished crochet bikini. Janhvi Kapoor’s top is perfect for lounging by the pool, and Sara Ali Khan showed how the trend can serve as camouflage.
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