A Crochet Fashion Guide for 2011

We crocheters have always known crochet was chic. But the fashion industry has finally caught on. Crochet is garnering lots of attention on the runway these days and chicly showcased in fashion-forward skirts, dresses, blouses, purses, shoes, hats, and jewelry.  With summer just around the corner, crocheted lace is one fashion trend quickly gaining popularity, but let's explore a few more of ways to be in style with crochet this season.

Crochet Dresses

Nothing is more feminine then an elegant lace dress. A crocheted dress allows you the opportunity to display  your beautiful work to its fullest advantage. You will be at the height of fashion at your next garden party or special occasion.


Tuscany Tank Dress, Interweave Crochet Spring 2006 Lace Dress, Interweave Crochet 2004 Summer Splash Dress, Interweave Crochet Summer 2009

Lace Blouses

Delicate, airy, and reminiscent of the polished elegance of the 1960s, tops offer the perfect canvas for your crocheted lace. The beauty of handmade lace flatterss whether worn paired with jeans and a t-shirt or your best skirt. And when the weather cools, pair your top with a long sleeved shirt for year-round wear.


Tatiana Pullover, Interweave Crochet Winter 2009 China Doll, Interweave Crochet Spring 2008 Moonglow Vee, Interweave Crochet Summer 2010

Colors that Pop

Break away from traditional pale crochet! When you spend hours crocheting a garment, you want it to get noticed. So next time you stop at your local yarn shop, head for the bright colors. Choose a bright shade of green or combine several vivid shades and really draw attention to your crochet.

Lodestar Tunic, Interweave Crochet Summer 2010 The DC Shuffle, Knitscene Spring 2007 Spring Shell, Interweave Crochet Spring 2009

So pull out your hooks, pick up a new crocheted pattern, and let's show the fashion industry how beautiful crocheted garments truly are what crocheters have known all along.


Best wishes,

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