Get That Bohemian Look with Crochet

Ever since bell-bottoms, head wraps, and flowy tunics hit the fashion scene in the 1960s, the bohemian-chic look has been a fixture on the runway. As the look evolves with up-to-date colors, fabrics, and accessories, one constant remains: crochet.

Crochet is practically synonymous with bohemian style—it’s part of what defines the look, contributing lacy, flowery motifs and warm, layered texture alike. Just add in a crocheted piece and your ensemble can take on a distinct, vintage vibe.

Beth Nielsen’s new book Modern Bohemian Crochet is full of projects that convey that contemporary boho look. From subtle accessories to statement pieces, it offers up a little bit of everything. Here is just a sampling:

The Brighton Shawl brings boho to the forefront.

Brighton Shawl

What is more bohemian than a lacy, floral crocheted shawl? Perfect for spring, this piece is stitched of motifs joined on the wrong side, which makes the finished fabric look like one continuous piece. Add the fringe for classic boho flair, or leave it off for something more minimalist and modern.

Kinzie T

A cool geometric pattern and keyhole detail in the back lend fresh, unexpected charm to this cropped tee. The beautiful linen yarn and airy details make this piece perfect for pairing with a flowy skirt or cut off shorts in warmer weather.

Luna Hat

This hat is a pleasing mix of classic and boho style. Pull it on in the winter to complement a swingy a-line coat or layers of flowy scarves. If you’ve never tried Tunisian crochet, this project is a great place to start. The resulting fabric is much warmer and sturdier than knitting with a similar look, perfect for keep you warm on the coldest days.

Bags, sweaters, legwarmers, and even a skirt pattern—if you love the idea of adding a bit more peace, love, and happiness to your wardrobe, look no further than Modern Bohemian Crochet.

Have you ever crocheted something just to get that bohemian look into your wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below!

—Maya Elson

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