Where Do You Stand On These 6 Crochet Trends?

Every spring and summer, fashion blogs start talking about crochet trends. Of course, these don’t necessarily reflect what’s happening in the world of craft, where actual people crochet actual items. Instead, they reflect what’s showing up on the runways, on celebrities, and in the stores.

There’s a correlation, though, because crocheters and designers ultimately start making those items if they see a customer demand. And since crochet fashion is trending on TikTok right now, the demand is bigger than usual. So, we’re curious what you think about some of the crochet trends the big fashion blogs are discussing this summer.

Bodiless Crochet Sweaters

knit and crochet bodiless sweaters

We recently did a blog post about the new trend of bodiless crochet sweaters. (There are knit ones, as well, of course.) We knew this would be one of the most controversial crochet trends. Indeed, when we posted about it on Instagram, asking for your opinions, you all had a lot to say! Some people outright hate this trend and can’t see why anyone would even bother. Others think the shirts work great as a top layer, an alternative to a shrug or shawl. So, what do you think? Where do you land on this trend?

Crochet Trends: Bucket Hats

crochet bucket hat patterns

We recently rounded up some of our favorite patterns for crochet bucket hats. As we noted, they’re super popular this summer. Whenever a fashion blog or magazine mentions crochet trends, they highlight this. As we also noted, these are a regularly recurring trend – we saw them in the 1960s and the 1990s, and they’re back again. They’ve got a unique sensibility that seems to come around strong once every generation or so. Let us know in the comments if you’re on board with this trend or ready for it to go away again.

The Crochet Swimsuits Trend

crochet swimsuit patterns

Here’s another one that you’ll see many fashion magazines mention every single summer. This isn’t so much a trend anymore as just a seasonal expectation. If it’s summer, fashion blogs will have swimsuits. And it’s where crochet shows up the most in the fashion world. It’s kind of funny because if you take an informal survey of all the people you know who crochet, most will say that they’ve never crocheted a swimsuit or rarely do. And yet, it’s considered a high fashion trend each summer. What are your thoughts?

Crochet Tops

crochet summer tops patterns

We were thrilled to see Marie Claire name crochet tops among the year’s most wearable summer fashion trends. Crochet tops are actually functional, fun to make, and come in a variety of styles that flatter different bodies … and yet, they almost never show up on predictions for fashion trends. 2022 is the year! Although not specifically mentioned by Marie Claire, we’ve noticed that crochet crop tops and crochet vests are trending this year.

Crochet Dresses

dress patterns

Marie Claire also highlighted crochet dresses as trending this year. They tend to go in and out of fashion on the runways and celebrities. We see them most often during Coachella/music festival season. When a celebrity wears one to a big event, they trend for a while again. What do you think? Are crochet dresses trending? Should they be? Have you made one recently?

Crochet Trends: Bags

beach bag patterns

Finally, Marie Claire mentioned that crochet bags are trending this summer. We love this one. Crochet purses, market bags, beach bags, totes, clutches, and bags in general are great accessories for all occasions.

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  1. Barbara LeBlanc says:

    Bucket hats are great if you look good in them so making them would be good. Light weight ponchos and summer tees are fine but how many of us actually have the figure for wearing a bikini, much less a crocheted bikini? Maybe for little girls but women? G-d no ! A bodyless sweater is absolutely ridiculous–who invents this absurdity? Again, how many women can successfully wear a knitted or crocheted dress??????Crocheted bags are wonderful and have many uses so I’d like to see more patterns for these. Well, that’s my opinion.

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