Crochet Fashion Inspiration from Cortefiel

cortfiel green crochet floral shirt

I have showcased some Zara brand crochet, crochet that isn’t actually crochet but rather machine-made faux-chet, because these items can sometimes serve as great inspiration starting points for crochet designs and upcycled DIY crochet projects. Today I want to do the same thing with Cortefiel, a brand that has some beautiful faux-chet pieces, including pieces in color, that make me want to do fun new things with my crochet hook.

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Crochet Fashion Inspiration from Zara

zara crochet flower purse

I’m browsing through the Zara website, looking at the items that they have labeled “crochet”. The truth is, these aren’t actually crochet items but rather machine-made items designed to look similar to crochet. (There is no actual crochet machine.) It’s what I’ve seen Ellen of GoCrochet refer to as faux-chet. What this is great for, in my opinion, is inspiration. There are some smart ideas out there in the world of fashion that handcrafters can use in their own designs. So here’s what Zara has in faux-chet.

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Crochet at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 and Other High Fashion Crochet

Zang Toi RTW Spring 2016

I always love when designer crochet hits the runway because this inspires other people to see what they can do with their own crochet skills to replicate some of the styles. Here are some of the recent shares in high fashion crochet, crochet on the runway and celebrities in crochet.

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Modme Easy-to-Make Crochet Jewelry Kits

modme crochet jewelry

I’ve always loved crochet jewelry. And yet, I had hesitated to make much of it other than a few necklaces here and there that were tied simply behind the neck without any kind of jewelry clasp. My hesitation was that I’d never made jewelry before and wasn’t sure what to purchase. Of course, I could have figured it out with some research and practice, but I’d never gotten around to it. Then I got the opportunity to try modme kits and it made it so simple to start creating crochet jewelry that I had to give it a try.

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