A look back at 2016 in crochet. We have already looked at crochet art and crochet books. Now let’s enjoy some CROCHET FASHION.
I’ve shared the beautiful work of designer Tatyana from Ruchki Kruchki before. She is a prolific knit and crochet designer whose stunning fashions always make me look twice when the images pop up on Instagram. I thought I’d share some of the most recent images here today but be sure to go to Instagram to see them all!
Sunday was How Weird Street Faire here in San Francisco. This event kicks off the festival season in San Francisco – Haight Street Fair and Union Street Fair and North Beach Festival and Pride and so many other weekend street fair events and parades to follow but it all really starts with this one each summer. And this is the best one to spot amazing DIY fashion including lots of pretty crochet.
Last week I rounded up 30 Coachella crochet outfits that inspired me, but of course that was only the first weekend of a big event, so I wanted to make sure to check back in with all of the blogs and Instagram feeds and find the other great crochet fashion that happened at Coachella. This is what I found.
I’ve never been to Coachella but every year I love to check out the beautiful boho fashion that emerges in the photos from the event, with an eye towards the crochet and lace. Here are some beautiful examples from this year’s event.
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.
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.