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.
Dudes who can pull off an original sense of style don’t have to look any further than the Lord von Schmitt Etsy store for great options, the newest of which is legwarmers for men.
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.
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.
I’ve just been browsing the Shopbop website to see what kind of crochet fashion inspiration is there. Here’s what I discovered.
It’s time for Coachella again, the music festival where you are most likely to see super stylish crochet. I thought I’d share a roundup of crochet spotted at Coachella in the past in case anyone needs style ideas for this year’s festival!