Next up in my series on designer crochet is fashion making wonder Diane von Furstenberg. She has offered a great timeless look to women’s fashion since 1970 when she debuted.

About Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg

If you have ever made or worn a crocheted wrap dress then you have been inspired by fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg whether you knew it or not. She was the fashion designer who introduced the super simple and stylish wrap dress in the 1970’s. That design has remained popular with a surge in interest when it first debuted and another surge in the 1990’s. This is not only because it’s a great design but also because it has a message behind it: that you can be a strong businesswoman without having to be androgynous. Diane von Furstenberg offered this to consumers because it was what she wanted, and embodied, herself. This designer makes other clothing as well, of course, but she always includes a classic wrap dress in her lines.

Crochet by Diane von Furstenberg

Crochet Inspired by Diane von Furstenberg

Flickriver shows how a von Furstenberg dress can be redone in homemade crochet

The Peruvian Connection has a merino wool crochet detailed wrap dress that uses the same silhouette as the classic von Furstenberg dress

von Furstenberg Designs I’d Love to See Reinvented in Crochet

von Furstenberg herself in that classic wrap dress … I wonder if this dress could be reinvented in interlocking crochet?

I think I know some great colorwork crocheters that could make a fun version of this dress.

This is a knit/crochet cardigan but I”d love to see it written as just a crochet pattern!

I just want to note again that sometimes I get it wrong, calling an item crochet when it’s not (read more here) and I always encourage my readers to let me know when they think an item I’ve said is crochet might not be. That way the blog can have the right information. Regardless, know that I always intend the designs to serve as inspiration for crocheters whether or not they’re truly crochet!


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


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