The crochet trend is back and fashion lovers are here for it

The crochet trend is back and, from the looks of things, is still all the rage for 2022 as more patterns in refined, less artisanal styles continue to rule the runway. Legit.ng delves into the world of crochet fashion and how it’s reclaiming the fashion crown – 50 years later.

Crocheting is a process of creating textiles by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, which means “hook”.

Crocheting is a skill widely taught in many after-school programs.

Interestingly, what was once a phase for young girls who saw them making scrunchies, hats and handbags has become one of the biggest trends – just like it once was in the 1970s.

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During the pandemic, many people — whether to pass the time, disconnect from a screen, or deal with anxiety — have taken up one of these crafts like knitting and crocheting.

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Photos of crochet styles. Credit: @elexiay, @hookedbylade, @elexiay
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This may have led to the revival of a fashion trend that was quite popular 50 years ago.

The return of crochet fashion

It seems that 2022 is the year of the resurgence of different decades, especially when it comes to fashion.

While many vintage trends are currently making waves, there’s no denying that ’70s-inspired looks are popping up more and more, making their way into mainstream style.

The crochet trend is officially back, with fashion designers reinventing the classic technique and offering a new approach.

From swimsuits to bucket hats to handbags and dresses, these creations are breathtaking!

Why is the crochet trend everywhere?

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The year 2020 has brought many people to learn new trades and revive old ones. One of them was the hook. And many have transformed this job, intended to pass the time, into big business.

One of the most popular reasons for the prevalence of this trend is how comfortable and fun the designs are.

From pretty cut-out dresses to chic handbags, crocheters are doing a remarkably good job of adding a modern twist to this age-old trend.

Also, it helps that the crochet designs are eco-friendly as they are mostly handmade and leave no waste after production.

Another fun reason is that there’s something special about having a unique, handmade accessory.

How Nigerian designers are jumping on the trend

And while plenty of vintage options are available for curious shoppers, emerging designers and home crafters are also finding a love for craftsmanship.

Some designers are jumping on the crochet craze, juxtaposing crochet details with lightweight cotton and linen fabrics. Others dive straight into head-to-toe yarn work.

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Crochet Trends to Try

Textured tops

Crochet tops are a must. A crochet top paired with sweats, pants or jeans will add the perfect balance of playful and elevated dressing.

Naughty dresses

Whether it’s for a date, a girls’ brunch, or even as a wedding dress, the crochet options available are beautiful and breathtaking.

Chic handbags

One of the earliest crochet trends, bags have become one of the hottest items in the knitting trend. And in 2022, not having a crochet bag in your wardrobe should definitely be a criminal offence.

Swimwear

If you like crochet design, having them in bathing suits should be fun. Not only do they come in different colors, but they also come in different patterns.

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Source: Legit.ng