Who knew that these interlocking loops of yarn could bring so much joy to your wardrobe?

Have you noticed that crochet knits are becoming a sought-after trend lately? We’ve seen it on TikTok, styled on your favourite fashion influencers, or even a hobby your friend might have picked up over the lockdown period. Due to its softest and comfortable loose-knit fit, we can definitely foresee these pieces make way to our closet soon. Think about it: it can be the ideal holiday staple or as an everyday essential depending on what you’re aiming for.

If you’re not keen on the idea just yet, wait till you see what we have in mind for you. 

On the runway

For Spring/Summer 2021, designers like Bottega Veneta, Ulla Johnson and Valentino, to name a few, have incorporated this technique by transforming the trend into breezy dresses and loose-fitting separates. You’ve got the summer dresses from maxi to midi and sweater tops to use as layering for a stylish impact. However, there’s no right or wrong way to do this, because the only way you’ll know what suits you is to experiment on yourself.

Here’s what you can do: play it safe by letting the main piece shine by pairing with minimal accessories, or go all out with a flashing colour combination from head-to-toe. For example, it can be a rainbow sherbet-inspired dress to match with neon shoes and bags, or an orange top with olive green pleated pants. Keep in mind that there’s simply no such thing as a dull crochet look; even the staple neutrals in olive, beige, cream and camel are fail-proof tones to start with.

The best thing about these handcrafted gems is the choice of colours to make each piece work. If you’re keen on experimenting with the trend, we’d advise exploring crochet accessories first. Luckily for us, we’re blessed with talented artists from Malaysia who are sharing their love for the craft on Instagram. Whether you’re on the hunt for little tote bags, drawstring top-handles or a bucket hat, they sure do have it all.

Keep in mind that most products are open for pre-order only, but it will be worth the wait.

(Hero image credit: Unsplash/Nykeya Paige; Featured image credit: Net-a-Porter)

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SHOPBIFFLE

We can’t seem to turn away from these handmade crochets tops. Not only are they colourful, cropped and the ultimate summer staple, but you can play around by styling it on its own or as a layer to wear over your oversized button-down shirts.

(Image credit: SHOPBIFFLE)

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saminbetween

Store your fabric totes aside and say yes to these crochet totes. It’s impossible to say no when the exciting colour combos and smiley logos are the main focus to brighten your day. Apart from tote bags, crochet corsets are available too.

(Image credit: saminbetween)

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Crochet by SYA

What’s better than having the best of both worlds on a blouse: puffy-sleeves and crochet knits. Imagine wearing this out on date nights; style it with high-waisted denim or a midi skirt for a classy finish.

(Image credit: crochetsya)

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Lots of Luh

Need a bag upgrade to jazz up your looks? Here’s one way to do it. If vivid colour combos and graphic bags are your styles, then we’d suggest hitting the follow button to find out when the brand is open for pre-orders to make your purchase.

(Image credit: lotsofluh)

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MISSONI striped crochet-knit maxi dress

With a dress like this in dashing colours, it’s best to match your accessories by picking a colour from the dress to match with. For example, we’d style this with orange sandals and gold hoop earrings.

(Image credit: Net-a-porter)

Price
RM5,287
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Zimmermann poppy crochet-trimmed floral-print triangle halterneck bikini

Nothing screams summer like a new bikini to wear out. What we loved about this Zimmermann set is the romantic crochet detailing on the sides that complements well with the floral prints.

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Price
RM1,031
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Stella McCartney Falabella mini crochet-knit tote

Fans of the Falabella silhouette will be thrilled to see this design in a crochet knit version. Pair this bag with a simple graphic tee and denim jeans, or wear it out with your favourite summer dresses – your bag will be the talk of the town.

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Price
RM3,587
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Amalina Anuar
Senior Writer
A writer by day and spin instructor by night. Amalina fuels her day with anything that’s covered in chocolate and breaking a sweat in the spin studio. With fashion and music as inspiration, you can find her obsessing over her favourite artist's music videos or swaying to funky tunes at live gigs.