Why crochet dresses are a hot summer trend

Crocheting has grown in popularity in recent years – and for good reason. It is both a fun hobby alternative to knitting and produces pieces with a unique look and feel.

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Crochet items tend to be lighter and airier than knitted items, making them perfect for the warmer weather. Everything from crochet hats to crochet bags are popular, and you’re bound to find a piece perfect for your wardrobe.

Crochet dresses are particularly popular during the summer and offer a chance to stand out from the crowd with a colourful, eye-catching piece. They are also extremely breathable and comfortable, making them ideal for sunny days.

How to find the perfect crochet dress

Unlike knitting, crochet pieces are typically hand-made. This is due to the curved hook used to produce crochet pieces. Crochet hooks are required to move in multiple directions – not just back and forth like knitting needles.

As a result, crochet machines are not widely available, and those that are available are more expensive than their knitting counterpart.

As crocheted pieces have grown in popularity, machines have been made that mimic the look and feel of crocheting. These are typically only available on a larger scale, but enable large brands to offer variations of designs and sizes on a mass level.

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If you’re looking for the real deal, you could look for handmade pieces made by smaller-scale businesses.

Using crochet kits to make your own

If you can’t quite find the perfect crochet dress out there already, you could always try to make your own.

Crochet kits are a great way to make a unique piece – and it may even inspire a new hobby. If you’re a seasoned crocheter, crochet kits may be the exact push you need to learn a new stitch or add a variety of patterns to your routine.

Crocheting can be a sustainable hobby, too, as it is largely handmade. Crocheting therefore aligns with the movement towards “slow fashion” which emphasises quality over quantity and ethical, small-scale production methods.

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Jennifer Robert

Jennifer Robert

Jennifer Robert is a home design blogger with a passion for creating beautiful, functional spaces. She shares her tips and tricks on her blog, and she's always on the lookout for new trends and ideas.

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