Crocheting for many people is a relaxing pursuit. It is a hobby that encourages patience and mindfulness apart from being a beautiful celebration of color, creativity and texture. Crochet has made its way to fashion due to the exquisite, unique patterns that the textile provides—it was a huge hit in the 60s and the 70s. This year, the fashion world has then again embraced the material to complement spring and summer styles. See what’s chic in crochet dresses today through our guide.
- What is crochet exactly?
Answer: Crochet is composed typically of yarn that is knotted and sewn in distinctive ways to create crocheted material. The knots are done by means of a single hook. Yarn used to create crocheted material can be acrylic/synthetic yarn, regular wool, Superwash wool or cotton/linen/ramie yarn.
- How can you wear crochet?
Answer: There are lots of clothing pieces made with crochet material or embellished with it right now. You can wear striking crochet cocktail dresses for nights out, semi-formal events or dates. Crochet dresses also make for perfect summer wear due to the laidback vibe it brings. Bikini and swimsuit coverups made with the material are also in vogue right now because it adds a chic and creative touch to any swimwear. Crochet drawstring shorts are also a major draw when it comes to funky beachwear. For the office, you can wear a crochet-knit sweater on top of your usual working tops and blouses. Tops and dresses with crochet embellishments also allow fashionable ladies to wear this trend along with suitable accessories and footwear.
- How do you care for and maintain crochet material?
Answer: It is best if you store clothing pieces made from crochet material in a cool, dark place. Do not put them in areas where there the humidity is high or the temperature fluctuates constantly. We recommend that you store crochet pieces in storage bins or breathable cotton bags. To keep the shape of your crochet dresses, shorts, tops and sweaters, do not hang them in clothing hangers—it is best if you just fold them carefully. Handwash crochet items only unless the manufacturer’s instructions recommend dry-cleaning. Do not hang crocheted items to dry since this will stretch the material and destroy its shape. Keep them out of the sun as well to prevent fading. Stains on crocheted items can be treated with a smidgen of laundry detergent. Dab the detergent on the affected area and work it into its yarn using your fingers. Allow the piece to soak for 15 minutes before washing it.
Our Top Picks
Gabby Skye Women’s Long-Sleeved Crochet Lace Fit and Flare Dress
- 67% nylon and 33& cotton
- Includes zipper closure
- Fit and flare style
- Beautiful crochet design
The Gabby Skye Women’s Long-Sleeved Crochet Lace Fit and Flare Dress is one elegant piece that deserves a place in your wardrobe. High-quality yarn materials combined with nylon and cotton makes for an impeccable high-fashion dress that’s great to wear on nights out and special events. The dress also features a chic crochet design with a luxurious touch, all made sleek thanks to its fit and flare form.
LILBETTER Women’s Beach Bohemian Halter Maxi Dress
- Has cotton top with polyester lining
- Backless bohemian-style dress
- Available in sizes XS to XL
- Great for casual wear
The LILBETTER Women’s Beach Bohemian Halter Maxi Dress is made from high-quality cotton with comfy polyester lining that is cool to wear in the summer. This sunny dress also features a nice halter style that is complemented by a backless dress design. The dress has a good length which makes it elegant and sleek yet laidback enough to wear with flip-flops. If you are in the market for a pretty dress to wear during your holiday vacation at the tropics, do not forget to include this on your summer wardrobe.
SheIn Women’s Crochet Pom-Pom Sheer Dress
- 100% nylon material
- Comes with bell sleeves
- Has keyhole back
- Comfortable, soft material
The SheIn Women’s Crochet Pom-Pom Sheer Dress is a good choice if you are in the market for a crochet dress that gives ample coverage on the shoulders and the arms. The bell sleeves are what makes the whole ensemble eye-catching. It is a mix of boho, sweetness and elegance. The material is made with 100 percent nylon that is soft and comfortable to wear during spring. It features a keyhole back too as an additional girly touch. The pompom details on the hem also makes it one whimsical cocktail dress.
CUPSHE Women’s White Fringe Trim Crochet Cover-Up
- 65% cotton and 35% polyester
- Swimsuit cover-up
- Comes with fringe trim
- Eye-catching crochet pattern
The CUPSHE Women’s White Fringe Trim Crochet Cover-Up is considered beach wear but its distinctive, striking details will surely encourage you to wear it as a dress. All you need to do is wear a pretty slip under it, pair it with some nice heels and you’re ready to go. The look is great for clubbing and cocktail events too. The design also makes it especially versatile—you have a wonderful beach cover-up and a dress for special events too.
ECOWISH Women’s Halter Dress
- Made with polyester and cotton
- Features halter neck
- Has back keyhole
- Stunning lace patchwork design
The ECOWISH Women’s Halter Dress features gorgeous details which makes it a pretty piece to wear for spring, summer and fall. It’s a casual dress with crochet and lace details which makes it a bit more special. The material is comfortable ad soft so it’s great for casual events, dates and parties. It is also a great dress to wear on your beach holidays—the material and the chill design and flow of the dress makes this the ideal piece to wear during the hotter seasons of the year, day or night.
Milumia Women’s Summer Loose Beach Dress
- 100% rayon material
- With spaghetti straps
- Features pretty lace/crochet design
- Loose, flowy style
Eager to refurbish your wardrobe with the latest in trendy summer wear? The Milumia Women’s Summer Loose Beach Dress may be the dress you need. The stunning lace detail of the dress makes it an excellent piece for both casual and semi-formal events. It has a great fit and the rayon material used for this dress is comfortable and soft to the touch. The lace blends well with the overall design and it has high-quality construction too for a ready-to-wear piece. The fringe on the hem makes for a nice touch—it caps off the whole ensemble suitably.
Begin your summer this year with a beautiful crochet piece. Crochet dresses are not only cool and eye-catching, they are also comfortable enough for the hotter months of the year. You can wear it as a casual piece or embellish it with accessories and other clothing pieces to suit special events.