Photography by Imaxtree

Layered with basics or worn by itself, crochet is a definite summer favourite.

When we think of crochet, we might think of our mom’s or grandma’s favourite pastime. But with granny chic and a ’70s vibe in the air the past few seasons, crochet pieces have become a summer staple. The handmade quality lends a charming, precious feel, whether you’re going for an allover floral or a whimsical accent. Airiness and breathability are major pluses when it comes to warm-weather dressing, not to mention the comfort of crochet’s flexibility and drapiness. From sun-drenched beachside hangs to glamping under the stars, these handmade works of art can be worn everywhere.

Valentino, Bottega Veneta and Ulla Johnson all featured crocheted looks on their Spring/Summer 2021 runways, and the trend continues on for fall with thicker yarns made out of wool instead of cotton. Meanwhile, indie brands such as The Series incorporate vintage and second-hand yarn into their garments. If you’re crafty and feeling ambitious, We Are Knitters supplies customizable crochet kits for you to DIY.

From doily tops and strappy sandals to matching sets, here are 24 crochet styles we can’t get enough of this summer.

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