When you think of crochet, you may think of afghans or big chunky ski sweaters. Doesn’t sound too sexy, does it? The truth is, crocheted fashion isn’t what you’re used to. There are some pieces that are unbelievably sexy and fashionable. Best of all, if you know how to crochet, you can break out that hook and make these pieces yourself. Talk about a fashionable bargain.
If you want a piece of crocheted fashion that is going to turn heads, the bikini is definitely the way to go. You can make the bikini as soft or as sturdy as you like depending on the yarn you use. Just be aware that some yarns will take better to pool water than others. Regardless, this is a look that will have the guys begging for more. Also, these pieces could be used lingerie and can be crocheted to be as skimpy as you like.
We’re not talking about the big, ugly sweater your mom crocheted and made you wear to school. Crocheted sweaters can actually be irresistible. A sweater with a plunging neckline or one that bears the shoulders is a much more fashionable way to hit the ski resort. Best of all, depending on the yarn you choose, you can make these sweaters as heavy or light as you like. This means you can look sexy next to that fireplace without breaking a sweat.
Crochet isn’t just for sweaters, you can actually make or buy short sleeved tops, tank tops and even shrugs. These tops can be made even more fashionable depending on the colors you choose and the accessories you add, such as beads. There are hundreds of patterns available online and several books that feature sexy patterns. Remember that these patterns are only guidelines. You can use whatever colors you want to create a look that matches your style.
Another hot piece of crocheted fashion is hats. One of the hottest looks are hats that might have been seen in the ’20s. The close fitting caps give you that ’20s starlet look and are sure to turn heads. If you want to add a bit of embellishment to the cap, you can always crochet on a flower or add a ribbon around the band of the hat. If you want to shake up that classic look, you could also use funky colors of yarn or even yarn that has tinsel woven into it. Of course, the ’20s style caps aren’t the only option. The old school biker hats are also a hot option as well as the beret.
If you’re looking for the perfect accessory to tie together your crocheted look, handbags are a great option. Saks of Fifth Avenue is well known for their crocheted handbags, but if you don’t want to shell out close to $100 for a purse, you can always make your own. There are patterns available online, which gives you free reign to create a look that fits your personality. Not only can you choose the color of yarn, but you can personalize the bag even more by adding a colorful fabric to the inside of the handbag. Handbags are also a great way to work in other crafts. You can add beadwork to the top edge or even hand painted buttons to the pockets.