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Crochet-style clothing is in for summer 2024

Crochet-style clothing is in and here are some of our favorite picks

If you’re looking to add a bit of versatility to your summer wardrobe, may we suggest the crochet clothing trend? This retro style has been around for quite a while, but people are more hooked on it than ever for the summer of 2024. Crotchet-style clothing is made by interweaving yarn or threads using a crochet hook. Though the result often resembles handmade items, there’s no DIY required to embrace this trend. You can find crochet-style tops, dresses, skirts, bags, coverups and more from a variety of stores, including high-end and affordable retailers. 

In this article: Kohl’s Women’s Sonoma Goods For Life Short-Sleeve Open-Stitch Dolman Sweater, Nordstrom Rack Marine Layer Cora Crochet Tank Top and Nordstrom Rack SAACHI Fringe Crochet Poncho

What makes crochet-style clothing unique

Although you may typically associate yarn and heavy-weight fabrics with the colder months, crochet-style clothing is appropriate for spring and summer since the loose knit is see-through and breezy. Crocheted clothing comes in a variety of colors, patterns and styles, ranging from solid-color uniform stitch pieces to multicolored works of arts with woven patterns and designs. 

Crochet-style clothing gives off a boho vibe, and therefore it is commonly worn as music festival attire. It’s also perfect for beachwear, as you can slip a see-through crochet-style coverup over a swimsuit. Crochet-style clothing can also be worn as streetwear if styled with appropriate undergarments. 

How to wear crochet-style clothing

When wearing crochet-style articles of clothing, it’s important to be mindful of the see-through nature of the items. You may want to layer a crochet-style top over a tank top or a stylish bralette. If you’re wearing a crochet-style skirt or dress, you can wear bike shorts, a bodysuit or briefs underneath. If you want to create a nude-illusion look, wear nude nipple covers and nude briefs underneath a crochet-style dress. Sometimes crochet-style clothing will have a tight weave or lining underneath so you don’t have to worry about it being see-through. 

If the beach or a pool is your destination, adding crochet-style pieces to your ensemble is a cinch. You can wear crochet-style coverups over virtually any bikini or one-piece to transition your ensemble from the water to the boardwalk. Crochet-style kimonos also make excellent beach toppers. You can even find crochet-style bikinis and swimsuits, which will typically have opaque layers built in underneath the crocheted fabric. 

Best crochet-style tops, skirts and dresses 

Kohl's Women's Sonoma Goods For Life Short Sleeve Open Stitch Dolman Sweater

Kohl’s Women’s Sonoma Goods For Life Short-Sleeve Open-Stitch Dolman Sweater

This short-sleeve open-stitch sweater comes in three neutral hues: black, olive green and tan. The cotton-acrylic top (available in sizes XS to XXL) features a crew neck and ribbed cuffs for added style. Style it over a tank top or over a long-sleeve button-down shirt. It’s machine-washable. 

Marine Layer Cora Crochet Tank Top

Nordstrom Rack Marine Layer Cora Crochet Tank Top

There’s so much to love about this stylish top: a cute multi-hued stitch pattern, four sweet buttons down the back and eye-catching fringe straps. The 20-inch-long square neck top is made from a cotton-acrylic fabric. It’s machine-washable and it comes in sizes XS to XL.

SOLY HUX Womens Crochet Halter Crop Top

SOLY HUX Womens Crochet Halter Crop Top

On days when the heat and humidity are peaking, you might want to reach for a skimpy top like this halter-style crop top that’s super breezy. Available in 12 colors in sizes XXS to XL, this shirt ties around the neck and has a corset-style closure in the back. Just don’t forget to wear sunscreen as you’ll be showing plenty of skin.

Kohl's Women's Nine West Crochet Set Skirt

Kohl’s Women’s Nine West Crochet Set Skirt

If you want a crochet-look skirt without risking showing your undergarments, this knee-length pencil skirt is an excellent choice. It has a tighter knit on the top so it’s not see-through, but offers a looser, more sheer knit on the bottom half. The figure-hugging silhouette can be dressed up or down. It pulls on conveniently and has a comfortable elastic waistband. It comes in red, tan or black in sizes XS to XL. 

Kohl's Women's LC Lauren Conrad Bell Sleeve Pointelle Sweater

Kohl’s Women’s LC Lauren Conrad Bell-Sleeve Pointelle Sweater

On a chilly summer night, swap out a tired hoodie in favor of this adorable crochet-style sweater by LC Lauren Conrad. It has lots of chic details including boho-inspired bell sleeves and scalloped edges on the sleeves and the bottom hemline. The acrylic cotton sweater is machine-washable, and it comes in three colors in sizes XS to XXL. Pair it with the matching skirt as part of a set. 

Stitchdrop Kuhulu Crochet Trim Babydoll Dress

Nordstrom Rack STITCHDROP Kuhulu Crochet-Trim Babydoll Dress

If you want to dip your toes in the crochet clothing trend without wearing a fully knitted item, consider this babydoll maxi dress with plenty of boho charm. It has a crochet-style cream and black top. The skirt, however, is not crocheted, though there is a bit of scalloped crochet trim at the bottom. The cotton-rayon, spaghetti-strap dress comes in sizes XS to XL. 

Kohl's Allegra K Women's V Neck Twist Front Tops 3-4 Sleeve Knit Hollow Out Crochet Crop Top

Kohl’s Allegra K Women’s V-Neck Twist-Front Tops 3/4-Sleeve Knit Hollow-Out Crochet Crop Top

Whether you wear this cropped top over a tank top, swimsuit or a bralette, it’s sure to make a statement. It’s a perfect stylish topper for a festival ensemble, especially in the multicolored design. Eyecatching details on this three-quarter-sleeve sweater include a twisted front and belly-baring silhouette. It’s available in four hues in sizes S to XL.

Best crochet-style coverups and beachwear

Kohl's Women's CUPSHE Crochet Sleeveless V-Neck Cover Up

Kohl’s Women’s CUPSHE Crochet Sleeveless V-Neck Coverup

Elevate your next beach-day ensemble with this chic crochet coverup. It has a sleeveless design, two side slits and a V-neckline to keep you cool and breezy despite high temperatures. Layer the form-fitting dress directly over your swimsuit. The acrylic item requires handwashing.

Charmo Women Crochet One Piece Swimsuit

Charmo Women Crochet One-Piece Swimsuit

This crochet-style swimsuit is lined except for a cute sheer panel across the midsection. The nylon-spandex bathing suit has fun details including O-rings on the straps and adjustable crisscross straps in the back. It also has a hook-and-eye closure. It comes in six hues in sizes S to XL. 

SAACHI Fringe Crochet Poncho

Nordstrom Rack SAACHI Fringe Crochet Poncho

This fringe crochet poncho is perfect for tossing over a swimsuit when you’re headed to the beach or the pool. The ivory topper has a loose knit so you’ll notice a pop of color from your swimsuit underneath. The jewel-neck item has short sleeves and is crafted from an acrylic fabric. The one-size item must be handwashed. 

Best crochet-style bags and accessories

Lele Sadoughi Crochet Tote Bag

Nordstrom Rack Lele Sadoughi Crochet Tote Bag

Embrace the crochet trend in another way by adding this multicolored tote bag to your summer wardrobe. The brightly colored item demands plenty of attention. It has two shoulder straps and an interior flap pocket. Just be sure to keep it upright at all times since it doesn’t zip or button shut. 

San Diego Hat Crochet Raffia Bucket Hat

Nordstrom Rack San Diego Hat Crochet Raffia Bucket Hat

Make a stylish statement as you shield your eyes and face from harmful sun rays with this crochet-style bucket hat. The resort-ready raffia hat has a 2.5-inch brim and a braided tie. 

Caissip Crossbody Bag Cute Hobo Satchel

Caissip Crossbody Bag Cute Hobo Satchel

If there are any music festivals on your summer agenda, this eye-catching bag is a great way to complete your festival ensemble. The crossbody bag has a crochet-style design, which is made even more fun with the addition of dangling fringe. It comes in six easy-to-match colors.

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