All of us picked up a bunch of hobbies in 2020 and at least the first half of 2021 because, well, we've never had so much time on our hands to make our own sourdough starter or tend to our plants. But one trend we've really embraced is crochet that was popularised in 2020's Spring/Summer Fashion Week and, it needs to be said, TikTok. What started out as a fascination with cottagecore (read: romanticised cottage and farm life) has now turned into a full-on trend and these local brands are killing it. Read on!
Throwback 2021: These 10 Crochet Brands Are Acing The Cottagecore Trend
Artistree's a go-to for us when we look for boho-chic accessories that deserve to be worn every day. They've got lovely colourful scarves, earrings and, our favourite, crochet-work slides that are comfy and will have you dreaming of the beach as soon as you see them.
Oun And Back
Another jewellery brand we love is Oun And Back because not only have they got bright crochet earrings, they've also combined crochet with our jhumka obsession so we love that their earrings can easily be worn with a casual jeans and tee look or even a kurti for an ethnic wear mood. Their earrings are so quirky and definitely statement jewellery but we love that they're still lightweight enough that our ears won't hurt.
Happy Threads is probably the most appropriate name for what they do, it's impossible to look at their adorable stuff and not smile. Started by an NGO SuperMoms4U, they employ over 700 artisans to uplift women that are awesome at crocheting. They've got a bunch of home decor accessories like coasters, table runners, key holders, cushion covers and more.
At the risk of seeming like we have a jewellery hoarding problem (we definitely do), another brand we keep going back to is Samoolam. Their handcrafted accessories like earrings, clutches and necklaces are made by women from rural areas trying to earn their livelihood. We love how they experiment with jewellery beyond crochet hoops, too, especially their crochet ball and tassel ombre earrings.
While Chungi Store does both apparel and home accessories, it's the latter that's really got our heart. Their kitschy and quirky crochet cushion covers, coasters (in the brightest shades imaginable) are perfect if you've never had a thing for modern lines and like to stick to hatke decor in your home for a more cosy feel.
One cushion cover isn't enough? Check out our list of quirky ones you can get online.
Probably the coolest, chillest, beachy thing you could have in your home is a hammock. This single person hammock by Hangit would be a dream to have in your bedroom especially if you love to read, laze around or taking pictures of yourself at home with fun backgrounds for Instagram (guilty.)
I Am For You
A crochet top is super easy to layer and style, whether you wear it on its own or layer it up with a contrasting coloured top underneath. I Am For You's got a bunch of colours available, too, in their crochet top that's super comfortable to chill in but super easy to dress up, too, with heels and red lipstick.
Confused about what to pair it up with? We love crochet tops with skirts, check out some options here!
Sure, fairy lights are pretty but have you seen these fairy lights that come with crochet? Design Studio's crochet fairy lights, whether you like the floral or pom pom version, are an easy way to add some adorable charm to your home. We love the look of these wrapped around a full-length mirror or even against the bed frame.
If you like the look of these lights, check out our boho decor guide for more inspiration!
We had to circle back to another jewellery brand because, honestly, we can't help it and we're not sorry. XxSyndrome has a lot of jewellery available, but we loved the crochet drop earrings a little more than everything else. They look super dainty and delicate but still make an outfit look so much prettier and they come in so many colours like lavender, yellow, peach, sea green and more.
Where there are strings, naturally, there must be crochet. String Works makes gorgeous dream catchers with crochet work, beading and even feathers. The black one looks edgy and cool (and something Moira Schitt would approve of, star of Crows Have Eyes, duh) but we also love the more romantic red dream catcher. Honestly, we're expecting happy and good dreams only since we got this dream catcher for our room.