One of the hottest trends today is colorful, retro, and can be made during your free time.
It makes sense do-it-yourself (DIY) style like knit and crochet skyrocketed in popularity during the pandemic as it enables people to stay creative and productive in quarantine. The clamor for this ‘70s-inspired, Instagram-popular fashion trend gave birth to handcrafted crop tops, bralettes, cardigans, and bucket hats popular among the Gen Z crowd.
For those who have neither time nor patience to DIY their own crochet piece, we found these local IG stores that sell them.
Crochet Corner PH (@crochetcorner.ph)
This store, also present on Shopee, offers colorful handcrafted crochet clothes and accessories, including bralettes, tube tops, bucket hats, cardigans, bandanas, earrings, scrunchies, and key chains.
Check out its bucket hats available in rainbow, Evil Eye, and We Bare Bears-inspired designs. The shop is open for commissions; prices may vary depending on the materials used, size, and design. Send them a message on Instagram to inquire.
One of its bestselling pieces is the Mariana top, a puff sleeve crop top in peach and cream. Other styles available include halter, ruff sleeve, and spaghetti tops.
The IG and Shopee store also sells bikini sets, bralettes, cardigans, and bandanas perfect for summer getaways. All fashion items may be customized to the customer’s measurements and preferred color.
Looped by Cha (@loopedbycha)
The store offers handmade crochet tops, headbands, and bags in different styles and colors. Headbands come in bow, twisted, picot stitch, and bobble stitch styles; while the crochet tops and bralettes are customizable.
In addition to fashion pieces, the store also sells pandemic-essential items like knitted alcohol pouches. Cha also accepts commissions. Go to its social media for more details.
Sunshines and Crafts (@sunshinesandcrafts)
This Mandaluyong-based shop offers color-block cardigans made of cotton and acrylic fiber. Colors and designs can be customized, price varies depending on the size.
Its made-to-order tops come in basic square neck, backless, v-neck, and buttoned halter styles. Tops, bralettes, and other pieces can be adjusted to the customer’s measurements and color preference.
This online store boasts a variety of fashionable crocheted accessories with designs inspired by the owner’s interest in mermaids.
Its catalog includes knitted headbands, bandanas, scrunchies, earrings, clips, rings, bucket hats, and baguette bags. All products are made of milk cotton yarn and poly yarn. It also offers cup sleeves, bottle holders, boho coasters, and alcohol pouches.
O-Ren Crochet (@oren.mnl)
For those who like to try their hand at crocheting, this online store offers crochet patterns. The pattern sets include yarn, hook, and instructional materials including photos for each step and the finished product.
The Arya pattern set consists of a crop top and cardigan (also available in top or cardigan only), while the popular Blossom top is a puff sleeve crop top. The store ships overseas.
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