THE WORD CROCHET COMES FROM THE FRENCH WORD ‘CROCHE’ MEANING HOOK
1920s & 30s
The twenties and thirties saw crochet make the move from a decorative embellishment to a method for producing entire garments. This classic cloche hat and stunning evening gown both echo popular designs of the era.
After the war, things were back on track – crochet evolved with the fashions of the day as you can see from these classic fifties shapes -including the ever-so chic wedding dress on the left.
1960s & 70s
The sixties was the decade where the crochet boom really began. Alongside the swinging fashions of the age, there was a huge trend for crocheted homeware.
It’s never really gone away, but today crochet is having a bit of a renaissance. From Dior to Dolce & Gabbana, it’s a regular feature on the catwalk – recognise that granny square? – and this season it’s all over the high-street. What better time to give it a go for yourself?
(l to r) Miu Miu, Christopher Kane, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Paul Smith
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