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11 crochet tops your nan would be proud of

Granny chic.

It might not be for everybody, but if you’re a fan of granny chic, you’ll love crochet.

After the pandemic saw a surge in DIY and homemade fashion, interest for the technique and style grew – leading to the trend making a comeback for summer 2021.

But it’s not just the crafty amongst us who have embraced the hippy look. It’s been given the luxury fashion seal of approval as Bottega Veneta, Valentino and Fendi showcased a variety of colourful crochet pieces in their SS21 shows, while celebrities FKA Twigs, Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles and Bella Hadid have been spotted wearing it too.

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Meanwhile Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, is also a fan of the look. The designer regularly showcases her very own granny square garments on Instagram (although bad luck if you wanted to buy one, as her commissions are currently closed) and her followers love it.

Fashion is also becoming more experimental, creative and colourful as we venture out of lockdown. After packing away our loungewear, we’re all ready to get dressed up and try out bold combinations, different textures and prints – so what better way to do so than adding a bit of crochet to your wardrobe?

If you’re a fan of 70s style, you’ll love these tops we’ve found from Mango, Zara, Free People and more. If you want to really go for it, some of these even come as co-ords.

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Embroidered Crochet Top, £17.99, Zara – buy now

Team this floral-embroidered top from Zara with slouchy denim and slides for a casual look, or add the matching skirt for a summer-ready look.

Crochet Front Jumper Warehouse

Crochet Front Jumper, now £47.20, Warehouse – buy now

The classic granny square crochet top has always been one of our favourites. This Warehouse vest is on sale now.

Rosarita Crochet Top Free People

Rosarita Crochet Top, £118, Free People – buy now

They don’t come much cuter than Free People’s shawl top, which can be thrown over camis or even a bikini for a beachy look.

Floral crochet polo - Mango

Floral Crochet Polo, £35.99, Mango – buy now

Mellow yellow is one of spring’s it colours, so this top kills two birds with one stone.

UO Crocheted Handkerchief Cami Top

Handkerchief Cami Top, £36, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Take a moment to appreciate this handkerchief halterneck top from Urban Outfitters. This cut balances out your shape and showcases your shoulders.

Crochet knit sweater Sando Paris

Crochet Knit Sweater, £249, Sando Paris – buy now

If you have a little more cash to splash, Sandro Paris have some versatile crochet pieces we love – including this neutral sweater.

Vintage Handstitched Crochet Granny Top

Vintage Handstitched Granny Top, £100, The Series at Koibird – buy now

We recommend checking out Koibird’s offerings of knitted pieces if you’re a fan of the look. As well as this vintage-style top, they offer tees, skirts, shoes and dresses too.

Gigi Crocheted Cami Top Urban Outfitters

Gigi Crocheted Cami Top, £26, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Glastonbury might be cancelled, but that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace festival fashion with this cami.


Knit Crochet Top, £17.99, Zara – buy now

Embrace all the colours of the rainbow with this knit top.

Francine striped crocheted top

Francine Striped Top, £159, Sandro Paris at Selfridges – buy now

Green is another shade that’s trending this summer, making this top a perfect choicde.

Asymmetric knit sweater - Mango

Asymmetric Knit Sweater, £29.99, Mango – buy now

Fancy something a little different? This asymmetric knit sweater, which also comes in salmon pink, is the perfect choice.

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