Crocheting has become one of the biggest fashion trends of late. Many artists and crafts enthusiasts alike have turned to crocheting, in part to alleviate their quarantine woes.
Further popularized by celebrities like Blackpink and Selena Gomez (their crocheted floral outfits in the “Ice Cream” music video were so cute) and Styles in his viral J.W. Anderson cardigan, crocheted clothes are slowly becoming staples in the slow fashion movement.
Many online stores in the Philippines are following suit, with some selling patterns so you can make you own crocheted pieces at home.
From chic fashion accessories and trendy home bargains to customizable patterns that can help you start your crocheting career, these local shops on Instagram offer all your crocheted needs.
Reclamare boasts of vibrant and adorable pieces that are sure to set your outfit apart from the rest. Shop owner Mela has crafted both accessories and clothes, such as the famous J.W. Anderson cardigan worn by Harry Styles, to Howl’s coat in Howl’s Moving Castle.
Commissions vary in price, depending on the material used and the time it takes to finish a piece. You may inquire through the shop’s Instagram direct messages or check their stories if they are open for commissions.
Bulacan-based Magwa.PH is your shop if you’re looking for crocheted accessories. They offer a wide array of colorful headbands, hats, bags, and jewelry that can liven up any outfit.
Their ombre sea bucket hat (P700) draws inspiration from the colors of the ocean.
This shop has all the cute and trendy clothes for looks straight out of a Pinterest board.
Their two-way Billie top (P1,500) is made of comfy cotton and milk fiber that you may customize to your measurements. They also sell a matching headband (P150) and bandana (P200) to complete the look.
If you want to take that extra step and learn to crochet yourself, Oren.MNL sells their patterns so you’re able to customize the pieces to your liking. After all, how cool would it be to say you made your own outfit?
The Bridgerton-inspired Blossom top pattern retails for P320 on the shop’s Etsy account.
The shop opens limited slots for orders every month. You may order through their Instagram.
From crocheted Among Us keychains and scrunchies to alcohol holders and face masks, Crochetry.PH has it all.
Their crocheted face mask (P170) is perfect for layering on top of the everyday 3-ply mask for a cute touch to your daily wear. You may customize it to any color you want.
If you’re an Among Us fan and want to represent your favorite character, their crocheted keychains come in all characters colors for only P80. You may customize it with a hat for an additional P40.
You may shop through their Instagram.
Established in 2018, Teacher Ash launched Likha Handmade as an avenue to create handmade crocheted pieces with love.
High-quality handmade items are up for grabs, such as their 4-way Diwata triangle top (starts at P650), Sunflower dangling earrings (P180), cup sleeves (P120), tie-around organizers (P350), and shawls (starts at P900).
The shop also offers essentials to get you through the pandemic, such as their face mask holder (P120) and 50mL bottle cozy (P75).
This Quezon City-based shop also provides small group crochet workshops online (P1200 per head) good for 2 people. Crochet kits cost P400, which includes 1 ball of cotton yarn, 1 double-ended aluminum hook, 1 pair of scissors, 1 set of stitch markers, 1 set of weaving needles, 1 box.
Likha Handmade is available on Instagram.
Looped in Manila
Looped in Manila offers a variety of fashionable and sustainable accessories, from their multi-colored scrunchies (P150) to their custom-made Appa bucket hat (P899).
Complete your chic floral outfit with this online shop’s Repose Bag for (P1299), which is customizable. You can also get your hands on their versatile everyday bag Poise Bag for P999.
Looped in Manila also sells super-thin high quality coasters. Solid color coasters in sets of 12 pieces cost P89, while multi-color ones cost P99.
This QC-based shop collects orders via Instagram.
Tangled Crochet Creations
Tangled’s beautiful creations come in a variety of yarn types: polyspun, lanalon, indophil, fine cotton, light cotton, silk cashmere, jumbo cotton, and acrylic.
Tangled’s Summer Collection includes sets of their colorful crocheted creations such as their tote bag (P600), bucket hat (starts at P350), and two-toned bandana (P300).
Their Summer Starter Set costs P1,650 in Coron, Sagada, and Siargao. The starter set includes 1 tote bag, 1 bucket hat, and 3 bandanas.
Tangled Crochet Creations is located at Antipolo City. You can visit their Instagram for more details.
Maison Gantsilyo by Alyssa
Local business Maison Gantsilyo offers colorful tops and accessories inspired by nature, food, pop culture, and anything that reminds its creator Alyssa of childhood.
Complete the fresh outdoor look with the shop’s Alfresco bucket hat (P750), Alfresco earrings (P180), and regular Alfresco top (P1500).
Maison Gantsilyo also has a Barbie Collection, which includes the Thumbelina Basket Weave Card Holder (P400) and Bibble Cupcake Purse (P450).
Maison Gantsilyo is located in Dagupan City and ships nationwide. Send the shop a direct message on Instagram for their full price list.
Crochet by Estrea PH
Estrea PH provides sustainable handmade clothing for people of all shapes and sizes.
This local shop treats their crochet creations as collaborations with their customers, making sure that they’re involved in the design process.
They offer items for your furry friends, too. The Pet Beanie (P350) comes with ear holes and straps to make sure it fits your pawed pall comfortably.
Estrea PH also sells tops, such as the Luna Top and the Estrella Top, both priced at P840.
This local shop is run by siblings and is located in Rizal. For order and inquiries, visit their Instagram. – with reports from Andrea Tibayan and Jewel Camacho/Rappler.com
Andrea Tibayan and Jewel Camacho are Rappler interns
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