Most people are on the fence about crochet; it either reminds you of the easy, bohemian sensibilities of hippie-cool style icons like Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks, or it calls to mind your grandma and her mystifying obsession with doilies. Though it may have folksy connotations, crochet doesn't have to be a total blast from the past — we love how a knit dress or pair of shorts looks over a bikini for a day at the beach, and you can really never go wrong with an open-weave crocheted top either. You can also glean inspiration from the Spring 2012 runways of Rag & Bone, Jenny Packham, Valentino, and Rebecca Taylor, all of which incorporated an artful, grown-up version of crochet into their collections. Just click through to see 15 summery pieces that might just make you a crochet convert.
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