I love Anthropologie. I know this doesn’t make me particularly unique or interesting, but chances are, if you’re reading this – you do too. Going into that store, surrounded by chic clothing and home goods, sends me into a spiral of envy and fretting about my now dowdy-feeling home or wardrobe. It’s not healthy, but it’s fun in small doses.
I don’t love Anthropologie’s prices, which is why I’m hoping to make homemade versions that look as sleek and chic as the brand-name items! From skirts to bags to tops, crochet is very on-trend at the moment, and Anthro is getting in on the game.
Try out some of these crochet tutorials and patterns and see if you can replicate that Anthro feel at a fraction of the price!
- Crochet Skirt: The original is $150 and features some trendy fringe. This tutorial for a pretty pencil skirt doesn’t have fringe but I’m sure you could add it in with ease.
- Hoop Earrings: The Anthro version is all metal and certainly lovely, but you can make your own at home with some embroidery floss and a little patience.
- Long Crochet Vest: The original is going for $128 and is made from cotton and linen. It’s not hard to find a beautiful crochet vest on Ravelry. This isn’t exactly beginner friendly, but it’s worth learning a few new tricks to get this lovely garment.
- Evelyn Crochet Clutch: This pattern creates a clutch that looks like an Anthro piece! It’s a beautiful bag with on-trend tassels in a neutral color that fits the spring and summer seasons.
- One Piece Swimsuit: The original is gorgeous, and it’s also $148. Why not try to make your own out of cotton?
- Catherine Wheel Totebag: This tote is an eye-watering $698! Why not learn the Catherine Wheel stitch on your own and use it to make a backpack or tote?
- Crochet Kimono: This version is fine and pretty reasonably priced, but it’s more fun to make it yourself, right? Try out this pattern from the fabulous Sewrella!
- Cascading Kimono Cardigan – Another beautiful kimono pattern found for free on a blog! Mama in a Stitch always has easy to follow patterns, and this one produces a beautiful cardigan with a great shape.
- This crocheted shrug is incredibly pretty but you can make your own version for a small fee. The Alloa Cardigan by Whistle and Wool is worth every penny! Make a cardi in every color!
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