According To Katie Holmes, Crochet Is Once Again One-To-Watch This Summer

Don't worry – you don't have to make it yourself.

Katie Holmes crochet

by Natalie Hammond |

Katie Holmes is an ace at lo-fi trends like wide-leg trousers, cashmere bras, tank tops and square-toed loafers. So it didn't come as much of a surprise when she arrived at last night's Tribeca Festival, attending the premiere of Alone Together, wearing another must-have for easy elegance: crochet.

Combining the craft with yet another summer trend - the tank dress - Holmes looked entirely effortless; helped along, of course, by her just-back-from-the-beach waves and a chunky chain necklace. (The dress in question was from Chloé, who's gone big on brightly-coloured squares for summer.)

Crochet is always a winner for the hot-weather season, perhaps because the gaps between its squares can be a tad drafty in colder months, and has quite the celebrity fan club. Dua Lipa loves a crochet bikini; Gigi Hadid swears by crochet bucket hats; and Alexa Chung, while in holiday mode, is partial to crochet shorts.

The best thing about crochet, of course, is that it lends itself to both colour and a celebration of craft (All Things Mochi's crocheted balaclava, for example, has been pieced together out of recycled squares).

Cro-Che's tangerine minidress is the stuff of after-hours dreams (at least mine) and is also bright enough to cheer you up if you're the only person you know who isn't on holiday at the moment. Story MFG's pullover on the other hand, would look lovely with patterned shorts and Birkenstocks. Of course, it's never too late to pick up a crochet hook. If you get started now, you might just have something presentable enough to gift someone at Christmas.

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SHOP: The Best Crochet Buys

Arket, Crochet Halter-Neck Top, £45
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Cro-Che, Baby Love Dress, £252
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Story MFG, Bark Flower Portal Velvet Pullover, £450
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Toast, Crochet-Trim Knitted Tank, £185
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Ganni, Crochet High-Neck Bikini Top, £135
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& Other Stories, Front-Tie Crochet Crop Top, £75
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& Other Stories, Fringed Crochet Mini Skirt, £95
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Chloé, Woody Striped Crochet Slides, £395
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Whistles, Patchwork Crochet Jumper, £149
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Monsoon, Premium Crochet Overlay Top In Sustainable Cotton, £70
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Farm Rio, Striped Crochet-Knit Cotton Shorts, £104
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Frame, Hand Crochet Long Cardi, £1,724
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All Things Mochi, Iman Crochet Balaclava, £52
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