You Knit To Shop At These Local Crochet Stores

Hop onto the latest knit trend, brought to you by local crochet artists.

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It’s safe to say that the Louis Vuitton SS22/23 fashion show has revitalised crochet’s impact on the local fashion scene. Following a successful showcase featuring a couple of knitwear works helmed by the late visionary Virgil Abloh, the island has since seen an upward trend of locals opting for knitted shrugs or crochet accessories to add a quirky touch of fun to their wardrobes.

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Crochet — a classic art form from the mid-1820s — has seen a resurgence in recent years, thanks to creatives like Abloh and Roberta Einer who have reimagined traditional knitwear into various forms beyond the usual bikini cover-ups and sweaters. Bringing about stunning dresses and bodysuits that are favoured by celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, luxury brands like Einer’s prove that the sky’s the limit when it comes to crochet art.

And here in Singapore, we’re lucky to have a fair share of talented knitters, all of whom have their own unique distinctive style. For the fashionistas who’d love to own artful clothing of their own, Dreamfellas has you covered with a list of the best local crochet artists and stores in Singapore that are worth a visit.

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Bryan Yeo

This artist is one to watch as his works are runway-level, rightfully earning him a spot in #SGFashionnow, a fashion exhibition held at the Asian Civilisation Museum that shines a light on clothing seen through the lens of Singapore’s port city heritage. Inspired by nostalgia and past experiences, Bryan Yeo’s designs come from a deeply personal perspective that makes his works all the more enticing to wear and gaze upon.

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Currently, the BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Knitwear Student is selling a couple of his pieces at Plop Apparels, putting a myriad of his works up on display ranging from bags to innovative tops.

Get in touch with them via Instagram for a custom piece here or visit Plop Apparels at 17 Haji Lane.

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Loco Hands

After picking up your jaw from the ground upon gazing at Loco Hands’ knitted works, you’d want to grab your wallet next as the label’s pieces are absolutely awe-inspiring and are made sustainability. Loco Hands has recently released their latest drop entitled ‘Let Me Cry’, featuring a series of unique statement tank tops that is sure to turn heads, and we’re sure that lovers of knits will want to get their hands on a piece ASAP.

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Shop from Loco Hands here.

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Softly Made Cottage

Lovers of the ‘cottage-core’ aesthetic will want to check into Softly Made Cottage’s offerings, as the brand produces beautiful pieces that would make any wearer look like an ethereal fairy. Whether you’re looking to get a custom peplum top or an adorable mini skirt, Hayley — the brains behind Softly Made Cottage — would be able to transform fibre into a perfect outfit for you, almost like a second skin.

Get a custom outfit that’s perfect for a whimsical forest here.

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wobble blobbe

You probably would’ve seen wobble blobbe’s striking designs all over Instagram at one point, as the brand has gained recognition on both the photo posting site and Etsy — where she has a couple of patterns up for sale — due to her designs being widely sought after by buyers and fellow crochet artists alike.

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Specialising in vests and sweaters, wobble blobbe’s vibrant custom pieces are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and if you do get a piece done by her, we guarantee you’ll be stopped on the streets to get asked where you got your outfit from.

Order a custom piece here.

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Nori Label

A newcomer to the crochet scene in sunny Singapore, Nori Label brings to the table a dainty edition of crochet hats made from an exclusive mix of mohair as the store is dedicated to providing customers with extreme comfort, in style. Putting on a hat would be reminiscent of encasing your head in a cloud, as its pillowy soft and feather-light material makes for the perfect accessory in our climate.

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What’s more, the store has an exciting drop in less than two weeks, so do give them a follow to keep a lookout for that.

Get your hands on a Nori label original here.

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Loopsnholes

Who says arm warmers are limited to colder countries? Fans of the shrug or half sleeves trends will love Loopsnholes’ knit arm warmers that serve as the perfect layering piece, elevating the look of your tank tops without feeling stuffy. On the flip side, if you’d prefer something more island appropriate, the Talia top is a stunner that comes in an equally colourful palette.

Get a gorgeous custom piece here.

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Daisieyards

If custom pieces aren’t your cup of tea, a great alternative to shopping for knitwear would be Daisiesyard, a quaint curated thrift store tucked away in Queensway Shopping Centre. With a variety of options to choose from, be sure to block out a good chunk of your day to dedicate it all to browsing the store’s extensive knit line, from fishnet vests to cropped jackets and more.

Give Daisieyards a visit or browse their collection here.

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If you’re in the area,

We recommend heading down to Toa Payoh MRT station to grab a crochet bag knitted with love by a sweet Auntie located near Exit D of the train station. This lovely knitter made headlines recently as her heartfelt story touched many who have since flocked to the area to provide their unbridled support, and we strongly suggest giving her a visit to see her intricate pieces up close.

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