3 Young Filipinas Who Make Unique Hand-Crocheted Pieces

3 Young Filipinas Who Make Unique Hand-Crocheted Pieces


The art of crochet has not waned even after the thick of the lockdown. This seemingly pandemic-induced distraction has become a traditional substitute for screen time, and yarns and hooks are now seen as a relatively modern form of self-care and creative expression.

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Crochet is both useful and creative

Stylistically, it’s easy to understand why the craft has strongly resonated with Filipino fashion enthusiasts. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, the soft, versatile material goes well with our comfort-seeking mood and aligns with the comeback of the bohemian style from the 1970s. Thanks to celebrities and the media, crochet designs are continually in the spotlight in the fashion world as well. With this, Instagram reveals young Filipina creatives who have turned crocheting into their brands.


hey_faustine’s patchwork bralette tops and vests have won the hearts of Filipino fashion lovers. Her intricate pastel pieces and patterns can be a new staple in your wardrobe, perfect for everyday casual fits with jeans, skirts, or shorts on sunny days.

Tube tops with summer colors are the ultimate summer go-tos
Cop handmade vests in moss makes for a more cozier fits


For creator Erin Cervanez, what was once a home-spun hobby has evolved into a business venture that opened doors to the fashion world. Her brand called MMELC is known for butterfly tops and complex patterns weaved into dresses. Her pieces have been worn by BINI, Nadine Lustre, Criza Taa, and more.

Not all crocheted tops need to look dainty, an example is this beaded cut-out top by MMELC
For a figure-flattering cut, go for a bustier crocheted top


Colorblock cardigans, open-back textures, and retro corset styles? Sunshinesandcrafts has got you covered. This creator’s handmade apparel features intricate lace patterns and color combinations ideal for both style and comfort.

Nothing beats a cute, casual top for your everyday ensemble
The white outline of this crocheted halter top brings out its main color of green

Photos: hey_faustine, MMELC, sunshinesandcrafts

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