Get ready for some fun with preppy crochet patterns! Check out our awesome list of 15 cool designs that mix classic preppy vibes with the joy of crocheting. It’s perfect for fashion lovers and crafty folks who want to add a splash of class to their DIY creations.
Howdy, crocheters! Now that the new year is here, I’ve been looking at 2024 trends and how I can incorporate them into crochet.
But today, we have a bit more of a general style trend that will be, and already is, everywhere this year: preppy cute.
From charming cardigans to adorable accessories, preppy crochet pieces can effortlessly blend classic elegance with a touch of modern whimsy.
So, what is preppy style?
What is Preppy Style?
Preppy style, short for “preppie” or “preppiness,” is a fashion and lifestyle aesthetic that originated in the northeastern United States and is particularly associated with Ivy League universities.
The term “preppy” is derived from “preparatory,” reflecting the association with preparatory schools and the collegiate atmosphere.
Key characteristics of preppy style include:
1. Classic Clothing
Preppy fashion emphasizes timeless and classic pieces. Common staples include polo shirts, button-down Oxford shirts, chinos, khakis, blazers, sweater vests, and cable-knit sweaters.
2. Colors and Patterns
Preppy style often features a palette of bright and pastel colors, such as navy, white, pink, and light blue. Classic patterns like stripes, plaids, and argyle are prevalent.
3. Collared Shirts
Button-down collared shirts, especially Oxford shirts, are a quintessential part of preppy style. These can be worn casually or dressed up.
Blazers, cardigans, and pullovers are common preppy outerwear choices. Navy blazers, in particular, are a staple.
Khaki pants, chinos, Bermuda shorts, and skirts are commonly associated with preppy style. Denim can be included but is usually well-kept and not overly distressed.
Classic footwear includes boat shoes, loafers, penny loafers, and ballet flats. Socks are often worn with loafers and boat shoes.
Accessories like pearls, headbands, and scarves may be incorporated. Classic accessories such as watches and leather belts are also common.
8. Sporting Influences
Preppy style often draws inspiration from traditional sports like tennis, sailing, and golf. This influence is reflected in the choice of clothing and accessories.
Preppy style has evolved over the years, incorporating modern influences while maintaining its traditional and polished aesthetic.
Today, we’ll explore 15 preppy crochet pieces that will push the boundaries of preppy style while still staying true to form and bring a touch of handmade charm to your wardrobe, perfect for 2024 and beyond.
I guarantee you’ll have a hard time deciding which of these irresistibly cute pieces to make first 🙂
Crochet in Style: 15 Preppy Patterns for Your Fashion Forward DIYs
2024 Crochet Trends: Preppy Cute
Explore the resurgence of the preppy fashion trend with our comprehensive roundup, featuring 15 chic and unique crochet patterns that perfectly embody this timeless style, offering a blend of classic sophistication and modern flair for DIY enthusiasts and fashion lovers alike.
Elevate your 2024 style with this stylish charming green and white diamond crochet sweater vest.
This preppy staple features a sleeveless look and a green and white diamond pattern, adding a touch of playful sophistication to your wardrobe.
The trendy green ribbing enhances the overall appeal, making it a versatile and stylish choice for any occasion. Stay fashion-forward with this must-have piece that effortlessly combines comfort and chic flair.
Crafted with a combination of grey, white, and black, this crochet sleeveless vest is a stylish addition to your wardrobe.
The intricate argyle pattern adds a touch of classic charm, while the grey ribbing ensures a cozy fit. This advanced, beginner-friendly vest is perfect for those looking to elevate their crochet skills in the new year.
This vest effortlessly blends simplicity and sophistication and can be worn with so many outfits! You can find the pattern available for purchase on the Kofi website.
This fun crochet polo features vibrant vertical stripes on the top and playful horizontal stripes for the ribbing.
Embracing the preppy vibes of this 2024 trend, this polo adds a burst of personality to your wardrobe. The combination of lively colors and creative patterns makes it a standout piece for those who love color.
Wear with simple bottoms and shoes to keep the polo standing out. The pattern is available for purchase on Cosmic Spring Crafts’ Etsy.
Hannah is the eldest of the Bonner family’s three kiddos. She graduated from the University of North Texas with her Bachelors in Elementary Education. She enjoys reading, yoga, movies & TV, and (obviously) crocheting. She is excited about furthering her writing career & spending her days surrounded by yarn. All the yarn.
Monday 22nd of January 2024
I'm left handed. Can you give me a reference to how the pattern changes when you're doing a pattern in the round.