Crochet yourself a dress and feel like an A-lister next season

Crochet yourself a dress and feel like an A-lister next season

We often see celebrities attending parties and awards ceremonies wearing cable knit clothing and other woollen creations during the winter, but it looks like some are already looking to spring by going for something lighter.

Over the past month or so, we've spotted quite a few famous faces going for a vintage look with crocheted dresses, notable Kylie Minogue and Taylor Swift.

Adoptive national treasure Kylie appears on the artwork for her new single Into The Blue wearing a daring gold creation that shows off her fabulously petite figure to perfection.

The yarn glitters beautifully under the photographer's lights and shows she's found the perfect update for the gold hotpants look that relaunched her pop career in 2000.

However, the dress might be a little too much for us mere mortals to wear for a trip out shopping or to the pub, as it's almost completely backless and quite short.

Elsewhere, country pop starlet Taylor Swift changed into a black crocheted dress after the 2014 Golden Globe Awards earlier in January, clearly feeling it would be a more comfortable garment in which to party the night away.

Hers was quite vintage and in keeping with her sweet style, plus it was something we'd definitely be able to wear to a special event thanks to it not being too sheer.

Clearly, crochet is the fashion to be seen in this coming spring, so why not get your hooks out and try making yourself something beautiful for when the warmer weather arrives?

We've got the perfect pattern in the form of our Helon Dress, which has a square neck and waist-tie detail. You can make it using Organic Cotton Naturally Dyed 4 Ply and it appears in the excellent new Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 43.

You might not be able to wear yours on the front cover of a pop single or at the after-party for an awards ceremony, but you're sure to be the belle of the ball wherever you choose to debut the finished piece.

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