Spring Into a New Season with a Fashion Flashback
April 10, 2006

Crochet isn't just for your grandma anymore. It's currently one of the hottest fashion items on the market!

"According to Jim" star Courtney Thorne-Smith stopped by her favorite L.A. boutique, Elyse Walker, to try on one of the hottest new looks for spring. What did she find? That you can discover this season's hottest trends in the back of your grandma's closet! All you need is a crochet tank and sweater set.

"I would wear this out to an event or something, and I'd feel really cool," Smith said.

Store owner Elyse Walker says that anyone can wear the sexy threads. "All the colors for spring are neutral, browns, winter whites, and I think crochet lends itself to all the neutral colors," she told us.

Crochet isn't only limited to scarves and mittens. Elyse sells a variety of items, including dresses, tank tops, vests and even bathing suits.

"Wow, does that bring you back to high school or what?" Elyse says. "It's just a great texture for spring."

But Elyse warns not to go crochet crazy. A little goes a long way. Simply add a sweater, a knit handbag, a belt or go with small touches on a jacket or skirt to give your wardrobe a fresh look.




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