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scrolling thru the crochet tag and I see this top, and many others very much like it. As a crocheter, I feel obligated to point out that this IS NOT CROCHET.
It is MACHINE MADE LACE.
Lace Crochet (and there are many types) is done by hand, is very time consuming, and usually uses a good quality thread. If this top were actually crocheted, it would probably take an experienced artist at least a month working 40+ hour weeks. It would take quite a bit of skill to create something like this, so the person would hopefully pay themselves a good deal more than minimum wage.
Usually these tops go for between $30 and $60 dollars, sometimes less, sometimes more. If you are paying pennies then the article IS NOT CROCHET. It’s pretty, and could be well made, but it is made by a machine and not a human.
Fashion bloggers and all others, please educate yourselves. I understand that calling something machine made might not have the same ring as saying it was crocheted, but please stop demeaning this art. I’m getting annoyed.