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Six of the Best: Craft inspired accessories

Crochet and knitted pieces are big this season, so if you can't make something yourself, here's how to get the handmade look commercially.

Crochet cushion cover from The One. Lee Hoagland / The National
Crochet cushion cover from The One. Lee Hoagland / The National

The revival of the home-made and handmade means we're also seeing the trend commercially, with crochet and knitted pieces particularly big this season. So even if you can't make it yourself, here are six ways you can still get the look

Best foot forward

There can be no mistaking the craftsmanship involved in the production of Paola Lenti's astonishing hand-crocheted rugs. If you had any doubts, check out the price. Dh46,022, Paola Lenti at Purity, www.purity.ae

On the table

The use of delicate crocheted inlays really brings out the striking feminine elegance of Nada Debs's Teta table. Dh2,600, O'de Rose, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, www.o-derose.com

Star attraction

For a great range of knitted and crocheted home accessories, our favourite regional website, Boxed Online, is hard to beat. This fabulous Moroccan-inspired ottoman is upholstered in felt and wool. $240 (Dh882), www.boxedonline.com

Soft spot

The One's new autumn/winter collection features a range of crochet and appliqué cushions and covers. We especially like this pretty cream version, which has an almost Victorian look. Dh149, The One stores nationwide

Well covered

We like them more than we need them, but these quirky, dainty crocheted bowl covers would be a real dinner party talking point. Dh870 for a set of six, O'de Rose, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, www.o-derose.com

White hot

Durable no, beautiful undoubtedly. If we had the pristine, minimalist house of our dreams, this white crocheted table would be its centrepiece. Dh6,000, Moooi at Atmosphere, 26th & 5th Streets, Abu Dhabi, www.atmos.ae