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Forget all of the stereotypes about crochet and macrame — it's not just for DIY masters and crafty at-home seamstresses anymore. Just in time for summer, these open-weave, 1970s staples are making a major comeback.

For those feeling especially bold, Zara, H&M and Mango have resurrected some seriously retro crochet looks in the form of rainbow-colored tank tops and strappy dresses that you can easily describe as “groovy.” (In a good way!) One crochet mini dress — that looks like almost like a grandmother's throw blanket — would look incredibly cool over a black swimsuit as an alternative coverup; or, it could double as a casual cocktail dress when paired with an updo and heels a la Zoe Saldana.

Zoe Saldana rocks a colorful crochet dress at a charity event.Katy Winn / AP

If colorful crochet isn’t quite your style, ease into the trend with a sweet macrame clutch or crossbody bag. Or, try a pair of white crochet sneakers to add just the right touch of texture to any outfit.

The key to making this trend feel fresh and not costume-y is all about keeping the rest of the look modern. Skip the bell bottoms and flare jeans and leave the John Lennon-like round sunglasses at home. Opt for sleek, minimalist sandals, a pair of classic denim shorts or a shift dress to keep crochet clothes feeling 2016 instead of 1976.

Target.com

Cliche crochet layering top, $30, target.com

Zara.com

Zara crochet mini dress, $60, Zara.com

Mango.com

Mango cotton crochet dress, $60, Mango.com

Nordstrom.com

Rip Curl ‘Surf Hut’ clutch, $44, Nordstrom.com

Topshop.com

Topshop crochet T-shirt, $95, Topshop.com

Nordstrom.com

Converse Chuck Taylor ‘All Star’ crochet sneakers, $60, nordstrom.com

HM.com

H&M macrame skirt with fringe, $70, Hm.com

Zara.com

Zara crochet dress, $30, Zara.com

OldNavy.com

Old Navy eyelet yoke plus size top, $25, oldnavy.com

HM.com

H&M crochet tank top, $18, Hm.com

Target.com

Crochet layering top with fringe, $30, Target.com

NastyGal.com

Nasty Gal ‘Cross The Line’ crochet tank, $48, nastygal.com

Topshop.com

Topshop multicolor striped crochet T-shirt, $65, Topshop.com

Target.com

Cliche crochet duster vest, $55, target.com

Mango.com

Mango crochet poncho, $80, Mango.com

HM.com

H&M macrame bag, $25, Hm.com

OldNavy.com

Old Navy crochet fringe sweater, $30, oldnavy.com

NastyGal.com

Nasty Gal ‘Knot About It’ crochet mini dress, $58, nastygal.com

Target.com

Blu Pepper crochet fringe tank top, $40, target.com

Nordstrom.com

Keds crochet slip-on sneakers, $55, nordstrom.com

HM.com

H&M macrame vest with fringe, $50, Hm.com

Topshop.com

Topshop floral crochet shorts, $48, Topshop.com