This is an interesting question. When I was younger, my grandmother use to make crocheted vests. My mother told us to wear them and I hated them.
The only thing that was crocheted that I liked, at that time, were scarves and bikinis.
Now, I love seeing and using handbags, and other handcrafted items. I don't know if this is because I am older and wiser or if handmade items have become more fashionable.