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Bored of Basket Bags? Try This 70s-Inspired Accessory on the Beach This Summer Instead

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Last Updated on May 13, 2023

It’s hard to ignore the comeback of crochet, and why would you want to?

From bucket hats to beach-ready dresses, the technique previously popular in the ’70s seems to be taking over every inch of our wardrobes again half a century later.

But if you’re not ready (and/or willing) you wear the trend from head-to-toe, perhaps an easy way to dip your toe into it is with accessories.

model wearing the Bucket crochet bag from Mango
Mango

Crochet bags are fast becoming a trend in their own right. Much like fisherman sandals and chunky loafers, every designer has released its own iteration of the woven accessory.

There’s the Gucci tote which is fun and has a striped raffia design with a leather logo and pompoms, perfect for beach days. Then, we have the Chloé ‘Woody’ bag, a shrunken, hand-crocheted ‘nano’ size with contrasting stripes and logo-embroidered straps for a charming bohemian finish.

When you think of crochet though, perhaps the first thing you think of is the granny square. Italian bag brand la milanesa isn’t afraid to make an impact with its designs; its collection of colourful crocheted bags are some of my personal favourites.

Something tells me we’re about to see a whole lot more of these woven bags.

Have I convinced you yet? I’ve found 20 crochet bags that definitely will.

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Shop Crochet Bags

Crochet-design bamboo-handle Tote Bag from La Milanesa - buy now

Crochet-design bamboo-handle Tote Bag, £358, La Milanesa – buy now

Straw shoulder bag from H&M

Straw shoulder bag, £17.99, H&M – buy now

Crochet Tote Bag in Green from Hush Verity

Crochet Tote Bag in Green, £59, Hush Verity – buy now

Embellished leather-trimmed crocheted raffia tote from Gucci

Embellished leather-trimmed crocheted raffia tote, £1,750, Gucci – buy now

Crochet-knit Hobo Bag from Miu Miu

Crochet-knit Hobo Bag, £1,754, Miu Miu – buy now

Colourful crochet bag from Mango

Colourful crochet bag, £49.99, Mango – buy now

Crochet-design top-handle Bag from La Milanesa

Crochet-design top-handle Bag, £505, La Milanesa – buy now

Woody nano embroidered striped crochet-knit tote from Chloé

Woody nano embroidered striped crochet-knit tote, £490, Chloé – buy now

Knitted Shopper Tote Bag With Apple Motif from JW Anderson

Knitted Shopper Tote Bag With Apple Motif, £325, JW Anderson – buy now

Crochet Multi Crossbody Bag from Kurt Geiger

Crochet Multi Crossbody Bag, £328, Kurt Geiger – buy now

Cotton Crochet Tote Bag from Stella McCartney

Cotton Crochet Tote Bag, £678, Stella McCartney – buy now

Star-patch Crochet Crossbody Bag from Golden Goose

Star-patch Crochet Crossbody Bag, £650, Golden Goose – buy now

Crochet Bag in Ivory from Mint Velvet Daisy

Crochet Bag in Ivory, £89, Mint Velvet Daisy – buy now

Crochet Tote Bag from Miu Miu

Crochet Tote Bag, £1,750, Miu Miu – buy now

Crochet-look shopper in orange from H&M

Crochet-look shopper in orange, £19.99, H&M – buy now

Crochet-knit Tote Bag from Alemais

Crochet-knit Tote Bag, £147, Alemais – buy now

Bucket crochet bag from Mango

Bucket crochet bag, £29.99, Mango – buy now

Ria crochet tote bag from STAUD

Ria crochet tote bag, £460, STAUD – buy now

Mini Crochet Crossbody Bag from Zara

Mini Crochet Crossbody Bag, £12.99, Zara – buy now

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Sicily Crochet Tote Bag from Dolce & Gabbana

Sicily Crochet Tote Bag, £2,063, Dolce & Gabbana – buy now

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