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

2022's maximalist must-have.

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.

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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.

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.

Bottega Veneta has put its own stamp on the crochet bag, updating the trend with a colour block shoulder bag complete with a chunky silver chain. Then there’s Prada’s neutral basket bag with clean tan straps and its classic logo plate.

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 17 crochet bags that definitely will.

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CROCHET SQUARE DESIGN BAG Damson Madder

Crochet square design bag, £45, Damson Madder – buy now

MINI SUNFLOWER - SAND
£103

by Urban Originals

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Raffia tote bag Prada

Raffia tote bag, £1,450, Prada – buy now

MC2 Saint Barth
crochet-check shoulder bag

Crochet-check shoulder bag, £149, MC2 Saint Barth – buy now

Maje
Roses crochet-design logo bag

Roses crochet-design logo bag, £179, Maje – buy now

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Straw shopper, £17.99, H&M – buy now

Tela
medium crochet tote bag

Medium crochet tote bag, now £174, Tela – buy now

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crochet-design shoulder bag

Crochet-design shoulder bag, now £227, Forte Forte – buy now

Shrimps
Greet crochet mini bag

Greet crochet mini bag, £363, Shrimps – buy now

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Gancini crochet tote bag

Gancini crochet tote bag, £1,702, Salvatore Ferragamo – buy now

Bottega Veneta
hand-crocheted shoulder bag

Hand-crocheted shoulder bag, £3,320, Bottega Veneta – buy now

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Crochet shoulder bag, £29.99, Zara – buy now


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crochet checked tote bag

Crochet checked tote bag, now £182, JW Anderson – buy now

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Crochet panel tote, now £225, BAPY BY *A BATHING APE® – buy now

Floral crochet bag Mango

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two-tone recycled crochet bag Marco Rambaldi

Two-tone recycled crochet bag, now £103, Marco Rambaldi – buy now

Lucio Knitted Handbag Paloma Wool

Lucio Knitted Handbag, £70, Paloma Wool – buy now