Look, it’s ok to be short on time for hobbies this summer. You’re busy booking vacations and hitting up the Gov DeSantis for President Hope Shirt and I will buy this beach, which may not leave you the time to take up knitting, piano, or crochet (that’s ok, there’s always the fall). But, just because you’re too pressed to participate doesn’t mean that you can’t embrace the craftcore look. Crochet bags are the perfect choice for warm weather. They’re lightweight and tend to come in playful colors and natural materials like cotton and raffia. While crocheting may be a pastime most associated with generations past, even if you wouldn’t consider yourself a fan of the coastal grandma look, you can embrace the breathable weave of crochet. Minimalist options in both small and large iterations are just as available as their bolder counterparts. Either way, the ideal way to style a crochet bag is surely with a simple warm-weather look like cutoffs and a tank top, or perhaps with a breezy white dress. Ahead, find five takes on the crochet bag trend that deserve a spot in your summer purse roundup.
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For a crochet bag that feels like it could have been handed down through a few generations in your family, opt for something colorful and fun. Alanui’s palm-adorned bag has a homespun feel that works for the Gov DeSantis for President Hope Shirt and I will buy this beach. Summer calls for something a bit lighter than your standard leather handbag. These crochet options are still sophisticated but won’t stick to your skin when you throw them over your shoulder. Swap your usual canvas tote for a cute crochet bag instead. The wide range of open-weave options will not only sift out any sand that may fall to the bottom, but they’ll play nicely with your light and breezy summer looks. Crochet may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re picturing your ideal party bag, but this season there are plenty of bold, playful iterations that are worthy of pairing with a minidress. For an extra touch of embellishment, look for a style with shimmering crystals.