When we think about the summer accessory of the moment, images of structured raffia crossbodys and woven totes make their way to the forefront. In fact, we're flooded with thoughts of just how many basket-inspired bags we already own — and how many still sit at the top of our shopping wish lists. But if you're looking to break out of the straw bag vortex once and for all (but not totally willing to part with the casual, beach-y vibe they carry), look no further than this DIY-friendly trend.
Crochet handbags are surprisingly low-key for how many trend brackets they cover, with the ideal one being more structured than your average one flap crossbody. But from basket top handle silhouettes to functional, beach-friendly totes, crochet has proven itself to transcend beyond your grandma's flimsy and worn out afghan quilts. And for that, we are grateful.