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You know those timeless trends that come back to life every single season, year after year? In my mind, crochet is the summer trend that will never die—and believe me, I have no complaints. Just as I love chunky knits in the winter, I’m drawn to crochet’s cozy (but still lightweight, fun and beachy!) vibes when the warm weather hits.
Fortunately, it’s also a super easy trend to come by these days. You don’t have to scour the internet for cute crochet pieces anymore, thanks in part to micro-trends like the Coconut Girl aesthetic that has me running to buy anything that comes in a hibiscus floral print or looks like I bought it at a beachy gift shop. No surprise, crochet makes the cut!
Ultimately, this trend is meant to look and feel playful. If you want to go for a beach goddess-inspired outfit while on vacay this summer, choose a crocheted piece that comes in a neutral shade like tan or white. That said, 2021’s maximalist trend of course features the look in shades of bright pink and cornflower blue, so you can certainly go bold in vivid hues if you want to. And if you want to make the crocheted trend work into the fall season, choose pieces that come in shades of navy, or a pair of sneakers that feature crocheted detailing.
No matter what colorway you choose to rock this summer, the lightweight texture adds plenty of interest, but the overall vibe is always laid-back and breezy. Just what you want when curating your summer essentials, right?
Below, read on to check out a few crocheted pieces you didn’t know you needed, including dresses, bags, shoes and so much more. Viva la crochet, baby!
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120 Hobo Bag
This easy crochet hobo-style bag from The Sak is the perfect option to carry all of your end-of-summer beach day essentials in. And if you don’t want to carry black accessories in the summertime, it comes in a ton of other colors!
Crochet Vacay Top
If you want a crocheted piece that can work for the summer as well as the fall season, check out this long-sleeved top from Aerie.
Multicolored Crochet Hat
This multicolored pink hat from Zara is a great and easy way to incorporate a crocheted piece into your everyday style this season without breaking the bank.
Crochet Halter Top
If you’re still riding that summer fashion wave, pick up this Crochet Halter Top from BP. It retails for under $30, comes in two colors and is available in sizes 1X through 4X.
2750 Crochet Sneaker
Sick of wearing sandals all the time? Try this pair of very summery cream-colored crocheted sneakers from Superga. They’ll go with all of your summer ‘fits and may just replace your AF1s.
Daisy Bikini Set
Yes, this black crochet bikini from Maiyo comes with a detachable gold chain belt. And yes, it would be a worthy addition to your collection.
9.0 Swim Cleo Crochet Dress
What, you don’t dream of spending the rest of the summer in this hot pink dress from Beginning Boutique? Just me? How could you not want to party in this?!
Oversize Crochet Sweater
This particular shade of light blue is blowing up right now, so snag this collared crochet sweater ASAP. It works as a super cool-kid-approved coverup for the beach, too.
Crochet Lace Swim Pants
These pants are basically a step up from those beach pants that everyone keeps talking about right now. Show off your bikini bottoms in style!
The Cover-Up Crochet Dress