Crochet beach bags guide

Fashion has spoken loud and clear: crochet bags are now the summer must-have! And whether you are an expert or have just discovered the world of crochet, crochet beach bags are the summer accessory par excellence, customizable in a thousand different ways to be combined with any outfit.

Let’s face it, there is nothing more satisfying than saying “I made it!” when someone gives you a compliment about your bag. Are you looking for some inspiration? Read on for lots of tips on how to make your new beach bag with your own hands!

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Crochet beach bags: trends and style

Summer is the perfect time to show off crochet bags that are both functional and super stylish. From the neutral colors of natural fibers, to pastel shades, to more vibrant tones to create striped or color-block designs, the possibilities are endless. The shapes range from large beach bags, capable of containing everything you need for a sunny day, to elegant clutch bags for your summer evenings.

Let’s see some of the most popular and fun designs to make.

Crochet maxi bag

Maxi bags are spacious and can contain everything you need for a day at the beach: towel, sunscreen, your favorite book, snacks, bottles of water and much more. You will no longer have to worry about leaving anything at home!

If you are looking for a maxi bag to crochet, take a look at Anais Bag, comfortable and super practical!

Crochet mesh bag

Light, airy and perfect for the sea, the mesh bag is a summer classic. Thanks to its mesh structure, it allows you to easily shake off the sand and the objects inside to breathe.

Would you like to make a mesh bag that is easy to take anywhere with you? Run to the Net Bag blog post and download the free pattern!

Crochet shopper (or tote bag)

The tote bag is the perfect bag for those who need extra space. With its rectangular shape and large handles, it is ideal to carry everything you need for a day out.

What do you think of the Ava Bag?

Crochet beach pouch

Compact, practical and super stylish, the clutch bag is perfect for carrying essential items such as a mobile phone, keys and sunscreen during a walk along the seafront or an aperitif at sunset.

Zelda Clutch is the perfect mix of practicality and style!

Crochet clutch

Clutch handbags are perfect to complete any outfit, day or night, casual or elegant. A wrist strap allows you to carry it easily, leaving your hands free.

Mina Bag, made according to the crochet Tulip Stitch pattern (also known as crochet Prada Stitch) will surely win you over!

Summer yarns for perfect crochet beach bags

When it comes to summer bags, choosing the right yarn is fundamental. Natural yarns are perfect for warm temperatures, because they are comfortable on the skin and at the same time they guarantee resistance and durability.

Here are some of our favorite fibers and the Bettaknit yarns that contain them:

  • Cotton: soft and breathable, its smooth texture makes crochet work easy, giving good stitch definition and details. Suitable for daily use bags and easy to maintain.

Prato Cotton and Fettuccine by Bettaknit are the best cotton yarns for soft and practical crochet beach bags.

  • Jute: natural, biodegradable and super durable, jute yarns are ideal for sturdy bags with a “rustic” look, great for projects that require a rigid structure that keep their shape with use.

Bettaknit’s Juta (100% natural undyed jute) and Juta Pop (60% jute – 40% cotton) yarns will create durable and resistant crochet summer bags.

  • Raffia: natural raffia made of paper cellulose is perfect for structured bags, resistant to water and UV rays.

Bettaknit’s Raffia is extremely flexible, easy to work with and gives a fresh, natural look to crochet bags.

By using natural, sustainable yarns, you can help reduce the use of synthetic fibers and other non-biodegradable materials. It’s a creative way to do your bit for the environment!


Discover our beach bag crochet kits

Don’t know where to start or don’t have time to look for all the materials? Our Crochet Kits contain everything you need to create your accessory quickly and easily.

Each kit includes high-quality yarn (available in many colors!), a crochet hook and a pattern for your chosen project, including detailed step-by-step instructions.

Here are some of the most-loved crochet beach bags:

Tips to make a crochet beach bag

Follow a pattern: if you are a beginner or if you’ve chosen an intricate design, following a pattern will help you get better results.

Customize your project: don’t be afraid to experiment with colors and decorations. Add fringe, flowers or other decorations for a unique look.

Have fun: crochet is a relaxing and creative hobby. Don’t stress too much and enjoy the process! Once you’ve started making your beach bag, you can’t wait to get to the end of the project and wear it!

Beach bags are a super versatile accessory to add a touch of personal style to all your outfits on any occasion.

Share your creations! Post a picture of your crochet bag on Instagram using the hashtag #bettaknit and tagging us @bettaknit. We love seeing your beauties!



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