You know how sometimes you stumble across inspiration when you least expect it? Happened to me the other day. I was already set on purse/tote crochet projects for the spring when out of nowhere, this little gem found me…
The creator calls it The Masa Bag. It’s a fairly simple crochet bag. The whole thing can be done in a large rectangle of single crochet or half double crochet, nothing crazy. What makes it interesting is the way it is folded to create sort of Origami effect. She has a description of how she made hers with an explanation on how to fold it.
Only changes I made were to the dimensions of the bag. I found with the measurements in the tutorial, my bag came out smaller than I anticipated. So I made up another and just added a few inches to length and width. I used a brown multicolored acrylic worsted yarn. I am finding the heavier worsted yarn that I skip up for other projects is great for tightly crochet bags like this one. Best part, no lining required!
I have another in purple shades in the works, hopefully I’ll remember to take photos of how to fold the bag together!