The July project for the Crochet Along on Google+ was this fabulous bag designed by Lisa Risager:
The Masa Bag
|Photo Credit: Lisa Risager (Ravelry)Masa Bag|
Masa Bag – Crochet Bucket List Project
I love the versatility of this pattern. You can use any stitch combination to make your bag – any colours – stash yarn – it is totally up to you to pick and choose the combination(s) that are right for you – to make the bag YOURS.
The stitch I chose to use was the stitch I learned this month in the KRW Knitwear CAL – Trinity Stitch.
I used 3-skeins of Red Heart Shetland Chunky (from my husband’s Grandma’s stash) and a 5.00 mm hook.
If I were to make the bag again, I would make it larger and the strap longer – I like to wear my purses across my body rather than just over my shoulder.
I modified mine very slightly by folding the bag edges down first, before attaching the shoulder strap. I tend to put heavy items in my purses/bags (thanks to our electronic world!) and my hope is that this will provide a stronger base for my shoulder straps.
Here is my finished project:
I am very pleased with this finished project.