Most mesh market bags are crocheted in the round, and will stretch lengthwise when you put things in them, often getting narrower in diameter at the top as well. This bag was inspired by a wonderful 40-year-old non-crocheted string bag that was given to me. The pattern is crocheted as a square mesh which is then gathered at the opposite sides to form the front/back and left/right sides. Link of the pattern is below!
Not Your Ordinary Market Bag
by Marsha Glassner
Not Your Ordinary Market Bag [ FREE CROCHET PATTERN ] downloadable pattern is available here.