I love the look of market bags. They are typically made in beige and green. A few years ago I found some that were of vivid colors and had longer straps for fitting over shoulders. Most are made from cotton. When I was browsing the Internet where one link goes to another link, and so on, I came across the pattern for crocheting a market bag. One can be knitted too. This bag is crocheted with green linen. I have lots of cotton yarn, so I am using up my cotton and giving the bags a little more color. http://www.purlbee.com/2009/09/03/whits-knits-crocheted-linen-grocery-tote/ I used a larger crochet hook for the first one and it worked out fine. The pattern calls for 50 chains to make the handle. I am hoping that 75 chains would work to go over the shoulder. I will soon find out.