Nautical, netted crochet work is a hot trend this summer. I actually started seeing some great styles around last summer and earlier this spring and now they seem to be popping up everywhere. A while ago I crocheted these votive candle holders. The other night I decided to try my hand at creating a little netted bag for them. For the base of the bag, I started with a very basic doily design.
Then I just "fish-scaled" my netting over each loop, row upon row. I didn't refer to a specific pattern, I just made it up as I went. In this case, I chained 10 stitches for each loop. I connected my fishscales in the center of each loop. When I got to the top of my bag, I DC-ed around the edges and made a little DC-ed carrying handle/strap.
It was a quick and fun little project with great results!