The herringbone single crochet is a crochet stitch that creates a textured, slanted pattern resembling the bones of a herring fish. It’s a variation of the single crochet stitch and involves working stitches in a unique way to achieve this effect.

Here’s a general description of how you might create a crochet bag using the herringbone single crochet stitch:

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your choice of colors
  • Crochet hook appropriate for the yarn weight
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends


  1. Base Chain: Start by chaining a multiple of stitches to achieve the desired width of your bag’s base. For example, you might chain 30.
  2. Foundation Row: Begin working herringbone single crochet stitches in the second chain from the hook. Insert your hook into the second chain, yarn over and pull up a loop, but instead of completing the single crochet as usual, also pull the loop through the first loop on your hook. This creates the characteristic slant of the herringbone stitch. Continue this stitch across the foundation chain.
  3. Turning Chains: Chain one at the end of each row. This chain does not count as a stitch.
  4. Herringbone Single Crochet Rows: Continue working rows of herringbone single crochet stitches. Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop and pull that loop through the first loop on your hook. This creates the slanted effect. Then, yarn over again and pull through the two loops on your hook to complete the stitch. Repeat this process across the row.
  5. Increasing and Decreasing: To shape the bag, you can increase stitches at the beginning and/or end of rows for a wider base or decrease stitches for a narrower top. Maintain the herringbone single crochet pattern as you increase or decrease.
  6. Bag Height: Continue working rows until your bag reaches the desired height. You can create a flat-bottomed bag or a more boxy shape by folding the corners and stitching them together.
  7. Handles: To create handles, you can leave an opening in the middle of your bag’s width while crocheting the rows. Once the body of the bag is complete, you can then crochet or attach straps for the handles.
  8. Finishing: Weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.

Remember that this is a general guideline for creating a crochet bag using the herringbone single crochet stitch. You may need to adjust the instructions based on the specific pattern you’re following. If you have access to the actual pattern, make sure to follow the provided instructions for accurate results.