Easy Mesh Stitch

easy crochet mesh stitch pattern

The easy crochet mesh stitch is an easy open crochet stitch for beginners.

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What to make with the Easy Crochet Mesh Stitch

The easy mesh stitch is an open lace stitch. It’s perfect for light summer cover-up’s, shawls and scarves or for an open section in a spring garment.

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Before you Start

Materials

  • 5 mm / US H – 8 hook.
  • Worsted weight yarn.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.

Size

The pattern is written for a 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square.

You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. The pattern needs a multiple of 2 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 2+3 for an extra turning chain.

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern, in stitch pattern, is 14.5 st by 8.5 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • skip = miss

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.

The turning ch 2 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

Stitches above a ch-1 space are worked in the ch-1 space.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.

The Actual Easy Mesh Stitch Pattern

With your 5mm / US H- 8 hook ch 22 + 3,

Row 1: In the 3rd ch from the hook dc, [ch 1, skip 1, dc] across, turn. < 22 st>

easy mesh crochet stitch step 1

Row 2: ch 2, [ch 1, skip 1, dc in the ch-1 space] repeat until last 2 st, skip 1, dc in the 2nd ch of the turning chain instead of the ch-1 space (this will give you a neater edge), turn.

easy mesh crochet stitch tutorial step 2

Repeat Row 2 until you reach 15 cm / 6″.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Blocking

You’re done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.

To make your stitch pattern even prettier, help straighten your edges and make the open stitch work come out even more, block your project lightly.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

Easy crochet mesh stitch pattern for beginners

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