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.
Crochet Stitch Bundle
This easy crochet stitch is part of a fun stitch exploration. You can find all 30 stitches here.
Or grab the convenient PDF bundle with all stitch patterns here.
Sometimes it’s just easier to have a stitch dictionary on hand when you’re deciding on your next project rather than having to search online and remember where you saved that stitch you want to use.
Before you Start
- 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.
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.
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”).
Confused on how to make or measure gauge? Check out my detailed post all about crochet gauge.
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- skip = miss
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>
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.
Repeat Row 2 until you reach 15 cm / 6″.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
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.