Crochet Mesh is a type of crochet stitch that creates an airy, open fabric. The technique involves working multiple yarn overs over several stitches and then slipping the last stitch together with the first to form a mesh. This stitch is perfect for projects like shawls, scarves, tablecloths and more!
If you want to start on how to crochet mesh, you will need a crochet hook and some yarn.
Before you begin crocheting your mesh pattern, you will need to choose the right supplies. You will need a crochet hook in the size recommended on your yarn label or one that matches your gauge swatch (if making a garment). Additionally, you will need some light weight yarn in colors of your choice.
What Materials You Will Need for Crocheting Mesh?
- Crochet hook (size recommended on yarn label or one that matches your gauge swatch)
- Light weight yarn in colors of your choice
- Tapestry needle (sometimes also called a yarn needle)
Once you have all the supplies ready, it’s time to start crocheting your mesh pattern.
3 Popular Methods on How to Crochet Mesh
1. The Basic Crochet Mesh Stitch
To make this type of crochet mesh, you will need to start by creating a chain with four or more stitches. Then, single crochet into each stitch across until you have reached the end of the row. For the second row, turn your work and then pull up one loop in each stitch across the row. Finally, double crochet into each loop for the third row, working back and forth until you reach the desired length.
2. The Open Mesh Stitch
This popular mesh pattern is often used for lacy projects. Start by making a chain with multiple of four stitches plus three more. Then, double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook and skip three chains. Continue this pattern until you reach the end of the row, then turn your work and repeat this same sequence across until your desired length is reached.
3. The Picot Mesh Stitch
This type of crochet mesh creates an interesting edge on any project! To begin making this stitch, start with a chain equal to your desired number of picots multiplied by two, plus one extra. Then, make a single crochet in each chain across. For row two, turn your work and single crochet two together followed by five double crochets in the same stitch.
Skip two stitches, then repeat from until you reach the end of the row. Turn your work and single crochet in each double crochet across to finish off this mesh stitch.
9 Amazing Shapes of Crochet Mesh
Once you have mastered the basics of crochet mesh, you can start to experiment with different shapes. The most common shape is a square, but it is also possible to make hexagons, octagons or even circles. Depending on the type and amount of yarn used, these shapes can be created in a variety of sizes.
To crochet a square mesh, chain four stitches and make one single crochet stitch into the first stitch. Chain three stitches and make another single crochet into the same stitch. Repeat this pattern until you have reached your desired number of squares in each row. At the end of each row, chain three and turn your work so that you are going back to start the next row.
Begin with a foundation chain that is slightly longer than needed for an equivalent-sized square mesh; this will allow for an increase at either end of each row. Make one double crochet followed by two chains, then three double crochets into the same stitch; this forms an arc shape at either side of each row. Work in single crochet to build up the sides of the hexagon until it is the desired size.
Start by chaining an even number of stitches; work one single crochet in each stitch until you reach the end, then turn and make two single crochets together (decrease) at the beginning and end of each row until there is only one stitch left. Now pick up a loop from the first chain, pull it through to form a triangle shape. And voila – you have your triangle!
Start with a foundation chain that is slightly longer than for an equivalent-sized square mesh, as this will allow for an increase at either end of each row. Work three double crochets into each stitch as you would to form a hexagon but this time also make one double crochet at each corner; this will create eight sides and give the octagonal shape.
Start with a foundation chain of the desired length and then work single crochet stitches into each chain until you come to the end. Turn your work, chain one and make two single crochet stitches into the same stitch from which you started turning, turn your work and work another row of single crochet stitches, but this time slip stitch into the first chain from the beginning of the row. Continue in this way until you have formed an oval shape.
Begin by forming a magic ring and work four single crochets into it; this forms the first round. For the second round, work two single crochets in each stitch around, then three single crochets into each stitch for the third round, and so on until the circle is the desired size. After that, you can start making the mesh pattern.
To make the mesh pattern, simply alternate rounds of single crochets and chains. For example, your first round may be a row of single crochets evenly spaced around the circle. The second round would then be a chain one between each single crochet of the previous round. Then, a round of single crochets and so on. You can also make this pattern in the other direction by doing rounds of chains followed by rounds of single crochets. Be sure to keep your tension even throughout the entire project for best results!
7. Vertical Bars:
For vertical bars, start off with four chain stitches and make one single crochet stitch into the first stitch. Chain two more stitches and make another single crochet into the same stitch. Repeat this pattern until you have reached your desired number of bars in each row. At the end of each row, chain two and turn your work so that you are going back to start the next row.
8. Horizontal Bars:
To crochet horizontal bars, begin with four chain stitches and make one single crochet stitch into the first stitch. Chain three stitches and make another single crochet into the same stitch. Continue this pattern until you reach the end of the row. Turn your work and chain three stitches, then make two single crochet stitches into each chain-three space from the previous row. Do this until the desired width is achieved. To finish off, cut your yarn and pull it through the last stitch you made.
9. Diagonal Mesh:
For diagonal mesh, start off with four chain stitches and make one single crochet stitch into the first stitch. Chain three stitches and make another single crochet into the third stitch. Next, chain three stitches and make another single crochet into the fourth stitch. Once you reach the end of the row, chain three and turn your work so that you are going back to start the next row. Make two single crochet stitches into each chain-three space from the previous row to create a diagonal mesh.
Do You Know Diamond Crochet Mesh?
Learning how to crochet a diamond mesh is both beautiful and rewarding. You just need to begin with the basics – a foundation row of single crochets or double crochets, followed by a turning chain. Then you can move on to creating the diamond mesh.
To do this, start off by inserting your hook between two posts, making sure that you pull up enough loops at the top of your last single or double crochet stitch. After that it’s all about working double crochets in each post and combining them together with a chain stitch until you reach the end of the row, change color if desired, and grab onto the first post again! With some practice and patience once can create stunning diamond meshes for whatever project they’re trying to finish!
Once you’ve learned how to crochet mesh, it’s a great way to add texture and interest to your projects. Whether you create a lacy shawl, a bulky throw blanket or an intricate doily, the openwork of the mesh pattern will add visual appeal and warmth. With just a few simple stitches and careful counting of your stitches, you can create beautiful crochet fabric that looks like it came from a professional knitwear designer.
Experiment with different colors and weight yarns to give each project its own unique personality. This article should have given you the basic skills to start your own crochet mesh project. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to create beautiful and unique pieces that are sure to impress. So grab some yarn and get started on creating your very own masterpiece. Congratulations! You have mastered on how to crochet mesh. Good luck!