How To Crochet An Easy Mesh Stitch


When I made my Mod Mesh Honey Crocheted Blanket Sweater, I wanted to use a very easy mesh pattern.  I found the crocheted diamond mesh stitch online, but I was going for something a little different and simple as can be. If anyone knows if there is a name for this particular mesh that I’m sharing with you today, I’d love to know!  I played around with simply chaining and slip stitching to make this pattern. If you know how to chain, slip stitch and single crochet, this will be a breeze.  I love the modern look of it and how easy and quickly the stitch works up!

Please check out the pattern as well as the video below to get started on the mesh stitch. 🙂



Crochet Mesh Stitches Patterns:

Small Crochet Mesh Pattern:

(this pattern will lay flat)

Chain an odd number of stitches

Row 1: Sc across, ch 2, turn

Row 2: skip the first stitch in your foundation row and slip stitch in the next stitch, *ch 2, sk st, slip stitch into next stitch; repeat from * across to last stitch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3 sl st into 1st group of ch 2 stitches below, *ch 2, sl st into next group of ch 2 stitches below. Repeat from * across

I used the small mesh stitch for the “Driftwood Oversized Hooded Poncho Pattern” HERE


Wide Crochet Mesh Stitch Pattern:

** This pattern will require blocking so that it doesn’t pucker. You will get this wide mesh with a simple stitch multiple, but it must be blocked. The small crochet pattern above doesn’t require blocking.

Chain an odd number of stitches

Row 1: Sc across, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: skip the first stitch in your foundation row and slip stitch in the next stitch, *ch 3, sk st, slip stitch into next stitch; repeat from * across to last stitch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3 sl st into 1st group of ch 3 stitches below, *ch 3, sl st into next group of ch 3 stitches below. Repeat from * across



I’ve knit a similar looking mesh when I made the Traveler Knit Infinicowl. It’s really cool to see a mesh pattern look so beautiful in crochet as well!  This stitch would work beautifully on scarves, shawls or even summer wraps. What would you use this stitch for? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!


Happiest crocheting to you!


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  1. Hi, I’m confused a bit. In Row 2, it says 3rd stitch from hook, but in the video it is put into the 2nd.
    Is this correct? Or does the chain 3 count as one stitch?
    Peace and thank you for your site xo

      1. Hi, just wondering if you could do a video of Increasing and decreasing this mesh stitch, o can’t find how to do this anywhere.
        I did the 3 stitch mesh and would like to put a small sleeve on the jumper, thanks so much

  2. Wow Jessica love this…. The color i see this in a gorgeous blanket..hats why followed the link i thought that is what it was

    1. Hi Michele! It’s Lion Brand yarn in Heartland. You can also find it in the listing above in what you’ll need to make it. Have a great day!

  3. Hey Jessica! Quick question, so I noticed in the photo that there are two types of stitches for your blanket. Did you use the moss stitch and how did you go about changing stitches? Thanks!

  4. Hi Jessica
    Love this pattern. My cocern is how do you end the project with a straight ending like the foundation. Thank you.

    1. If you chain 1 and turn, then place two stitches in each mesh stitch, I believe that should work! You might need to block it if it ruffles a bit!

      1. I had wondered this too. But after some playing around I found that if I only chained 1 for each mesh stitch instead of 2 I would get back to the original number of stitches I used in my base chain. It would definitely still have to be blocked and I was a little gentler on the tension so I wouldn’t scrunch it too much but I found it worked out perfectly!

  5. Hi! Love this stitch and can’t wait to try it! Just curious how to finish? Is there anything special for the final row? Thanks!

  6. I see that there are separate tutorials for the mesh stitch & granite stitch, but is there a specific pattern for this blanket? I’m not seeing how much yarn is needed, either. Maybe its just me 😉 it is Monday after all. 🙂

  7. ¡¡Hola buen día Jessica!!
    Primeramente muchas gracias por compartir tus conocimientos en tu página, me gusta mucho.
    Te hago una pregunta
    ¿cuántos puntos se necesitan para hacer el suéter manta calada?

    1. Hi Peg,
      I always joined at the end of a row and did end up making a knot (even though I know many don’t like to do that lol). It was the only way I felt it was secure.

  8. Hi….I’m currently crocheting the driftwood oversized hooded poncho using same yarn and suggested hook. My poncho at 74 rows is 7.5″ shorter than pattern. Also my stripes aren’t as wide. Help please

    1. Hi Karen,

      Oh bummer! This is most likely due to you crocheting tighter than I do. Is the width equal to what mine is? You can either re-do it with a looser tension (go up a hook size or two if you have to), or you can choose to purchase more yarn and continue. If you get the right gauge, you won’t need more yarn and will come out with the same size.

  9. Hi, can you tell me how to end this pattern? Would you just normally tie it off once you get the desired length? I’m wanting to try to end with a single crochet if possible and join the ends to make a infinity scarf kind of thing.. if you could let me know I’d
    appreciate it.

  10. I’m thinking about making some simple reusable produce sacks using this stitch. Do you think it would be study enough?

  11. Hi
    Jessica: Debbie in Ontario, Canada Thank you for all your information and patterns.
    I just had a question about wide crochet mesh stitch–When you say it needs blocking–what exactly does that entail my friend?

  12. What is the other stitch I see in your blanket. You didn’t do the mesh on the whole thing so what’s the other part

  13. Such a simple but elegant stitch…. I’m using it to border a Mandela design, which is to become a table cloth for my 8 seat setting

  14. Love this stitch but would love to do a ruffle edge in this but no matter how I have tried I cannot do an increase without it showing… Could you help?
    I want a ruffle mesh for blanket

  15. How could I increase at the beginning and end of a row in this stitch pattern? I would like to use this stitch in a garmet pattern that increases in the sleeve from the bottom up.

  16. Hi, i found this tutorial and i’m already starting my first afghan with it. Will you please explain what “blocking” means? i’ve never heard that term before. up until now i’ve crocheted only beanies. it’s time to move on! thanks!

  17. Your gauge says 11 ch stiches and 12 rows in 4″X4″, but with chunky yarn I can’t do this. Maybe it’s me.

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