The C2C Crochet Mesh Stitch is a free crochet stitch pattern and tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home!
I have been wanting to adapt another one of my lacy c2c crochet stitch designs that I used in my Lavender Garden C2C Scarf to make it completely open and mesh-like.
I love how this c2c crochet mesh stitch turned out! So versatile it can be used in so many different projects particularly summer projects. Creates a wonderful open “mesh” crocheted fabric.
C2C Crochet Mesh Stitch Pattern Details
Essentially this stitch is a variation of the c2c double crochet stitch method. Instead of working solid “blocks” of double crochets you are working chain stitches throughout the middle section while both ends are solid dc blocks.
I really love mesh projects but I am not a big fan of working it with a long foundation chain. It tends to be awkward for a few rows and if I make a mistake it is just not fun to rip out and start over.
This c2c stitch fixes that issue! By working on the diagonal or corner to corner you don’t have to worry about having a large starting chain. And, it makes adjusting the finished size so very EASY!
Just work your square to the width/height you are looking for and then begin decreasing either from both ends or make a rectangle shape by continuing to increase on one end. That makes this stitch so easy to customize!
Another great thing about this stitch is that you will have a solid border of dc blocks around the outside edge of your mesh. No need to provide a border!
You can use any size weight of yarn you wish for this pattern from lighter weight to worsted weight yarn – even bulky! The lighter your yarn, the more drape your project will have.
Check out my Blushing Moon Scarf which uses this stitch to create a beautiful light and lacy triangle scarf in self-striping yarn! A free crochet pattern.
I have a few more designs coming up that will be using this c2c crochet mesh stitch that I think you will love so be sure to check back for those.
I have crochet mesh stitch video tutorial available as well. You can find the video tutorial below or head on over to my YouTube channel to check it out. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.
Are you new to C2C? Check out my corner to corner tutorials for beginners:
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You may also like the following free c2c crochet projects by Nana’s Crafty Home:
- 1. Lavender Garden C2C crochet scarf free pattern
- 2. Heart C2C Scarf free crochet pattern
- 3. Sunflower Daze C2C Throw free crochet pattern
C2C Crochet Mesh Stitch Written Pattern Instructions
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Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn / Pistachio Green
Weight 4/Medium (100% cotton yarn) 1.7 oz / 93 yds
Crochet hook size H (5.0 mm)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
- Pattern is worked in the double crochet corner to corner (c2c) technique, working rows of chains between end of row blocks.
- Blocks refer to group of (ch 3, 3 dc) worked together.
Row 1: (WS) 1 dc in fourth ch from hook and in each ch to end. (1 block)
Row 2: (RS) ch 6, dc in fourth ch from hook and in next 2 chs, flip row 1 block to sl st to top of ch-3 from last block of row 1, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp. (2 blocks)
Row 3: ch 6, dc in fourth ch from hook and in next 2 chs, flip work to sl st to top of ch-3 from last block of row 2, ch 5, sl st to top of ch-3 from first block of row 2, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp. (2 blocks + 1 ch-5 sp)
Row 4: ch 6, dc in fourth ch from hook and in next 2 chs, flip work to sl st to top of last block made in row 3, ch 5, sl st in third ch of ch-5 from previous row, ch 5, sl st to top of ch-3 from next block, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp. (2 blocks + 2 ch-5 sp)
Row 5 (increase): ch 6, dc in fourth ch from hook and in next 2 chs, flip work to sl st to top of ch-3 of next block, ch 5, *sl st in third ch of ch-5 from previous row, ch 5,* repeat from * to * to last block, sl st to top of ch-3 of last block, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp. (2 blocks + 3 ch-5 sp)
Repeat row 5 increase row to width/height desired. To decrease follow below:
Decrease row: Turn, sl st in next 2 st and in top of ch-3, ch 3, 2 dc in ch-3 sp, sl st in third ch of ch-5 from previous row, *ch 5, sl st in third ch of ch-5 from previous row,* repeat from * to * to last block, ch 3, 3 dc in remaining ch-2 sp of last ch-5 sp, sl st to ch-3 of last block.
Continue repeating decrease row until all ch-5 sps have been used.
Final row: ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, sl st to ch-3 sp of block from previous row.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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