Crochet Mesh Stitch in Corner to Corner! A Lacy C2C Stitch

Aug 5, 2022 | Tutorials

The C2C Crochet Mesh Stitch is a free crochet stitch pattern and tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home!

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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:

Beginner C2C Tutorial (in double crochet)

The C2C Mesh Stitch pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF! You can purchase the individual pattern for the Mesh C2C Crochet Stitch, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

The ad-free PDF includes a complete stitch diagram for an added bonus for those that purchase the ad-free PDF and enjoy working from stitch diagrams rather than written row by row instructions.


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You may also like the following free c2c crochet projects by Nana’s Crafty Home:

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C2C Crochet Mesh Stitch Written Pattern Instructions

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Supplies:

Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn / Pistachio Green

Weight 4/Medium (100% cotton yarn) 1.7 oz / 93 yds

Crochet hook size H (5.0 mm)

Abbreviations:

ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space

Pattern Notes:

  • 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.

Pattern Instructions

ch 6

Row 1: (WS) 1 dc in fourth ch from hook and in each ch to end. (1 block)

C2C crochet mesh stitch tutorial collage process rows 1 - 3

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)

crochet mesh stitch c2c stitch tutorial

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:

C2C crochet mesh stitch tutorial collage process decrease
C2C crochet mesh stitch tutorial collage process decrease part 2

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.  

C2C crochet mesh stitch tutorial collage process

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

2 Comments

  1. Susan

    With the mesh C2C, in the video you showed making a square. For the scarf, do you just have the mesh edge? Loving how this works up so far!

    Reply
    • Tonya Bush

      Thanks so much for checking Susan! Yes, you will be just increasing to the size you desire and then fasten off. The nature of the mesh stitch makes the last row very stretchy so there is no need to finish off the stitch in any way. I am so glad you are enjoying the pattern! 🌸😊

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