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Best Crochet Mesh Tutorial Easy Double Crochet Mesh

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Learn how to make the best crochet mesh in this step by step tutorial. The double crochet mesh is so easy and it works up super fast! Crochet mesh is great for all weather too.

Mesh in crochet is made simply with double crochets and chains. We use chain stitches to crochet open mesh which creates those spaces.

In this tutorial I include the written instructions for crochet mesh, and photos. There’s also a video so you can follow along.

Length of cream crochet mesh pattern in cotton yarn.

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Crochet mesh has such great drape. It lends itself to crochet scarves and cowls that are great for spring and summer.

To give your crochet mesh some structure you can finish off with single crochet around it, like you would a border.

Free crochet patterns featuring open mesh

The Retta Infinity Cowl is the free crochet pattern I’m using for the photo tutorial and it’s pretty much the easiest crochet mesh ever!

Woman wearing cream lace crochet infinity cowl.

If you prefer a scarf, the check out the skinny summer scarf pattern – same easy mesh but constructed a bit differently.

Teal skinny crochet scarf circle draped on wood background with one ball of yarn in teal.

I use this large mesh in the Maglia Vest pattern which is a beautiful crochet top for summer. It’s a simple mesh top and since it’s a vest there are no sleeves to worry about in this top pattern. Plus there are video tutorials.

Mannequin in front of gate wearing grey boho style crochet vest with fringe.

Stardust Gold Crochet has a gorgeous honeycomb mesh crop top. There are lots of ways to use a crochet mesh stitch. I love this tank top by Jo’s Craft Hook too.


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Video Tutorial

You can also crochet this mesh with me in the video tutorial.

Scroll down for the easy crochet mesh tutorial!

Length of cream crochet mesh pattern in cotton yarn.

Best Crochet Mesh Step by Step Tutorial

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 4 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to make the best crochet mesh. This simple pattern is a double crochet mesh that works up quickly!


  • Any weight yarn, I'm using a #4 worsted weight yarn - Caron Simply Soft in Heather Grey in the video and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn in Ecru for the photo tutorial.


  • A hook to match your yarn, I'm using my Furls Alpha 5.5mm I (9) hook in these photos.


  1. Chain a multiple of 3, plus 2.
  2. For this tutorial, I'll chain 18 + 2 = ch 20. You can add or subtract 3 to my starting chain to adjust this.
  3. Row 1. Double crochet in the 8th chain from your hook. The skipped chains will count as the first double crochet and two chains.Double crochet in 8th chain to start.
  4. (Row 1 continued) Chain 2 and skip 2 chains.
  5. (Row 1 continued) Double crochet in the next chain.Double crochet stitches and chains for row 1.
  6. (Row 1 continued) Repeat this across: Ch 2, sk 2, dc in next ch
  7. (Row 1 continued) You'll end with a dc in the last ch, turn your work.Row one complete on cowl.
  8. Row 2. To start the next row, ch 5, (the skipped chains count as the first dc + ch 2,Easy crochet mesh tutorial with cotton yarn in cream.
  9. (Row 2 continued) Sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc.
  10. (Row 2 continued) Repeat this across: Ch 2, sk 2, dc in the next dc.Second row of mesh blocks on cowl.
  11. (Row 2 continued) At the end of this row, you'll have the 8 skipped chains from our starting chain. Skip the first 2 chains and dc in the 3rd ch and turn your work.Row two complete on crochet cowl.
  12. Row 3. Ch 5, sk 2, dc in the next, *{ch 2, sk 2, dc in the next} rep across the row, end with the last dc in the 3rd of the ch 5, turn.
  13. Rep the last row for length of project! Length of cream crochet mesh pattern in cotton yarn.

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