Hello and Welcome!
Our blanket today features the mesh stitch. If you’ve done the moss/linen stitch then this one will be right up your alley!
I’m pretty sure I saw this color scheme on a rug on Pinterest (insert shoulder shrug here) at one time and made a mental note of it so I went on a hunt in my stash for this rainbow-y boho-y vibe and Red Heart With Love was the winner.
What is the Mesh Stitch?
A beginner level stitch made up of single crochets and chain ones. A cousin to the moss/linen stitch, where the single crochet is worked over the chain spaces in the moss stitch, the single crochet is worked into the single crochets in the mesh stitch.
A one row repeat, this stitch creates a semi dense fabric, perfect for color work and all sorts of projects, weights and hook sizes!
YO – Yarn Over
ST – Stitch
SP – Space
CH – Chain
REP – Repeat
SC – Single Crochet
**All stitches and abbreviations are in U.S. Terms.
Gauge: 19 Stitches and 16 Rows = 4” (10cm)
Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm) or size needed for gauge.
Single Crochet (SC) – Insert your hook, YO pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops.
VIDEO COMING SOON!
In today’s post I will share everything you need to make the lovey. You can can a FREE PRINTABLE of this HERE.
The graphic above is a digital mock up of the finished blanket.
You can find RED HEART WITH LOVE – HERE
If the first couple of rows seem loose, try going down a hook size.
- ROW 1-6: White
- ROW 7-9: Navy
- ROW 10-12: Iced Aqua
- ROW 13-15: Sweet Pink
- ROW 16-18: Cornsilk
- ROW 19-21: Tiger Lily
- ROW 22-24: Lt. Grey
- ROW 25-31: White
- ROW 32-74: REP ROWS 7-24
- ROW 75-80: White
Fasten off, Weave in ends.
Want an easy way to keep track of each row? We sure do, so we include row trackers in our PDF’s! You can download that HERE. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have something to physically check off, I spend more time counting and recounting instead of crocheting!
While the Mesh stitch is super easy to crochet, we have a few tips for ya to make it (hopefully) smooth sailing. You can always do what works the best for you, but these are what we find to be tried and true for us!
- Fasten off and weave in ends after each color change.
- It’s best to weave in ends with a darning needle instead of crocheting over them.
- Not every blanket needs a border. Don’t be afraid to skip it!
For this border, I did 3 Rows (HHDC) Herringbone Half Double Crochet. You could do just about any border with this though!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to show us you finished blanket and tag us using #rubygraceinspo.
Love. your. Face. – Ruby Grace