Want to learn how to make a beautiful open work, lacey stitch? Look no further then the diamond mesh stitch! This beginner friendly stitch only uses 3 stitches which makes it great for any skill level. What I love about this stitch is that it gives a classy appearance to your project.
What’s the stitch?
The diamond mesh stitch has a lovely look, drape, and texture to it. It’s made using only chains, double crochets, and single crochets. What makes it even better is that it’s a reversible 2 row repeat that’s not a yarn eater!
This stitch has a fishnet look to it that would be great for nautical themed rooms, gothic décor, Halloween decorations, or Scandinavian style since it has such a great texture.
This is a great stitch to use for anything that you want to have a lacey appearance. It would be a great stitch to use for light shawls, bottle holders, scarves, bags, table runners, a trivet (using a smaller hook and cotton yarn), a square doily, cowls, or even light blankets.
There is also an in the round version that you can use, the tutorial for that is right here
- Any worsted weight yarn
- I used peaches & creme 100% cotton in Mint
- K/6.5mm hook
- Yarn or tapestry needle
- Sc = single crochet
- Ch = chain
- Dc = Double crochet
- Sk = skip
- Dc = Double crochet
Diamond Mesh Stitch Tutorial
This stitch is worked in multiples of 4 plus 1. (8, 12, 16, etc. 16 + 1 = 17 chains.)
Foundation row. Ch 21.
Row 1. Put 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *ch 5, sk 3 chs, work a sc into the 4th ch,* repeat until you come to the end of the row, you should end on a sc in the last ch of the row.
Row 2. Ch 5, turn, *put a sc in the center of the ch 5 from the previous row, ch 5,* repeat across the work til you come to the end, ch 2, then put a dc in the last sc from the previous row.
Row 3. Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st, *ch 5, put a sc in the center of the ch 5 from the previous row,* repeat from *-* until you come to the end of the row,
Rows 4-12. Repeat rows 2 and 3. I personally think ending on row 2 makes it look neater, but do what looks good to you.
Tip: If you start on a ch 5, end on a dc, and if you start on a sc, end on a sc.
Weaving In the ends (wrap up)
Snip your tail leaving about 5 inches, tie off your tail, and weave in your ends using a yarn or tapestry needle.
That’s it, just repeat row 2 and 3 for as long as you want your project and you can change the length by increasing you chain to any multiple of 4 plus 1. Be sure to tell me in the comments what you do with this stitch!
If you’re someone who works from charts better, then this is for you:
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