Want to learn how to make a beautiful open work, lacy stitch? Look no further then the crochet 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, (didn’t I say classy a moment ago?) that would be great for nautical themed rooms, gothic decor, Halloween decorations, or Scandinavian style since it has such a great texture.
This crochet diamond mesh stitch is a great stitch to use for anything that you want to have a lacy 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
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, put a sc in the 3rd ch, of the previous 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!
Want to add increases or decrease to your pattern? Check out my post on How To: Decrease & Increase The Diamond Mesh Stitch.
If you’re someone who works from charts better, then this is for you:
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