Small Mesh Crochet Stitch is one of the most basic mesh patterns and is a great stitch to try if you are just starting out with learning how to crochet. It’s also popular as the Filet Mesh Stitch and the Crochet Box Stitch in some circles. Although it looks complex, it’s easier than you imagine if you’ve mastered the double crochet stitch.
The Small Mesh is basically a mix of chains and double crochet (dc) stitches. Although it’s very airy, the crocheted fabric is quite stable. The crochet stitch is created by repeating a single row (Row 2) of the pattern. This is a reversible pattern that creates a flexible mesh net perfect for light projects such as market bags and placemats.
This is a type of Filet Crochet pattern which includes open meshes and solid meshes. These meshes are made using double crochet (dc) stitches. Depending on the type of filet crochet, the size of the created block will change. If we talk about in terms of the pattern crochet charts, there will be grids all over, some of them will be filled (solid spaces) and others empty (open spaces). The double crochet stitches create the grid and fill space to create solid boxes, while the empty boxes or open spaces are made with chain stitches between two double crochet stitches.
Filet Crochet is a versatile technique and there are so many projects that involve this type of crochet, including placemats, market bags, lace shawls, or table cloths. Usually, this crochet technique is used with a lightweight yarn, but if you are working on a large-scale project like an afghan, a worsted yarn will also work well.
Small Mesh Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial
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Small Mesh Stitch Crochet Chart
This free pattern is written using US crochet terms.
|st (s)||stitch (es)|
Foundation ch: any multiple of 2.
|Row 1:||1 dc in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn.|
|Row 2:||ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), * 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 ch; rep from * to last ch, 1 dc in last ch, turn.|
Repeat Row 2 of this free crochet stitch pattern until you have reached the desired length for your work.
Sample Crochet Projects
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