Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

Hi there, Tiffany’s daughter Hannah here.  Even though I’m still a beginner at crochet, it’s been fun to realize how much I can experiment with different designs and colors while still using simple stitches.  I found this beautiful buttercream yarn at JoAnn’s a few weeks ago and I loved the colors and knew I wanted to make a blanket with them, but I wasn’t sure how to put them together.

Then I recently saw a blanket at Anthropologie that used these colors and had big white tassels on the ends and I decided to just alternate blocks of color using the very beginner-friendly mesh stitch.

Since the Buttercream yarn is alpaca solid, it’s a little hairy to work with, but the yarn is so so soft and the colors are so lush that I think it’s worth it.  I was planning to give the Diamond Berry Stitch Blanket to my new niece that is scheduled to arrive in August, but this yarn is just so soft and squishy compared to the wool blend I used for the diamond blanket that I might give her this one instead :).

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

Materials

3 skeins of Buttercream yarn in Gray

2 skeins of Buttercream yarn in Pinky

2 skeins of Buttercream yarn in Cream

Size M or N/P hook (I tend to crochet loose, so I used an M)

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Finished blanket appx. 33in. x 40 in.

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

(You can purchase an ad-free PDF of this pattern from Etsy.  Free pattern below.).

Pattern

Start with an even number of chains.  (For this blanket, I chained 80).

SC in the 2nd chain from the hook. CH 1 and skip the next chain. SC into the next CH space. Chain one and skip one and SC again. Continue this pattern all the way across.

Your last stitch in the final chain should be a SC.  CH 1 and turn. SC into the SC you just made on the row below. CH 1, skip the chain space, SC into the SC. repeat the sequence all the way across. Ending again with a SC in the last SC. CH 1 and turn.

That’s all you need to know to work the mesh stitch!

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

Here are the number of rows I did for each color if you want to follow the same pattern that I did:

8 rows Gray

14 rows Pink

8 rows White

14 rows Gray

8 rows Pink

14 rows White

8 rows Gray

Tassels

Supplies:  A small notebook (or a DVD case would work), Scissors, Yarn, Large Hook (optional)

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

Wrap a piece of yarn around the notebook horizontally 10 times.  Then cut the yarn in half.

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

Take two pieces of yarn and fold them in half.  Insert the folded end into the chain space above the starting chain. You can either do this just with your fingers or with a large hook – whichever is easier for you.

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

Turn the yarn so that the loop is facing you.

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

Pull the ends through the loop…

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

And pull tight to make a knot.  Trim the ends to your desired length and to even them out.

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

I put five tassels on each end and spaced them 20 stitches apart (counting stitches on the starting chain.)

Crochet Modern Mesh Stitch Blanket

And then you are finished! I hope you enjoy making this crochet modern mesh stitch blanket!  If you like using the mesh stitch, here are some more projects you might be interested in:

Crochet Mesh Stitch Baby Sweater

Crochet Bobble and Mesh Stitch Blanket

Crochet Even Berry and Mesh Stitch Hat

Crochet Even Berry and Mesh Stitch Blanket

 

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