The mesh stitch is a very easy stitch to do with fantastic results. I like that both sides of the blanket look the same. There is no right side or wrong side, except for the shell border, but that doesn’t matter at all.
The written pattern is below, but here is some video help if you are more of a visual learner!
This is Isaac Mizrahi brand from Michael’s stores in the U.S. It is a “3” weight yarn.
I used an “H” size hook, but that doesn’t mean you have too. It depends on your own personal tension. Practice with a size up or down to see what you think.
This blanket is about 30 X 30 and four skeins of yarn was plenty, two in princess, two in castle. (That’s what Isaac named his colors. Basically, pink and gray.)
Make a chain as long as you’d like in multiples of 2.
Row 1: 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, *CH 1, skip next CH, 1 SC into next CH* repeat * to the end, turn.
Row 2: CH 1, 1 SC into first SC, *CH 1, SK next CH 1, 1 SC into next SC* repeat * to the end, turn.
Repeat row two 4 more times, then change colors.
Repeat row 2 six times, then change colors again.
Each block of colors is six rows.
Here’s a tip: leave your tails hanging and weave in later, it helps you to know when you’ve reached the sixth row. I had a hard time distinguishing how many rows I had made. But having the tails out, was an easy marker, they should all be on one side of the blanket.
SC around the entire blanket two times. I stitched into the SC, and CH spaces and on the sides I put one stitch per row. I also did extra sc around the corners.
Shell: 1 SC, *SK next SC, 5 DC into next SC, SK next SC, 1 SC into next SC,* repeat *to the end.
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