Needlecrafts - Crochet, Mesh Stitch Primer

Needlecrafts - Crochet, Mesh Stitch Pattern
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There's nothing to hide this summer as it's all transparent where fashion is heading.
It can be sheer pleasure or sheer torture depending how you look at this trend.
To my eye, sheerness around the shoulders is delightful and sexy as shown in the very chic Gucci design.
This same sheerness can be translated into summer tops and tunics designed with open and easy to stitch mesh patterns.
A pullover or vest with an overall design in a mesh stitch can be complimentary to all body shapes with an attractive camisole underneath.
Crocheted skirts over leggings are stylish yet give you confidence in the coverage.
Read further to become totally inspired, get tutorials on different versions of the net stitch pattern and free crochet patterns that feature net patterns .
Large Image | purchase vintage pattern here
Inset Image | Etsy, no longer available
During the 70's, you were definitely clued into crochet, some designs very open with the mesh patterns.
These designs were meant to entice the novice crocheter into finishing projects quickly and onto the next one.
Quick 'n Easy, the magazines were filled with shawls, vests and pullovers to make with bohemian style.
All stitch images and instructions | New Stitch a Day
Stitch image and instructions | Lion Brand Star Stitch
Stitch images and instructions | Free Vintage Crochet - Cross Treble Stitch
On the Beach | free pattern here
City Chic | free pattern here
Simply Tops | free pattern here
Great Granny | free pattern here
Cozy Capelet | free pattern here
Summer Cardi | purchase pattern here
Floral Bolero | free pattern here
Twin Set | free pattern here
Happy Crocheting!


  1. Thank you for this great roundup of great patterns! I love the 'net' trend and this will come really handy!! xox, d.

    1. I love the net trend too...a lot of variations that can be made in designs...enjoy