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Crochet mesh top pattern beginner friendly
Get ready for spring and summer with this soft, modern feminine crochet mesh top pattern. This crochet pattern is written for a confident beginner.
The windowpane style of mesh has lots of visual interest structured into a classic design you can wear for years to come. Add some fresh style to your spring and summer wardrobe staples or even use as a swim coverup. This is a modern yet classic style you can wear year after year.
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The crochet tunic pattern shown is made with Lion Brand truboo yarn (in the rosey gold color called mushroom) which can be a “drapey” yarn but in this design it holds it’s shape without drooping.
Don’t ever let a soft drapey yarn scare you because it is just a matter of using the correct stitch so that it works!
Materials needed to make a crochet mesh top
To crochet this top you will need the following:
- 4 mm crochet hook
- Dk weight #3 cotton , bamboo or other natural yarn (shown in truboo yarn mushroom)
- Measuring tape
- Tapestry needle
Inclusive sizing to fit 32′-54″
Updated inclusive sizing for 2023:
I talk about being thoughtful with stitches when working with this type of yarn. Stitches that “support” rather than just hang out willy nilly. No support means no control and stitch havoc can ensue = this means drooping and your project will not hold its shape. None of us signed up for putting hours and weeks into a project only to have it misbehave!
Stitches that link together or wrap rows below give great support and help make the project behave. I used linked stitches in this crochet towel design for the gorgeous texture but find it works so well with drapey yarns for support purposes. See more info about the linked single crochet stitch.
If you want to use a different yarn for this project, I recommend natural fibers (cotton, bamboo, tencel, etc) for warm weather wear so you stay cool and comfortable while looking stylish and chic! See some types of warm weather yarn in this post about different warm weather yarns.
See my review of truboo yarn here.
Crochet mesh tunic pattern
I made the top shown in a tunic length for more versatility in how I wear this type of top. The pattern is very easy to customize to your height and desired length if you want it to hit your body in a different spot. The optional side panel creates a split so it doesn’t bunch up at the hip when you sit or walk.
I find many of the natural fiber yarns can split easily so working with a crochet hook that has a rounded tip helps things along with less frustration. How to find the right crochet hook for you.
Style this crochet mesh tunic for casual walks by the coastline, for office, dinner out, lunch with the girls or a picnic. It’s a beautiful layering piece with classic yet fresh modern and unique style.
See more crochet truboo yarn patterns here.
Pattern available here: etsy link to crochet mesh top pattern
Once you get your first three rows going you can work repeats until you get your desired length so it’s great for bingeing on Netflix!
Happy crocheting lovelies!