Crochet a Trendy Mesh Top: Your Summer Wardrobe Essential

Discover how to crochet a breezy mesh top with this simple, step-by-step DIY tutorial. Perfect summer top pattern for beginners!

Summer is all about breezy styles and effortless comfort, and what better way to capture that vibe than with a handmade crochet mesh top? This versatile piece is perfect for everything from beach days to casual outings, adding a touch of bohemian chic to your wardrobe. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a curious beginner, this pattern is designed to be approachable and fun. So, grab your yarn, your hook, and let’s get started!


Before we dive in, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Yarn: Choose a selection of yarns in your favorite colors. This pattern works beautifully with acrylic, cotton, Merino wool, or even a unique Iran yarn. Opt for a light, double-knit weight for a breathable feel.
  • Crochet hook: A 4.5mm hook is perfect for this project.
  • Scissors: For cutting your yarn.
  • Yarn needle: To weave in those pesky ends.

Skill Level

This mesh top pattern is beginner-friendly! If you’re familiar with basic crochet stitches like single crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet, you’re all set. However, don’t worry if you’re new to crochet – I’ll guide you through each step.

Pattern Overview

This top is constructed by crocheting two simple panels and joining them together. The magic lies in combining different stitches to create a beautiful mesh effect. We’ll play with a variety of textures to add visual interest and a touch of modern flair.


Here’s a quick breakdown of the stitches we’ll be using:

  • Slip knot: The foundation of all crochet projects.
  • Chain stitch (ch): Creates a series of loops that form the base of each row.
  • Single crochet (sc): A basic and versatile stitch.
  • Double crochet (dc): Adds a bit of height and creates a slightly looser fabric.
  • Half double crochet (hdc): An intermediate stitch that falls between a single and double crochet.
  • Treble crochet (tr): A taller stitch that adds even more space and openness.
  • Double treble crochet (dtr): The tallest of them all, creating a beautiful, airy effect.

Let’s Get Crocheting!

Written Pattern : Crochet Mesh Top

  • Row 1: Chain a multiple of 3 plus 2. (This will determine the length of your top.)
  • Row 2: Single crochet across.
  • Row 3: Chain 3 (acts as a dc), skip 2 stitches, dc in the 3rd stitch. Repeat this pattern across the row.
  • Row 4: Chain 4 (acts as a tr), skip 2 stitches, tr in the 3rd stitch. Repeat across.
  • Row 5: Chain 2, half double crochet in each chain space and across the trebles from the previous row.
  • Row 6: Chain 5 (acts as dtr), skip 2 stitches, dtr in the 3rd stitch. Repeat across.

Continue alternating rows of different stitches, experimenting with new combinations and yarn colors. Get creative!

Joining and Sleeves (See the YouTube video for a detailed visual guide:

  • Once your panels reach the desired width and length, join them along the shoulders and sides.
  • Add short sleeves by crocheting in rounds directly from the armhole.

Tips and Tricks

  • Swatch: Create a swatch to check your tension and ensure your top fits perfectly.
  • Markers: Use stitch markers to keep everything in place.
  • Count: Counting your stitches is crucial, especially in the beginning.


The beauty of this project lies in its versatility. Adjust the length, add fringe, or experiment with unique color combinations to make it your own. If you are looking for more pattern ideas to customize your top be sure to check out Kenikse Crochet (

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    • Tessa
    • April 25, 2024

    Love the sweater.
    I did notice there is a discrepancy between the written pattern and the video. You seem to be missing the ch 2 between each st direction within each row in the written pattern. Where as you mention it in the video. You do mention skipping 2, but it is not implied that one would have to chain 2 first. It comes off a bit confusing for those of us that only read patterns.


    1. Reply

      Thank you for your valuable comment. I will be more careful when creating written patterns.
      I appreciate your contributions.

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