Open Mesh Crochet Top – a free crochet pattern


Do you remember this top? I made it ages and ages ago and promised a pattern. Well, it’s taken a while but I’ve made another and have finally found the time to sit down and write it up and make a little chart. You can download the free pattern for the Open Mesh Crochet Top at the bottom of this post. I hope you like it!

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Crochet Mesh Top

I’m really getting into making crochet tops at the moment. I’ll soon have one for each day of the week and will be well on my way to being able to take part in Make It May fully next year.

To top it all off, and this is actually quite a big deal, The Mr has even commented that “they actually look alright!” Previously, the thought of me making and wearing crochet clothes would have caused a screwed up, disapproving look to appear on his face.

Here’s the start of one of the tops I made last week (yes, I made more than one!)

PatternPiper Crochet Mesh
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Crochet clothing – dress refashion

We were supposed to be moving house round about now but that didn’t happen and we’re not sad about it – our buyer changing her mind actually turned out to be the right thing for us and packing our entire house over the Christmas period, because we both had 2 weeks off, proved to be a good decluttering exercise too.

I got rid of a huge stash of clothes – many that I hadn’t worn for a very, very long time. One thing that nearly ended up in the charity shop bag was this dress. A £5 bargain that I picked up in the supermarket a good few months back. I’ve worn it a couple of times, but it’s not really a good fit – probably because I eat too much chocolate, drink too much wine and don’t go running as often as I should!
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Creatives Unite Non Uniform Day

If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you’ll have probably noticed me posting with the hashtag #creativesunitenonuniformday almost everyday since the beginning of May. And you maybe wondering what on earth I’m rabbiting on about. You might already know. You might even be taking part.

Creatives Unite is a group of crafty people who ‘get together’ on Twitter every Thursday evening between 8 & 10pm to share what we are working on, share tips and encouragement and to generally have a good old natter. Search us out with the hashtag – #creativesunite or visit Miss Beatrix for more information.

During one of our natters a couple of weeks Carry on reading…