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Honeycomb Mesh Cropped T – Easy FREE Crochet Pattern

It’s still a little hot in Memphis, but the Honeycomb Mesh T crochet top is perfect for those hot summer days. I’ve been wearing this top all summer. For this free crochet pattern, I used Lion Brand 24/7 cotton. This is perhaps the easiest crochet crop top pattern you’ll come across this year.

I used 24/7 cotton because of the lovely colors and awesome durability (sweat, to be exact). The yarn is cool and breathable and has a great stretch to it. Another positive is it is completely machine washable.

For this pattern, I set out to create a simple mesh cropped tank that provides coverage but is also cool, airy and withstands all the summer elements. I took this canoeing, and it was perfect!

I hope you enjoy crocheting this easy pattern, and if you need pattern support or want to talk about crochet – I have a pattern support group called Stardust Gold Crochet & Friends.

If you have any questions about this pattern, please leave a comment below; I am happy to answer any questions. Let’s get started!    I would love to see your finished patterns, if you have Instagram, Facebook, or a blog, please use hashtags

+Skill Level Easy

Pattern Notes – Please Read!

  • Because we are working with a mesh, we will count the squares, not the stitches.
  • Pattern is made by completing two panels and sewing them together, working from the top-down.

Tip:  Counting for sizing – count each square; because of the mesh pattern, we work into the ch spaces of each square.

+ Materials

  • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in any color you choose.
  • Hook size: 4.5 mm.
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers

+ Pattern

This table shows how my chains you need to start for each size. Chain that number of chains, then follow along with the pattern below.

I have created a full video tutorial on how to create the Honeycomb Mesh stitch if you get confused or need help with it. You can find that link below.

Honeycomb Mesh Stitch Tutorial Video Tutorial Here

Sizes Chains
Child4-6126
6-8129
8-10132
Youth/AdultXS138
AdultS144
 M147
 L153
 XL162
 XXL165
 1X171
 2X180
 3X192

For all sizes:

Row 1:  dc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 2, sk 2, dc in next chain* – repeat from * to * to end of row.

Row 2:  ch 4, turn.  *dc in next ch sp, ch 2* – repeat from * to * until you reach end of row.

Row 3 – X:  Repeat Row 2 – until you reach the desired number of rows or height in the table below.

Note: The height of the rows listed in the table below is your armhole depth.  If you’d like, you customize this armhole depth by adjusting the number of rows, or you can use the following table, which is a general guide for armhole depth taken from the yarn council guidelines.

Remember:  this yarn and stitch will stretch about 2”- 3″ when worn, and I’ve accounted for the stretch in the tables; if it seems small when you put it on, give it a day – it will stretch to perfect fit.

SizesRowsArmhole Depth
Child4-684.5”
 6-895”
 8-10105”
Youth/AdultXS116”
AdultS126”
 M136.5”
 L167”
 XL177.5”
 XXL188”
 1X20-218.5-9”
 2X22-239-9.5”
 3X23-249.5-10.5

Once you reach the number of rows or measurements you wish, tie off, and weave in tails.

Next, we will mark the neck hole opening and sleeves; this is where we will create the remainder of the body. You can use different colored stitch markers, one color for the neck and another color for the body.

+ Creating the Neck Opening:

Using the table below.  Starting with the 1st square at each edge, counting inward.  Mark the final square (in the chain space) with a stitch marker.

Use the neck hole width guide to get an idea of how wide your neck hole should be (these averages are taken from the yarn council guides).  This will stretch; if it seems too tight, don’t worry ;).

SizesSqsNeck hole width guide
Child4-6107”
 6-8128”
 8-10129”
Youth/AdultXS1411”
AdultS1512”
 M1513”
 L1614”
 XL1615”
 XXL1615”
 1X1616”
 2X1716”
 3X1817”

Place the garment with the neck opening side closest to you.  Use the table below to find the number of squares you will need for your size – start with the 1st square on your right and count inward to the left.  Mark that final counted square with a stitch marker.  Repeat this working from the right side, counting in toward the left.

Sizes SqsSleeve depth from edge
Child4-663”
 6-863.5”
 8-1074”
Youth/AdultXS74”
AdultS84.5”
 M84.5”
 L95”
 XL95.5”
XXL106”
1X116.5”
2X127”
3X137.5”

+ Creating the Rest of the Body:

Attach yarn in the chain space with the 1st stitch marker (like photo below).  Then work the following rows😀

Row 1:  ch 4.  *dc in next ch sp, ch 2* – repeat from * to * until you reach next st marker (the last dc of the row should be in the square with the stitch marker).

Row 2 – X (see table below):  ch 4, turn.  *dc in ch sp, ch 2* – repeat from * to * until you reach the number of rows in the table below.

Of course, the length of the top length is completely up to you!  You can create more rows if you’d like, just remember to switch to a larger hook before your reach the top of the hips to give you a little more stretch on the hips.

The table below is how many body rows you’ll need to create a crop top.

Sizes Rows
Child4-69
 6-89
 8-109
Youth/AdultXS10
AdultS10
 M11
 L12
 XL12
XXL13
1X15
2X16
3X17

+ Assembly

Jennifer-Morrison-Pinterest-Honeycomb-Mesh

You will have two panels.  Lay on top of each other and sew along the dotted lines as pictured below.

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8 thoughts on “Honeycomb Mesh Cropped T – Easy FREE Crochet Pattern”

  1. Oh my I love this so much ty for sharing I’m gonna make a ton! Can I make this longer and go further than belly button or so? I would like it to almost my hips?

    • You have to buy the pattern to find out the hook size….

      Just kidding! 😂. Of all the people who have visited this page, you are the first to inform me that I left out that most necessary part of the pattern! Thank you! I used a 4.5 mm hook. Thank you so much for pointing that out.

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