The Bars and Loops Stitch is a simple crochet pattern creates a mesh fabric. It would work great for blankets, market bags, and other applications of a heftier lacy stitch.
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2 + 1
- Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch across row, turn.
- Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first sc, 1 dc in each sc across row, turn.
- Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc, ch 2, 1 sc in space after next 2 dc, *ch 2, 1 sc in space after next 2dc, rep from * ending ch 2, 1sc in sp between the last dc and the turning ch, 1 sc in top of turn ch, turn.
- Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-2 space, rep from * across, ending with 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have reached your desired length.