The Hot Mesh Summer Top crochet pattern is everything you didn’t know you needed. Wear it as a sweater over a tank top, or over a swimsuit at the beach! This versatile design is cool enough to wear on hot summer nights, and so chic too!
Hot Mesh Summer Top
When you’re wanting to feel a bit fancy in the summer heat, the Hot Mesh Summer Top is the perfect solution. I know here in the Midwest it gets to 100+ degrees Fahrenheit in the heat of the summer months. This design truly feels as if you’re wearing nothing on top of your tank top. The way the breeze runs through the open work of the stitches is both refreshing and cooling. I love that!
For this pattern we are using Comfy Fingering yarn. This is a size 1, fingering weight yarn that is a 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic blend. This makes for a fabulous, soft texture and this yarn truly is a delight to crochet with.
One thing that I love about this design is that since we are using mostly chain stitches, the yardage is super low for a “full size” – albeit holey – sweater.
For the small/medium size you will need every bit of 4 balls of yarn, for the large/x-large you will need just shy of 5 balls of yarn and for the 2/3XL you will need about 5 and half balls. Not bad at all!
Pair this top with your favorite jeans and a cute pair of shoes and you’ll be ready to hit the town in style! What color of Comfy Fingering yarn will you choose for yours? This is the “Blackberry” colorway which is a super rich, dark purple.
I also think that the “Honey” would be super flattering with a bright tank top underneath, and the “Planetarium” is the same colorway I used for the Filet Poncho pictured below. (Same yarn line and colorway, just a different yarn weight). Isn’t that blue simply F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S?! * chef’s kiss *
Comfy Fingering (size 1, fingering weight) in “blackberry” pictured
-approx. (875, 1050, 1150) yards
Crochet hook in size G/4mm
Sizing: (S/M, L/XL, 2/3XL)
I wanted this design to have visible seams at the shoulders. I love the effect that that this gives and the oversized fit of the sweater. Speaking of oversized… you can see where the shoulder seam hits on my upper arm. This is intentional and gives that almost-falling-off-the-shoulder vibe that makes me feel fancy.
The Front Post/Back Post stitches on the bottom of the sweater and on the cuffs of the sleeves add weight to garment, which counteracts the oversized effect we see in the body circumference. If you would like less substantial ribbing, that is perfectly fine too! Simply crochet fewer rows there. It will still pull the chain-spaces open enough to create a “holey” effect but will not weigh it down overmuch.
I hope you love this design as much as I do! ♥ Please share a picture with me by tagging @HeartHookHome across all social media, or in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.