I must be a slow learner or unobservant, because I did the same mistake with this square that started in the middle as I did with the first one.
Once I realized the problem, I made the same correction and the problem went away. When I remade this sample, I made it with size 5 crochet thread, and used a #8 and a #6 knitting needle.
Here are my instructions for creating this piece of square-mesh netting.
Before starting the actual netting:
- Fill a netting needle or shuttle with thread or cord.
- Attach it to a foundation loop. To do this:
- Tie a slip knot in the thread or cord coming from the needle or shuttle. Leaving a tail, at least 2 to 3 inches.
- Slip the foundation-loop cord through the slipknot.
- Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle thereby creating a foundation loop.
- Tighten the slipknot.
- Attach the foundation loop to a tension device.
- Choose a mesh stick.
Square of Square-Mesh with Looped Edges – 9 x 9 squares
Start the Square:
Row 1: Using the smaller mesh stick, net 10 more knots into the foundation loop.
- Remove the mesh stick and turn the work so that the next row can be worked from left to right. (This will be done at the end of each row.)
Row 2: Using the larger mesh stick, net 1 knot into each loop.
Row 3: Using the larger mesh stick, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, skip the last loop, turn the netting.
Continue by repeating row three. Each row will have one less loop than the previous row.
When there is only 1 loop on a row, cut the thread, remove the netting from the foundation loop, and remove the knots from the top of the loops in row one. Run the foundation-loop cord through one of the other rows of netting. Tie the thread from the netting needle to the loose thread at the end of row one.
Finish the Square:
Next row: Using the larger mesh stick, net 1 knot into each loop.
Decrease Row: Using the larger mesh stick, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop, skip the last loop, turn the netting.
Continue by repeating the Decrease Row. Each row will have one loop less than the previous row.
When there is only 1 loop on a row, cut the thread.