How time flies. I had posts completed up through the end of April. At that point I was to have a week free, or so I thought. That week came and flew by so fast I hardly knew it existed. Then one day, weeks after I should have been creating new posts, I realized I had missed a couple of weeks. So, having proved I'm human and can make mistakes, here I am again.
Almost a year ago I made some rectangles of square-mesh netting, starting from the middle. I made one with an even number of squares in both the width and the length and one with an odd number of squares in the width and length. I wondered what would change in the instructions if I made one with an odd number of squares in the width and an even number of squares in the length.
Then I got busy with my husband trying to figure out square-mesh Vandykes and scallops. Recently I realized that I had not tried that combination so I made a rectangle of square-mesh netting to find out the answer to my question.
|Rectangle of Square-Mesh – 5 x 14 squares - Starting from the Middle|
Here are my instructions for creating this piece of square-mesh netting.
I made it with size 20 crochet thread, and used a #8 and a #6 knitting needle.
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.