Once I had finished making rectangles for all four number of square variations (even width with even length; odd width with odd length, even width with odd length, and odd width with even length) I checked to see if any of the instructions matched. To my delight, the instructions were the same for odd width with odd length and even width with odd length. Those rectangles which had even width with odd length, and odd width with even length used the same instructions. That meant there were only two different sets of generic instructions for rectangles of square-mesh that started from the middle of the rectangle.
The photos and instructions given below are for rectangles that have an even width and length or an odd width and length
|Rectangle of Square-Mesh – 3 x 7 squares - Starting from the Middle|
|Rectangle of Square-Mesh – 4 x 6 squares - Starting from the Middle|
Here are my instructions for creating these pieces 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.