## Saturday, June 15, 2019

### Square-mesh Triangle - 13 squares across the top

Recently Pinterest sent me a picture of a square-mesh shawl and I realized that even through I had squares and rectangles in square-mesh netting, I did not have a pattern for a triangle. So I decided to make one. I chose to have an odd number of squares across the top of the triangle. There are 3 squares in the border, 13 squares across the top, 7 points along the sides, and one square forming the point at the bottom.

Square Mesh Triangle Instructions

Tie the thread from the netting needle onto the foundation loop, leaving a 6" tail. Turn the netting at the end of each row.

Row 1: Net 2 more knots in the foundation loop. (2 loops in the row)
Row 2: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop; net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
Row 3: Net 1 knot in each loop. (3 loops in the row)
Row 4: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop; net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
Row 5: Net 1 knot in each loop. (4 loops in the row)
Row 6: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop; net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 7: Net 1 knot in each loop. (5 loops in the row)
Row 8: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop; net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 9: Net 1 knot in each loop. (6 loops in the row)
Row 10: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop; net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 11: Net 1 knot in each loop. (7 loops in the row)
Row 12: Net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop; net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 13: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 14: Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in the row)
Row 15: Net 1 knot in each loop until 2 loops are left, net those 2 loops together. (7 loops in the row)

Forming the first square of the netting
1. Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.
2. Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
3. Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.
4. Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.
5. Net the first two loops together without using a mesh stick.

## Saturday, June 8, 2019

### Tiny regular 5-pointed star and ornament

I've finally come to the end of the tiny stars and doilies I started months ago. This five-pointed star has the most common center of all my circular netting. Because it was the one my grandmother used most, I started calling it the regular center. The edge is the smooth pointed edge. Instead of placing this star into an acrylic frame, I attached it to a 2.25 inch bracelet. It is still able to hang as an ornament on a Christmas Tree.

Here are the instructions for this tiny star.

Regular Star - tiny
Created by Rita F. Bartholomew
140 knots
2.25“diameter

Tie a connecting knot (CK) at the end of each round to form the last loop of that round.

Regular Center
Round 1
mesh stick: #8 knitting needle
Form a grommet with 30 loops, the last one tied by hand with a connecting knot (CK). (30 loops in the round)

Rounds 2-4
mesh stick: #0 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop. (30 loops in each round)

Pointed Edge
Row 1
mesh sticks:  #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops. Turn the netting. (6 loops in the row)

Row 2
mesh sticks:  #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 5 loops.  (5 loops in the row)

Row 3
mesh sticks:  #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 6 loops.  Untie the first knot. Turn the netting. (4 loops in the row)

Row 4
mesh sticks:  #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop until 2 loops are left, net the last 2 loops together. (3 loops in the row)

Row 5
mesh sticks:  #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop until 2 loops are left, net the last 2 loops together. (2 loops in the row)

Row 6
mesh sticks:  #1 knitting needle
Without using a mesh stick, net the final 2 loops together. Cut the thread to the netting needle. (1 loop in the row)

Remaining Points:
Tie the thread from the needle to the last loop net into in row 4. This knot will be untied at the end of this row.

Row 1
mesh sticks:  #1 knitting needle
Net 1 knot in each loop for 6 loops, starting with the first free loop to the right of the point. Untie the first knot. Turn the netting. (5 loops in the row)

Continue each point by repeating Point Rows 2-6.

Repeat these directions until all 6 points are made.