## Saturday, February 24, 2018

### Generic Pattern - Odd Number of Squares - Square of Square-Mesh with Looped Edges - Starting from the Middle

Once I figured out how to create a square of square-mesh with looped edges and 9 squares on each side, I decided to make a generic pattern that could be used for any odd number of squares.

Generic Pattern:
Square of Square-Mesh - Netting from the Middle - Odd Number of Squares with a Looped Edge

Start the Square

Row 1:  Using the smaller mesh stick, net as many more knots into the foundation loop as needed to obtain 1 more loop than you wish to have on each edge of the square.

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 in 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

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 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.

## Saturday, February 17, 2018

### Square of Square-Mesh with Looped Edges – 6 x 6 squares - Starting from the Middle

Back in May, I discussed making a square-mesh square (9 squares by 9 squares) with looped edges when starting from the middle of the square. Recently I wondered if I could make a square-mesh square with an even number of squares on each side and with looped edges when starting from the middle of the square. It turned out it was trickier than I expected. Several attempts later I had this.

I finally resorted to two colors so I could see what I was doing. The blue is the first section I made, the red finished the square. To make the proper number of loops around the edges, I needed to make one loop extra large at the end of row 2. The finished square would have all the ends removed, including the big loop.

Square with Looped Edges - 6 by 6 squares.

Start the Square

Row 1:  Using the smaller mesh stick, net 7 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, wrap the thread around the mesh stick at least 3 times, net 1 knot in the loop just completed, net 1 knot in each remaining loop.

Row 3:  Using the larger mesh stick, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop (it will be extra-large); skip the last loop, turn the netting.

Row 4:  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 four. 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

Using the larger mesh stick, net 1 knot in each loop except the last loop (it will be the extra-large loop from row 2); skip the last loop, turn the netting.
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 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.

Final Knot

Take the extra-large loop created in row 2, tie an overhand knot and tighten the overhand knot firmly against the knot at the base of the loop. Cut the loop close to the knot.

## Saturday, February 10, 2018

### A sixth 5-Square, Square-mesh Scallop Edge with an extra outer point and 2 Final Scallops

This Extra Outer Point Scallop uses two scallops to form the right vertical side. It has a border of 11 squares, 5 squares across the bottom of the scallop, 3 points along each inside edges of a scallop, and 4 points along the outer side of the right and left scallops.

The instructions for this scallop are as follows:

First Vandyke Scallop with straight vertical side
1              Net 2 knots in the foundation loop (2 loops in the row)
2              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
3              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
4              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row)
5              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
6              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
7              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
8              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in the row)
9              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in the row)
10           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in the row)
11           Net 1 knot in each loop. (11 loops in the row)
12           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in the row)
13           Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
14           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in the row)
15           Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
16           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in the row)
17           Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in the row)
18           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in the row)
19           Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in the row)
20           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in the row)
21           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together (15 loops in the row)
22           Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net 1 knot in each loop, except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops, 16 knots in the row)
23           Net 1 knot in each loop for 12 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.   (12 loops in the row)

Repeating Vandyke
14-23     Repeat instructions to create new Vandyke.

Final Vandyke
1              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in the row)
2              Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
3              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in the row)4               Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in the row)
5              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in the row)
6              Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in the row)
7              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in the row)
8              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (15 loops in row)
9              Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (14 loops and 15 knots)
10           Net 1 knot in each loop for 11 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.   (11 loops in the row)
11           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (10 loops in row)
12            Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in the row)
13           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (9 loops in row)
14           Net 1 knot in each loop. (9 loops in the row)
15           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (8 loops in row)
16           Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in the row)
17           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (7 loops in row)
18           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (6 loops in row)
19           Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (4 loops and 5 knots)

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, February 3, 2018

### A fifth 5-Square, Square-mesh Scallop Edge with an extra outer point and 2 Final Scallops

This Extra Outer Point Scallop uses two scallops to form the right vertical side. It has a border of 12 squares, 5 squares across the bottom of the scallop, 3 points along each inside edges of a scallop, and 4 points along the outer side of the right and left scallops.

The instructions for this scallop are as follows:

First Vandyke Scallop with straight vertical side
1              Net 2 knots in the foundation loop (2 loops in the row)
2              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (3 loops in the row)
3              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (4 loops in the row)
4              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (5 loops in the row)
5              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (6 loops in the row)
6              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (7 loops in the row)
7              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (8 loops in the row)
8              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (9 loops in the row)
9              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (10 loops in the row)
10           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (11 loops in the row)
11           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (12 loops in the row)
12           Net 1 knot in each loop. (12 loops in the row)
13           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (13 loops in the row)
14           Net 1 knot in each loop. (13 loops in the row)
15           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in the row)
16           Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in the row)
17           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in the row)
18           Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in the row)
19           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in the row)
20           Net 1 knot in each loop. (16 loops in the row)
21           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (17 loops in the row)
22           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together (16 loops in the row)
23           Without a mesh stick, net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick, net 1 knot in each loop, except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops, 17 knots in the row)
24           Net 1 knot in each loop for 13 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.   (13 loops in the row)

Repeating Vandyke
15-24     Repeat instructions to create new Vandyke.

Final Vandyke
1              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (14 loops in the row)
2              Net 1 knot in each loop. (14 loops in the row)
3              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (15 loops in the row)4               Net 1 knot in each loop. (15 loops in the row)
5              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (16 loops in the row)
6              Net 1 knot in each loop. (16 loops in the row)
7              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last loop, net 2 knots in the last loop. (17 loops in the row)
8              Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (16 loops in row)
9              Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (14 loops and 15 knots)
10           Net 1 knot in each loop for 11 loops (do NOT net in any more loops for this row), turn the netting and prepare to start the next row, leaving the other 3 loops to form one side of the Vandyke.   (11 loops in the row)
11           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (10 loops in row)
12            Net 1 knot in each loop. (10 loops in the row)
13           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (9 loops in row)
14           Net 1 knot in each loop. (9 loops in the row)
15           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (8 loops in row)
16           Net 1 knot in each loop. (8 loops in the row)
17           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (7 loops in row)
18           Net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together.  (6 loops in row)
19           Without a mesh stick net 1 knot in the first loop, now with a mesh stick net 1 knot in each loop except for the last 2 loops, net those 2 loops together. (4 loops and 5 knots)

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.