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.