Making a Round Net
In this little Net Making video tutorial I show how I make a round net. It does not take too much imagination to turn a round net into a nice net shopping bag. However, I only show that actual making of the round net and do not go as far as showing how to attach a handle to the net.
Round Net Pattern:
This formula is used to create the above pattern (less loops to make is easier to show)
Row one = 20 Loops onto the ring Row two – Net 2 Loops on the 1st loop/mesh. Net 1 Loop on the 2nd loop/mesh. Net 2 Loops on the 3rd loop/mesh and keep doing this pattern around all 20 loops/meshes. This will make 30 loop. Row 3 increase every 3rd loop in the same way making 40 loops. Row 4 Increase every 4th loop to make 50 loops and so on till you have the size you desire.
In this particular video I use a stainless steel ring as the core for producing a round net. However, there is no real reason why a small piece of cordage or netting twine cannot be used to to create the initial ring/loop.
The actual knot that I use in this video is the double version (I am sure it has a proper name), I prefer this way of creating the net as it seems a little more secure. There is no reason why the single knot method cannot be used to create the round net.
It is important to ensure that the actual knot is tight above the end of the loop. If it is tied under the loop it creates a slip knot and the mesh can then move. Click on the link above to see the single knot method.
I have to say that I really do enjoy net making, as it is very therapeutic and also it does not take too long till you have a nice decorative mesh patter appearing.