Woven Overlay

by M. J. Joachim
Begin with a simple double crochet mesh background, which will be made by alternating double crochet and chain stitches across each row, so that your double crochet stitches are all made in the dc from the previous row, and your chain 1 stitches line up in vertical rows in your pattern too.

Foundation Chain: divisible by 2 (+6 more chain for pattern)

Step 1:  Double crochet in 6th chain from hook,* chain 1, double crochet in next chain

{Repeat from * across foundation chain, ending with a dc in last stitch.}

Step 2:  Chain 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 chain stitch), *dc in next dc, chain 1

{Repeat from * across row, ending with 1 dc in 3rd chain from hook. Repeat Step 2 for pattern.}

Weaving the Woven Overlay Mesh Background

Uses 2 colors

Step 1: Take 3 strands of yarn and thread it through a tapestry or yarn needle.

Step 2:  Using Color A, weave over/under each chain 1 space, skipping the row between.

Step 3: Fill in the unwoven rows by using Color B to repeat Steps 1 and 2 until mesh background is filled in.

Special Note:  As you weave, it’s important to keep your overlay stitch even, avoiding weaving it too loosely or too tightly. Loose stitches will promote snagging and tightly woven stitches are likely to make your mesh background buckle.

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