Hello, Starting off at a corner do a bit of hand knotting to make a loop.
You can use a hook or your fingers to do so.
I almost always just use my fingers.
My step dad was a merchant marine.
I would watch that man tie knots that were just so fascinating to me.
under --pull up through but not all the way through, stop before it so
Then repeat over and over until your desired length is achieved
Then at the last pull it all they way through leaving a bit of a tail to tie off another length to stitch around
Thread your needle with that tail and stitch in the ditch so to speak...
Tie a new to it.
Remember when you tie off.
A square knot...is over pull wrap again under pull. The tails are then threaded and pulled into the mass before clipping off
My sweet MOLove makes these for me with a real tight stitch, they are great pot holders.
I just love that color for the sunflower kitchen.