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Box sheet is one method of turning the box chain weave into a sheet. You need to know how to make box chain before you can make this weave, but once you know, it should be fairly simple. Box sheet has an interesting texture, a bit like courduroy.

This method makes for a somewhat stiffer weave with much more texture.

It's been brought to my attention that the "box chains" in these instructions are in fact Full Persian chains. Since the type of chain doesn't really matter, fixing this is really low on my priority list. Just imagine that they're box chains.

Good ring sizes for box sheet should be larger than ring sizes for box chain. Try using 1/4" ID 18 gauge or 5/16" ID 16 gauge.

Step 1: Make two box chains. Again, if you need instructions for box chain, they can be found here.

Step 1

Step 2: Pass a new ring through two of the rings on one chain, and their opposites on the other chain. For this method, the ring should pass through the copper rings, not the silver rings.

Step 2

Step 3: Continue to add rings in this fashion down the length of the two chains.

Step 3

That's all there is to it! Simply create another box chain and connect it to one of the two chains you've already made to widen the weave. Good luck!

Completed box sheet patch:
Step 4
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