Wire filter knitting effect

Hey guys I’m working on a french press animation and it occurred to me it would be cool to create a knitted effect for the wire filter.

Its a simple pattern really but I am sure I made it all the wrong way.

I made the basic curve pattern and applied some array modifiers to get a square pattern

once it was done I converted it to a mesh and used a boolean to create the circle

I fount this tutorial in youtube however I don’t fully get it. I’m fairly new in blender so There are A LOT of things I don’t know.

Any advice you guys could give me, I would appreciate it a lot!