I love to crochet using different materials. Jute is one of my favorites. It’s durable and a little stiff yet pliable. It’s a good choice for coasters, trivets, rugs, and other housewares. Working with jute can be a bit difficult because it’s not as soft or as flexible as yarn. A larger crochet hook makes it easier to work with jute. I used a size N hook to crochet this hexagon jute trivet.
9 dc = 4 inches
Double crochet (dc)
Yarn over (yo)
Magic circle: Loop the yarn over the first two fingers of your left hand. Insert hook under first strand of yarn, grab the second strand, and pull up a loop. Yo, and pull thru loop. See first round of pattern to complete the magic circle. All Free Crochet has a great tutorial on making an adjustable magic circle. Double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru two loops, yo, draw yarn thru last two loops on hook.
1. This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
2. Work pattern in the round without turning work.
3. The pattern is easy, but jute can be difficult to work with.
4. The use of an M/N/P size crochet hook can make it easier to crochet jute.
If trivet becomes soiled, wipe gently with a damp cloth and soapy water. Air dry. Do not submerge trivet in water. The jute will weaken and separate.
Blocking is not needed for this project.
The hexagon is 11-inches wide from point to point.
Hexagon Jute Trivet Tutorial
RND 1: Make a magic circle. Ch 3 (counts as first dc) and work 2 dc in ring. * Ch 2, 3 dc in ring. Rep from * 4 times. Ch 2; slip st in top of beginning ch 3. Pull magic circle tight. (18 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)
RND 2: Sl st over to first ch-2 sp.*Dc, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 st. Rep from * 5 times. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (30 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)
RND 3: Sl st in ch-2 sp. *Dc, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 5 st. Rep from * 6 times. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (42 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)
RND 4: Sl st in ch-2 sp. *DC, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next 7 st. Rep from * 7 times. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (54 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)
FINISH: *2 sc in ch-2 sp, sl st in each dc. Repeat from * around. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
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