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How to Crochet a Stunning Natural Jute Wall Hanging

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Have you noticed that natural jute decor is bang on trend right now? In this tutorial, you'll learn how to crochet the rounds and create a stunning contrast between the natural jute and metallic silver using a simple spray painting technique. This tutorial uses UK terminology for crochet stitches.


Supplies

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1. Make the First Round

Step 1

Make a slip knot in the end of your jute twine.

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Step 2

Slip your crochet hook into it, and chain 5 stitches.

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Step 3

Join your last chain back to the first with a slip stitch, to make a circle.

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2. Make the Second Round

Step 1

Chain up 3 stitches, then turn your work over, to crochet into the reverse side.

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Step 2

Crochet 12 more treble stitches into the centre of the circle.

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Step 3

Fasten the last stitch into the third chain of your initial 3 chains.

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3. Make the Third Round

Step 1

Chain up 3 stitches, then turn your work over, to crochet into the reverse side.

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Step 2

Crochet 2 more trebles into the gap between the stitches of the previous round.

Step 3

Continue around the circle, crocheting 3 trebles into each gap of the previous round. You should end up with 13 sets of 3 trebles.

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Step 4

Fasten the last stitch into the third chain of your initial 3 chains.

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4. Make the Fourth Round

Step 1

Chain up 3 stitches, then turn your work over, to crochet into the reverse side.

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Step 2

Crochet 2 more trebles into the gap between the set of 3 trebles in the previous round. Crochet 1 chain stitch.

Step 3

Repeat this pattern around the circle, crocheting 3 trebles into each gap between the set of 3 trebles in the previous round, followed by a single chain stitch . You should end up with 13 sets of 3 trebles, with a single chain between each set.

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Step 4

Fasten the last stitch into the third chain of your initial 3 chains.

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5. Make the Fifth Round

Step 1

Chain up 3 stitches, then turn your work over, to crochet into the reverse side.

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Step 2

Crochet 2 more trebles into the gap made by the single crochet stitch, between the set of 3 trebles in the previous round. Crochet 1 chain stitch.

Step 3

Repeat this pattern around the circle, crocheting 3 trebles into each gap between the set of 3 trebles in the previous round, followed by 2 chain stitches . You should end up with 13 sets of 3 trebles, with a single chain stitch between each set.

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Step 4

Fasten the last stitch into the third chain of your initial 3 chains.

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6. Make the Sixth Round

Step 1

Chain up 3 stitches, then turn your work over, to crochet into the reverse side.

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Step 2

Crochet 2 more trebles into the gap made by the single crochet stitch, between the set of 3 trebles in the previous round. Crochet 2 chain stitches.

Step 3

Repeat this pattern around the circle, crocheting 3 trebles into each gap between the set of 3 trebles in the previous round, followed by 2 chain stitches. You should end up with 13 sets of 3 trebles, with 2 single chain stitches between each set.

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Step 4

Fasten the last stitch into the third chain of your initial 3 chains.

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7. Make the Seventh Round

Step 1

Chain up 3 stitches, then turn your work over, to crochet into the reverse side.

Step 2

Crochet 5 more trebles into the gap made by the 2 chain stitches, between the set of 3 trebles in the previous round.

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Step 3

Repeat this pattern around the circle, crocheting 6 trebles into each gap between the set of 3 trebles in the previous round. You should end up with 13 sets of 6 trebles. This last round gives a slight frill to the edge of the circular shape.

Step 4

Fasten the last stitch into the third chain of your initial 3 chains with a slip stitch. Snip off the end of the twine, with approximately 8cm (3.5 in.) to spare.

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Step 5

Weave the loose end into the back of your crochet work.

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That's all the crochet done!

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8. Add Some Colour

Step 1

Fold over a sheet of newspaper, to form a sharp edge to use as a mask over your crochet piece.

Step 2

Place the folded sheet across the crochet, at a 45 degree angle across the centre point.

Make sure you're either working outside, or in a well-ventilated area, that's very well covered in newspaper to prevent overspray! You might want to wear a safety mask, as well.

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Step 3

Shake your spray can thoroughly, and following the directions on the can, spray paint the exposed jute section.

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Hang Your Crochet Masterpiece

Hang your masterpiece on a small nail in a prominent position on your wall. You can create a beautiful vignette with vases, fresh leaves and ornaments.

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Do you like working with natural jute twine? Let us know what other projects you'd like to make using jute.

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