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Free Crochet Patterns

Jutesia

Transform your garden jute string into a fantastic bag or basket with simple double crochet and chain stitches. 

Turn the leftover string into a small storage box in no time. Give it a try!

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Bag or Basket?

Finished size: 20x15x15cm

Materials

Bag

Rnd 1: 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the string end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 6: [dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 7: [dc in the next 5 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (42 sts)

Rnd 8: [dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (48 sts)

Rnd 9: [dc in the next 7 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (54 sts)

Rnd 10: [dc in the next 8 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (60 sts)

Rnd 11: [dc in the next 9 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (66 sts)

Rnd 12: [dc in the next 10 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times, ss in the next st (72 sts)

Rnd 13: [ch4, ss in the 3rd st from the current stitch] 24 times (24 slip stitches and ch4)

Rnds 14-16: ss in the next two chs, ss in the middle of ch4, [ch4, ss in the middle of the next ch4] 23 times (24 slip stitches and ch4)

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Rnd 17: ss in the next two chs, ss in the middle of ch4, [ch3, ss in the middle of the next ch4] 23 times (24 slip stitches and ch3)

Rnds 18-21: ss in the next two chs, ss in the middle of ch3, [ch3, ss in the middle of the next  ch3] 23 times (24 slip stitches and ch3)

Rnd 22: [ch2, ss in the middle of the next ch3] 24 times (72 sts)

Rnd 23: ch1, dc in each st around (72 sts)

Rnds 24-26: dc in each st around (72 sts)

Rnd 27: rdc in each st around and fasten off (72 sts)

Handle

Make one handle with an approximate length of 40cm:

 

ch 51, 4dc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next 48 chs, 4dc in the last ch, turn to work along other side of ch, ss in the next 48 chs, ss in the next st and fasten off.

 

Sew the handle to the inner side of the front of the bag. 

 

Make a handle holder as follows:

 

ch 11, 4dc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next 8 chs, 4dc in the last ch, turn to work along other side of ch, ss in the next 8 chs, ss in the next st and fasten off.

 

Sew the handle holder in a ring shape to the inner side of the back of the bag. 

Jute basket

Turn this project into a basket by skipping the handle and holder part. Fold the top of the bag outward to form a basket.

Storage box

Finished size: 9x9x5cm

Materials

Box

Rnd 1: Yarn A; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 6: [dc in the next 10 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (33 sts)

Rnds 7-11: dc in each st around (33 sts)

Rnd 12: ss in each st around and fasten off (33 sts)

Abbreviations

4dc: four double crochet in the same stitch or chain

rdc: reverse double crochet

ch(s): chain(s); dc = double crochet (US single crochet - sc)

rnd(s): round(s)

ss: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

Lid

Rnd 1: Yarn A; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 6: [dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 7: bdc in each st around (36 sts)

Rnds 8-10: dc in each st around (36 sts)

Rnd 11: rdc in each st around and fasten off (36 sts)

Flower

Rnd 1: Yarn A; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: [ss in the next st, ch8, ss in the same st] 6 times and fasten off

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