5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Jute Ornaments

Crocheted Jute Ornaments


A few days ago I shared an ornament that I had originally shared on Craftaholics Anonymous a few years ago and never shared here on my blog. These ornaments I am sharing today are another of those projects.


These crocheted ornaments are made with jute instead of yarn. Although you could make them with yarn if you wanted, cotton yarn would work especially well as it tends to be a little stiffer and holds it shape better than some other yarns. They would also look nice and festive in a sparkly yarn.


When I made them I had a ball of jute leftover from another project and thought it would work well for some sort of rustic Christmas ornaments.

I just wanted simple, flat shapes since I knew that the jute would not crochet tight enough to make something stuffed. I chose to make a heart and a star.


The heart is made by first making a small square and then basically just making a shell on two of the sides with double crochet. It is very simple to make, it really only took a few minutes so you could easily make several to hang on your tree.


The star is also really quick and easy to make, it starts with a circle and then you make 5 points coming off of it. I did have issues with the points curling up but I just pressed it really fast with the iron and they stayed flat.


How to Make Jute Christmas Ornaments


You will need:


  • a small ball of jute
  • G crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • small piece of crochet thread (or ribbon, yarn, any kind of cord, or you could just use the jute) for the hanger

Instructions:


Heart


Start with a magic ring, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, join to 3rd ch of the starting ch

Now you will have a square shape, sc in the next ch space, skip 1 dc, 7 dc in next dc, skip 1 dc, sc in ch space, skip one dc, 7 dc in next dc, skip 1 dc, sc in ch space, sc in next 3 dc, 3 sc in ch space, sc in next 3 dc, join to first sc, finish off and weave in end

Cut a piece of crochet thread, or whatever you want to use for a hanger and tie it to the top of the heart.

Star

Start with a magic ring, ch 2, 10 dc in mr, join to first dc

ch 5, sc in second stitch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in last ch, skip 1 dc, slip stitch to the next, repeat that 4 more times to make the 5 points of the star, finish off and weave in end

Tie a piece of crochet thread to the top of one point for a hanger.

These ornaments are great if you want a really easy crocheted ornament. They take hardly any time to make so you can make as many as you need. And by simply using something other than jute you could easily change the look to match any Christmas decor style.  Super simple and really versatile, a quick and easy project for a busy time of year.


1 comment :

  1. These are terrific! Now, I have to get some jute. Thank yiu.

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