Crochet your own Hemp Net (Lots of pics)

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Crochet your own Hemp Net (Lots of pics)

Post by VHPlac » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:39 pm

I use NATURAL POLISHED HEMP ($5 at Walmart at the jewelry/beads crafting section) and a size F/3.75 Crochet Hook.
I use the thinnest yarn they carry, because it is not as stiff and easy to crochet! It puffs up and gets thicker once you wet it!!! A smaller hook would make tighter/smaller stitches, but would be harder to crochet...

Stitches used
CH=chain stitch
SC=single crochet
DC=double crochet
Link to crochet stitch instruction videos

To make a small practice piece:
1) Chain 26
2) Turn and SC in the 2nd stitch from hook (counts as 1st SC)
SC in each CH across for a total of 25 SC.
3) CH 4 and turn (counts as 1st DC and CH 2 stitch)
*DC in the 3rd SC, CH 2*
Repeat from *to* across, ending with a DC in last stitch.
4) Turn and CH 4, *DC in next DC and CH 2*.
Repeat from *to* across the row, ending with a DC in last stitch
Repeat step 4 for each row till you like the length of your net.
5) Turn CH 1 and SC in each stitch till the end. Finish off the yarn and weave in ends.

Size of the net can easily be altered to make it smaller (ladder) or larger. Just increase or decrease the beginning chain by 5 chains for ea. space.

I rinse nets under running water, wring them out and then soak in treated saltwater for 15 min. After drying I attach them with suction cups or tie them to my shower caddies :)

They look something like this





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Post by Xyloart » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:49 pm

Those look really nice. I may give this a try.
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Post by Guest » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:09 pm

Now I know what I'm asking my mom for Christmas! I unfortunately didn't inherit the craft gene :lol:


homemade hemp net

Post by Guest » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:43 am

going out today to buy my yarn and hook to have a go. 8)


Post by Guest » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:34 pm

That looks awesome. I'm sad I can't croquet. I'd pay 20 bucks for one.

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Post by Wolfite » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:29 am

Yeah, there's a thought! You could make them and sell them for a few extra bucks.
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Re: Crochet your own Hemp Net (Lots of pics)

Post by tnt4eva » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:39 am

As a child I made an extremely ugly item of clothing in that same pattern :D

Hemp yarn is crazy expensive here, but I'm pretty sure burlap yarn is cheap. I shall go hunting for some


Post by Guest » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:33 am

Wolfite wrote:Yeah, there's a thought! You could make them and sell them for a few extra bucks.
Hey it was a serious offer. If anyone wants to pm me we can negotiate.

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Post by savanna3 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:11 pm

Thanks for the inspiration. It turned out really nice even though I haven't crochet since...well...grade school!