Jute Force Canteen Carrier by Kirsten Holloway
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Jute Force Canteen Carrier

Crochet
June 2017
Hyper Tough Jute Twine
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4" across after round 2, or 9 dc stitches in 4"
6.5 mm (K)
190 - 200 yards (174 - 183 m)
One Size
US
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Father’s day is only weeks away (Can you believe it?), and with that in mind, I have something a little different just for the special dad or father figure in your life. The Jute Force canteen carrier (or water bottle holder) uses jute instead of yarn, for a unique look that is also multi-functional. According to my outdoor-loving husband (who originally requested this holder, having items with more than one function is important especially when heading out on a hike or camping trip. ;) How does this carrier have multiple uses, you ask? Jute is a natural fiber that can be used for cordage in an emergency camping or backpacking situation (the holder can be unraveled and used to string up a tarp for shelter, or tie sticks together to make a framework for a shelter), and small bits of it could also be used as tinder to start a fire if you needed to stay warm. Pretty nifty, huh?

Difficulty:
Beginner

Materials Needed:
200 yards heavy duty Jute garden twine (you don’t want the real thin crafting stuff.)
6.5mm (K) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle
Scissors

Stitches used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

Additional Terms:
BLO = back loop only, work all stitches for the round in the back loop.

Measurements:
Finished water bottle holder should be 8 1/2” tall, and should fit a water bottle up to 11 1/2” in circumference.

Gauge:
4” across after round 2, or 9 dc stitches in 4”.

Additional Notes:
-Despite my concerns about my hands holding up to working with jute, I found it very easy. The most important thing to remember-use loose tension! Rubber gloves might help if your hands start to chafe.