Crochet Hemp Projects: Organic, Stylish, and Beautiful
by Hannah Ege
Hemp yarn is a nice choice for those who want to crochet items that have a natural air and an organic feel. Hemp yarn is sturdy and holds its shape well, making it great for baskets, catch-alls, bags, and other household uses.
These blended combos give hemp yarns a whole new avenue of designs you can use it for, including clothes! The hemp and cotton blend creates light and airy pieces that are perfect for summer wear.
Crocheting with Hemp and Patterns to get you Started
Today I've got a roundup of beautiful hemp crochet items that I hope will inspire you to try this side of the craft. At the bottom of the post you'll find some resources for finding and using hemp yarn and also FAQ.
by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd) via Ravelry
Of course you can make many hemp related projects with hemp yarn, because you can't get enough of this beautiful and healing plant! Keep your bong cozy and safe in this bong cozy! The perfect little project for using hemp yarn.
Hemp yarn works really well for crocheted jewelry as it has great stitch definition and retains its shape well. Although this isn't a pattern, this is a beautiful example of a necklace made with hemp yarn.
Tablecloths and runners are both great project for using hemp yarn for. The great stitch definition that hemp yarn creates make designs like this FREE Chevron table runner pattern pop in ways that wool and other more traditional fibers simply can't.
Hemp works great for creating shower and cleaning products as well as it's quick to dry and won't break down as quickly as other fibers. Here's a free pattern for a soap scrub you can use in your shower!
Lions Brand has been around for quite a bit and manufactures a wide variety of yarns and fiber. Although they have other hemp yarns, their "Just Hemp" line is a great starting point to get used to the feel, texture and stretch of this yarn. It splits easily, as hemp does not felt blend together as well as other fibers, but the stitch definition is clean, crisp and durable.
Another 45%/55% cotton and hemp blend, this yarn is much more affordable per yard compared to Wool and the Gang, without much compromise in quality! Being a DK weight yarn, Hempster Yarn is great for making amigurumi, bags, household items and even clothing with how soft to the touch it is.
If you are looking for a wool and hemp blend, look no further than Cascade Yarns. Combining hemp with their Eco+ wool, this yarn is so soft and durable while also remaining breathable.
What Can I Make With Hemp Yarn?
There are so many things you can make with hemp yarn, as this fiber has strong stitch definition and durability. This makes it great for crochet items that have structure and body, like bags, baskets, catch-alls, and other types of containers. However, hemp blends are also great for creating clothing and shoes.
Can Hemp Yarn Get Wet?
Yes, hemp yarn can get wet and can be washed with soft detergents. Hemp items hold up best when airdried but will shrink slightly after the first wash.
Does Hemp Yarn Get Softer After Washing?
Hemp yarn does get slightly softer with wash, while also shrinking slightly. However, hemp is much longer lasting than other fibers such as linen or cotton, so you don’t need to worry about it breaking down quickly.
Does Hemp Yarn Have Any Side Effects?
Working with and wearing hemp products will not give you any side effects. Hemp gets a bad reputation due to being in the same plant family as marijuana, yet hemp is practically THC-free (with less than .5% TCH content).