The Jute for crochet is a rough, stiff and very resistant yarn, which is why it is particularly suitable for crochet, and for making home-decor objects or bags.
Jute for crochet is environmentally friendly!
• It’s good for the air: each hectare of jute consumes +/- 15 tons of carbon dioxide (about 150% more than an Italian forest) and releases 11 tons of oxygen into the atmosphere.
• It’s good for the soil: it’s biodegradable and nourishes the soil, and thanks to these features it is also used as a geotextile fabric, to stabilize the soil against landslides and to control erosion or weeds.
Jute is a 100% ecological, biodegradable and recyclable fiber.
All parts of the plant can be used! The resulting fiber is an enviromentally friendly fiber!
Jute for crochet: vegetable textile fiber
The Jute for crochet, is a natural textile fiber. It’s also known as the “golden fiber”, due not only to its golden reflections, but also to its importance.
Jute (also known as corcoro) is a vegetable textile fiber obtained from the stem of Corchorus plants. It’s a herbaceous plant belonging to the Tiliaceae family, which for centuries have been cultivated in the hot and humid regions of South East Asia. 85% of world jute production is concentrated in the fertile Ganges delta: the main productor countries are Bangladesh, Pakistan and India.
The jute plants are easy to grow. They have a very high yield per hectare and, they have little need for fertilizers, unlike cotton, since the crops take place in soils subject to flooding, .
For this reason, the cultivation of jute has a very low environmental impact.
Jute for crochet production
As for flax and hemp, the textile material is obtained from the stem of the plant, which can even reach 3-4 meters in height. However, on average, jute yields four times more fiber per hectare than flax!
The fibers are located under the bark of the plant, around the woody nucleus. To extract the fiber, the jute bundles are soak into water and left to macerate for a few days until the fibers come off. They are then ready to be torn from the stem, then washed and dried and turned into a very resistant yarn.
Jute is the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton.
Jute is one of the most economical natural fibers, and is second only to cotton in terms of quantity produced, overall consumption, production and availability.
The fibers are rough and tough and the yarn is also rough, stiff and very resistant.
Jute technical information
Being a yarn that is already quite rigid by its nature, Bettaknit’s Juta is a chain yarn. It is packed in 100 grams skeins. for 48 m / 52.5 yd.
It is available in a single color shade: the natural color of the fiber!
The Bettaknit Jute is particularly suitable for crocheting,with a crochet hook size that varies from 6 mm to 9 mm . It depends on the tension, or on the project.