I wanted a nice, durable outdoor rug to help catch some of the dirt and grass by the doggy door from my crazy pups who are constantly in and out of the house. I found some Jute rope at Michaels that worked perfectly. This pattern is really simple and versatile. The rows repeat themselves so feel free to stop when you want or add more rows if you want a longer rug! It works up really quick and was fun to make!
Jute rope- I used just under 3 rolls of 4ply jute by bead landing.
Size Q crochet hook
Scrap fabric or cotton yarn (optional)
Row 1: Sc back down the chain
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn, dc across
Row 3: Ch 1 and turn, Sc across
Rows 4-21: Repeat rows 2 and 3
turn, slip stitch across. Tie off and weave in ends.
You can continue on by repeating the rows of sc and dc if you want your rug longer, or do less for a shorter rug. I wanted a little bit of color in mine so I decided to weave some scrap cotton yarn through the rows of dc. I used 3 strands of yarn by braiding them together before weaving through the rows. Scrap fabric torn into strips or colored rope would work for this as well.