Ball your jute twine. Take 2 strands from different rolls and wrap it around 3 fingers of your hand at least 6 times. Remove from your fingers and fold the loops in half. Begin winding the double strand, keeping them together as you wrap around and around, forming a ball.
Crochet a chain of 59 out of your jute twine.
Half Double Crochet in the Fourth Chain from the hook and once in each stitch to the end. (55 stitches)
Once you reach the end chain twice and turn your work. This chain 2 will NOT count as your first stitch in this row or any other.
Half Double Crochet in back loop only the first stitch. Place a crochet stitch marker at the top of that stitch you just completed. Continue to the end making 1 half double crochet in every stitch. (55 st.)
Continue these 55 half double crochet stitches in the back loop down the length of the jute rug until you reach the stitch marker from the previous row. That is the last stitch you will crochet into. Chain twice and turn your work. Continue stitching until your rug is around 22″ x 26″ (for me that was 32 rows). Tie off and weave in end.
Using the lines on your blocking mats pull to stretch the rug so that it matches a rectangular shape. Push blocking comes into the outer stitches so that the rug will hold its shape. Allow to fully dry. Speed up the drying process by allowing to dry outside, however, the sun might lighten the jute on the one side facing up.
Run a crochet hook through the part of the side of the rug you wish to place the tassel. Use the hook to grab the center of the folded twine and pull through so that you have a loop sticking out of the top of your rug. Grab the loose ends of the twine and pull through the loop. Pull to tighten and form the tassel. It might be necessary to pull on individual pieces of twine to tighten any obvious bulges.Add tassels evenly distributed along the rug's two shortest sides.
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