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Crocheting hemp jewelry is a cheap, easy way or making unique gifts for family and friends. The same hemp jewelry you see in stores for $15 or more an be made at home for less than $5..all you need are some basic crochet skills!

I work at a library, and one of my fellow librarians loves making bracelets out of embroidery floss. When she made me a typical wrap-and-tie bracelet, I thought I'd reciprocate with something a little different. This specific instructable is for a bracelet, but I'll include techniques to easily adapt it to any type of jewelry. Only limited by your creativity!
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Step 1: Materials

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-thin polished hemp, $5 at Wal-Mart
-length of ribbon. I used ribbon yarn from Big Lots, $1, but you can use any ribbon you like.
-size E crochet hook

If you like to use thicker hemp for chunkier jewelry, just increase the size of your crochet hook to compensate. You'll probably need wider ribbon, too, to thread through the thicker crochet at the end. Optionally, you can add beads, charms, pull-tabs from soda cans, whatever you like! Be creative with this.

Step 2: Beginning Chain

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Using size E crochet hook, tie a slip knot with the hemp. Leave a tail about 4 inches long: this will be used to fasten the bracelet later.

For a bracelet, chain 30. For a ring, I chained 12, and for an ankle bracelet I did about 40. When you finish the beginning chain, wrap it around your wrist, and it should be just about an inch longer than the circumference you want your finished bracelet to be.
beautiful !!! love the ribbon color !!!!
Hi! I just wanted to tell you how VERY CUTE I think your bracelet is!! And, to thank you for being so willing to share! I love coming to instructables because it's kind of like having a "Secret Santa" at Christmas time every time you come to the site and find something you like, it's like getting a present from someone you most likely don't know! I know, that sounds a little corny, but it's true! I can't wait to make some of these! (btw... my niece's name is Abigail...kinda partial to the name ;-)
ozlemirem4 years ago
süper bravooo
noor9514 years ago
Hi this work is great thanks for your great idea
Thanks for this. Great idea.
PonchoLibre5 years ago
Gorgeous!!!! I must try this!
ChrysN5 years ago
Pretty, adding the ribbon adds a nice touch.
insomniaSAH5 years ago
delightful! I gave up last time trying to crochet with hemp but the results you got here have encouraged me to give it another go. :D