Step 2: Beginning Chain
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.