Step 2: Beginning The Chain

To begin make a loop in the rope with the short end of the rop passing over the long end to the left

Then using the long side make a bend near the loop

Next pass the bend through the loop and pull and then pull it tight creating another loop
(to tighten pull on the side that is not loos in this case the left one)

Now make another bend in the long part of the rop and pass it through the loop you just created then tighten it.