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I love hemp jewelry, but I've never made any of my own. Mostly, because the hemp knotting looked fairly complicated. Fortunately, hemp is pretty versatile, so I'm able to crochet with it! Using super basic stitches like the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch, we can whip up a hemp bracelet or anklet in not time flat!

This tutorial will actually yield two different bracelets or anklets (or one of each). There will be a stopping point at which time you can close up shop and be done with a more "simplified" version of this (no button, thinner, but with seed beads), or you can continue on with the last few steps and get one more like what's pictured here. The choice is yours!

All you need for this project are: scissors, about 30' hemp cord, seed beads, very cool button, "I" crochet hook, yarn needle, glue, and 2 optional beads (for the ties).

by Rachel at TLC Inspirations

Step 1: Prep Your Hemp Cord

Fold your 30' piece of hemp cord in half, then take one of the cut ends and put a very thin layer of glue on, using your fingers. We're talking about a drop here, folks! Use a twisting motion going with the direction of the hemp fibers, when applying, so that it creates a point. We're doing this to make it easier to slide on your beads, otherwise the hemp fibers will fray apart, making it impossible to strand anything on there.

Just use regular white glue or something similar. It should dry fairly quickly.
<p>Where did you find the hemp you used? I'm tempted to say it can't possibly be hemp because it looks so soft and uniform! It looks like it would be great to work with. All the thick hemp I've found is very scratchy, rough, and uneven.</p><p>Great tutorial and beautiful results, thank you!</p>
<p>I found it at my local Ben Franklin craft store (which is now, sadly, out of business), but it's definitely hemp cord. I was excited to find it because it was so soft and pliable compared to the alternative. It was in the jewelry section of the craft store, if that helps at all. Wish I could be of more help! </p>
<p>Thanks a ton; a-searching I shall go! </p><p>You did such an amazing job. I'm excited to try this with whatever I can find, and I'll probably start practicing with regular yarn.</p>
<p>Thank you! I hope you do try it. They're so fun to wear!</p>
<p>You could also substitute cotton cording. Just a thought! ;)</p>
<p>Did you mean 30' or 30&quot;? I'm trying it with 30' and it's a lot. Thank you.</p>
30' - crichet uses up a lot!
Beautiful!
Thanks!
You're welcome!
wow. like that. http://makepen.ru/

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