Join yarn with a sl st around the end of the latch and work 5 sc around the latch end.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn - 5 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc] 2 times; turn - 5 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc and ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp and last sc; turn - 5 sts.
Rep last 2 rows ro 50" or desired length. Fasten off.
Hand Loop or Holding Loop: Fold end of leash over approx. 6" (or large enough to slide hand through) and stitch in place. Weave in ends.