Slip Knot ~ Learn to Crochet

Welcome back to our Learn to Crochet series!

Slip Knot ~ Learn to Crochet

 

Today we are going to learn how to create the basic Slip Knot.
This is often the first step in starting a crochet project that is not usually detailed in the pattern that you may be following.  I have students who sometimes ask me for a reminder of how to create this knot so here we go…
 

Slip Knot ~ Learn to Crochet

Using the end of the yarn lay it over your index finger.

 

Slip Knot ~ Learn to Crochet

Holding the tail of the yarn wrap it around your finger, crossing over the first piece of yarn.
 

Slip Knot ~ Learn to Crochet

Tuck the second piece of yarn under the first piece of yarn.
 

Slip Knot ~ Learn to Crochet

While holding the tail of the yarn firmly, pull the tucked piece through to form a loop.
 

Slip Knot ~ Learn to Crochet

Now you have a slip knot {sometimes called an adjustable loop} to place on your hook and start your first project with.  Whoop whoop!
 

Here’s a quick video of the whole slip knot process.

Be sure to check out the other helpful posts in our series…
 
Double Crochet Stitch
Half Double Crochet
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