Are you wondering how to create a slip knot for your crochet project? You've come to the right place! As a Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor, I'm here to offer you tutorials that will teach you the best way to complete techniques and stitches.
Creating a slip knot for crochet is the first skill that most beginners will learn. It's the first step of creating a chain. Chains are the foundation stitches that all subsequent stitches in your project are worked into. The humble little slip knot prevents the chain from unraveling. You must create a slip knot before getting your yarn on the hook. The only exception to this is when you're making a magic circle.
It's important to note that there are different methods of creating a slip knot. What you'll find here in my preference and instructions for what I believe to be the easiest way to make a slip knot.
All of my patterns and tutorials use U.S. terms.
- Any yarn
- Corresponding crochet hook
There are multiple ways to create a slip knot. This is my preferred method.
Written Step-by-step Instructions:
- Drape the tail end of the yarn over the backs of your fingers
- Wrap the working end of the yarn around your fingers to make a circle
- Bring the working yarn underneath the circle
- Pinch the working end of the yarn through the middle of the circle
- Tighten the slip knot by pulling the loop
- Insert hook into the loop
- Pinch the tail end and pull the working yarn to fit snuggly around the crochet hook
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