Crochet Essentials Guide: How to make a Slip Knot

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.

MAKING A SLIPKNOT (The first loop on a hook)


1 Hold the tail of the ball of yarn in your left hand and drape the yarn clockwise over the top of it to form a circular loop.


2 Hold the loop between left thumb and forefinger, then insert the crochet hook through the centre of the loop from front to back.


3 Catch the ball end of the yarn with the hook and pull it back through the centre of the loop, taking the yarn through with it.



4 Pull both ends of the yarn to tighten the knot, then pull just the ball end to tighten the loop so it’s close to the hook, but not touching it.