Beginners class: how to make a slip knot

Here's a brief guide to a crochet essential you will need.

About 6in (15cm) from the end of the yarn, make a loop with the ball end on the top. Insert the hook through the loop and catch the yarn, pulling it through the loop. Pull both ends of the yarn to tighten the knot and slide it up the hook.

Beginners class: how to crochet

Step 1 Make a slipknot by folding working yarn in front of the tail end to form a circle then pass working yarn through circle from back to front to form a loop. Loop should slide freely. Hold hook like a pencil in RH and use middle finger to support hook underneath. Place slipknot on… Continue reading

Granny Square patterns: October 2014 onwards

Here are our most recent patterns added to our Granny Square app. For the older patterns, click here. Granny Betty   Materials Red Heart Miami (100% cotton, 50g/120m) 1 ball of each: Yarn A Red (00115) Yarn B Royal (00201) Yarn C Fuchsia (00028) Yarn D Yellow (00111) Yarn E Orange (00189) Hook size A… Continue reading