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Learn Crochet Slip Knot Tutorial Photo + Video

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Learn how to crochet a slip knot. This post includes a step by step photo tutorial for how to make a slip knot. Plus a video tutorial demonstrating the slip knot.

Making a slip knot is likely the first step in most crochet patterns you come across. I’ve found when learning a new craft pictures are so helpful.

Sometimes learning something new and new terminology on top of it feels too overwhelming. When I was first learning I kept having to search other sites for clarification.

So I thought I would provide a quick reference guide here, that you can come back to as needed. To get started here’s a quick photo tutorial on this crochet basic. I’ve also included a brief video below demonstrating how to make the slip knot.

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How to hold your yarn

This can feel awkward when you’re just starting out. Keep practicing! There are also alternate ways to hold yarn (& your hook) if it still feels odd after a while.

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picture of yarn through fingers

Video Tutorial

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Photo Tutorial Steps

picture of yarn around finger

Wrap yarn around your finger.

picture of slip knot

Slip the yarn loop off your finger, pinching it together with your thumb and first finger.

picture of hook through slip knot

Insert hook into the loop & yarn over (grab the yarn with the hook).

picture of pulling slip knot

Pull yarn through the loop.

picture of slip knot crochet hook

Continue to pull the hook to close the loop, creating your slip knot.

There you have it! Practice, practice and soon you won’t even have to think about how to do it.

Next up  Crochet Basics: Chain Stitch.

Happy learning! Send me any questions you might have in the process. I had so many questions when I first started.


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