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How to Make a Slip Knot

Learning how to make a slip knot is one of the most important things to know in crochet. A slip knot will be the foundation of nearly every single one of your projects. There are many different ways to make a slip knot, but I will be showing you the way that I make my mine, which I happen to believe is the easiest.

Tie a Slip Knot Step-by-Step

The first thing you want to do is grab your yarn and unravel a little bit. With your left hand, hold the tail end of the yarn closest to your body and the working side of the yarn away from your body.

Next, with your right hand and palm facing up, using your pointer finger and middle finger, grab the loop end of the yarn.

Now, twist your right hand towards your body, creating an “x” shape with the yarn.

Move your right hand under the section where you created the “x” shape and grab the working side of the yarn (furthest away from your body) with your two fingers.

Pull the working yarn that you just grabbed through the loop.

Voila! That’s it! Now you are ready to insert your hook and begin crocheting!

Now that you’ve learned how to make a slip knot, take a few minutes to practice. Once you are ready, check out my next post, How to Make a Chain Stitch!

If you have any questions or comments, drop a comment below or feel free to email me at any time at chrysta@threadiful.com!

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Hi! My name is Chrysta and crocheting is my hobby and passion.

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