How to Crochet a Slip Knot - Tutorial Two

Welcome to tutorial two of the How to Crochet Step by Step mini series where we learn how to crochet a slip knot.

In the last tutorial we learnt how to hold our hooks. You may not have decided on how to hold yours just yet but don’t worry, just give it some time. This next tutorial won’t require you to hold your hook in a specific way. We are just going to go through how to get the yarn onto the hook (how to crochet a slip knot).

It is always easier to show something like this in a video format so here is a quick YouTube video to show you how I do it. If you prefer to read through written instructions then scroll down passed the video to get to those.

Written Instructions

  1. Start with the end of the yarn in your right hand and hold the working end in your left.

  2. Cross the left side over the right so that you have a small loop. The end of the yarn should now be on your left side.

  3. Put your index finger and thumb through the loop from the back.

  4. Grab the left side of the yarn (the end) with those fingers, hold onto both ends with your left hand, pull your fingers back through the loop and pull to tighten. That’s it! You have a slip knot. 

  5. Now put your hook through the loop and pull the end to tighten.

  6. To unfasten simply, remove the hook and pull the end to unloosen the knot.

Tutorial Three: How to Hold the Yarn

Tina Rinaudo

Tina is a passionate zero waster and crocheter who aims to live and crochet as sustainably as possible. She has been crocheting since 2016 and specialises in using sustainable yarns to design zero waste crochet patterns to make easy swaps for yourselves and your homes. She has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, and many other websites for her eco friendly crochet patterns.


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How to Hold a Crochet Hook - Tutorial One