Crochet Basics - How to make a Slip Knot using your Crochet Hook
For this tutorial
- Yarn with needle 4.00mm
- Tulip Etimo Crochet Hook with Cushion Grip 4.00mm
Start with your tensionTension is very important, the yarn must be able to glide smoothly from your left hand to the working project, not too tight not too lose. In crochet, your hands are the working machine. It may take a little more practice to train your left hand with tensions, and of course your right hand is the one working with the hook and pattern.
The Crochet HookAs you see in the picture, the yarn is being held by your thumb and middle finger. The pointy finger pointing up gives you the space for the working yarn. With your tensions ready, place your hook under the yarn between your thumb and pointy finger. This will get you ready with the loop.
The LoopTo make the loop, while the hook is under the yarn, turn your hook counter clockwise, gently placing the hook on top the yarn, then make the twist. Face the hook upward as you see in the picture. Keep your hands in position as this will get your ready for the next step.
Now that you have the loop, it is best to protect its position by holding it with your thumb and middle finger. As you can see, the hook is merely above the working yarn area. Make sure your tension is still in place This position will get you ready for the slip knot.