How To Make A Slip Knot Crochet

In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to make a slip knot crochet quickly and easily.

When you start your crochet project, making a slip knot is the very first step. The knot creates the first loop on your crochet hook. Crochet is basically making loops with your hook using different stitches that creates a pattern. When you start practising, choose a smooth, thicker yarn and a bigger hook, any size from 4.5mm upwards

1 – How To Make A Slip Knot Crochet

The first step in making a slip knot is to grab the yarn tail, the cut end of the yarn, in a way shown on the first picture.


With your other hand, grab the yarn and draw a circle around your index finger as the arrow shows.


Make an X.


Place your thumb on the X and pull up the circle with your other hand.


Take your index finger out of the circle, and push the yarn through the circle with your index finger.


This forms a new loop.


Pull both ends of the yarn to tighten the knot and the loop.


Insert the crochet hook into the loop. Pull the ends of the yarn to tighten the knot and the loop on the crochet hook. Avoid doing this on the throat of the crochet hook, otherwise it will be too tight.


Well done! You have just made your slip knot! Make sure the loop is secure and slides easily on the crochet hook.


Tips: If you made the slip knot correctly, when it comes off the crochet hook and you pull the yarn ends, it should come undone. 

Also you can leave an extra long yarn tail for sewing seams, or the yarn tail can be threaded into a blunt-ended yarn needle and woven in later.