As promised, this is the first article in my “How to…” crochet series.
Today, we’re starting with the basics of most crochet projects – the Slip Knot.
This is how we’ll start off most of our blanket patterns as this is a simple way to make the starting loop on your hook ready to create your foundation chain. There are a few different ways to make a slip knot, the video below shows my preferred method.
For this tutorial I am using:
- 5mm clover armour hook.
- Paintbox Simply Aran Yarn in Marine Blue.
- Loop the length of yarn twice around your finger with the second loop behind the first.
- Pull up the loop closest to your fingertip and place behind the back loop.
- Pull the back loop through the front loop and pull closed to make your slip knot.
- Insert your hook and pull on the long length of yarn to tighten the loop to your hook – don’t make this too tight, the loop should still be able to move easily along your hook.
More tutorials to follow soon, watch this space!