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How to Make a Slip Knot for Crochet

A slip knot is usually the very first step to starting a crochet project. It creates a loop you can adjust the size of and put on the hook.

1. Make a circle with yarn or thread.

2. Pull a loop through the circle.

3. Insert the hook in the loop.

4. Pull gently and evenly to tighten the loop and slide the knot up to the hook. You want the loop to be able to move easily on the hook, but be snug around it. Take care that the loop stays on the wider part of the hook, and is not on the thumb rest or the narrow part near the head.

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How to Make a Slip Knot for Crochet