Crochet Basics: Slip Knot


Welcome to Crochet University!

Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble crochet, you’ll learn all of the basic stitches and concepts.

For Crochet University you will need some basic supplies. To begin, we’re going to be using Macra-Made super bulky yarn and a large crochet hook. The advantage of using a bulky weight yarn to begin with is that the loops and stitches are much more easily visible as you’re learning.


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You will also need an easy-to-use crochet hook. We recommend Dreamz Crochet Hooks. Dreamz hooks are designed by people who know and understand the art of crochet. All hooks have grooves that stitch slippage, making life a bit easier for beginning crocheters. Dreamz hooks have a polished wood surface that insures effortless glide – they work with every type of material.

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Lesson 1: Slip Knot!



Every crochet project begins by making a slip knot to start a foundation chain (ch). Make a slip knot by by holding the strand of yarn about 6 inches from the end. Bend the yarn just above the 6-inch measurement and hold it with your thumb and pointer finger in a loop. Insert the crochet hook through the loop and pull the tail through to the working area of the hook to create the slip knot. Pull on the yarn tail to tighten the slip knot loop on the hook to the desired size. The slip knot should be loose enough so it slides easily on the hook. Make sure the yarn tail is at least 6 inches long.

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Watch the Left-Handed Video Tutorial:


In a hurry to learn to crochet? We have just the book you’re looking for: Easy Learn to Crochet in One Day! This book will teach you the basic techniques of crochet, and then get you started on your first projects. Easy-to-follow instructions are illustrated with large step-by-step diagrams. Don’t wait. Buy this book, some yarn, and a crochet hook, and learn to crochet today!


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Maggie is excited to bring you Crochet University: First Semester. Lessons for this semester are: Crochet Basics: Slip Knot, Crochet Basics: Hand Position, Crochet Basics: Chain, Crochet Basics: Foundation Chain, Crochet Basics: Slip Stitch, and Crochet Basics: Single Crochet.


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