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How to make a slip knot: crochet basic

how to make a slip knot

Before beginning any crochet work, you must start with a crochet slip knot and you should master it. There are a lot of styles to make a slip knot in crochet, in this tutorial, I am going to show you one of the easiest ways to make one (my mother taught me when I was a child, and now I still use it). Let’s see how to make a slip knot:

Firstly, watch the video below. I will demonstrate step by step after that.


Now, look closer step by step:


Step 1: make an X letter.

Round the yarn around your two fingers to form an X letter.

how to make a slip knot


Step 2: crochet out the top left yarn.

Use your hook to crochet out the yarn at the top left of the X letter.

how to make a slip knot


Step 3: Gently slide and tighten the slip knot

Pull the yarn and gently slide the slip knot to your hook. Tighten the slip knot and it’s done!

how to make a slip knot


You may need these useful tips:

  • Do not make your crochet slip knot too tight or too loose. Your crochet work may get difficult to accomplish later.

You now know how to make a slip knot, and you are now ready to begin your project! Have fun and don’t forget sharing with us your finished work.

You may want to read these useful tutorials for beginners: How to crochet for beginners.


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