A slip knot is the most basic of all crochet knots and is typically used to begin a new project. It’s also handy for creating loops or joining two pieces of yarn together. In this beginner-level tutorial, I will show you how to do a regular slip knot in crochet but also how to tie a slip knot on your finger. This is going to be the core of this article. But while putting together this piece I thought that it would be beneficial to touch on 2 other simple topics somewhat related. I will show you how to crochet a slip stitch and how to tie a crochet end knot.
Before getting started, I’d like to remind you that I have quite a few crochet video tutorials for beginners that you can check:
- How to tie off crochet?
- How to count rows in crochet?
- Why is my crochet curling?
- What do you need to start crocheting?
- How to crochet for beginners step by step
Table of Contents
How to do a slip knot in Crochet?
- To make the slip knot take the end and twist it to make a loop.
- Now hold the loop from where the yarn overlaps and insert the hook in the loop.
- Now that you have your hook in the loop, turn it around the yarn (yarn over) and once you have the yarn in the hook, pull it through the loop.
- Hold on, you gotta do that again. So turn the hook around the yarn (yarn over) and pull through the loop.
- Now leave pull the hanging yarn, and you have your slip knot ready.
- To make the loop smaller pull the working end and to make the lip bigger pull the other end of the yarn.
TIP: always leave enough room in the loop so that hook can glide easily.
How do you tie a slip knot on your finger?
- To make a slip knot with your finger, point the first fingers like a gun and hold the end on the yarn from the bottom two fingers.
- After holding the yarn in the bottom two fingers, take the working end and make an X on your fingers.
- On the front side, you’ll get an X but on the back of your fingers, you’ll get two parallel lines.
- Insert your index finger and thumb through the first loop and grab the second loop.
- Pull the loop and remove your fingers.
- Now grab both the ends and pull them together.
And Voilà! You’ve just made a slip knot.
How do you crochet a slip stitch for beginners?
- When at the end of a project, insert the hook in the very first stitch.
- And draw up a loop.
Now you’ll have two loops in your crochet hook. Pull the second loop from the first loop.
- When making a row of slip stitches, insert the hook in the very first chain from the hook. Remember you don’t need to make a chain to begin a slip stitch row.
- Draw up a loop and pull it through the first loop. The process remains the same for the entire row.
How to tie a crochet end knot
When at the end of the crochet row, cut off the yarn after leaving a 6-8 inches long thread. Now make a chain at the end of the row and pull the yarn through it. Give it a squeeze and you just made an end knot.
I hope this article has been useful for you. If you’re looking for beginner-friendly patterns and crochet projects make sure to check some of mine here below: