How to make a slipknot

You'll need this slipknot to start any crochet project - it's how you attach the yarn to your hook!

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Step 1

Hold the tail of the ball of yarn in your left hand and drape the yarn clockwise over the top of it to form a loose, circular loop.

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Step 2

Hold the loop between left thumb and forefinger, then insert the crochet hook through the centre of the loop from front to back.

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Step 3

Catch the ball end of the yarn with the hook and pull it back through the centre of the loop, taking the yarn through with it.

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Step 4

Pull both ends of the yarn to tighten the knot, then pull just the ball end to tighten the loop so it’s close to the hook, but not touching it.

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