How to make a slip knot

Make a slip knot to start pieces that’re crocheted flat (in rows).

 
start a slip knot

1. Make a loop with the yarn, with the tail on top of the working yarn.

fingers through slip knot loop

2. Put your index finger and thumb in a pinching gesture under the loop.

pick up working yarn with fingers slip knot

3. Put your fingers through the loop and pick up the working yarn. Pull it through the loop.

 
pull yarn to make sliip knot

4. Keep a hold on the yarn, and with your other hand, pull on the yarn tail until a knot forms.

place slip knot on hook

5. Place the slip knot on your hook, with the working behind the hook.