First Loop – Make a Slipknot with the Crochet Hook

How to make a Slipknot with the Crochet Hook, I will show you in this simple tutorial. Because before you are able to crochet chain stitches, you need a first loop to crochet. This is made with a Slipknot to get an adjustable loop.

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Hold Crochet Hook & Yarn

First Loop - How to make a slipknot with the crochet hook - 1Before you can start to crochet, you should take a look, how to hold crochet hook & yarn. Here you can see, how I prefer to hold crochet hook & yarn.

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Tutorial: Make a Slipknot with the Crochet Hook

In the following tutorial I will show you, how you can make a slipknot with the crochet hook. For this you can find here detailed photos for each step with extensively descriptions.

First Loop - How to make a slipknot with the crochet hook - 3First draw your crochet hook from left to right below the thread and pull a loop around the crochet hook. Now catch also the thread on the left side of the loop …

First Loop - How to make a slipknot with the crochet hook - 4… and hold both ends with your thumb and index finger. Now draw the thread with your crochet hook …

First Loop - How to make a slipknot with the crochet hook - 5… and pull it through the loop. Turn the hook a little bit downwards, to beware the thread from jumping down the crochet hook.

First Loop - How to make a slipknot with the crochet hook - 6Hold on fixing both thread ends and pull through the new loop completely.

First Loop - How to make a slipknot with the crochet hook - 7Now both threads are twisted below the crochet hook and you should remain holding them fixed.

First Loop - How to make a slipknot with the crochet hook - 8Then fix the twisted point below the crochet hook with your thumb and index finger. Draw the thread again and pull it through the loop.

First Loop - How to make a slipknot with the crochet hook - 9Now there is a knot below the crochet hook. It is adjustable and you can pull it off and together. Pushing it a little bit upwards with your fingers, will get the knot tight enough.

First Loop - How to make a slipknot with the crochet hook - 10Congratulations!!! You made your first slipknot with the crochet hook. It´s used as a first loop, for example to crochet chain stitches.

Tip: If you like, you can  learn to crochet chain stitches for the first time.