Beginner Crochet: How to Make a Slip Knot
Step 1: Hold the yarn in your left hand, with the working end of the yarn (the longer end that is coming from the ball of yarn or skein) on your left and the tail end (shorter end) to the right. Hold the crochet hook in your right hand. (Reverse these instructions if you are left-handed.) Make a loop with the longer end of the yarn crossing over on top of the shorter end.
Step 2: Pinch the loop at the spot where the strands cross. Insert the crochet hook into the loop from front to back.
Step 3: Use the hook to grab the strand of the working end and pull it through the loop.
Step 4: Pull on the yarn ends to tighten and secure the slip knot on the crochet hook.
You are now ready to begin crocheting!