Now we’re on the second week, which actually includes crocheting! Yay! (first post here) Okay, I guess this week is more like crafty crochet Friday.(But hey, I’m only a day late) This time we’ll learn how to do a slip knot and a chain stitch. These are things you MUST know for crochet. A slip knot is how you attach your hook to the yarn, and a chain stitch is normally found to be the foundation stitch for projects. Lets get started:
How to do a slip knot
• Taking your yarn, cross the end over the long end to form a loop.
• Reach your fingers through the bottom of the loop and pull the long end through the loop. While pulling the long end through, pull the short end at the same time to make the slip knot.
• Push your hook through the loop.
• Pull the long end of the yarn to tighten the yarn to the hook.
How to do a chain stitch
• Starting with a slip knot, wrap the yarn once over the hook. (or yarn over)
• Pull the yarn through the loop that was already on your hook.
• This is what it should look like once your hook is pulled through all the way. You just did your first chain!
• Yarn over again.
• Pull the yarn through the loop on your hook.
• Now you have 2 chains! Keep repeating the process until you’ve reached the desired amount of chains.
This is what my row of chains looked like:
Next week we’ll learn how to do a single crochet!
Did you like this post? Have you crocheted before?