How To Do A Slip Knot + A Chain Stitch| Crafty Crochet Thursday

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
Yarn loop
• Taking your yarn, cross the end over the long end to form a loop.

Pulling yarn
• 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.

Hook through yarn
• Push your hook through the loop.

Pull slip knot
• Pull the long end of the yarn to tighten the yarn to the hook.

How to do a chain stitch
Wrap yarn around hook
• Starting with a slip knot, wrap the yarn once over the hook. (or yarn over)

pull yarn through
• Pull the yarn through the loop that was already on your hook.

1 chain
• This is what it should look like once your hook is pulled through all the way. You just did your first chain!

Yarn over
• Yarn over again.

Pull yarn through
• Pull  the yarn through the loop on your hook.

2 Chains
• 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:
How to do a chain stitch

Next week we’ll learn how to do a single crochet!
How to do a chain stitch
Did you like this post? Have you crocheted before?

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