Crochet Basics: The Slip Knot – a photo tutorial

March 15, 2014

Family Patch Crochet Basics

I’ve been thinking about creating a series of photo tutorials of the basic crochet stitches for quite some time now. In 2013 I made some videos for iVillage.co.uk but have wanted to do something different for my blog and this seemed like the best way to share the basics with you all.

I taught myself to crochet using online tutorials and so I wanted to pass this on by creating my own series of the things I have found most valuable when starting out in crochet (or, in fact, when trying to develop the skills you already have).

And so after a fun session yesterday with my camera and tripod, I have created the first of my tutorials, which I hope will become part of a  much bigger series – Crochet Basics!

Today’s tutorial is the slip knot. It won’t get you crocheting straight away – you’ll need the next two tutorials (chain stitch and single/double crochet stitch) to start making an actual item. But this is the first thing you need to know before you can start, so it’s where I shall begin.

Family Patch Slip Knot Tutorial Step One

Family Patch Tutorial Slip Knot Step Two

Family Patch Tutorial Slip Knot Step Three

Family Patch Tutorial Slip Knot Step Four

And that’s all there is to it! Congratulations, you’ve taken the first step towards learning how to crochet.

Join me again soon for my chain stitch tutorial.

  • Reply
    Emma Edwards
    March 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Wow – shall certainly be following this series. I have attempted several times before and failed – but was pregnant at the time!

  • Reply
    March 15, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Emma,
    Oh it would be great if the photo tutorials help 🙂 and dont forget we are bound to see each other in person again at some point so I can always help out that way too! xx
    Sent from my Xperia™ smartphone

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