A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 299,155
Currently Running With Scissors:
430 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Crochet Tutorial: Getting Started - making a slip knot  (Read 2902 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
fantasticmio
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Yarn Hacker
Online Online

Posts: 3052
Joined: 01-Nov-2006

Smells like chicken!


View Profile WWW
« on: March 16, 2009 04:43:22 PM »

Now that you have your yarn and hook, you're ready to start.

The first thing you need to do to make anything in crochet is to make a slip knot. (There are always exceptions.)

These instructions are for right-handed crocheters. If you are left-handed, just switch the directions and hold a mirror up to the side of your screen ^_^

Find a yarn end (preferably the one on the inside, again, more on that later) and lay the yarn out with the end of the yarn to the left:


Lift the yarn up to the right of the end and fold it over itself making a loop:


With your thumb and pointer finger, reach through that loop and grab the yarn to the right of the loop (towards the ball) and pull it through the loop:


Pull on the yarn hanging down from the loop (I needed one hand to take this picture, so imagine my other hand holding the loop at the top) :


Grab your hook and insert it in the loop you made:


and pull on the yarn leading towards the ball (known as the working yarn) and the loop will tighten around your hook. If it doesnt, try pulling on the yarn tail. If that works, then you did something differently than the instructions. Take your hook out of the loop and keep pulling on the yarn tail until the slip knot comes out, and try it again. Its important that the working yarn be the side that closes the loop.

« Last Edit: March 16, 2009 04:51:16 PM by fantasticmio - Reason: adding link » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Start Using Calligraphy
How to Rule the Page for Calligraphy
How to Warm Up for Calligraphy
How to Draw the Lowercase Calligraphy Letters - C, O, E
How to Draw the Lowercase Calligraphy Letters - I, L, J, R, F, T
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing
@Home This Weekend: Embellished Guest Towels
Handmade Gift Ideas: Hostess Gift

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.