How to start crocheting – Slip Knot & Magic Ring

Magic Rings were a game changer for me. When I first started I had not heard of them so I did the slip knot and chains to start any project. Check out this post by yarnonhook.com to learn how to do them.

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By now, you have read the previous articles about What you need to start – Basic Crochet Supplies and about How to hold a hook & yarn. In this article, I will try to explain the very beginning of a crochet technique – THE SLIP KNOT & MAGIC RING.

Majority of the projects starts with Slip Knot, some of the round projects (amigurumi, some hats etc. may start with Magic Ring).

SLIP KNOT

Slip knot is releasable knot, which can be undone by pull the loose end of the yarn (the hook is not engaged). It is the very beginning of a majority crochet projects.

There are few variants for tying a slip knot, which you may find on internet, however I will share 3 techniques of making a slip knot with you today:

1. The “table loop technique”

Using the loose end of the yarn and the table…

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