Crochet Basics: Slip Knot & Chain Stitch

The next video in my new How to Crochet Video Series is now live!  In this tutorial I show you how I like to hold the crochet hook and yarn and my suggestions on how you can get comfortable with this. Keep in mind everyone crochets a little differently and you need to work out what works best for you, feels comfortable and still gets the job done.  No matter what anyone tells you, there is no right or wrong way to hold your project.  Do what works for you… and have fun!

I will also teach you a foolproof way to make your slip knot, complete with a slow motion view of what I’m doing. I hope that helps!  Let me know what you think of the slow motion clips. I’m curious to hear if they help you or not.  I’d like to know for future videos. So leave me a comment letting me know your thoughts, please.

You’ll also learn how to create chain stitches. Chain stitches are the foundation of pretty much every crochet project. This chain is what will hold all the rest of the stitches you make to complete a project. Although it is simple to do this is something you should practice before tackling your first project.  I say that only because you want to get to a point where your chain stitches are even and not too tight or too loose.  Once you have that down you’ll be able to move on to the next video in the series where I’ll show you two basic crochet stitches that are the basis of a gazillion different projects you can start on right away!

Go get some yarn and a crochet hook and start practicing these two. I’ll let you know when Video #3 is ready for ya!

Here is Video #2- How to make a Slip Knot & Chain Stitch

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p.s.- Remember the Craftsy Flash Sale ends tonight! Over 150 online craft classes are on sale. This would be the perfect time to sign up for a few crochet classes that will help elevate your projects now that you are getting started! Check these out…
Happy hooking!

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