There’s a million different ways to teach someone how to make a slip knot, and here is mine!

1. First, take the tail of the yarn (the cut end) and make a loop where the working yarn (the side attached to the ball!) lies on top of the tail.

It’s best to do this on a table top or on your leg, any convenient surface, so you can see what you’re doing.

2. Pick up the loop and rotate it so it lies on top of the working yarn.

It’s very important not to flip it or twist it or anything. Just gently pick up the loop, and rotate it so it’ll lie over the working yarn. You can see it makes an open knot shape!

3. Reach into the loop and pick up the working yarn that you just laid it on top of.

Pull it through and up, and grab the working yarn and the tail together.

4. Keep pulling the working yarn and the tail together, and the slip knot will form around the loop.

You’ll know that the knot is correct by pulling on the working yarn – it should cause the loop above the slip knot to close.

And that’s it! You now have a working slip knot which is used to start all kinds of knitting and crochet projects.

Thanks for reading and I hope this is helpful!