Hey family, friends, fellow crafters. I don’t have a ton of time to post this week, but I wanted to drop a little visual on here that I put together last week.
Now that the leaves are changing and the mornings are brisker, I decided to pull out some extra chunky yarn and giant crochet needle to make a quick something. I just kind of started to crochet in the round to see where it would take me. Guys, this was not my best work…maybe I’ll make a post about it soon. I’d have to create a new category on the blog for it called “Crafting Mishaps”. They happen to the best of us.
I got off on a little tangent there. Oops. Back to my graphic. I created the image below because for some reason, whenever I get back into crocheting, I forget how to make a slip knot! It’s kind of embarrassing to admit, but if I’ve learned anything in life, it’s that you are never the only one when it comes to most (if not all) situations. So here it is! The pretzel method to making a slip knot.
I’ve never created a graphic like this before, so here are a breakdown of the steps, in case the pictures aren’t clear enough.
- Start by folding your yarn to create a “U” shape with about a 6 to 7 inch long tail
- Bring the tail end over your working yarn
- Hold the loop created in image 2 and wrap the tail end behind it, forming a pretzel
- Put you needle into the loop furthest to the right, under the tail, and through the middle loop
- Pull your needle up, adjusting the yarn so that it is securely around the needle
- Start chaining away!
I hope this was helpful to someone out there! Thanks for reading.