Slip knots are simple but oh so useful knots.
There’s a plethora of possibilities for these little knots.
Here’s 4 handy ways I’ve used a slip knot in the past:
- Tying balloons onto children’s wrists.
- Tying bugs onto children’s wrists.
A slip knot has the ability to “slip” into smaller or larger sizes. Pull on one side of the knot and it gets small and snug. Pull on the other side, and it loosens up easily and without fuss. That’s what makes it such a great option for securing various things *ahem* to kids’ wrists. It’s also the absolute beginning of pretty much every knitting or crochet project you’ll find.
For the purposes of this site, you’re probably visiting to learn how to make a slip knot for either knitting or crochet.
If you prefer to learn by video tutorial, check out the video at the end of this post.
How to tie a slip knot
Step One: Prep your yarn or material.
Step Two: Fold the yarn over your fingers with working end in back as shown.
Step Three: Wrap the working end up and across the other end so you have an X on your fingers.
Step Four: Push a loop of the working end of the yarn underneath the tail end of the yarn.
Step Five: Remove loops from fingers.
Step Six: Pull on yarn end and working end while holding onto loop to tighten the knot.
Step Seven: Pull on loop to loosen.
Step Eight: Pull on working end to tighten and make loop smaller.