I've been thinking about creating a series of photo tutorials of the basic crochet stitches for quite some time now. In 2013 I made some videos for iVillage.co.uk but have wanted to do something different for my blog and this seemed like the best way to share the basics with you all.
I taught myself to crochet using online tutorials and so I wanted to pass this on by creating my own series of the things I have found most valuable when starting out in crochet (or, in fact, when trying to develop the skills you already have).
And so after a fun session yesterday with my camera and tripod, I have created the first of my tutorials, which I hope will become part of a much bigger series - Crochet Basics!
Today's tutorial is the slip knot. It won't get you crocheting straight away - you'll need the next two tutorials (chain stitch and single/double crochet stitch) to start making an actual item. But this is the first thing you need to know before you can start, so it's where I shall begin.
And that's all there is to it! Congratulations, you've taken the first step towards learning how to crochet.
Join me again soon for my chain stitch tutorial.