Welp! I finally went and did it.. I followed through!
“Followed through on what, Shauna Mac?”
You didn’t read the title of the blog post? I’ve started a Crochet Basics series, y’all!! The goal of the series is to help you start your Crochet Journey. I’ll cover basic terms and basic stitches that will jump-start you to Creating and ReCreating your crochet pieces.
What is a slip knot?
Simply put, the slip knot is created when yarn is looped and knotted to itself. It’s a slip knot because if you pull the tail (the end of the yarn) and the working yarn (the yarn connected to the skein), it releases the knot.
I know y’all.. you’re thinking, “Okay, Shauna Mac, now you’re throwing random crochet terms around; what is a skein?” Tranquilo, my friend, a skein is a ball of yarn, whether directly from the store or a ball you took the time to roll yourself.
What crochet terms are you talking about?
Well, like any hobby or job, it comes with specific terms, lingo if you will, that people who have been doing it or working at a place a while just throw out there all willy nilly and it’s up to the novice to figure out what’s really going on. So, I’ve created a list of basic crochet terms with their respective abbreviations. BTW, the list contains US terms, (the UK has their own terms) you know how we do here…gotta be different! 🙂 This list is by no means a comprehensive list, but hopefully it’ll help you with your Crochet Journey!
Shauna Mac, how did your Crochet Journey begin?
My Crochet Journey started in 2014 as a bucket list item. I tried teaching myself by getting the book sets from the big box hobby store and I was straight gar-bahge. At the time, I was working at a skilled nursing facility and met a 92 years young woman. She sat down with me and taught me the basics. After that day, I met with her a couple of times and kept practicing. And it was on and poppin’ from there! So, you should know, I’m not formally trained by any means, if that’s a thing. Also, the patterns I create probably won’t have crochet symbols, but words and abbreviations.
I may be getting ahead of myself, first.. let’s get you started by creating a slip knot. I’ll show you 2 ways in the video below.
I’m excited to see what you’ve done; take a pic and tag me on IG of your slip knot @macnificentrecreations