Most knitting and crochet projects begin with a slip knot.
Make a loop of yarn over across your left hand.
Pass a loop of the working end of the yarn (the end attached to the ball of yarn) through the loop.
Pull the ends of the yarn to close the knot.
Insert your crochet hook and pull the ends of the yarn to tighten the loop. This forms the basis of your starting chain.
Insert your knitting needle and pull the ends of the yarn to tighten the loop. This forms your first stitch.
That’s how to make a slip knot!