Slip Knot

In order to begin your crochet work, you must begin with an initial loop on your hook.  In most cases, you will create the first loop on your hook using a slip knot.

To create a slip knot:

Step 1:  Create a loop with your yarn, making sure that the tail of the yarn is dangling behind your loop.
Step 2:  Insert the hook through the loop, moving under the tail and back out the loop.
Step 3:  Grab tail and pull to create slip knot on hook.