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Beginners Crochet Series - Attach Yarn to Crochet Hook Tutorial
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Attach Yarn to Crochet Hook Tutorial – Beginners Crochet Series

In this basic crochet tutorial for beginners, I start my crochet series by showing you how to attach yarn to a crochet hook.  This process is extremely simple, and it is the first step toward beginning most crochet projects.
*NOTE:  this method should be used in all crochet patterns, unless otherwise stated.  Sometimes, a magic loop or magic circle will be used, so keep a look out for that. If you come across a pattern with a magic loop, don’t be afraid to try it with the tutorial below!
Magic loop or magic circle crochet tutorial: 

Key Terms:

  • Tail: this is the end of your crochet string.  Often, it is referred to as the “tail” and is essentially useless in your project.  Hide the tail when you are done with your project, or crochet over it while you are working.
  • Working yarn: this is the part of the yarn string that you are working with.  It is everything but your tail and what you’ve already crocheted.

Video Tutorial:

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Attach yarn to your crochet hook:

  1. Hold the tail portion of the yarn string in your right hand.  With your left hand, twist the working yarn so that it creates a loop and make sure that the string for the loop is laying over the tail.  Pinch the intersection of the tail and working yarn loop between your fingers on your right hand.
  2. Using your index finger and thumb, reach inside the loop and pull the working yarn through the loop while also releasing your grip on the intersection of the tail and working yarn loop.
  3. Tighten the pull you have on the working yarn until it creates a loop.  Slide your crochet hook inside the loop (hook facing up) and tighten the loop around your hook (you don’t want to tighten it too tightly, but snuggly to your hook) by pulling the working yarn and tail.
  4. Test this by removing your hook and pulling the tail from the working yarn.  If the knot comes out cleanly, then you have successfully attached your yarn to your crochet hook!  If not, give it a few more attempts and see if you can get the feel of it. Crochet takes time to learn but is very rewarding. 

If you have gotten the basics of crochet down and want to dive into some projects, check out my Beginner-Friendly Crochet Projects:

Check out my other Beginners Crochet Series videos here:  

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