Tutorial: Starting chain – to knot, or not? — 6 Comments

  1. By putting an extra twist in the yarn you don’t have to hold it past the first chain. I learned this years ago, great until ypu have to teach someone how to crochet in 2 hours and you need to teach a simple pattern that they can use without any help as they live a province away.

    • I know, it sounds like it would, but it doesn’t – give it a try and you’ll see! 🙂 It’s the same as the end of the work not unraveling even though there’s no knot there. I’ve made whole sweaters with no slipknot, and not woven in the ends until I’m all done, and have never had any issues. It really doesn’t even loosen up once you get a couple rows in, and once you sew in the end it’s totally secure.

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