Begin with a row of chain stitches

Take yarn and make a circle, crossing the part closer to the ball over the end:

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Take end closer to ball and wrap it down, around, and up through the loop:

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Pull through and tighten for beginning  slip knot:

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This is how to thread the yarn aound your fingers:

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Wrap yarn around the hook as shown:

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Pull through and tighten for your first chain(ch).   Note how I hold my needle – this takes less energy than holding the needle like a pen.

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Here is what the row looks like:

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