This is an Instructable to teach a beginner how to crochet.
All you need is some fat yarn and a size N crochet hook.
Step 1: Make a slip knot.
Begin the slip knot by laying the yarn down and looping it. Making sure your short piece, the tail, is on top of the long yarn. Next, flip the whole thing down, onto the longer yarn. Grab the middle yarn between your thumb and forefinger and pull the middle yarn out gently. Hang on to tail and pull the loop tight.