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Holding the yarn

Here's one way to hold the yarn. Feel free, however, to do what feels right for you. Holding the slip knot in your right hand, twine the yarn through the fingers of your left hand.
Moving the slip knot to your left hand, lightly hold the knot between your thumb and middle finger as shown. When you crochet, you will use the section of yarn that runs between the hook and your left index finger. (D24)

Your index finger will move up and down as you work to create an even tension or tightness in the yarn.

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