There are many reasons you might need to make a slip knot. Knitting and crochet enthusiasts often begin their projects by making slip knots. Jewelry makers often use slip knots when creating new jewelry projects. A slip knot is one of many knots sailors use for keeping their lines and ropes shipshape. The following instructions are best suited for crafters, particularly knitting and crochet; however, the basic idea is the same, so anyone who needs slip knot instructions will probably find this slip knot tutorial helpful.