This is my very first video tutorial so I thought I would start out with something simple. Just about every crochet book shows you how to do a slip knot to get started but honestly, when I look at the drawings I think they look really confusing. Hopefully this little video will make it a lot easier for crochet beginners to get started.
As seen in the video: Hang your yarn over your hook, cross one strand over the over (it doesn't matter which one is on top or bottom), pick up the strand that is on the bottom, wrap it around your hook and pull it through the loop. Use the tails to pull it close against your hook.