Make a slip knot 6-8" / 15-20 cm from the end of the yarn and place on crochet hook.
Hold knitting needle in left hand and crochet hook in right hand.
Place crochet hook in front of knitting needle (making an X),
with the slip knot below knitting needle.
Hold the tail end of the yarn against knitting needle in left hand and the working end of the yarn to the right.