These are examples of how you could try to hold your hook and yarn, but play around and try different ways which feel natural and comfortable
There’s no right or wrong way to hold your hook, but many crocheters find it comfortable to hold it as they would a pen.
Others prefer the knife method, with the end of the hook resting against the palm of the hand for extra control of the hook.
The key is to ensure tension in the yarn. This technique shows the tail held between index finger and thumb, and working end over the middle finger.
You can also hold the tail end held in between the thumb and middle finger and the working end wrapped around the index finger – see what works best for you!