Finger Knitting Tutorials and Free Project Ideas


What is finger knitting?

Finger knitting is a way of knitting without needles. It is sometimes called finger weaving. You can do finger knitting with one, two, three or four fingers depending on the project you want to make and how thick you want the finger knitted rope. Learn how to finger knit with the following tutorials and instructions.

Who can finger knit?

Finger knitting is for all ages - 4 to 99. Finger knitting is a fun activity for young children and is a great way to introduce knitting to children. It will be easier for a child to understand knitting with needles after mastering finger knitting.

Finger knitting is an excellent group project for Scouts, 4-H, school class projects and birthday parties. Need a rainy day activity? Stock up on yarn and let your kids be creative.

What can you make with finger knitting cord?

  • Headbands
  • Scarves
  • Belts
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Just let your imagination soar!

In addition to finger knitting, another type of knitting without needles is Loop Yarn Knitting. Kids, tweens and teens (and even adults) can learn to knit with this yarn and create fast hand-knitting projects.

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Finger Knitting

With clear instructions and colorful step-by-step photos, author Mary Beth Temple demonstrates the basic finger knitting techniques that you need to know. She shows you how to make 13 totally cute projects, from bracelets, necklaces, scarves, belts, and headbands, to wreaths, coasters, rugs, and pillows. by Mary Beth Temple - Paperback - Published 2014 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Finger Knitting 2

This book has handknit projects for kids of all ages - 10 orginal projects with easy-to-follow instructions. by Suzuki Katsino - Paperback - Published 2008 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Finger Knitting Craft Kit

Creative 15 different projects with just your fingers. No needles required. by Klutz Affiliate Link to Amazon


Finger Knitting Fun

28 Cute, clever and creative projects for kids.
So quick and simple, a perfect project for children, learning how to knit with your fingers is the best way to start crafting without cumbersome needles!
by Vickie Howell - Paperback - Published 2015 Affiliate Link to Amazon


Finger Knitting Tutorial

Learn how to Finger Knit with these instructional tutorials.
This video tutorial and written photo tutorial has step-by-step instructions on how to finger knit which can also be called finger weaving.

Bath Mat

Make a bath mat by finger knitting cording and then weaving the cord into a mat. A beautiful Mess


Blanket - Textured Blanket Using Loop Yarn

Learn how to make this Loop Yarn Textured Blanket with our free pattern by watching our video or reading our photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions. Staff


EZ Garter Ridge Pillow

How to make a loop yarn pillow. This EZ Garter Ridge Pillow is a free pattern from Yarnspirations. Watch our video to learn how to make the pillow.
Get the free pattern here. Staff

Finger Chain Scarf

This easy-to-do technique lets you make a furry fashion scarf in a flash! Double the yarn and use your fingers instead of a hook for a fun, fab accessory! Red Heart

Finger Knitted Flowers

A video showing how to finger knit flowers. You Tube

Finger Knitting - Advanced

Instructions for finger knitting with two yarns. Kyle Designs


Finger Knitting - Beaded Friendship Bracelet (Video)

Learn how to finger knit a bracelet with beads.

Finger Knitting - Headband & Necklace

Girls will love choosing their favorite color yarn and finger knitting a headband and necklace for themselves. Housing A Forest


Friendship Bracelet

A video on how to make a simple finger knitted friendship bracelet. Kids can make for themselves and exchange with to friends.

Game Time Chain Scarf

Rather than knitting or crocheting you can make a chain scarf with your hands and have a totally new look! Red Heart


Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

Learn how to make a heart pillow with loop yarn by watching our video tutorial and reading our step-by-step photo tutorial. This is a fun, cute knitting project. No knitting needles required, just your fingers. Staff


Infinity Scarf for American Girl Doll (Finger Knitting)

Learn how to make a finger knit infinity scarf for an American Girl Doll or 18" doll.

Jump Rope

Finger knit cotton cord to make a unique, one-of-a-kind jump rope. Hobby Craft


Loop Yarn - Attaching New Skein

Learn how to attach a new skein of yarn when knitting with loop yarn. It is super easy to do! Staff


Loop Yarn - Criss Cross Stitch Tutorial

Learn how to knit the criss cross stitch with loop yarn. Watch our video tutorial and also read our step-by-step instructions. Staff


Loop Yarn - Garter Stitch Tutorial

Learn how to knit the garter stitch with loop yarn. Staff


Loop Yarn - How to Bind Off

Learn how to bind off (cast off) when knitting with loopy yarn. Staff


Loop Yarn - Stocking Stitch Tutorial (Stockinette Stitch Tutorial)

Learn how to knit the stocking stitch with loop yarn.
Loop yarn features unique preformed loops which means when working with this yarn no knitting needles are required. All you need are your hands.
This loopy, puffy yarn makes it extremely fun, quick and easy to knit blankets, scarfs, pillows, cowls and more. It makes knitting easy and fun for children, pre-teens, teenagers and even adults.
Needlepointers Staff


How to make a finger knitted necklace. CD Muckosky

Pillow - Two Tone Pillow

Finger knit two colors of yarn into long finger knitted cords. The cords are then sewn onto fabric to make a unique finger knitted pillow. Design Sponge

Rope Trivet

Quick DIY free rope trivet pattern. Need a gift idea for Mom or a hostess gift? This finger knitted rope trivet is a unique idea. Flax and Twine

Scarf - Button Love Scarf

This finger knitted infinity scarf can be styled in a number of different ways. With colorful yarn, buttons and/or beads, the scarf is an adorable accent piece for your wardrobe. All Free Knitting


T-Shirt Yarn Necklace - How to Make

A t-shirt yarn necklace is a great project for kids, tweens, teens and adults. It is SUPER QUICK and SUPER EASY and SUPER FUN .

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