Finger Knitting Tutorials and Free Finger Knitting Project Ideas

Finger Knitting Tutorials and Free Project Ideas

When I was around 4 years old, I desperately wanted to knit with my mom and grandmother.  It was so frustrating and disappointing when my little fingers just couldn’t maneuver those knitting needles.

That is when my mom taught me how to finger knit. Finger knitting for beginners was just the thing for me!

What Is Finger Knitting?

Finger knitting is a way to knit without needles, which is perfect for kids!  It is amazingly simple and very easy to learn.  Finger knitting projects need only a few simple materials; yarn, scissors, and your fingers!  

Finger knitting is sometimes called finger weaving, and it can be done with one, two, three or four fingers depending on the finger knitting project and how thick you’d like the knitted rope.

If you are just learning and want to know how to finger knit, we have a very helpful and informative video tutorial and written photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions below.  Scroll down for our Finger Knitting Tutorial.

As you finger knit, a long knitted tube is formed.  I remember knitting tube upon tube as a finger knitting beginner.  It was fun and kept me occupied, but what I was lacking were fun projects to make with the finished tubes!

Who can finger knit?

Finger knitting is for crafters of all ages. Finger knitting is a fun activity for young children and is a great way to introduce knitting without the use of needles. 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 Finger Knitting Projects Can You Make?

On this page, we have put together ideas of our own and those we found for you on the internet, giving you and your kids great finger knitting projects.

JEWELRY:  Check out the finger knitting projects to make necklaces and bracelets.  There is a great variety of necklaces and bracelets here on this page, and they are some of the best projects for finger knitting for beginners.

CLOTHING: Who knew you could make something as complex as a beanie hat with your finger knitting tubes?

This beanie is for more advanced finger knitters; you’ll find it the perfect finger knitting project for those teens and adults who enjoy the art of finger knitting and are ready to move on to a more complex project.

HOME DECOR: With the bath mat finger knitting project tutorial, you will have the perfect, soft mat when you leave the shower or tub.

I love the link to the rope trivets; the use of ¼ inch cotton sash cord gives these a simple and natural feel and will look great in any home.

Don’t miss the knitting pillow trim tutorial to decorate your throw pillows.  This is a beautiful home decor finger knitting project that makes good use of your yarn stash.

Both right and left-handed finger knitters can view the video tutorials to learn how to easily create a large blanket by simply joining the tubes as you knit.  You won’t even have to sew panels together with this finger knitting project.

We here at Needlepointers have our own finger knitting tutorial that uses loop yarn to create a lovely textured blanket. There are so many ways to use loop yarn!  Learn more about this special yarn on our Loop Yarn Knitting page.

SCARVES AND COWLS: We have found you many different scarf and cowl finger knitting projects!  From the Button Love Scarf, an infinity scarf with added buttons and beads to the Finger Chain Scarf, and many scarves in between, we have the perfect scarf or cowl for kids and adults.

You can even find a sweet infinity scarf to make for an 18” doll on this page!

HEADBANDS: Use small practice pieces for this finger knitting for beginners project!  Just use a thinner yarn for this project to create the perfect hair accessory.

Even young children can use one of our headband projects to create their own gifts for holidays and birthdays. Check out the cute headband with flowers!

AND SO MUCH MORE! There are so many more projects below for you to try!  Scroll down and get yourself and the kiddos making fun and useful finger knitting projects!


Finger Knitting Tutorials and Free Finger Knitting Project Ideas

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  Finger Knitting

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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

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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

Finger Knitting Craft Kit #ad

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

  Finger Knitting Fun

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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

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

Bath Mat

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

Beaded Finger Knit Necklace

Beaded finger knit necklaces are simple and fun for kids to make. Hello Wonderful


With this free tutorial, learn how to finger knit a blanket. Good Knit Kisses

Blanket - Textured Blanket Using Loop Yarn

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

Bunny Craft

This finger knit bunny craft will delight kids and adults alike. Start with a bunny wood cutout and transform it into a textured home decor piece. Kids can finger knit the cord and you can attach it to the cutout. A wonderful Thought

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

EZ Garter Ridge Pillow

EZ Garter Ridge Pillow

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

Finger Chain Scarf

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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! Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Finger Knitted Flowers

A video showing how to finger knit flowers. You Tube

Finger Knitted Friendship Bracelet

Finger Knitted Friendship Bracelet

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

Finger Knitting - Beaded Friendship Bracelet (Video)

Finger Knitting - Beaded Friendship Bracelet (Video)

Learn how to finger knit a bracelet with beads.

Finger Knitting Pillow Trim

This tutorial by Flax and Twine shows how to transform a plain pillow into a stylish pillow by adding finger knitting to the edge of it. Flax and Twine

Flower Crown and Necklace

If the kids love finger knitting, this craft can be 100% kid-made with a little supervision from mom. Hello Wonderful

Game Time Chain Scarf

Game Time Chain Scarf #ad

Rather than knitting or crocheting you can make a chain scarf with your hands and have a totally new look! Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Gift Bow

No need to buy gift bows anymore. Finger knit gift bows are a festive way to your hostess or holiday gifts a handmade, lush feel. Flax and Twine

Headband & Necklace

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

Heart Pillow (Loop Yarn Project)

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. Our free pattern is included with a chart. This is a fun, cute knitting project. No knitting needles required, just your fingers. Staff

How to Finger Knit a Beanie Hat DIY

How to Finger Knit a Beanie Hat DIY

Learn to finger knit this cute beanie hat with this tutorial including videos! Red Ted Art

Infinity Scarf

Learn how to finger knit an infinity scarf. Hello Glow

Infinity Scarf for 18" Doll (Finger Knitting)

Infinity Scarf for 18" Doll (Finger Knitting)

Learn how to make a finger knit infinity scarf for 18" doll.

Loop Yarn Scarf for Kids

Loop Yarn Scarf for Kids

Finger Knitting for Kids! Kids will love to make a colorful loop yarn scarf with the Crayola Off the Hook Yarn. Using only their fingers, kids can create a scarf in a few hours with our free finger knitting scarf pattern and tutorial. Staff



Hello Minion Lovers! Here is a project for you - finger knitted minions. Red Ted Art


How to make a finger knitted necklace. CD Muckosky

Patriotic Yarn Wreath

Patriotic Yarn Wreath

Make a simple patriotic wreath by finger knitting yarn and wrapping it around the wreath. Learn how here. Julie Measures

PomPom Scarf

In an hour or two, with this tutorial, you can make a super easy pompom scarf. Meet Me At Mikes


Finger Knit a Yarn Pumpkin! Start with a faux pumpkin and transform it into a texture pumpkin home decor piece. Kids can finger knit the cord and you can attach it to the pumpkin. A Wonderful Thought



Learn how to finger knit a pumpkin with this free tutorial. Red Ted Art

Rainbow Scarf

DIY colorful finger knitted scarf tutorial! Make the scarf rainbow colors or make it in all one color. Rookie

Rope Trivet

Trivets are so handy to have around and finger knitting a rope trivet is really so simple. Follow the instructions in this tutorial to learn how. Flax and Twine

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


Coil up some long finger knit cord into a soft and cozy rug as a home decor item. Meet Me at Mikes

Shamrock Banner

Make a lucky charm for your home by finger knitting this shamrock banner. Handmade Charlotte

Skipping Rope

Learn how to finger knit a jumping rope. Hobby Craft

Sparkle Cowl

The Finger Knit Sparkle Cowl is a fast, fun, and easy project. Fiber Flux Blog

Spider for Halloween

Spider for Halloween

Finger knitted spiders are great Halloween decorations. With yarn, googly eyes and fingers, kids can create adorable finger knitted spiders. Red Ted Art

T-Shirt Yarn Necklace - How to Make

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 .

Word Art

Make beautiful word art pieces to display in any room simply by finger knitting. Lets Lasso The Moon

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