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.

Finger Knitting Tutorials and Free Project Ideas

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  Finger Knitting

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

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

Finger Knitting Craft Kit

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

  Finger Knitting Fun

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

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

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

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! 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 Knitted Headband

A headband is a super fun and easy way to make something using finger knitting. Crafty Sewing Sew

Finger Knitting - Advanced

Instructions for finger knitting with two yarns. Kyle Designs

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

Rather than knitting or crocheting you can make a chain scarf with your hands and have a totally new look! 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 American Girl Doll (Finger Knitting)

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.

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

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

PomPom Scarf

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



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


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

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

Sparkle Cowl

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

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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