Finger Knitting

Finger knitting is a great way to learn how to knit. It’s easy to do and you will quickly have something that you can wear or play with. When you’re finished, you’ll have a beautiful rope of yarn that you can use for lots of different things, such as a cool headband, a belt, bracelet, necklace, or even a scarf. Since there’s no need to worry about pointy needles, it’s a great craft to do on long summer car trips.

Finger Knitting

  • Yarn (9 feet is a good amount for a bracelet)
  • Scissors



Step 1. Turn your non-dominant hand palm-up. Leave a 6-inch tail of yarn between your thumb and palm.

Step 2. Use your other hand to wrap the yarn over your pointer finger, back behind your middle finger, over your ring finger, then behind your pinkie finger.

Step 3. Now wrap the yarn back around your pinkie, behind your ring finger, over your middle finger and behind your pointer finger. You should now have a loop over each finger.

Step 4. Repeat Step 2, starting at your knuckles.

Step 5. Wrap the yarn back around your fingers to complete two rows of yarn.

Step 6. Pull the lower loop over the top of your finger. Repeat for all four fingers.

Step 7.  You have just completed your first row of finger knitting and can release the yarn you are holding with your thumb.

Step 8. Push down the top row, and repeat steps 4-8 until you have the desired length.

Step 9. To finish the rope, carefully remove the remaining loops from your fingers. Cut an extra 6 inches of yarn and thread this through the loops and tighten. Add a double knot to secure in place.