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{Crafts for Children} Finger Knitting 2

Updated on July 2, 2017

Book Review: Learn Finger Knitting with Katsuno Suzuki

Learn Finger Knitting. It is a fun and easy introduction to knitting for beginners of all ages, especially children.

No needles are involved in this technique and it can be easily mastered by young and old alike-Plus it is safe to do on planes.

Finger-knitting is done entirely by hand, using a simple yarn-looping technique! One you learn it you won't know when to stop - my son made a long red 'intestine' - his name for it.

You can finger knit a flower or take a number of separate pieces and sew them together for a coaster. You can even use some of the bulky yarn to make a lovely scarf.

Photo *Amazon.com*:Finger Knitting 2 (Vol 2)

Learn Finger Knitting Step by Step - Youtube Video Tutorial

Waldorf Finger Knitting - TheDreamAngels.com

Basic Finger Knitting Lesson with WaldorfSchoolOnline.com. This goes into how they teach this craft in the Waldorf Schools utilizing storytelling.

How to Make Finger Knitted Flowers - EarthSchooling.Com

WaldorfLessonPlans.com This Video shows you what to do with all your finger knitting. You can make these flowers for Valentine's Day or even for Mother's Day.

Spool Knitting

Finger Knitting is also called Spool Knitting, Corking, or Finger Weaving.

How to Finger Knit a Scarf - by Youtube user Candycane Candace

Candace shows you the finger knitting technique that will enable you to make a scarf. The thicker the yarn the wider-thicker your scarf will be. A thinner yarn will create a thinner scarf. Included in this tutorial is how to cast off when you are completed with your scarf.

If you like this video please be kind and like her video as well as leave a comment. You can also leave a video comment to let her know how your scarf turned out. Follow Candace and her other diy tutorials on her channel.

Sweet Girl Finger Knitting - Yes Kids Love This

Note: A bit blurry but it is set to some fun happy music so kind of makes up for it. :)

Additional Resources for Finger Knitting - Finger Weaving

Online Resources for learning how to Finger Knit aka Finger Weave.

Will You Try Finger Knitting? - What Will You Make?

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      Sara Duggan 4 years ago from California

      @katespetcorner1: Those are lovely.

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      katespetcorner1 4 years ago

      The flowers I think :)

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      Sara Duggan 4 years ago from California

      @Mickie Gee: Great - Oh, that would be great - a video howto for Left handed folks.

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      I have taught my left-handed grand-daughter how to finger knit and she loved doing it. She is 9 and wants to do some more projects.

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      Sara Duggan 4 years ago from California

      @anonymous: As I find more tutorials on joining the strands I'll add it to the page. I do know there is a blog post out there with 5 different things to make with finger knitting, if you're on Pinterest search 'finger knitting' and I'm sure you'll be able to find it. (note to self add the blog post to list of resources)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My sister had a teen living teacher that taught her to finger knit way back in '80's when she was in the 7th grade, she came home and taught me. All we made was bracelets, hair ribbons, and belts. A few years ago I started doing it again and decided to look for interesting ways to use the strands I had accumulated and I couldn't find anything. Thank you for this. Please post more on how to join the strands together.

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      Sara Duggan 4 years ago from California

      @poutine: It is. Kids love doing it and they don't even realize it is developing coordination and dexterity.

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      poutine 4 years ago

      Fun for the kids.

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      Sara Duggan 4 years ago from California

      @Wakerra LM: In Kindergarten the kids make large chains and then use them as jump ropes. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Wakerra LM 4 years ago

      I remember learning this in 2nd grade! We always called it Finger Weaving. I could never figure how to properly tie it off when I was done though, so my 2-fingered chains just kept getting longer and longer! Thanks for the information!

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      @donnetted: Thanks for the Blessings.

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      @eccles1: She is rather talented isn't she? Goes to prove if a wee one can do it, so can us Big folks.

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      I used to do this as a young girl :) Blessed by a Squid Angel x

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      In the video not only the young lady is knitting with her fingers but she is fast !

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      @SMW1962 LM: children pick finger knitting up quickly and yes, they have such amazing imaginations, they can turn anything into a work of art.

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Interesting lens, thanks for sharing!

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      SMW1962 LM 5 years ago

      I taught my granddaughter to finger knit and am amazed at what she comes up with.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks! I definitely will teach finger knitting at Spin a Yarn, my yarn shop in Brewer, Maine.

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      My granddaughters all do this. I enjoy the gifts they make, and they enjoy the fun of making them.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      I will definitely give this a try. Nice lens!!

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      Shorebirdie 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      This sounds good. Sometimes, you can't bring knitting needles to some places.

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      @freyalou: Yay, another finger knitter. Look up finger knitting on youtube and you'll see new uploads for finger knitting scarves. Plus the latest issue of Living Craft has a tutorial on a finger knitted scarf. :)

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      freyalou 5 years ago

      I've been wanting to learn finger knitting for a while. Thanks for the informative lens!

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      TopToysForKids 5 years ago

      This is very cool...sharing with my 'little friends'. :)

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      lesliesinclair 6 years ago

      love that finger knitting scarf project

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      Finger knitting is a great idea for the plane. They frown on knitting needles on the plane. ;-) Thanks for sharing. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      @anonymous: I've never made anything but a very long rope and a silly red intestines for my 10 year old. :O: I know on youtube they have a tutorial for finger knitting a flower - maybe a how to finger knit a hat is out there too?

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      @LouisaDembul: I agree, knitting on needles is definitely better but for developing hand and eye coordination finger knitting is great for kids. For adults, it can be a nice entry into knitting or even crochet.

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      @Franksterk: They also frown on knitting needles in public offices like court houses - if you need something to do, finger knitting can be a great distraction for kids and adults.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      THis is fun to do, especially for kids, but I still prefer "real" knitting.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i love to finger knit but i need to learn how to make more columbs and how to make a hat!!!

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      @anonymous: I find kids love this craft - using bulky natural yarn helps in the process - makes it a sensory experience and helps with hand-eye coordination.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the info on Finger Knitting, always looking for new and fun things to do with the kids! :))

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      Steve and Annette 6 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by and blessing my lens.

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      @jlshernandez: definitely something different - and yes it does pass the time :)

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      @Joan4: Perfect for Gma's and their GDaughters. Enjoy.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Oh we definitely must learn to do this -- great project for grandma and granddaughter! thank you!

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Something different to do when you have a ball of yarn and lots of time to kill. And creating something out of the blues. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      @Grandma-Marilyn: It takes time to get kids interested but usually you have to take the 'gizmos' away - maybe when you take them to the park - you can just pull out some yarn and start fingerkintting - you might get them curious enough to want to learn from you.

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      @ChemKnitsBlog2: I never heard about finger knitting before my children and I attended a waldorf inspired playgroup when they were young. Thanks for dropping by.

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 6 years ago

      I never thought about finger knitting before... and I think about knitting a lot! Thanks for sharing this topic :)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      Wow! I am impressed with the children doing the finger knitting. Wish I could get my grandchildren interested but their interests lie in electronics.

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      I want to try this. I mean if kids can do it... scratch that. Most things kids can do, I can't. But I really think I could handle this one. Thanks for a cool lens.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      great lens. thanks for the vids.

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      I've never seen this...will have to try one day. Thumbs up!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Finger Knitting looks so cool. I am going to try this with my kids.

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      irenemaria 7 years ago from Sweden

      I have seen something similar when you use an empty wooden spool and have four little nails around the hole

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      Sara Duggan 7 years ago from California

      @CherylK: yeah, as I didn't make the video I don't know how I could rotate it..

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      Tiffany3 7 years ago

      How neat! My daughter would love this.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Very cool! I might even be able to do this! :)

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      Cheryl Kohan 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Great lens...I loved the video of Maybelle finger knitting although it's sideways and would be easier to view if it could be rotated. I'm going to practice this and try to teach it to my grandkids!