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{Crafts for Children} Finger Knitting 2

Updated on October 29, 2014

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.

Finger knitting is great- I'd love to learn.

Finger knitting is great- I'd love to learn.

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    • Sara Duggan 3 years ago from California

      @anonymous: I tighten as I go. Here are some additional tutorials: http://www.flaxandtwine.com/2012/01/finger-knittin... Even has a pdf version with a great photo tutorial.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      i loved the video! but can anyone tell me how you tightened the string? mine is so loose.

    • Sara Duggan 3 years ago from California

      @anonymous: You can check on pinterest for all sorts of creative things to do with fingerknitting. Here's a site that has a tutorial on how to make a woven hoolahoop using the strips. flaxandtwine.com/2012/02/woven-finger-knitting-hula-hoop-rug-diy.html

    • Sara Duggan 3 years ago from California

      @anonymous: Yes it can be a little awkward but you get used to it.

    • Sara Duggan 3 years ago from California

      @katespetcorner1: I was captivated by the gal who showed me how to finger knit. It was though she was doing something magical.

    • Sara Duggan 3 years ago from California

      @anonymous: People make many lengths of fingerknitting and then sew them together for larger projects. Scarf, headband, purse, jump ropes and some even make flowers.

      Try pinterest and enter your term as there are usually lots of great projects on there.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      im 11 but im really good at fingerknitting and im looking for ways to fingerknit different things without anything else than a ball of yarn and my fingers

    • katespetcorner1 3 years ago

      Exactly! I did it a lot as I traveled around Africa. It's really neat showing fellow travelers how to do it too.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Looks kinda awkward

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I have just learnt how to finger knit a mat, is their anymore simple ideas for me to make from finger knitting?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I know how to finger knit! AWESOME!!!!!!

    • eccles1 4 years ago

      Wow I am so amazed I never seen this before

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      How nice! ;) a " intestine.". Original Name. I love finger knitting!

    • Sara Duggan 4 years ago from California

      @anonymous: I saw this really cool blog which lists 5 more finger knitted projects http://www.flaxandtwine.com/2012/02/woven-finger-k... Includes a hoola hoop rug, pillow,door curtain,

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I learned from my grandmother and I taught my sisters! they can't stop but we've run out of things to make fast. Thanks and please give more ideas!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I WANT TO LEARN

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I love finger knitting I do it all the time

    • squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Sounds fun and less expensive than regular knitting ;)

    • BusyMOM LM 5 years ago

      I gotta try this. I love to knit, but never have done it without the needles!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      The first video was very helpful. Thank you :)

    Huh? What's the point? A long piece of yarn tied in knots- Boring!

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      • anonymous 5 years ago

        theres nothing u can really do with it. i mean, if u made something out of it, u would never use it

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I have been Finger Knitting for a long time... I do it when I'm bored! (I did not mean to press the option below!)

      • Cinnamonbite 5 years ago

        I take my sock knitting when I travel because it's small. I don't think finger knitting is very useful.

      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. :)

      How to Finger Knit [Crochet] a Hat - Similar to Finger Knitting - Make a Hat

      Youtube user Chykara shows how to finger crochet [knit] a hat. All you need is yarn and your fingers. It is an open weave hat and as she mentions in her video you can add a little pompom on top.

      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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          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!

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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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          Tiffany3 7 years ago

          How neat! My daughter would love this.

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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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          irenemaria 6 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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          Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

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

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          hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

          great lens. thanks for the vids.

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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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          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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          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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          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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          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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          Joan4 5 years ago

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

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          Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

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

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          Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

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

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          Steve and Annette 5 years ago

          Thank you for stopping by and blessing my lens.

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          anonymous 5 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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          Sara Duggan 5 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 5 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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          LouisaDembul 5 years ago

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

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          Frankie Kangas 5 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 5 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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          Sara Duggan 5 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 5 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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          lesliesinclair 5 years ago

          love that finger knitting scarf project

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          TopToysForKids 5 years ago

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

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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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          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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          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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          squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

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

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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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          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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          SMW1962 LM 4 years ago

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

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          sheezie77 4 years ago

          Interesting lens, thanks for sharing!

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          Sara Duggan 4 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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          Donnette Davis 4 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 4 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 4 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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          Sara Duggan 4 years ago from California

          @donnetted: Thanks for the Blessings.

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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 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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          poutine 4 years ago

          Fun for the kids.

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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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          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

          @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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          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

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

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          katespetcorner1 3 years ago

          The flowers I think :)

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          Sara Duggan 3 years ago from California

          @katespetcorner1: Those are lovely.

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