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5 Finger Knitting Patterns

Check out these finger knitting patterns for beginners, children, and seasoned knitting veterans alike!

Updated January 29, 2019
Finger Knitting Patterns

Step aside, knitting needles! You've heard of arm knitting as the new knitting sensation that's sweeping the nation, but it's time to make way for the latest craze finger knitting. These finger knitting patterns are a great way to get your feet wet with this cool technique.

The best part about finger knitting patterns is that they just require three things: your own two hands and some yarn. If you have some experience with knitting, this technique will be a breeze for you, but even complete beginners can expect to finish their first project in no time.

Start with the article below on how to finger knit, grab some scrap yarn, and get to practicing. Once you've knitted your first swatch using only your fingers, you'll be amazed at how easy all of the following patterns seem to complete. Whether you decide to knit up a couple of quick Christmas gifts or deck out your home with something quick and stylish, don't forget to pass this skill onto your friends because finger knitting is more fun together!

Learn How to Finger Knit

Before you delve into the finger knitting patterns below, you need to equip yourself with all the necessary skills! This easy-to-follow guide is choc full of pictures and detailed explanations, so any novice can manage his or her first finger knitting venture with relative ease. If you're teaching your children how to finger knit, the article recommends starting with super bulky yarn—so do we! This makes it easier for the little ones to see exactly what they're doing and how the yarn moves on their fingers.

Learn How to Finger Knit

1. Finger Knit Letter Ornament

Most finger knitting patterns for beginners are short and sweet, like this little initial ornament. The speed of this pattern is perfect for young children with their short attention spans, and it just makes the most precious gift that Mom and Dad will treasure for every Christmas to come.

Finger Knit Letter Ornament

2. Finger Knit Infinity Scarf

If you're worried that you're not good enough yet at finger knitting to make a whole infinity scarf, worry not! Knitting a scarf with your fingers is just as easy as knitting the letter ornament above—it just takes a little longer! In fact, this pattern is a great way to get used to finger knitting, and it will all be muscle memory by the time you're finished.

Finger Knit Infinity Scarf

3. DIY Trivet Finger Knitting Pattern

If you thought finger knitting patterns could only produce long strands of knitted fabric, you're wrong! This chic, minimalist home decor pattern proves that, with a little manipulation, finger knitting can be truly versatile. We love these trivets as an addition to a nautical or rustic-themed home, but they also make a great project to keep the grandkids' hands busy.

DIY Trivet Finger Knitting Pattern

4. DIY Plant Hanger Finger Knitting Project

Speaking of chic, hanging plants are so in right now. We bet you're thinking you would have put a bunch of them up already if you knew how easy it was! This hanger is made using simple strands of finger knitting arranged in an intricate way, so it looks a lot more difficult than it actually is.

DIY Plant Hanger Finger Knitting Project

5. Button Love Scarf

Embellishing your knitting patterns with buttons and pins is easy, and it's no different with finger knitting patterns! This project will teach you how to knit a scarf with some real personalization. We love this pattern for teens, children, and adults alike because you can make it to perfectly suit your individual personality, and it's super quick and simple.

Button Love Scarf

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Finger knitting is such an interesting concept! I've heard of arm knitting before, but this is another great alternative to traditional needles.

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