How to Knit with Fingers (with Pictures)

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How to Knit with Fingers (with Pictures)
How to Knit with Fingers (with Pictures)

Knitting with fingers is one of the fun activities to pass the time. When you're done, you'll also have a string of threads that you can use for a variety of things, such as key chains, hair ornaments, belts or even bag handles. This activity is also so easy for the whole family to do!


Part 1 of 3: Preparing to Weave the Yarn

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Step 1. Hold the knitting yarn in the thumb and index finger of your non-dominant hand

The tail of the thread should be behind your hand, and you should press your thumb with your index finger to hold it. Turn your hands so that your palms are facing you.

Step 2. Knit the yarn through your fingers

Take the moving end of the thread and pull it to the palm side of your index finger, keeping the tail of the thread between your index finger and thumb. Move it down the back of your middle finger, past your ring finger, and under your ring finger.

Step 3. Loop the yarn through your hands, and continue knitting again

Pass the thread over the little finger, over the ring finger, and under the middle finger.

Step 4. Do this sequence of steps again

Wrap around the index finger, under the middle finger, and under the ring finger. Wrap it around your little finger, then under your ring finger, above your middle finger, and under your index finger, leaving the rest of the moving end of the thread on your thumb to keep it in shape. Each finger should have two turns now, towards you.

Part 2 of 3: Knitting

Step 1. Pull the bottom thread loop

Take the loop of yarn at the bottom of your little finger and pull it through your finger, taking it past the first loop you let. The bottom loop of yarn should be behind your little finger by now.

Step 2. Repeat with the next two fingers

Move the floss from your little finger to your middle finger and then stop.

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Step 3. Make the first "bottom loop" for your index finger

When you reach your index finger, move the tail of thread that is between your thumb and index finger, which is under the moving thread so it doesn't cross, up through the thread between your index and middle finger. This thread should be hanging down the back of your hand by now.

Step 4. Weave the thread again

Repeat steps 1 and 2 of Part One to pass the yarn over and under your finger until you get another set of turns of yarn. You should once again have two turns on each of your fingers.

Step 5. Drag the bottom loop past the second loop you just created

At this point, you will treat your index finger just like any other finger.

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Photo 10 1

Step 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 as long as you want

A nice string-like shape should begin to form from the yarn at the back of your hand, which you can then use as a measure of the length of the crochet you've already made. Don't be afraid to tuck it in loosely or squeeze it tight when knitting.

Part 3 of 3: Finishing the Knitting

Step 1. Stop weaving yarn

When your crochet string is as long as you want it to be, stop with a loop on each finger right after you pull the bottom loop. Don't weave any more thread.

Step 2. Stop on your little finger

Take a loop of yarn from your little finger and place it on your ring finger. Pull the bottom loop of your ring finger and pass it behind your hand.

Step 3. Stop on your ring finger

Move the loop from your ring finger to your middle finger. Again, pull the bottom loop through the back of your hand.

Step 4. Stop on your middle finger

Move the loop from your middle finger to your index finger. Pull the thread loop one more time. You should now only have one loop on your index finger.

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Step 5. Remove the loop from your index finger

Don't let it close.

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Photo 12

Step 6. Cut the yarn you're using a few inches from the yarn loop

Thread the tail of the thread into the loop. Insert several times to tighten. You can also pull the thread to tighten it too.

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Step 7. Done

If you want to make the rope into a loop (for a bracelet, or a headdress), tie the ends of the rope tightly. But if not, then you're done.


  • You can tighten the string every few knittings by tugging at the ends of the yarn.
  • It's best if you complete all the steps at once, or you could lose your knitting rhythm and forget your last place. If you take a break, mark the last lap with a pencil to remember it.
  • Try to loosen the thread around your finger so it's easy to pull.
  • Choose thick and soft yarn.
  • Get creative! You can use finger crochet to make almost anything. *If you want to make a thinner and faster braid, do the above method using only three fingers, or even with only one. This article can detail how.


  • If you pull the string too tightly while it is on your finger, your blood flow may be impaired. Don't pull too hard.
  • If you suffer a pressure injury from doing something over and over again, give yourself a break between knitting.
  • If you find a loose loop in your hand, don't cut it. If this loop is close to your knuckle, pull back the problematic knit, and repeat.

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