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5 fabulous finger knitting projects Archives. Chunky finger-knit pillow. My knitting skills are pretty basic, but I’ve been wanting to expand them, especially for home projects.

chunky finger-knit pillow

After a failed attempt at a blanket last winter, I hung up my needles and haven’t really returned to knitting since. This simple knit pillow tutorial is just the kind of project to pull me back, even in the warmer months. Anne Weil of Flax and Twine created an easy-to-follow tutorial for finger knitting, but then decided to make this chunky striped knit pillow DIY as an example of how to use the finger knits.

Finger knitting is a great craft for kids, but as you can see here, the simple knitted strands can be quite sophisticated when used for sewing projects. I love how textural and rich this pillow looks, and I’m picturing tons of great variations: fun color combos like navy and red, pink and coral, camel and bright yellow. Read the full how-to after the jump . . . Want to achieve that chunky knit-pillow look without actually knitting? Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Finger-Knitting Fun. Finger Knitting: The Perfect Winter Craft for All Ages. Simple Finger Knitting Project. Finger knitting is so easy, plus no tools needed.

Simple Finger Knitting Project

All you need is your fingers and some yarn. Making it perfect for bringing to restaurants, taking along on road trips, or perfect quiet time activity. My kids LOVE finger knitting. How to Finger Knit in a few easy steps: {or watch the video that taught my kids, it is seriously easy to follow!} To begin…hold the yarn between your thumb and index finger (in your non-dominant hand). Finishing your Finger Knitting: Once your rope is your desired length, stop knitting. Check out the adorable Valentines Wall Decor the kid made…with a little help:) Materials Needed: Old window or frameBurlapA Length of Finger KnittingHot or Cold Glue GunTape The kids were super excited to start their simple project. Learning to Finger Crochet with Kids + Video. My daughter has been just as interested in yarn arts as I have.

Learning to Finger Crochet with Kids + Video

It’s been so fun to have her sitting by my side watching what I do, keeping a close eye on my crochet projects. She’s so eager to learn that we’ve tried a couple of different times to put a crochet hook in her hand. She’s getting close, we keep trying to tackle a single chain stitch with her crochet hook. So much concentration going on! But in the meantime, as we keep up with the hook, we’ve learned how to finger crochet. We watched this video together and took to cutting some yarn. She’s also been using one piece of yarn at a time, cutting off the ends closer to the knot and calling them her little snakes! Basics of Arm Knitting, Episode 37. Arm Knit a Blanket in 45 Minutes.

Posted on March 21, 2014 by Maggie in DIY Projects, Knit and Crochet Knit a blanket in just 45 minutes using your arms as the needles.Premier Yarns is restocking all colors on their website.

Arm Knit a Blanket in 45 Minutes

Click the link on the bottom of this post to purchase your yarn. Here is the step by step video tutorial: Pattern:Cast on 18 stitches using the long tail cast on methodKnit 32 rows (including the cast on row)Bind offWeave in the endsProducts I used:11 Skeins of Premier Yarns Couture Jazz in the color BeigeMeasurements:Approximately 5′ by 3′Share your pictures on my Simply Maggie Facebook Page! -Simply Maggie. Finger Knitting Fun. Finger Knitting Fun BY Jen Lange | Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 10:00am | COMMENTS (0) Finger knitting is a great way to learn how to knit.

Finger Knitting Fun

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 KnittingSupplies Yarn (9 feet is a good amount for a bracelet)Scissors Step 1. Step 2. Easy Knitting with Big Straws for Kids. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our mailing list.

Easy Knitting with Big Straws for Kids

Thanks for visiting! Have you ever made a scarf by using straws before? Yes, straws—you know the big smoothie or Boba straws! I’m not crazy. I’m telling you, it’s easier than you may think. I used big straws, the thick kind without any bendy part in them. Then I used really thick fluffy yarn to make a fluffy hand knit scarf. First step is to turn your straws into knitting needles—not the traditional type of needles, but more like weaving needles. I used the tip of my X-ACTO knife to create a slit at the end of my straws on the front and back. Cut a long piece of yarn DOUBLE the length that you want your scarf or knitted item. You will need one long strand of yarn per straw. Learn to Knit.