No Needles Needed! Finger Knit Projects You Can Finish in a Flash

No Needles Needed! Finger Knit Projects You Can Finish in a Flash

Katie Holdefehr
Feb 8, 2017
(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

If you grew up as a craft-loving kid, then finger knitting probably reminds you of middle school and summer camp crafts. The process is every bit as easy as you remember (no worries if you need a refresher course, the sources ahead offer plenty), but the projects have gotten a tad more sophisticated. Put down the needles, pick up some fabric yarn, and you'll have a finished project in under two hours.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

It took Rachel from A Beautiful Mess less than two hours to finger knit this chunky striped bathmat. Knitting without needles is convenient for crafting on the go, but the true revelation here is the awesome fabric yarn she used, which was made from recycled factory cut-offs from the garment industry and comes in a rainbow of stunning hues.

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These trivets by Flax and Twine are fashioned from swirls of inexpensive rope, making an entire set a very affordable hostess gift. When you're ready to supersize your home-knit handicrafts, check out our guide to arm knitting.

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Delicate finger-knit strands of pastel yarn add a touch of texture to plain white throw pillows. Flax and Twine simply hand-stitched the trim onto each pillow using a needle and thread, but you can follow the tutorial in Koel Magazine.

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Erin from Earnest Home Co. looped a chunky knit strand into a cozy message to hang above the mantel. A length of sturdy floral wire is the secret to getting the soft yarn to hold its shape.

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No one will believe that this intricately woven rug was actually knit without needles. The design was created by needle-less knitting guru Anne Weil, but you can find more details over on Ravelry, a site worth exploring for its huge database of patterns.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

A Beautiful Mess takes the finger-knit necklace one step further by combining solid red and patterned fabric yarn, and then knotting the knit garland to form a chunky textural masterpiece.

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This textured pillow featured on Design Sponge starts with long strands of finger-knit garland, but you'll need the help of a sewing machine to transform them into a pillow.

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This statement necklace is so easy to knit, you can weave one together while watching Netflix. Thanks, I Made It crafted the electric blue one above from store-bought jersey yarn, but you can also follow these instructions for making your own yarn from a t-shirt.

(Image credit: Is Laura)

Okay, so the dreamy scarf about was actually hand-crocheted, a slightly different technique than finger knitting, but another easy-to-learn process that doesn't require a crochet hook. Translate the how-to on the Italian blog Is Laura, or simply follow along with her helpful video tutorial.

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