So you are going on a trip on an airplane, you want to crochet while in the air but not quite sure which needles or hooks are ok for the plane and which you want to bring… Well, have you ever thought of crocheting with your fingers? About 7 years ago I started creating projects with my fingers – no hooks involved, just for the fun of it, and found I really liked how the projects came out. It’s a very free and fun feeling, speedy way of crocheting and you never forget where your hook is 😉 Here is a short tutorial straight from my plane ride and a few photos from projects I did in the past just with my fingers 🙂
I find it very easy and comfortable and it just feels natural because you get to constantly feel the material. If you are a beginner though, you should try crocheting a few times with a hook first so you’ll feel more comfortable with it.
What you’ll need:
- Any kind of fun soft yarn, medium weight. Try with different yarn weights since each feels different on the fingers. Try to start with yarns that you can unravel easily.
- Your finger 😉
Just as you would create a Slip Knot with a crochet hook, create a loop by twisting the yarn with short tail on the right.
Put your thumb on the crossed over yarn. Prepare your hook (your finger! 😉
Insert finger into loop from the bottom.
Yarn over with finger.
Pull yarn through loop.
Tighten the knot.
Work however many chains you need or want.
Work Single Crochet exactly how you would with a hook – insert finger in any space.
Yarn Over and pull yarn through so you have 2 loops on finger.
Yarn over again and pull through the two loops. Work more Single Crochet stitches and you got the hang of it! 🙂
Here are some Items I created with my fingers:
Hope you enjoy! Feel free to contact me for any questions, leave comments and share! 🙂
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