Hand crochet is the ignored younger sibling of a hot celebrity

Arm knitting is now a thing. I’m sure of it: my small town library now carries a single book on arm knitting. If arm knitting can make it there, it can make it anywhere.

I’m mostly a crocheter, so I started wondering if there was such a thing as arm crochet. There is! It’s known as hand crochet or finger crochet.

In this instructable, amlkhan shows you how to translate crochet stitches into finger stitches. Turns out a finger is a great substitute for a size 10-15 crochet hook.


Source: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Finger-Crochet/?ALLSTEPS

Simply Maggie shows that she’s just as good at hand crochet as arm knitting in her video tutorial for a chunky blanket. The PDF pattern for the blanket is available for download here.


Source: http://www.simplymaggie.com/how-to-hand-crochet-a-blanket-in-one-hour

Sara Delaney from Valley Yarns has a free downloadable pattern for a chunky cowl, and Valley Yarns also has a finger crochet video tutorial here.


Source: https://www.yarn.com/products/valley-yarns-594-finger-crochet-cowl-scarf-free

Brittany from B Hooked Crochet also shows off a lovely finger crochet cowl made with chunky purple yarn. The written pattern is here and comes in both an adult and child size (the latter is at the bottom of the post). Plus there’s a video tutorial that also comes in a left-handed version.


Source: http://www.bhookedcrochet.com/2015/01/30/finger-crochet-cowl/

Hand and finger crochet is a little trickier to search for than arm knitting -I ended up finding a lot of crochet hand warmers– but it’s definitely out there. Hopefully this post was enough to help fellow curious crocheters get started!



One thought on “Hand crochet is the ignored younger sibling of a hot celebrity

  1. How interesting! I’d heard of arm knitting but not hand crochet. I wonder of it’s easier for a child to learn than crochet crochet. My 6yo daughter wants to learn but doesn’t have the patience for a fiddly hook. I will investigate. Thanks for sharing ☺


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