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.
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.
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!