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Arm Knitting and Finger Knitting

by | Aug 7, 2015 | Featured

Knitting Patterns for Arm Knitting and Finger Knitting. No needles needed for these blankets, cowls, shawls, and more

No needles? No problem. These arm knitting and finger knitting patterns let you create clothing, accessories, and decor without needles.

I’ve always thought of arm knitting as knitter exercise workout! You get to exercise your arms and knit at the same time.

And for those of you who are tired of seeing arm knitting patterns just for cowls, you’ll be surprised at the variety of projects you can create.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Arm Knit Cat Bed

Arm Knit Cat Bed

BeCozi created this video tutorial for a pet knitting project.


Arm Knit Shrug

Three yarns arm knit together to give the unique color and contrast of this quick shrug.

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Get the recommended yarn at Etsy:
Bernat Bargello
Bernat Soft Boucle
Bernat Softee Chunky

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Free Knitting Pattern for Arm Knit Orca Blanket

Arm Knit Orca Blanket

Slip into this cozy blanket designed by Amanda Bassetti of who designs many ingenious arm knitting patterns. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Length: 49” from nose to tail

Jersey Knit Bracelet

Finger knit this bracelet with jersey knit. Vanessa Christensen created a detailed tutorial and video.

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Get tshirt yarn at Etsy


Finger Knit Beaded Necklace

This necklace is knit with paracord and beads but you can use yarn.

Watch the free video tutorial at Michaels


30 Minute Finger Knit Animal Ears

Audra from Kurtz Corner designed these adorable animal ears perfect for baby dress up and photo shoots.

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Shop for the super bulky yarn for this project at Annie’s


Finger Knit Rug

This finger knit rug designed by Flax and Twine is woven on a hula hoop.

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Arm Knit 3 Hour Blanket

Use 4 strands of super chunky yarn to knit this throw. Approximately 45″ [114.5 cm] wide x 60″ [152.5 cm] long.

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Arm Knit Cable Stitch Pillow

Simply Maggie demonstrates how to arm knit a cable stitch by making a pillow in this tutorial.

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3 Strand Arm Knit Cowl

Using several strands of the colorful yarn Unique, this arm knitted cowl works up quickly.

Free Knitting Pattern for Arm Knit Heart Rug or Afghan

Arm Knit Heart Blanket or Rug

Stacy King’s creative heart afghan design would make a great gift or decoration for babies, weddings, Valentine’s Day, or anyone who needs a little more love!


Arm Knit Button Wrap

Jennifer Dickerson designed this versatile wrap and provides instructions and videos.


Arm Knit Market Bag

This mesh tote is arm knit with 6 strands of cotton yarn in two more colors. Approximately 16” [40.5 cm] wide x 12½” [32 cm] high (excluding handle).

Triplet Shawl

Laura of designed this versatile arm knit project that can be worn as shawl, scarf or swimsuit cover-up. Five complementary colors of worsted weight yarn are arm knit together in a triangle — a unique shape for arm knitting that inspired Laura to figure out how to do decreases and increases in arm knitting.

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Shop for worsted weight yarn for this project at Annie’s

Free knitting pattern for Chunky Finger Knit necklace

Chunky Finger Knit Necklace

Designed by Erin at Thanks, I Made It, all you need to make this necklace is jersey fabric yarn, plumbing couplings from a hardware store and your fingers!

Arm Knit Lacey Cowl

Two different arm knit cowl patterns are included in this Berroco pattern. The lacey texture of this cowl is created with the recommended yarn Berroco Lacey.

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Get the recommended yarn Berroco Lacey

Free Knitting Pattern for Arm Knit Blanket

Arm Knit Blanket

This blanket is knit holding two strands of yarn together for only 25 rows!


Arm Knit Vest

Though the pattern designed by Lion Brand is listed as a shawl with a button, it appears that the model is wearing it as a vest by wrapping it around her and putting her arms through the mesh.

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DIY Tasseled Love Pillow

This pillow by Flax and Twine is decorated with letters made with finger knit yarn. There is a detailed photo tutorial for the pillow and a link to a tutorial for making the finger knit yarn used for the writing.

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How to Arm Knit a Blanket in 1 Hour

Great tutorial with photos by Adrianne at Crafts Unleashed for a textured blanket using 3 strands of Lion Brand Homespun.


Arm Knit Fringed Wrap

Designed by Yarnspirations, this stylish wrap is approximately 18” [45.5 cm] wide x 72” [183 cm] long (excluding fringe).

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Shop for the super bulky yarn for this project at Annie’s

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting pattern for Chunky Arm Knit Throw in Basketweave and more arm knittingpatterns

Chunky Arm Knit Throw

This arm knit basketweave blanket is 54″ x 42″ and takes just a few hours to make.

Knitting Pattern for Finger Knit Baby Booties

Finger Knit Baby Booties

These booties are constructed by attaching the finger knit strand back to itself and then folded for the adorable bootie shape and then embellished with your special touch. Designed by Anne Weil for her book Knitting Without Needles

Knitting Pattern for Arm Knit Tote Bag

Arm Knit Purl Side Tote Bag

This purse is 24″ by 19″ but the size can easily be adjusted. Designed by Anne Weil for her book Knitting Without Needles

Finger Knitting | Jewelry Knitting Patterns, many free patterns, at

Finger Knitting

Finger knitting is the amazingly simple process of knitting with only your fingers, instead of with traditional knitting needles. It’s the ultimate on-the-go, take-it-with-you craft. 13 totally cute projects are included in this book, from bracelets, necklaces, scarves, belts, and headbands, to wreaths, coasters, rugs, and pillows.

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