Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: Weekend Project
How to Make a Finger Knitting Yarn Wreath
Create a unique finger knitting project that your can display all winter long! Keep cozy inside and finger knit your favorite skeins of bulky yarn into chains, then wrap them around a wreath form to make a decoration that your friends and family will love!
Weave yarn though your fingers
Begin finger knitting by holding the yarn between your thumb and index finger of your non domainant hand with your palm facing you. Holding the tail, begin weaving the yarn through your fingers, going under your middle finger, over your ring finger and under your pinky. Loop around your pinky finger and weave back in the opposite direction. Repeat once.
There should be 2 loops of yarn on each finger. Pull the bottom loop of yarn on your pinky, and pull it over your finger, taking it over the first loop which you leave in place. The bottom loop of yarn will be on the back of the finger. Repeat with your remaining fingers.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until you reach the end of the skein of yarn. To finish, take the loop from your pinky and put it on your ring finger. Move the bottom loop from your ring finger to your middle finger, then move the loop from your middle finger to your index finger. Slide the loop off of your index finger and pull the tail through the loop knotting it off. Leave a long tail so it is simple to attach the chains.
Attach the three finger knitted chains by tying their tails together. Trim the knots.
Use a dab of hot glue to secure the end, and wrap the long chain around a wrapped straw wreath form. Wrapping the chain tighter or more loosely will give the wreath a different appearance.
When finished wrapping, secure the end with a dab of hot glue. Use the tail on the last chain to tie a hanging loop. Secure the base of the loop with hot glue.
Tie on pom poms
Use remaining yarn to create 3 large pom poms with assorted length tails. Tie the tails of all three pom poms together and tie them onto the bottom of the wreath.