An Easy Finger Knitting Project + DIY Winter Wreath

4 Materials
$22
1 Hour
Easy


Create an easy wreath in about an hour using the two finger knitting method to add a cozy touch to your home this winter.
Are you enjoying the slower pace of January after the hustle and bustle of the holidays? I’ve been taking some time to relax this month and enjoy the twinkle of our Winter Nesting Tree, decorated for January with snowflakes, icy branches, birds and pine cones, and excuse to extend the *twinkle* season after Christmas, when it’s cold and gray outside.

January has been a very rainy and dreary month so far. . .a good time for an indoor craft project! I’ve wanted to try my hand at finger knitting (pun intended ;) as it only requires your hands, yarn and it goes pretty quickly. This simple wreath was an easy project for a novice finger knitter that I could do while watching TV before graduating to larger projects like scarves and blankets.
You can use the four finger method or two finger method of finger knitting. I used the two finger method for my wreath. With two finger knitting, you essentially weave your working yarn around your index and middle fingers until you have two loops on each finger, then pull the bottom loop of yarn over the top loop, then repeat to knit your chain.I learned by watching a YouTube video which is much easier to follow rather than trying to decipher diagrams and written directions which can seem more complicated than it really is.
I've include the video with two finger knitting method / directions on my blog, which you can find by clicking on the link below. Fast forward to 11:23 minute mark on the video.
I’ve never knit or crocheted before but after looking at the beautiful variety of yarn available, I decided I could easily be a yarn hoarder! Michaels had a beautiful selection of yarn but they were all out of white or ivory that I was looking for.
I found my ivory chenille yarn at Walmart. I loved the chunky size and texture, but I’m partial to white fluffy things. 🐾🐾There’s a bit of a learning curve using a chunky yarn to finger knit, as you have to keep adjusting the loops of the yarn so there is enough slack to allow you to pull the loops up over your fingers.
If you need to stop or take a break, you can use a pencil (or I used a wooden spoon) to hold your place until you pick it back up again. When you have the length you need, cut your yarn strand and take the tail and pull through your loops to bind off your chain.
For my winter wreath, I used a 16″ foam wreath from the craft store. I wrapped my knitted chain to see how much more knitting I needed to cover the form. It took one 31.7 yard skein and about 1/4 of a second skein to cover the form.
I wrapped my knitted chain around the form, attaching it to the foam wreath with pins.
To make a hanger for the wreath, I cut a length of yarn, knotted it and used a couple of pins on either end to attach it to the back of the wreath.
The completed wreath is very lightweight, so the yarn hanger and pins can easily support it. 
Here’s what the wreath looks finished and hanging in its simple winter white glory. It's so lightweight, I probably could have used a suction cup attaching it to the mirror but I used a magnetic wreath hanger I had to attach it on the metal frame of the mirror.
My DIY Owl Ornaments that were a hoot to make, decided the wreath would be a cozy spot to nest for winter.More photos at the blog link below, Happy Winter Nesting!
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  • Lauren.
    on Jan 28, 2020

    Mary @ home is where the boat is, I'm in love with your creative idea. Your nature themed tree in background is beautiful but the finger knitted wreath with owls is precious. I do plan on trying this idea thanks to you. I can also envision other uses for this - Valentine's day, st. Patrick's day, etc. Do you plan to do a finger knitted wreath for Easter?? I bet it would be adorable. Any DIY bunny tutorials?? Enjoyed your post. Thank-you.

  • Nancy
    on Feb 3, 2020

    How do I save

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  • Lupita Vazquez
    on Feb 4, 2020

    Hermoso proyecto, gracias

  • Deann
    on Feb 8, 2020

    Yes I will try this but I am not good at making things. I love this idea and would love to make bur afraid it won’t come out and then something else I thrown away or don’t finish. I love the beautiful wreath with the owls

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