I love making my own accessories and jewelry. This DIY finger knit necklace was such a fun project! It's a great way to add a pop of color or statement piece to any outfit, and I love finger knitting as it is so easy to create.
You can do this in tons of colors, and even different types of yarn or ribbon. What a great versatile and gorgeous addition to your wardrobe!
DIY Finger Knit Necklace
Isn't this just lovely? I love the soft pink I chose for this necklace, but the design is really what makes it special. If you've wanted to make your own jewelry but felt you couldn't work with the wires, beads, and such that are common, this is a great solution.
Finger knitting is an easy way to create beautiful braided results that can be used for everything from a comfy sweater to this bold statement piece for your wardrobe.
Check out this list of DIY boho jewelry pieces to add to your jewelry stash and store on this stand.
What Yarn Should I Use For This Necklace?
For this project, I used a nice thick cotton yarn. You can use any basic yarn, but this soft jersey fabric style yarn is nicer for using in a fashion piece. Alternately, you could pick up lace, ribbon, or a combination.
I've even cut my own strips of fabric to weave together for a project like this. It doesn't have to be exactly like what is shown. You can use any material you want for this. Just make sure that it can be knitted together easily.
Need more fun ideas for your jewelry stash? Check out this list of ways to repurpose vintage jewelry, and my list of DIY jewelry ideas to update your fashion. I love all of these fun DIY ways to add beauty to your wardrobe.
Can I Add Flowers or Beads?
Yes! Depending on what you want to add as an embellishment, you may be able to naturally weave it into the design. Beads are often easy to thread onto the yarn as you knit.
If you are wanting to add some artificial flowers or ribbons, those are easier to do with glue or sewing in place after you've completed the necklace.
Feel free to add accents to this that you prefer. There are tons of ways to really personalize this finger knit project to fit your personality, but also your own unique wardrobe.
This list of bead projects includes some more great jewelry ideas that you can make to go along with this finger knit necklace. One of my favorites is this pearl and ribbon bracelet. So beautiful and simple.
If you want more fashion ideas, check out this great list of ways to refashion your old t-shirts. So many amazing ways to add beauty to your wardrobe.
How to Make a Finger Knit Necklace
Start by wrapping the yarn over the palm of your hand, and weaving it back and forth once through your fingers as shown.
Continue weaving the yarn back and forth between your fingers
As you weave back and forth, every second time across your fingers, you will move the yarn over the top of the finger leaving the brad behind the palm of your hand.
Move the yarn over each finger as you go.
When you turn over your hand, you'll see that you have created a pattern.
Continue this moving the yarn off your hand creating a rope of yarn until it is as long as you desire.
When you get to the end of your necklace, you will loop each finger over the one next to it to tighten and pull taught before tying.
When it reaches the length you want, tie off each end, and leave a length of yarn on both sides to use to tie this behind your neck to wear.
Another great solution for yarn to make this necklace is to cut strips of t-shirts that you no longer need or wear. There are tons of soft fabrics in various colors that can easily be used to make this necklace. I love repurposing anything I can, so this is a perfect choice.
If you want to make several of these necklaces and ensure they are a bit dressier, I recommend investing in this multi-colored lace yarn. It's so beautiful and works wonderfully for things like this project.
Printable Step by Step Tutorial:
- Begin by looping the yarn over the palm of your hand, then weaving back and forth between your fingers;
- Do this again going back the opposite direction;
- Now, you will pull those first loops over your fingers to hang loose on the other side of your hand;
- Continue the process of weaving in and out of your fingers twice, then pulling over the first loop every other time you make a set of weaves;
- Do this same process until you reach the length you want this necklace to be;
- Once you get to the end, you will weave the last set of loops back over your fingers and over each other, pulling the end of your yarn through them and to tie into a knot;
- Leave a length of yarn on both ends to use for tying around your neck.
Make these with various sizes and colors of yarn for a variety of necklaces to fit into your wardrobe.
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