Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com Today
I’m going to show you how to crochet an infinity scarf with just your fingers. This technique
is called “Finger Crochet” and it is very simple and fun. This video is the left-handed
version. If you are right-handed, click on the letter (i) on the top of the video for
the right-handed link. To make this scarf, you will need about 160 yards of yarn, preferable
a bulky weight type, which you can see as a number 5 on yarn labels. You’ll need scissors
to cut the yarn, and I like using a paper clip to mark certain stitches. As in traditional
crochet, the slip knot begins almost every crochet pattern. Grab the end of the yarn
with one hand, then, with your other hand, wrap the yarn around your two fingers loosely.
You might need to rewind this video a few times to get this step correctly. Tuck this
end of the yarn under the loop and pull through to tighten it. Next step is to create 30 chains.
To do this, put your thumb and index finger inside of the loop and tighten it gently.
Your other hand can just grab the yarn inside your palm. With your two fingers, grab the
yarn, and pull it loosely through the loop. Insert your fingers again, grab the yarn,
and pull it loosely through the loop. It is important not to tighten these loops too much.
Repeat the process. You can adjust the chains if they are too tight. Pull through another
one. Keep repeating this process until you have made a total of 30 chains. Next is the
single crochet stitch. So far we’ve completed 30 chains. Now we need to connect the first
and last of these chains into a ring for our scarf. We’re going to do this by making a
single crochet stitch. Insert your pointer finger in the loop, now insert your finger
into the middle of a chain, scoop the yarn from the yarn skein, bring it through, then
insert your thumb through both loops, and grab the yarn to pull it through. You’ve just
made 1 single crochet stitch. I like to use a paper clip and insert it on this stitch
to show my first stitch. Next, repeat the process. Find the next chain, insert your
finger, scoop up the yarn, insert your thumb, then pull this strand through both loops.
Be sure to make these nice and loose. Insert your finger into the next chain, or hole,
scoop up the yarn, insert your thumb, grab the yarn and pull it through. And I’ll show
it one more time. Insert, scoop, then pull. You can see I have made 4 single crochet stitches
thus far. You now need to continue making single crochet stitches all around until you
get to that paper clip. Round 2. I have one more single crochet to make here. Now, I’m
removing my paper clip to start working on the top of the stitches we previously made.
If you notice, there’s a back loop, a front loop, and sort of an underneath part. We’re
only going to insert our finger into the back loop part of each stitch. So let’s make our
first single crochet stitch for this Round 2. Insert finger, scoop and pull through.
I like to mark my first stitch so I know where I am. Insert your finger in the next stitch,
and repeat the single crochet process. And the next stitch, another single crochet. And
here’s the fourth single crochet. Continue making these around. Each round should have
30 on them. Just keep going and going and going with these single crochet stitches until
you have made about 17 rounds, each comprising of 30 stitches, which translates to about
510 total single crochet stitches. If you make a mistake along the way, it is pretty
simple to correct. All you need to do is slowly pull on the yarn from the yarn skein and remove
your stitches. And then when you remove the mistake, just insert your finger and continue
making stitches. To finish your work, after you make your last stitch, we’re just going
to cut the yarn, and then pull it through your last loop. This helps secure it. And
to secure it even further, we’re going to weave it in and out along some of the stitches
on the back side. Just pull up stitches here and there, and push that tail end through
them. After you’ve made about 4, 5, or 6 weaves, take your scissors and cut off the excess
yarn. Remember to weave in that beginning tail end as well. And here is your finished
scarf. To view this video in other languages, click on the closed caption link on YouTube
and turn on subtitles. From there you can choose from over 100 different languages.
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