Create an easy wreath in about an hour using the two finger knitting method to add a cozy touch to your home this winter.
Happy Wednesday! 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.
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 the video above which is much easier to follow rather than trying to decipher diagrams and written directions which can seem more complicated than it really is. You can find the two finger knitting method / directions if you 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 backup again.
For my winter wreath, I used a 16″ foam wreath from the craft store. I wrapped my knitted chain around the form, attaching it to the foam wreath with pins.
It took one 31.7 yard skein and about 1/4 of a second skein to cover the form.
Here’s what the wreath looks finished and hanging in its simple winter white glory.
I used a magnetic wreath hanger 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.
Whoooooo doesn’t like a quick craft project that you can complete in about an hour?
Are you a knitter or yarn hoarder?
I hope you’re staying warm and cozy in your nest this winter. ♥
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That is so cute!
Love your ideas.
Thanks for sharing…..
I love your wreath project, Mary! Your two crafted owls look so cute perched on the bottom. Yes, I can knit and crochet, and it’s easy to collect beautiful yarns. I always love January, when the hustle and bustle has slowed down, and we can relax. Happy knitting to you! 💕
What a beautiful wreath to match Sophie and Lola! Love the chunky thickness of it, so pretty. I have not heard of finger knitting, how quick and fun. The long tube it creates reminds me of a craft we did as children which used an old empty spool that had four small nails tacked in it around the opening and basically you moved the yarn or string up and over the nails like you are doing with your fingers and the yarn/ string would go down through the hole of the spool. It was fun to do also. Yes, I can crochet and knit, but seem to do more crocheting. I like doing projects that move quickly with visible results and working with yarn meets both of those desires and the bonus is the warmth you get as your project grows. Can’t wait to see what else you create.
Cyndi, you brought back a memory for me. I remember using the spools and I think a crochet hook was involved. We made them into doily circles. Can’t remember exactly how I did it now. I remember the four nails too!
Love this project!! A must try!! Thanks Mary! ❤️
Mary, Your wreath is adorable with your nesting owls! Thanks for sharing the finger knitting technique. I watched the video and it looks so simple I want to run out and buy yarn now!
Mary, I have to admit to being a yarn hoarder. You’ve inspired me to get out my needles again. Your wreath is so cute and clever. Happy nesting and knitting to you. Jerri
Good Morning Mary, We are finally settled in our Florida Nest as my husband refers to our little condo and I am catching up on you recent posts. When we left N.C. it was lovely but friends said we got out before conditions turned soggy, hope you have not been experiencing too much rain. I adore your Winter Tree as well as this knitted wreath. I am a knitter and think I may just take this project to my needlecraft group on Friday. Thank you for for sharing your creative ideas.
That is beautiful! Yes, I am a yarn hoarder! I knit and crochet and am heading toward learning to loom to see if I like it. There are so many gorgeous yarns available both in the stores and online, they are hard to resist. I have many projects in the pipeline for the future. Not enough hours in the day…..thanks for sharing!
Cute, cute, cute and a perfect winter project! 🦉🦉❄️
This looks like a fun project Mary! The wreath is so cute & perfect for winter. Those fur babies are so cute and the wreath matches them perfectly. Your room looks so cozy for the winter & this project is quick enough to finish after work while watching TV. Thanks for sharing! Clara ❤️
A beautiful wreath, Mary, so soft and fluffy! And the owls are beautiful!
I also love the “chunky size and texture” of Lola and Sophie!
Thanks for sharing a fun and simple craft! It’s lovely to have a little time in the winter for nesting.
Owls spoke to me, too, this year. My wreaths feature…owls. Cute project!! franki
Mary, I have never tried knitting or crocheting. Your wreath is perfect for winter and looks so lovely on your mirror. I would love to learn needlepoint. I did enjoy cross-stitching and smocking, that is about it with my handwork! Have a delightful Wednesday!
I actually took a knitting class and cried the whole six weeks. I suck at knitting. LOL But this looks easy and I’m going to give it a try. I love your idea of a winter nesting tree. We actually have a Christmas room in our house that includes our gym equipment and treadmill. It’s up year round. When it’s cold and dreary in the winter months it’s very soothing to head into the Christmas room and do a little workout or hop on the treadmill and it seems to lighten the mood.
So cute Mary and your owls really look fabulous on it!! Fun project and the yarn is wonderful!! Have fun with your new projects!
Thank You for the project. The wreath is very lovely.
Marilyn,Joan and Marion
I chuckled at your two little birds, “What are YOU looking at,” they are saying….all snuggled in your comfy wreath. Fun Post!
Looks to be a fun project and the owl are perfect. It sure was hard to see where the pups began and ended on the wreath!
So Beautiful and looks easy to complete! Going on my To Do List! Thanks for sharing!
How cute and fun for you! Now, I would not last five minutes. I have no patience!
Your wreath is darling and looks so pretty on your mirror with your gorgeous tree reflecting its loveliness.
I’m a novice but it’s something (crochet/ knit) I do for winter projects.
Going to Michaels tomorrow and check out the Chenille for placemats
but, this wreath would make a great exchange gift for next Christmas so
Giving it a try!
Thank you so much for sharing.
Oh how adorable! And those owls are loving their knew nest! Too cute!
Your DIY owls are so cute on your wreath!