5-min DIY Finger Knitted Bracelet with Jersey T-Shirt

Bored with your regular accessory? Knit yourself a finger knitted bracelet with jersey t-shirt yarn, in just 5 minutes, even less! Learn more here.

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Whenever Spring and summer are close, I’m eager to have a more colorful and brighter surrounding.

I had made years ago a cute finger knitting bracelet that I found so fun to make but I made it using only two fingers.

The truth is that it can be made with three and even four fingers and I thought it would be a good idea to share how to make them today.

You might also love these other Handmade Jewelry ideas: DIY 5 Minutes Finger Knit Bracelet with Yarn, Easy DIY Braided Bracelet, and DIY Easy Button Bracelets.

5-min DIY Finger Knitted Bracelet Tutorial with Jersey T-Shirt

I originally saw this idea on  V and CO and it looked so cute and simple to make. It was made of jersey cotton and the best part was that you only need jersey T-shirt yarn and your fingers to make it!!!

Oh! and of course, any ornament that you may want to use. I personally love to be able to knit something with my own hands which are probably the best and simplest tools of all and without using knitting needles.

For my previous project I used a cute owl ornament and a longer chain wrapped around my wrist, but this time I decided to go simpler but colorful.

Modern and Wearable DIY 5-Minutes Finger Knit Bracelet

Once you get the hang of it you can make it super fast, that’s why I call it 5-minute craft!

The good thing about Finger Knitting is that you can make so many fun accessories and also add fun variations. You can make necklaces, ankle bracelets, belts, headbands, and even scarves, and so much more.

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.

Me standing with my arm relaxed showing all three knitted bracelets.

This craft makes a great project for total beginners, kids, and teens. Kids can improve motor skills and teens can create amazing new accessories to match their styles.

To be totally honest, this project totally reminded me of my childhood when I used to play a lot with finger knitting and even finger looping. Now, I get to craft it for a wearable piece of handmade accessory.

How to Make a T-Shirt Finger Knitted Bracelet

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Supplies:

  • Jersey T-Shirt Yarn (or your favorite type of material, like yarn, your favorite fabric, cord, or anything yarn-like).
  • * Ornaments or beads are optional.

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Your hands!

Variations and alternatives

Instead of Jersey yarn, you can actually create your own yarn with old T-Shirts. Or you can use different types of yarn or ribbon, cord is fun too.

You can also use beads and ornaments to add your own special touch. Wooden beads always look so pretty!

I’m so happy with my new bracelets and I wanted to share them with you. This is how I made it:

A Pink, Teal and Grey ball of jersey yarn to make Finger Knitted Bracelet

Instructions:

As I mentioned before, this technique can be made with 2, 3, and 4 fingers. The more fingers you use, the thicker the bracelets get.

2,3, and 4 Finger Knitted Bracelet

Here I’ll show you how to make them all with photos and video.

I usually don’t establish a specific measure, I just knit until I get the length I need.

I made a fun video tutorial for the 3 bracelets, but if you like a more photo bases step-by-step tutorial, scroll down and let’s get to it.

Let’s get started, follow these simple steps:

Method 1: Two-Fingers.

Me with my hand in the jeans pocket showing the 2 fingers knitted bracelet

1. Get your jersey t-shirt yarn and we are now going to weave the strip in and out of our fingers.

2. Firstly, we hold one end of the jersey yarn on your palm and secure it with your thumb just like in the pic.

Finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

3. Then weave the strip in and out of our fingers, first behind your ring finger and then in front of your pinky.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

4. Next, go around the pinky and come back and loop back in front of your ring finger.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

5. Come back around from behind of the pinky side to the front to make a big loop.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above
With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

6. Now, take your weaved loops and go over your finger and big loop like the picture below.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above
With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

7. Repeat with the ring finger. Pull a little bit of the t-shirt yarn to adjust it, It’s not necessary to make it too tight

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above
With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above
With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

8. When you get to the end, or at the end of your first chain make a new loop from the back to the front and start the process all over again!

9. Every now and then, take your starting tail and gently pull, while your chain is still securely placed on your fingers so it makes the chain more defined and it gives you a better idea of how long you need to make your chain.

Showing how the chain is comung along pulling from the end tail

Keep checking out the length and see how long you need to make your chain, depending on your wrist size.

The chain still attached to my fingers but long enough to finish

10. Once you’ve decided you have a long enough chain length, cut the t-shirt yarn leaving a few centimeters and carefully pull the loops off your fingers, making sure you don’t undo any of the chains by losing the loops.

Ready to take the loops off my fingers

11. You are going to get 2 loops.

holding both loops together with both my hands

12. Take the end you just cut and slip it into both loops.

making the closing knot

13. Pull all the way through, and carefully tug the end making a tight knot.

tightening the knot

So you have the chain ready.

14. Lastly, tie off your bracelet with a knot.

making a tight knot to close the bracelet

15. Cut off excess tails!

an overhead view of the finished knitted bracelet

16. You are done!!!!

The pink finished finger knitted bracelt on my wriste overhead view

This is what you get.

overhead view of the 2 fingers knitted bracelet color pink
Me with my hand on my hips showing the 2 fingers knitted bracelet

Method 2: Three Fingers.

Me with my hand in the jeans pocket showing the 3 fingers knitted bracelet

1. Again, the first thing we do is to secure one end of the jersey yarn just like in the pic.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

2. Then weave the strip in and out of our fingers, first behind your middle finger, in front of your ring finger, and then behind your pinky.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

3. Come back and loop back in front of your pinky finger, behind the ring finger, and in front of the middle finger.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

4. Come back around from behind of the pinky side to the front to make a big loop.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

5. Now take your weaved loops and go over your finger and big loop like the picture below.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above
With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

6. Then move to the next finger and then the next. Pull a little bit of the yarn to adjust it, It’s not necessary to make it too tight.

7. Make a new loop from behind of the pinky side to the front and start the process all over again!

8. Every now and then, take your starting tail and gently pull, while your chain is still securely placed on your fingers so it makes the chain more defined and it gives you a better idea of how long you need to make your chain.

Showing how the chain is comung along pulling from the end tail

9. Keep checking out the length and see how long you need to make your chain, depending on your wrist size.

Testing the lenght of the chain putting it around my wrist without letting go of the loops.

10. Once you’ve decided you have a long enough chain length, cut the yarn leaving a few centimeters, and carefully pull the loops off your fingers, making sure you don’t undo any of the chains by losing the loops.

The chain still attached to my fingers but long enough to finish

11. You are going to get 3 loops. Put them together.

holding the three loops together with both my hands

12. Take the end you just cut and slip it into both loops.

making the closing knot

13. Pull all the way through, and carefully tug the end making a tight knot.

tightening the knot

14. So you have the chain ready.

15. Lastly, tie off your bracelet with a knot.

Tugging the ends strings of the bracelet through oposite loops to make the bracelet closing knot
making a tight knot to close the bracelet

16. Cut off excess tails!

an overhead view of the finished knitted bracelet

14. You are done!!!!

The teal finished finger knitted bracelt on my wriste overhead view

This is what you get.

overhead view of the 2 fingers knitted bracelet color teal
Me with my hand in the air in front of me showing the 3 fingers knitted bracelet color teal

Method 3: Four Fingers.

Me with my hand on my hip showing the 4 fingers knitted bracelet. color grey

1. Again, the first thing we do is to secure one end of the yarn just like in the pic.

Palm facing up holding the end of the jersey yarn with my thumb

2. Then start off with weaving behind the pointer finger (first finger), in front of the middle, behind the ring, and in front of the pinky finger.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

3. Then wrap it around and behind the pinky, then in front of the ring, and behind the middle, and then in front of the pointer.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

4. Come back around from behind of the pinky side to the front to make a big loop (from the pinky to the pointer)

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

5. Now take your weaved loops and go over your finger and big loop like the picture below.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above
With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

6. Then move to the next finger and then the next. Pull a little bit of the yarn to adjust it, It’s not necessary to make it too tight.

With my palm up finger waving the jersey yarn as described above

7. Make a new loop from behind of the pinky side to the front and start the process all over again!

8. Every now and then, take your starting tail and gently pull, while your chain is still securely placed on your fingers so it makes the chain more defined and it gives you a better idea of how long you need to make your chain.

Showing how the chain is comung along pulling from the end tail

9. Keep checking out the length and see how long you need to make your chain, depending on your wrist size.

Testing the lenght of the chain putting it around my wrist without letting go of the loops.

10. Once you’ve decided you have a long enough chain length, cut the jersey yarn leaving a few centimeters, and carefully pull the loops off your fingers, making sure you don’t undo any of the chains by losing the loops.

The chain still attached to my fingers but long enough to finish

11. You are going to get 4 loops. Put them together.

holding the four loops together with both my hands

12. Take the end you just cut and slip it into both loops.

making the closing knot

13. Pull all the way through, and carefully tug the end making a tight knot.

Tugging the ends strings of the bracelet through oposite loops to make the bracelet closing knot

14. So you have the chain ready.

15. Lastly, tie off your bracelet with a knot.

making a tight knot to close the bracelet

16. Cut off excess tails!

an overhead view of the finished knitted bracelet

17. You are done!!!!

The grey finished finger knitted bracelt on my wriste overhead view

This is what you get.

overhead view of the 2 fingers knitted bracelet color grey
Me with my hand hanging from the thump in the front pocket of my jeans showing the 4 fingers knitted bracelet. color grey

There you go. These super cute, easy, and fun to make jersey t-shirt finger knitted bracelets are ready to rock your outfit!

Me with my hand in the jeans pocket showing all three bracelets: the 2,3 and 4 fingers knitted bracelets
A closeup of all three bracelets on my wrist: the 2,3 and 4 fingers knitted bracelets

What do you think? Cute, isn’t it?

Me with my hand in the jeans pocket showing the 2 fingers knitted bracelet color pink

I definitely LOOOOVE it.

Me with my hand hanging from the thump in the back pocket of my jeans showing the 3 fingers knitted bracelet. color teal
Me holding my phone like texting showing the 4 fingers knitted bracelet. color grey

How about you? Let me know your thought in the comments down below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is finger knitting easier than knitting?

Finger knitting is one of the most fun and easy crafts you can do with your kids (children as young as 5 can do this, but younger children may also be able to do it). Unlike traditional knitting, it is much faster and easier to do, requires no experience or expertise, and doesn’t require any equipment other than yarn and scissors.

What is finger knitting good for?

It helps us develop dexterity, strength, and flexibility in our hands, fingers, and thumbs – all of which play a key role in our writing abilities later on. Knitting also promotes eye-hand coordination, concentration, and perseverance, all of which contribute to the development of children.

What yarn do I use for finger knitting?

Working with bulky yarn and t-shirt yarn produces the best results, but you can hold two strands of worsted weight yarn together for a similar look.

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5-min DIY Finger Knitted Bracelet with Jersey T-Shirt

Camila Rojas
Bored with your regular accessory? Knit yourself a finger knitted bracelet with jersey t-shirt yarn, in just 5 minutes, even less! Learn more here.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course DIY & Craft
Cuisine Easy Crafts, Handmade Jewelry
Servings 3

Equipment

  • scissors
  • Your hands!

Ingredients
  

  • Jersey T-Shirt Yarn or your favorite type of material, like yarn, your favorite fabric, cord, or anything yarn-like.
  • * Ornaments or beads are optional.

Instructions
 

METHOD 1: TWO-FINGERS.

  • Get your jersey t-shirt yarn and we are now going to weave the strip in and out of our fingers.
  • Firstly, we hold one end of the jersey yarn on your palm and secure it with your thumb just like in the pic.
  • Then weave the strip in and out of our fingers, first behind your ring finger and then in front of your pinky.
  • Next, go around the pinky and come back and loop back in front of your ring finger.
  • Come back around from behind of the pinky side to the front to make a big loop.
  • Now, take your weaved loops and go over your finger and big loop like the picture below.
  • Repeat with the ring finger. Pull a little bit of the t-shirt yarn to adjust it, It’s not necessary to make it too tight
  • When you get to the end, or at the end of your first chain make a new loop from the back to the front and start the process all over again!
  • Every now and then, take your starting tail and gently pull, while your chain is still securely placed on your fingers so it makes the chain more defined and it gives you a better idea of how long you need to make your chain.
  • Once you’ve decided you have a long enough chain length, cut the t-shirt yarn leaving a few centimeters and carefully pull the loops off your fingers, making sure you don’t undo any of the chains by losing the loops.
  • You are going to get 2 loops.
  • Take the end you just cut and slip it into both loops.
  • Pull all the way through, and carefully tug the end making a tight knot.
  • Lastly, tie off your bracelet with a knot.
  • Cut off excess tails!
  • You are done!!!!

METHOD 2: THREE FINGERS.

  • Again, the first thing we do is to secure one end of the jersey yarn just like in the pic.
  • Then weave the strip in and out of our fingers, first behind your middle finger, in front of your ring finger, and then behind your pinky.
  • Come back and loop back in front of your pinky finger, behind the ring finger, and in front of the middle finger.
  • Come back around from behind of the pinky side to the front to make a big loop.
  • Now take your weaved loops and go over your finger and big loop like the picture below.
  • Then move to the next finger and then the next. Pull a little bit of the yarn to adjust it, It’s not necessary to make it too tight.
  • Make a new loop from behind of the pinky side to the front and start the process all over again!
  • Every now and then, take your starting tail and gently pull, while your chain is still securely placed on your fingers so it makes the chain more defined and it gives you a better idea of how long you need to make your chain.
  • Keep checking out the length and see how long you need to make your chain, depending on your wrist size.
  • Once you’ve decided you have a long enough chain length, cut the yarn leaving a few centimeters, and carefully pull the loops off your fingers, making sure you don’t undo any of the chains by losing the loops.
  • You are going to get 3 loops. Put them together.
  • Take the end you just cut and slip it into both loops.
  • Pull all the way through, and carefully tug the end making a tight knot.
  • So you have the chain ready.
  • Lastly, tie off your bracelet with a knot.
  • Cut off excess tails!
  • You are done!!!!

METHOD 3: FOUR FINGERS.

  • Again, the first thing we do is to secure one end of the yarn just like in the pic.
  • Then start off with weaving behind the pointer finger (first finger), in front of the middle, behind the ring, and in front of the pinky finger.
  • Then wrap it around and behind the pinky, then in front of the ring, and behind the middle, and then in front of the pointer.
  • Come back around from behind of the pinky side to the front to make a big loop (from the pinky to the pointer)
  • Now take your weaved loops and go over your finger and big loop like the picture below.
  • Then move to the next finger and then the next. Pull a little bit of the yarn to adjust it, It’s not necessary to make it too tight.
  • Make a new loop from behind of the pinky side to the front and start the process all over again!
  • Every now and then, take your starting tail and gently pull, while your chain is still securely placed on your fingers so it makes the chain more defined and it gives you a better idea of how long you need to make your chain.
  • Keep checking out the length and see how long you need to make your chain, depending on your wrist size.
  • Once you’ve decided you have a long enough chain length, cut the jersey yarn leaving a few centimeters, and carefully pull the loops off your fingers, making sure you don’t undo any of the chains by losing the loops.
  • The chain still attached to my fingers but long enough to finish
  • You are going to get 4 loops. Put them together.
  • Take the end you just cut and slip it into both loops.
  • Pull all the way through, and carefully tug the end making a tight knot.
  • So you have the chain ready.
  • Lastly, tie off your bracelet with a knot.
  • Cut off excess tails!
  • You are done!!!!
  • There you go. These super cute, easy, and fun to make jersey t-shirt finger knitted bracelets are ready to rock your outfit!
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2 Comments

  1. This is fantastic! I did finger knitting as a kid but never made anything out of it. I just had long, long tubes. I never knew what to do with it.

    1. HI Patricia,
      Thank you so much. Yesss making actual accessories with finger knitting is so much fun and useful, you can make not just bracelets, you can make necklaces, ankle bracelets, and so much more!
      Ho happy you liked it!
      Have a wonderful day and weekend!
      Hugs.