Finger Crochet Cowl

Are you ready for something a little different? I’m sure you’ve probably heard of finger knitting and arm knitting; they’ve gotten pretty popular over the last year. So I thought, why not finger crochet? I went to my local craft store, picked up a few skeins of the chunkiest yarn I could find and rushed home to see if it were even possible. Not only was I shocked by how easy it is, I was completely surprised by how amazing it looks!

Finger Crochet Cowl for Web

Just look at that texture! The yarn definitely deserve some credit but I just can’t get over how neat finger crochet works up. The beautiful yarn I used is Lion Brand Quickie in the colorway called “tangy”. The colors remind me of a painting and believe me, it is as soft and squishy as it looks.

Finger Crocheting is a really quick and easy technique if you’re looking for a little diversity in your craft. It works best with super bulky yarn or wool roving. There are no special skills needed; anybody can finger crochet! Of course being familiar with crochet will make it easier but even if you’ve never picked up a hook you can follow along with my tutorial and finish this cowl in under 30 minutes.

Need a cowl for a party tonight? Finger crochet! Need a fun craft to share with your kids? Finger crochet! Need to rest your hook hand for a bit but still need to create? Finger crochet!

Finger Crochet Cowl

Finger Cowl for Web

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2015.

Please do not copy, sell or redistribute this pattern without first obtaining my permission. Items produced using this pattern may be sold, however please do not use the photo above.

This pattern is written in US crochet terms

01-beginner web

Gather your supplies…

  • 2 skeins Lion Brand Quickie Tangy, for adult size (44 yds Super Bulky)
  • 1 skein Lion Brand Quickie Tangy, for child size (22 yds Super Bulky)
  • Scissors

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Gauge and Sizing

3.5 stitches x 4.5 rows = 4″ square

Adult Size: The adult size cowl measures approximately 14″ wide and 7″ tall when laying flat. The circumference measures approximately 26″.

Child Size: The child size cowl measures approximtaely 8.5″ wide and 5.5″ tall when laying flat. The circumference measures approximately 14.5″.


  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
  • Sts – Stitches

Pattern Notes

The finished size of your cowl depends greatly on the size of your hands. This is because your fingers control the gauge of the stitches. Consider this tutorial and pattern as more of a guideline. Once you create your initial chain, make sure it is the proper size before proceeding. You may add chains or use fewer based on your needs. No matter what number of chains you begin with, the method of finger crocheting will be exactly the same as in this video. Please keep in mind that if you use more chains/stitches, you will need slightly more yarn than the recommendation. The amount will depend on the size difference and you may have to make some estimations.

How To Finger Crochet: Finger Crochet Cowl

This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.


Written Instructions

Child Size

Round 1: Loosely chain 12. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 1.

Round 2: Sc in every chain. Do not join. (12 sts)

Rounds 3-6: Working in a spiral fashion, make one sc in every stitch. Once you have completed round 6, make 2 slst and bind off.

Adult Size

Round 1: Loosely chain 25. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 1.

Round 2: Sc in every chain. Do not join. (25 sts)

Rounds 3-7: Working in a spiral fashion, make one sc in every stitch. Once you have completed round 7, make 2 slst and bind off.

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