This project was inspired by my mom who while cooking almost chopped her finger off. So I made her one that she could always "use as a backup" if she ever needed it. =)
And as it was promised here is the tutorial! It is super quick to make and is the perfect final touch for Halloween decorations!
For zombie finger:
- Medium weight yarn in dark green
- Medium weight yarn in dark red
- Light weight yarn in old pink
- Light weight yarn in white
- 3,5mm hook
- 2,5mm hook
For flesh toned finger:
- Medium weight yarn in flesh toned color
- Medium weight yarn in red
- Light weight yarn in light pink
- Light weight yarn in white
- 3,5mm hook / US E4 /UK 9
- 2,5mm hook /UK 12
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing thread of the same or similar color of the finger
- Rnd: round, rounds
- st: stitches
- sl st: slip stitch
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- inc 2: increase by working two stitches in the same stitch
- inv dec 2: decrease by using the invisible decrease method
Finished size: 11cm (4 inches) long
Skill level: Easy
The terminology used in this pattern is the US terminology. Gauge is not important.
Using the flesh toned or the green yarn and the 3,5mm hook.
The finger is worked in continuous rounds. Don't join rounds at the end. You may want to use a marker to indicate the beginning of the round.
All stitches are worked in both loops unless indicated otherwise.
Rnd 1: 6sc in Magic Ring (6st)
Rnd 2: (1sc, inc 2) x 3 (9st)
Rnd 3: (2sc, inc 2) x 3 (12st)
Rnd 4-21: 12sc (12st)
Rnd 22: Front loop only - 12sc (12st)
- Sl st, needle join and weave in ends
- Change color to the red or dark red yarn
Rnd 23: Back loop only - join with sl st to the 1st stitch of Round 22, (inv dec 2) x 6 (6st)
- Reinforce stuffing if needed
- Close and weave in ends.
Using the light pink or old pink yarn and the 2,5mm hook.
The nail is worked in rows. All stitches are worked in both loops.
Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4sc, ch1, turn (5st)
Rnd 2-5: 5sc, ch1, turn (5st)
Rnd 6: 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc (5st)
- Finish off and leave long tail
- Sew to the tip of the finger (do not sew the top edge)
Make two french knots side by side using the white yarn. In order to make the french knots more prominent I wrapped the yarn 5 times around the needle.
The thread used in the following tutorial was chosen for clearness purposes only.
1. Cut a long length of sewing thread in the same or similar color of the finger and fold it in half. Thread both tails in the needle.
2. Insert the needle in the stitch where you want your top fold to begin, pull the thread until you have a loop in the end and insert the needle through the loop.
3. Pull the thread to create a knot.
4. Insert the needle where you want the top fold to end and make it come out where you want the bottom fold to begin.
5. Pull thread taught.
6. Insert needle where you want the bottom fold to end and make it come out in the beginning of the top fold.
7. Bend finger where you marked the folds, and at the same time pull the thread tight. Be careful not to break the thread.
8. Secure thread in the beginning of the top fold and weave in ends.
9. Completed finger.
Download PDF pattern
Happy Halloween preparations!
This pattern is an original pattern by Ana Rosaof BuddyRumi. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. You may keep a copy for your own personal use and feel free to use the items made from this pattern however you wish, but remember to credit me as the pattern designer. Please do not reproduce this pattern anywhere else, if you wish to share it post a link to /blog/2012/10/25/zombie-fingers-free-pattern.html