Ooooh burn. Finger burn, that is.
Do you ever sit for long(ish) periods of time crocheting, only to realize that your index finger is super sore? Not from crocheting per se, but the top of your finger – as a result of the yarn running in the same path over and over and over again? I get a red track on mine, and the coarser the yarn the more annoying it gets.
I made myself a lovely little finger cuff to fight just that: finger burn.
I suppose it is the way I hold my yarn, and how tightly I am crocheting. The tighter the weave, the tighter I tend to hold the yarn and the tighter that yarn is stretched over my index finger. Makes sense.
I try not to get too crazy with crochet (okay that’s a lie) but the dreaded yarn finger burn does happen.
Is it a problem? Not really. Is it annoying? Totally.
In the past I have used a band-aid or a piece of tape. But that seems silly since I’m sitting here with my hook and my yarn anyway…
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the crocheted finger cuff to use when crocheting! How poetic.
Finger Cuff for Crochet – Free Pattern
Ch-10, be careful not to twist the chain and join to first st. (10)
*check to make sure chain is slightly longer than the circumference of your finger
Rows 1 – 5: ch-1, sc in each st around. Join. (10)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
How easy is that?!
You could do hdc stitches if you like, and fewer rows. You could also change colors like I did after the first row and on the last row. Use whatever small scrap of worsted weight yarn you have.
What I really like is how quickly these whip up. I’ll leave one in my purse and in my car’s emergency crochet kit.
Always be prepared for crochet, friends!