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Fiber Physics (Knitting and Crochet): Getting started

Using just sticks and string, learn to make useful items for yourself and others while exploring the simplicity and complexity of geometric shapes.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the videos linked on this LibGuide are via YouTube and may not work on Chromebooks because YouTube is blocked on school issued devices.

Finger knitting and finger crochet

Knitting and crochet WITHOUT needles or hooks:

Fiber Animals

Knitting and Crochet

Helpful videos and tutorials

The Secret History of Knitting

This 45-minute video provides an entertaining look at the history of knitting.


Print out these handy guides for reference.

Fiber Plants