How to Crochet Thing Wednesday Addams

The Netflix series "Wednesday" has brought the iconic Addams Family back into the spotlight, and "Thing," the disembodied hand, has captured the hearts of fans.

How to Crochet "Thing" from Wednesday Addams

Creating a crochet version of Thing is a fun project for fans of the show. This article provides useful tips and advice for crocheting Thing, focusing on making your project look great and ensuring it's fun and manageable.

Choosing Materials

Yarn Selection

  • Color: Opt for a natural skin tone yarn, or get creative with unusual colors for a whimsical twist.
  • Texture: Use a smooth yarn to ensure the details of Thing’s fingers are clear. Cotton or acrylic yarns are good choices.

Hook Size

  • Appropriate Hook: Choose a hook size that matches your yarn weight. A smaller hook (2.5mm to 3.5mm) is typically ideal for creating tight stitches and detailed work.

Structuring the Hand

Creating Realistic Fingers

  • Finger Shape: Ensure each finger is proportionate to create a realistic look. The fingers should be slightly tapered.
  • Bendable Fingers: Consider inserting pipe cleaners or craft wire into the fingers to make them poseable.

Palm and Wrist

  • Palm Shape: Create a rounded palm that’s slightly larger than the base of the fingers. This helps in achieving a natural hand shape.
  • Wrist: Make the wrist narrow enough to give the illusion of a disembodied hand.

Assembly Tips

Attaching Fingers to Palm

  • Secure Stitching: Attach the fingers to the palm securely. Use tight stitches to ensure the fingers don’t become loose.
  • Even Spacing: Make sure the fingers are evenly spaced on the palm for a balanced look.

Adding Details

  • Stitch Definition: Use embroidery stitches to define the knuckles and joints on the fingers for added realism.
  • Surface Crochet: Consider surface crochet for adding scars or stitches to match the show’s version of Thing.

Finishing Touches


  • Even Stuffing: Use polyester fiberfill to stuff Thing evenly. Avoid overstuffing to maintain a realistic look.
  • Finger Tips: Pay special attention to stuffing the finger tips to ensure they hold their shape.


  • Shape Maintenance: Block the hand gently to maintain its shape. Use pins to hold the fingers in place while it dries.
  • Drying: Let Thing dry completely before handling to ensure it keeps its form.

Creative Variations


  • Color Variations: Use different colors to create a unique version of Thing. This can add a personal touch to your project.
  • Accessories: Add small accessories like a tiny bracelet or ring to give Thing some personality.

Display Ideas

  • Home Decor: Use your crochet Thing as a quirky piece of home decor, perfect for Halloween or as a conversation starter.
  • Gifts: Thing makes a great gift for fans of the Addams Family and can be a fun, handmade addition to any fan’s collection.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Finger Proportion

  • Uniform Length: Ensure all fingers are of uniform length to maintain a realistic hand shape. Measure and compare as you crochet.
  • Symmetry: Make sure the fingers are symmetrical and proportionate to the palm for a balanced appearance.

Attachment Stability

  • Reinforced Stitches: Use reinforced stitches when attaching fingers to the palm to ensure they stay securely in place.
  • Double-Check: After attaching, give a gentle tug to ensure the fingers are firmly secured.

Crocheting "Thing" from the Wednesday Addams series is a fun and rewarding project that can be completed by crocheters of all skill levels.

By following these tips and advice, you can create a detailed and realistic crochet version of Thing that fans will adore.

Enjoy the process and have fun bringing this iconic character to life with your crochet skills! Happy crocheting!

Images and pattern courtesy of Hobbi CROCHET

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