Freehand Catching

I just started fooling around with some freehand, but whenever I bind and catch, it either hurts my fingers really bad when I catch, or hits off my knuckles and back down without catching it. Any advice on a way to catch it better?

when you bind make an L with your pointer finger and thumb and catch the yoyo between that, that should help you i hope

Also, try to watch this video: