How to crochet a button

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet a button. This pattern creates a small round button that can be made larger or smaller by the size of yarn and crochet hook you use. A crocheted button is great for matching buttons perfectly to your project!

Materials Used in this Tutorial

How to crochet a button

Imperial Yarn Erin: Worsted 3-Ply

One of Imperial Stock Ranch’s newest offerings, Erin is a terrific all-around medium worsted weight yarn. It is especially nice for color work and textured stitch patterns. Available in eight colors as well as Natural and is a great choice for hand dye projects.

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Skill: Intermediate

Pattern Instructions

Make a large loop by placing the yarn tail behind the working yarn, leave a 6 inch tail.

Insert the hook through the front of the loop and pull the working yarn through.

5sc into loop, pull tail to close loop.

Complete the circle by slipping into 1st single crochet, Ch1.

Sc into same sc as slipped into, sc twice into each stitch, close the circle by slipping into 1st sc, Ch1.

Sc into each st, Close the circle by slipping into 1st sc, Ch 1.

Decrease round: Insert hook into next st and pull through a loop (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into next stitch and pull through a loop (3 loops on hook). YO, and pull through all loops. Repeat to end of round.

Leaving about 12 inches, cut yarn and fasten off. Stuff all (for a fat button), or some (for a flatter button), of the 1st tail into center of button.

With 2nd tail, sew closed and attach to your project.

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How to crochet a button

How to crochet a button

How to crochet a button

You have time to kill on your way home for christmas? On the plane, on the train, in the bus.
This is the perfect little project for you then. Crocheting a button necklace is really easy and once you have a little practice it can be done really fast, too. You only need a handful of materials and can work on it practically anywhere. I have found it to be a great icebreaker too. You will be chatting away with your travelling companions in no time.
If you should want to avoid that wear headphones.

Step 1: This Is What You Need:

– a very small crochet hook (0.75-1.5 mm)
– sewing thread a little thicker than regular
– a hand full of buttons
Important: make sure the crochet hook fits through the button holes!

Also you should know how to crochet. You can find a really good instructable on how to crochet here:

Step 2: On Your Mark.

Start with a slipknot. In the photo you see me using embroidery thread. However, after the first couple of chain stiches and buttons I thought the result to be too stiff, so I used sewing thread instead.
Once you have created your slipknot make a couple of chainstiches. The number really depends on how close to each other you want the buttons to be. I normally do between 8 and 12 chainstiches. In this necklace I crocheted 12 chainstiches between the buttons.

Step 3: Get Set.

After completing the first dozen chainstiches you crochet THROUGH the button. This is how: widen the last chainstich so that it is roughly the lenghth from the edge of the button to the first hole. Put your crochet hook through and pull the thread through to create a new chainstich. Repeat with the second hole. If you use buttons with 4 holes you want to use the diagonal holes. Make another chainstich to the other outer edge of the button and start your new chain of chainstches.

Step 4: Go!

The rest is just the same over and over again. You decide how long you want the necklace to be. I like to make mine a bit longer so that I can wear it doubly around my neck. The necklace you see in the photo took me about an hour to make, including taking all the photos.
There are several ways to close and finish the necklace. I usually combine the fist chain with the last by crocheting through it. Instead of making a doubleknot stand out like I did, you could fasten the thread endings and cut the leftover thread really short, this would create a necklace without beginning or ending.
You can vary in any way. Use your favourite colors or customize it for your loved ones.
Merry Christmas to all of you!

Sifting through grandma’s coffee can full of buttons is one of those near-universal memories among crafters. What happened to all those cans? Some of you may have been lucky enough to inherit these treasure troves, but far too many of us are left with only the craft store. And they aren’t 10 cents a pack any more either. Whether it’s price or availability, being able to make your own buttons on the spot is a great skill to have!

I’ve had lots of fun making my own buttons when the buttons I had on hand just wouldn’t do. Here are 5 different patterns and tutorials I found – one of which might be just what you need to finish your next project!

  1. A Simple Crochet Button by Mr. Micawber’s Recipe for Happiness – This is a fantastic photo tutorial and written pattern that makes a nice flat firm button. Easy go-to for any project!
  2. Buttons by Kathrin Bardeleben – You’ll be shocked this Ravelry download is free! So cute and such fine work. Offered in both English and German. Unfortunately, this pattern set is no longer available.
  3. Valentine Button on Flower Girl Cottage – This big, bold button couldn’t be simpler!
  4. Crocheted Buttons: A Tutorial by Salt for the Spirit – This is another great photo tutorial, this time for a large but very sturdy button, made using drapery rings!
  5. How to Crochet Your Own Buttons by Emi Harrington – This one is a video tutorial, seen below. I love the simplicity and pop you get with these!

Buttons are fun, and now you can have a perfect match for every project – knit, crochet, or even fabric. The applications are endless! Have you ever made your own buttons? Is there another pattern you like to use? Share in the comments!

How to crochet a button

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