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Crochet Button

Buttons and crochet compliment each other very well as buttons can be added to any crocheted project – not just for closures, but for embellishments as well.

Crochet Button - Pattern & Tutorial
Crohet Button – Pattern & Tutorial

Although purchased buttons look great, sometimes you might want to add a button that matches the entire crocheted project. And that’s were crocheted buttons come it. They are not only sturdy little buttons for holding things together, but they can also be used to add more style.

This button here is perfect for my mug cozies and kitchen towel holders. But you could also arrange them in a row along the brim of a hat or a bag. Or, arrange three of them into a small triangle on a headband or hat.

I’ll give you the pattern first followed by a photo tutorial.

Crochet Button

Materials: Any worsted weight yarn or crochet thread. I find cotton yarn works best if you are in need of a sturdy button.

Hook: A G/6-4.25mm hook for worsted weight yarns and a 3.00mm hook for a Size 3 Crochet Thread.

Finished Size: The one in Worsted weight is just over 1″ across. The one in Size 3 thread is just over 1/2″ across.

Note: The buttons may not be perfectly round, but you can shape them and lightly starch them so they hold their shape if you want. Instead of starch, you can also use a mixture of glue and water.

Pattern Instructions

Rnd 1:  Ch 2, work 8 sc into 2nd ch from hk, join with sl st in first sc. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. (8 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, Encase rnd 2 by working 1 sc into each st of rnd 1; join with sl st in first sc. FO leaving a long tail for sewing.

Weave the tail end through the sts of rnd 3. Then bring your other tail through the center hole and secure the two ends with a knot. Now it’s ready to be sewn or tied to your finished crochet project.

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Photo Tutorial:

  1. Choose your yarn and appropriate hook size.

    Make a slip knot and place it on your hook. Chain 2. First two chains made for the crochet button.

  2. Rnd 1.

    Then work 8 single crochets into the 2nd chain from the hook. If you want a quick and easy way to attach the button, leave the tail end free for later. This image shows 8 sc worked into the 2nd chain from the hook.

  3. Join the round with a slip stitch in first stitch.Here the first round is joined with a slip stitch.

  4. Round 2.

    Now work 1 single crochet into each stitch around and join it with a slip stitch in the first stitch. This causes the work to curl up as you can see in the images below:
    The second round is worked with one single crochet in each stitch. This causes the edge to curl, which is what you want.

  5. Below is the other side pictured, which is going to be your right side.Bottom View - The Right Side

  6. Here is a view from the side.
    Side View

  7. Round 3.

    For the last round you will crochet into the same stitches as previous round. In other words, round 3 is worked into the stitches of round 1. This encases the second round and also adds some sturdiness to the button.
    Single crochet into same spaces as previous round.

  8. To begin round 3, insert your hook into first stitch made in round 1.First step in round 3 is to insert your hook into corresponding stitch of round 1.

  9. Wrap the yarn over at the back and pull through.Yarn Over and Pull Through

  10. Yarn over once more and pull through to complete the single crochet.Wrap the yarn over again to complete the single crochet stitch.

  11. Continue around and join with a slip stitch. Fasten Off leaving a fairly long tail.Continue to single crochet around into all stitches and join the round with a slip stitch.

  12. Weave the tail end in through the last round:Weave Tail End Into Last Round

  13. Pull the tail tight:
    Pull the Tail Tight

  14. Now take your first tail and weave it through the center to the wrong side:Weave the First Tail in through the Center Hole

  15. Tie the two tails and ta-da … it’s ready to be tied (or sewn) onto your finished project.
    Tie the Two Tails

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