Jul
09

How to Crochet Buttons

How to Crochet Buttons with Vickie Howell [VIDEO and Patterns.] In this video and post, expert Vickie Howell teaches how to use yarn scraps to crochet bobble and circle buttons. #crochet #crochetpattern #learntocrochet #crochetbuttons #buttons #maker #DIYbuttons

On this week’s episode of Ask Me Monday, I showed a great, stash-busting project that’s also perfect for the warmer weather when you don’t want to be weight down by lots of wool. That project? Crochet buttons! Watch the video below, then nab the free patterns for both bobble and circle versions. Have fun! 

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How to Crochet Buttons

How to Crochet Buttons with Vickie Howell [VIDEO and Patterns.] In this video and post, expert Vickie Howell teaches how to use yarn scraps to crochet bobble and circle buttons. #crochet #crochetpattern #learntocrochet #crochetbuttons #buttons #maker #DIYbuttons

Materials

Yarn scraps, in various weights and colors.

Knitter’s Pride Waves Crochet Hooks, various sizes. I used this set.

Knitter’s Pride Wool Needle

Crochet Buttons: Bobbles

Leaving a long tail for stuffing, tie a slip knot and ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join rnd with a sl st in beg ch.

Rnds 2-3: Ch 1, sc in every st around. — 6 sc

Note: This technique will cause your piece to curve inward, creating a cup shape.

If you’re working with a finer weight yarn and smaller hook, you may want to repeat the last round once or twice more to create a fuller cup shape.

Fasten off, leaving a tail.

FINISHING

Stuff beginning tail into the cup to stuff.

Thread wool needle with ending tail; weave over-and-under the top edge of the piece and pull to cinch shut. Tie knot. Bobble button created!

Feed tail through Bobble and snip.

Sew onto a garment, through the knot and underside of Bobble Button.

Crochet Buttons: Circles

Rnd 1: Using Magic Circle method (see above video), ch 3 and dc 11 into center loop. Pull tail to tighten center; join rnd with a sl st in top of first dc. –12 sts

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sl st in every st around; join rnd with a sl st in beg-ch. –24 sts.

Fasten off.

OPTIONAL: Consider changing colors for Rnd 2 for a variation. Add a round of Picot sts for added flair!

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

Optional: I think the button will lay better on the garment as is, but if preferred, you can choose to add a crochet chain loop to the back as well.

How to Crochet Buttons with Vickie Howell [VIDEO and Patterns.] In this video and post, expert Vickie Howell teaches how to use yarn scraps to crochet bobble and circle buttons. #crochet #crochetpattern #learntocrochet #crochetbuttons #buttons #maker #DIYbuttons

Don’t forget to follow and tag @vickiehowell on Instagram and Facebook, with photos of your Crochet Buttons!

Tune in weekly to my Ask Me Monday series, on Facebook at 12pmCT. Watch past episodes on the playlist here.

2 Responses to “How to Crochet Buttons”

  1. Judy Foldi

    I watched your episode on Navaho plying and it occurred to me that a person could knit a lace edge using one ply of lace yarn, then using one stitch, start the Navaho ply, change to larger needles and knit the rest of the object. I may try that.

    Reply
  2. TRUDY MCNISH

    This does not pertain to a craft, I’m sorry, Did you work in any other indusrty?

    Reply

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