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!
How to Crochet Buttons
Yarn scraps, in various weights and colors.
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.
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.
OPTIONAL: Consider changing colors for Rnd 2 for a variation. Add a round of Picot sts for added flair!
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.