February 7th, 2012
One of my favorite parts of yarncrafting is selecting the perfect button, but sometimes I just can’t find one that matches. The perfect solution is to crochet your own buttons! All you need is a small amount of yarn, a crochet hook (the yarn’s recommended size or smaller for a tighter button), and a blunt-eyed needle. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Make a slipknot and chain 2.
Step 2: Work 6 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook. Join with slip stitch in first single crochet. (6 stitches total.)
Step 3: Chain 1. Work 2 single crochets in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch in first single crochet. (12 stitches total.)
Step 4: Chain 1. Single crochet 2 together 6 times. Join with slip stitch in first single crochet. (6 stitches total.
Step 5: Weave tail through remaining stitches. Flatten button slightly and stitch through all thicknesses to secure.
With those easy steps, you’ll be able to crochet buttons that will always match your finished projects. Happy crocheting!