I am working on a project that requires a handful of decorative buttons in several different colors. I want the buttons to match the yarns I’m using, and the best way to do that is to make them out of the same yarn! I need the buttons to be fairly small, which is easy with thin yarn, but I’ll be using worsted weight yarn. So I played around with a few different ideas, and here’s what I’ve come up with. These are a great way to use up little bits of scrap yarn too!

4 quick buttons - free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

 


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4 Buttons

4-medium  

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Materials:

Difficulty:

Easy – Basic stitches worked in the round.

Size/Gauge:Gauge is not important for this project. Adjust hook size to obtain your desired button size.

 Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • rev sc = reverse single crochet / crab stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sk = skip
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

Recommended Resources:

Notes:

  • Leave a long starting and/or ending tails that you can use to sew the buttons on with.
  • For buttons 1 & 2, if you want them thicker so they are more functional rather than just decorative, make 2 separate pieces of round 1, then work round 2 through both pieces at the same time.

Instructions:

Button 1:

Rnd 1 (RS): Make a magic loop, work 6 sc inside the loop, pull loop closed and join with a sl st to first st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 6 rev sc around edge, fasten off, join by sewing closed with a needle as shown below – this is more seamless than a sl st join.

Seamless join for reverse single crochet / crab stitch. StitchesNScraps.com

Button 2:

Rnd 1: Make a magic loop, work 6 sc inside the loop, pull loop closed and join with a sl st to first st.

Rnd 2: (Ch 1, sl st) in each st around, fasten off, use seamless finishing technique to join (see Recommended Resources).

Button 3:

Rnd 1 (WS): Make a magic loop, work (ch 2, sc) 4 times inside loop, pull loop closed and join with a sl st to first ch 2 sp.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next ch sp, sl st in next sc) 4 times, fasten off.

Button 4:

Rnd 1 (WS): Make a magic loop, work 6 sc inside the loop, pull loop closed and join with a sl st to first st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, (sc2tog in next 2 sts) 3 times, fasten off. Sew tail through each st on Rnd 2 and pull tightly to close.


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