How to Crochet a Button

Dig out your big but boring buttons and transform them into colorful crocheted fasteners.

Dig out your big but boring buttons and transform them into colorful crocheted fasteners.

Photo: Linda Permann

Whether you’re seeking the perfect closure for your newly finished cardigan or looking for a way to revamp the undesirable buttons in your stash, a crocheted button fits the bill. To make a crocheted button, you’ll need to cover a form-a store-bought button works well for this. Here, I’ll show you how to cover a 1-3/8-inch button. Keep in mind that the finished size is approximately 1-5/8 inches due to the added thickness of the yarn. Even though we’re in the middle of summer, I’m already thinking about making a set for my winter coat. If you’re familiar with crochet patterns, you can just read the round numbers (marked in bold), but if you’d like a little explanation of what’s going on, feel free to read the entire text (which reiterates the pattern).

To get started, you’ll need:

  • 1-3/8-inch-diameter button(s) The size is approximate. Since yarn is stretchy, you could also get away with a 1-1/2-inch-diameter button.
  • Small amount worsted-weight yarn
  • Size F (3.75-mm) crochet hook
  • Blunt-tip yarn needle
how to crochet buttons Dig out your big but boring buttons and transform them into colorful crocheted fasteners.

 

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