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Crochet Home Made Button Tutorial
Do you find that buttons can be expensive or you can't find a matching button?
Then try this simple idea.

Posted by cats-rockin-crochet from Springvale, Victoria, Australia • Published See cats-rockin-crochet's 36 projects »
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  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 1
    Step 1

    Materials needed.
    Plastic (I used the lid from an ice-cream container), shape to trace ( I used a button that was the size I needed for my project), marker/texta to trace with, preferably a thin tipped one, hole punch, scissors, yarn, hook and sewing needle.

  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trace your shape

    Using your thin tip marker, trace your shape then cut it out.

  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mark holes for punching

    These holes are used for sewing your button on.

  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sewing view.

  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 5
    Step 5

    Colour your plastic button, optional

    Depending on the yarn you use, the colour of the plastic may show through, so you may want to colour the plastic a colour similar to your yarn.

  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now to crochet the cover for your new button

    Using the magic ring technique (this forms a tighter close for the beginning ring)
    6 sc into ring, (do not join rounds through-out)
    2 sc into each sc around, (12 sc)
    1 sc through back loops only in each sc around (12 sc)
    1 sc through both loops around (12 sc)
    Place plastic button into your crocheted work
    sc 2 together around (6 sc)
    Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 7
    Step 7

    Beginning side

  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 8
    Step 8

    Finishing side

  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 9
    Step 9

    Thread tail for sewing

    You sew the button on from either side up or down, it depends on the look you want.
    When you are sewing on your new button, coming out from the top, you may need to weave under to get to the next hole, so as not to expose you sewing yarn.

  • How to make a buttons. Crochet Button - Step 10
    Step 10

    These are some buttons I prepared earlier for a neck warmer I made

    Now this is a simple button to make, it can be made smaller or larger by adding or subtracting the sc from your beginning ring and also by subtracting or adding more sc rows.

    You may want to dress up your new button a little, by using your knowledge of crochet techniques.

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madwhimsy
madwhimsy
Brilliant! I buy a lot of berries at the grocery and have been pondering what I could do with the clear plastic boxes they come in, besides shrinky dinks, which aren't my thing. This is a great excuse to accidentally buy too many blueberries. Thanks for the idea and your well-worded instructions & amusing photos. I'm thinking of skipping the hole punching and using the yarn tail on the back side as a shank.
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Glenda A.
Glenda A.
Love this idea! Gives me all kinds of possibilities for small price. Thanks for sharing.
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Mirriam Rachele
Mirriam Rachele · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 2 projects
Oh very clever! I'm planning on chopping up and changing an old dress and I was wondering what sort of buttons to use- these will be perfect and inexpensive. Thanks so much! =D
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Roma
Roma · 19 projects
I couldn't see any buttons- but then I realised they're the same yarn aren't they! So they're hidden! That's so clever!

Thankyou for your great tutorial.
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