Saturday, March 19, 2011

Crochet-covered button - free pattern

I've just finished a lacy shawl that can also be used as a shrug with the addition of buttons. The buttons had to be of the same material, so it would not distract from the look when worn as a shawl or scarf. I tried to make soft crocheted buttons, but it didn't work for this project...so I just used ordinary plastic buttons and covered it with crochet. Its quite easy and looks more professional. This design will be submitted for publication...


Meanwhile, thought I'd share here how I made the crochet-covered buttons ;)


Crochet-covered button
Materials:
Ordinary button, 1/2 inch diameter
Crochet thread size 8, or 3-ply light fingering yarn
Crochet hook size 2mm (3/0)
Special st:
sctog - insert hook into st and draw up a loop, insert hook into next st and draw up a lp, yarn over and draw through all 3 lps on hook.

Note: this is crocheted in a spiral, do not join rounds.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (5 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (10 sc)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next) 5 times. (15 sc)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next sc, sctog the next two sc) 5 times. (10 sc)
Rnd 5: Sc in each of the next 10 sc. Sl st on next sc. (10 sc)
Fasten off, leaving 10 inches for sewing. Insert button. Sew the last stitches together to close, before sewing on to the project.

8 comments:

  1. this one is soo nice Mimi! Love it!

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  2. Glad you liked it, Pearlin :)

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  3. Thanks for the button cover pattern...very very nice!

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  4. Glad you liked it too, Lucy! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. What a neat idea. I just finished a shawl pattern and considered making it more of a bolero type of project and rejected the idea. can't wait to see the fo.

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  6. Very pretty Mimi! But difficult for beginners...

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  7. Thanks Deneen and Vik!
    It is a bit difficult for beginners, working in the round, esp. getting over the first round. But for bigger buttons, you can use yarn and bigger hook ;)

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  8. awesome ideas! love this look! thanks for sharing your talents

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