Make Your Own Yarn Button!

Have you ever needed a button to finish up a project and found your button stash totally depleted? Or maybe you just can’t find the right one to match your project or specific yarn color.

Have you ever wished you could just make a button out of yarn? Now you can! Ashlyn Holmes made a button from the hemp twine used for her Basking Crossbody Bag in Interweave Crochet Summer 2018, and it looks fantastic! Try out this button-making technique and never find yourself without a button again!

yarn button

First, crochet your favorite project, in this case the Basking Crossbody Bag. Then create this button to form a closure.

Making the Yarn Button

Using a G/6 (4 mm) hook with DK- to worsted-weight yarn, chain 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.

make yourself a yarn button

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 10 hdc in ring, sl st in top of beg ch-2. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

make yourself a yarn button

Using a tapestry needle, *wrap yarn from button tail around stitch and insert through center of button ring; rep from * around until stitches are completely covered, rep from * once more and cut tail to match tail from starting chain of bottom.

Attach the button to your project by pulling tails behind button through the stitches of your project and knotting the ends together on the wrong side of the project. Then weave in the loose ends.

On the opposite side of the button, create a series of chain stitches that will loop around the button to secure your project closed.

This quick and easy yarn button is the perfect finishing touch for the Basking Crossbody Bag from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018. It’s also a great button to add to delicate cardigans or cute lacy tops, or to dress up a pretty neckline.

Which project in your queue needs a yarn button? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy stitching!
Editor, Interweave Crochet

How will you use your yarn button?

One Comment

  1. Kristina at 10:11 am July 30, 2018

    I didn’t make it quite like this but when I needed a closure for a beaded necklace I made with metallic crochet thread, rather than using jewelry findings, I crocheted a button on one end and a chain loop on the other. It’s attractive enough that it doesn’t need to be hidden at the back of my neck and actually adds to the look of the necklace.

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