Crochet Button Tutorial

crochet buttons tutorial

Crochet Button Tutorial

I am crocheting a cardigan right now and have to make some buttons for the piece. Below I show you how i made my own buttons in this crochet button tutorial.

The yarn is 100% mercerized cotton, 50 g/100 m   1,75 oz/109 yards: Drops Muskat.

The buttons I chose are 3 cm – 1 1/8 inches wide:

First you make an adjustable ring as explained in the magical ring tutorial. You make the ring up to this photo:

crochet magic adjustable ring tutorial

Then you crochet 3 chains:

crochet magic adjustable ring tutorial

Crochet 13 dc in ring. Hold work with one hand and pull one tail and then the other tail of the yarn, so the center ring closes nicely. You might have to try a couple of times which tail to pull first. Close ring with a slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain:

 Work one sc in each stitch of previous row. Close row with a slip stitch:

crochet tutorial buttons

You can now bend the fabric slightly inwards:

crochet buttons tutorial how to

Crochet 1 dc in every second stitch (7 dc).

Put the button into the button hole:

Fasten off tightly with one yarn tail.

Sew button to fabric with remaining yarn tail.

Voila! 5 buttons for my cardigan.

This yarn is relatively thick, so it is hard to get the centerhole very small. With a thinner yard this project would result in even more perfect buttons ;-)


dc   =   double crochet

sc   = single crochet

Do you make your buttons differently? Please, share ideas and links with me in the comments section.

28 thoughts on “Crochet Button Tutorial

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  2. I needed small buttons for a baby outfit I made. I used the same technique as on your tutorial. Except I used embroidery thread without a button inside. I used thread of course that matched the yarn I used. I left the tail long so I could use this to sew the button on. I did weave the thread so that it would be at the center of the button. These worked great for what I needed.

  3. Crocheting around white plastic curtain rings is another way of making these buttons. They come in different sizes and you don’t have to worry about matching holes with the buttons. Curtain rings come in different sizes so the thread is easily adapted to the size of the ring.

  4. Hi, I am new and i love crocheting, though my eyes sometimes wont allow it, but I will definately try out the buttons – can’t wait.

  5. Thank you…the magic ring is something I will be using again and again.
    I crochet left handed, but your pictures are so easy to follow.

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  7. My bestie and I have a tendency to collect buttons. We keep them in a little brown bag at her place (because she knits and sews, and I crochet). lol A lot of them don’t match, so this is perfect!! Thank you!!
    Oh, and I have seen references all over the place for the magic adjustable ring, but I had no idea what it was until I saw your other post!! Thank you soo much for sharing it, love!! (I’ve been using the slip-knot. lol) <3<3

  8. If you have a collection of buttons in colors that don’t match your project (which I do :-)), this is a nice way to cover them with matching yarn. Thanks for sharing.

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