“When you can’t find what you want, you find a way to diy it”. That’s how I approach most things in life and that’s how I came up with this cute little crochet button pattern. I was desperately looking for a rainbow gradation of button colors for my Bonbon Cardigan (coming soon) but couldn’t find any. I had all these colors of cotton yarn left from my Candy Potholder so I decided to give it a try and make my own buttons. I’m really happy with how they turned out.
No time right now? Pin this crochet button pattern for later.
These cute crochet buttons are really easy to make, work up in a couple of minutes and you get all the flexibility to choose your colors. Plus, it’s a great scrap yarn project to use up these tiny little leftovers of yarn (you only need 3m for one crocheted button).
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Before you Start your button crochet pattern
- 2.5 mm / US 1 crochet hook. I love and use this simple cheap set of hooks.
- Fingering weight cotton yarn. You need about 3m / 3.3 yard per button. I used this cotton bamboo blend, it’s available in so many gorgeous colors. (it’s the same yarn I used for Emil and for the Candy Potholder patterns)
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
- Stuffing. I used this stuffing which I also use for toys. You can use scraps of yarn or other substitutes if you prefer.
The buttons are approximately 1.5cm / 0.5” diameter.
Gauge is not important for this crochet buttons pattern but my gauge is rows of sc 34 stitches by 40 rows for a 10cm by 10cm (4″ by 4″) square.
Confused on how to make or measure gauge? Check out my detailed post all about crochet gauge.
This pattern follows US notations
- st = stitch
- sc = single crochet
- inc = increase = make 2 sc in the same stitch
- dec = decrease
Repeat instructions between ** the indicated number of times or until the end of the round.
The Actual Button Pattern
Round 1: Magic circle 6sc
Round 2: inc 6 times (12 st)
Round 3: * sc, inc * repeat 6 times (18 st)
Round 4: * sc, dec * repeat 6 times (12 st)
Stuff the crochet button tightly before making the last row.
Round 5: dec 6 times (6 st)
Bind off and leave a long tail for sewing. Close the hole and weave in the end. Keep the long tail to sew the crochet button to your Bonbon Cardigan or other projects.