Bonbon Buttons Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Button Pattern

“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.

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Bonbon Buttons : How to make your own buttons DIY

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).

Scroll down for the free version but I recommend you purchase the ad-free PDF Pattern to get all the instructions and pictures in a nice PDF you can print and take notes on without relying on your phone or an internet connection, I’ve got you covered!

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If you like the cardigan I’ve made these cute colorful crocheted buttons for you can grab a pattern set:

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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.
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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.

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The Actual Button Pattern

  • Round 1: Magic circle 6schow to make your own buttons

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  • Round 2: inc 6 times (12 st)

  • Round 3: * sc, inc * repeat 6 times (18 st)Bonbon button diy handmade

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  • Round 4: * sc, dec * repeat 6 times (12 st)

  • Stuff the crochet button tightly before making the last row.Crochet buttons how to make

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  • 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.

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  • Priscilla M. Laybolt
    September 12, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I have made crochet buttons before covering odd buttons so that I have a matched set.

  • Betty Jo Nicholson
    September 13, 2019 at 1:00 am

    The simple cheap set of hooks button goes to moth repellents.