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Kelmscott: Crochet Buttons Tutorial


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by Carol Sunday, originally posted to her blog, Sunday Knits.


For button covers, start with a slip knot again; this counts as the first chain. Keep it loose — it'll need to be. Chain 3 more.
Connect the circle by slip stitching into that first chain.


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Expand the circle by slip-stitching 3 more times into the same chain. Slip stitch 2 into each of the next 3 chains, slip stitch 2 into the next stitch. Continue increasing according to pattern instructions until there are 16 sts.
The crocheted disc should be nice and flat.


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After slip stitching a full round and doing a few decreases ((skip 1 slip stitch 1) five times), insert button into cap. I used a flat button with holes big enough for my tapestry needle.



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Once the button is inside, it's easier to hook the stitch from its top than its bottom.



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Keep decreasing until there are 5 stitches left in the round. Cut yarn, pull through, and sew the button on, sewing it far enough from the edge to avoid gaping. Allow for a 3/4" to 1" overlap.



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As you've come this far, the only thing left is to wear and enjoy!


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