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How to Sew on a Button

Learn how to sew buttons on crochet with this helpful article!

How to Sew on a Button

Sewing a button onto a crochet pattern might sound intimidating, but it's really quite simple. After becoming the crochet pro that you are I'm sure you're ready to dive into some new adventures. It's time to get out of your comfort zone and start embellishing with some fun little additions like buttons.

Buttons can really give any crochet design such character, and with these simple crochet tips you'll be able to sew a button on crochet in no time. Learn the basics of sewing a button onto crochet patterns, then discover an array of gorgeous patterns featuring buttons! A button can really give a project that perfect finishing touch. Last, we have a few tutorials for how to make your own buttons! Have so much fun embellishing your creations to your heart's content.

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How to Sew on a Button

You might think sewing buttons to a crochet piece is the same as sewing on a button to a solid piece, but it's not; there's a bit more to it.

  1. Grab thread in the color that best matches your crochet pattern so it'll blend nicely. Thread a needle, but be sure not to knot it. On the back side of the paterns, slip the needle through a few crochet stitches.  You'll want to pull the thread through until the tail is almost gone.
  2. Next you'll want to wrap the thread around a single stitch a few times to secure it. You'll then slip the needle under the same stitch and pull it tight, working that a few times. You have just created a knot so the base of the button will be nice and sturdy. Once this is done you'll pull the needle through to the front where you want to sew the button.
  3. Now that the base of the button is secure you can proceed the same way you would as sewing on a button to anything else. Thread the needle in and out of each hole of the button and from front to back of the crochet design. Once you think you have done it enough times you have to be sure to finish with the needle in the back. If you're adding more than one button you can slide the thread through a few stitches before getting to the next spot where you want the button. Or you can simply finish and tie off if you're just attaching one button. To do so you go through a few stitches like you did at the beginning to make it tight enough.
Tip: If you want to sew a button near the end of a row or at the end of your project you can use the tail of the yarn to sew it on, instead of using thread.

Crochet Button Patterns

Maybe you'd like to crochet the buttons that you'll later attach to your projects! If you love the look, browse the pretty patterns below and learn how to crochet a button!

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This is one skill that I insisted all my children learnmale and female. But the author is correct, you do have to take greater care with sewing buttons on crochet fabric as opposed to normal fabric. I personally hesitate to use buttons on anything a child might put into its mouth. That said, I keep upholstery thread in black, grey, tan and white. If not upholstery thread, then use two strands of embroidery to match the color.


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