Crochet Button Flower
Button Flowers are so very cute. They used real buttons in the middle of the flower. It gives is an artistic homemade appearance which I find very appealing.
These types of flowers require a bit of practice to get used to using the buttons as the centre but once you get the hang of it, watch out button collection.
Today, I have used Patons Grace Yarn. This yarn is a Light 3 Level Weight. It’s made of 100% mercerized cotton. It’s really tough yarn in the sense of being exceptionally strong. It’s very difficult to break this yarn using just your hands to pull it apart.
There are 23 colours in this yarn line and some of them are really beautiful to make the most delicious looking flowers. The flowers don’t use a lot of yarn so you can expect 1 ball to go a long way if you are making these flowers.
- 2 Colours of Patons Grace Yarn or Equivalent.
- 3.5 mm or E/4 Crochet Hook.
- 2.0 mm or B/1 Crochet Hook. (Hook should fit into the holes of the buttons. Get a smaller size crochet hook if your hook doesn’t fit into the button hole.)
- Tapestry Needle
- 1″ Button with 4 Holes
The video tutorial below will help illustrate where you need to go and exactly how to handle the yarn and tension. If you have any questions, please review the video.
Button Starting Point
You are only going to do 5 petals. This means you will be using all four holes on the button and use 1 hole for 2 strands.
- Insert smaller crochet hook through the front of any hole in the button. Pull a Patons Grace Yarn loop through. Using bigger crochet hook. Yarn over and pull the yarn from the back. Ch 2. Extend the loop and remove the larger hook.
- Using a section of the yarn coming from the ball, insert your smaller hook into the next hole and pull a loop through. Insert your hook back into the extended loop and pull the new loop through that loop. Ch 2.
- Keep repeating Step 2 until you have 5 loops coming from the middle. You will be using 1 hole twice.
- Once all 5 are done. Slip stitch to the beginning loop.
You will see the yarn is ready for the flower. The tension is a bit loose offering a bit of flexibility for inserting the stitches for the petal. If this is your first attempt, the 2nd or 3rd tries end up having better tension as you are used to the steps involved.
- *In next ch 2 space, 1 SC, 8 DC, and 1 SC into the same space. Repeat * all the way around. Slip Stitch to the beginning SC. You should have 5 completed petals.
- Fasten off and weave in ends.