Crochet Button Flower
Crochet Button Flower
Crochet Button Flower

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 that 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.

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Free Pattern: Crochet Button Flower

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.

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Materials Required

  • 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 buttonhole.)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 1″ Button with 4 Holes

Instructions

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.

  1. Insert a smaller crochet hook through the front of any hole in the button. Pull a Patons Grace Yarn loop through. Using a bigger crochet hook. Yarn over and pull the yarn from the back. Ch 2. Extend the loop and remove the larger hook.
  2. 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.
  3. Keep repeating Step 2 until you have 5 loops coming from the middle. You will be using 1 hole twice.
  4. 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 to end up having better tension as you are used to the steps involved.

Petal Creation

  1. *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.
  2. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Tutorial

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23 thoughts on “Crochet Button Flower Pattern

  1. I have moved and my crochet/knitting group where I got all my help is 2 days away from me! You are a lifesaver!! Your tutorials are so awesome and easy to follow….I think I could do almost anything…Eventually! Loved the button flower….made it the first time through even with the wrong yarn. Getting more tomorrow! Thank you so very much!

  2. Thank you so much for the lefty instructions for making these button flowers. I was able to make one tonight. Now I need to get some bigger buttons to make some more. I have a ton of buttons, but not the 1 inch ones.

  3. Mikey:
    I love your button flowers and would love to have more of your inspirational designs that you spoke about on your tutorial. Keep up the great work and I love your personal instructions!!

  4. Mikey, I would love to make these and really appreciate the video, but WHERE TO YOU BUY THE BUTTONS! 🙂 I went to all the craft stores, Walmart, Michaels and no buttons. Spent 1/2 on the web looking. Please help!!

    • Been crocheting for over 40 years. Have made dozens of afghans, throws, shawls, and scarfs, but have been looking for some smaller projects that will go a lot quicker. So happy to find your site today. Love the button flower and would love to see the other objects you talk about in the tutorial. Your instructions are so easy to follow and so detailed. Thanks for such a great job.

  5. I left home today to attend a crochet class! (When I arrived I was told the instructor was sick and it is now rescheduled for next month.) I saw these button flowers 2 or 3 months ago, I have been trying ever since to figure out how to make them!! 10-15 years ago my mother taught me how to crochet around baby receiving/swaddling blankets. One stitch she said was a scallop, which looks like the button flower petals. I do NOT do well with written instructions, plus my mother passed away 3 years ago, in the mean time I’ve forgotten how to do the scallop stitch!! So in my opinion you are “spot on” for showing me how to do the two crochet things I wanted to learn today!! Many thanks for your time, I will be back to see more of your patterns!! Now I do not have to spend time going to a class, I can start crocheting!!

  6. Hi Mikey, Loved this crochet round the button, perfect to finish my hat to match Infinity scarf. Love the twist at front, it sits so flat inside my coat. Found your site about five years ago. “Keep up the good work” as they say here in Co. Galway, Ireland

  7. i loved this video i always have a hard time working with written patterns i only do very simple patterns. i was so proud of myself to make these. cant wait to see more patterns from you. thank you Mikey

  8. Enjoyed this so much. Now just need to get the supplies and give it a try. May take a little practice, but that is OK! Thanks very much!!!

  9. i love these i make slippers and they are a very nice embellishment to the sippers much better than a plain button.thank you so much for this pattern,i am now in the button mode..lol love you mikey

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