Crochet Double Layered Button Flower

Crochet Button Flower Pattern and Video Tutorial
Crochet Button Flower Tuturial
Crochet Button Flower Pattern and Video Tutorial

Button Flower

Learn how to crochet a button flower using an actual button as the starting and centre point of your flower.

These types of flowers require a bit of practice to get used to using the buttons at the centre but once you get the hang of it, watch out for button collection.

Download Yarnspirations Pattern
Free Pattern: Crochet Double Layer Flower

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.

I have created 10 different designs as well as different size buttons. I want your feedback if you think I should spend time to write out all of the patterns and make video tutorials. Please leave me your comments below in my blog and/or leave a comment in the video.

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


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. See the above photo to show you that.

  1. Insert 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 try end up having better tension as you are used to the steps involved.

Petal Creation

  1. *In next ch 2 space, 1 SC, 6 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. With the front side of the flower facing you, turn the flower around. Ch 1, * front post single crochet around the loops extending to the centre of the flower, ch 2, and repeat * around. You should end up with 5 front post single crochet with 5 ch 2 spaces. Fasten off colour.
  3. With the flower front side facing you, tilt the flower down so you can see the ch 2 spaces from the last round 2. Fasten onto the Ch 2 space. Ch 3, 5 Trebles and 1 DC into the same ch 2 space. * Front post single crochet around the extended loop leading to the centre of the flower. 1 DC, 6 TR, 1 DC into next Ch 2 Space. Finish off with a front post single crochet in the last extended loop and then slip stitch to the beginning ch 3. Fasten off

More Ideas

  1. Extended Moss Crochet Stitch Tutorial
  2. Crochet Button Flower Pattern
  3. Tunisian Extended Simple Stitch tutorial
  4. Crochet Petal Pops Afghan Pattern

Video Tutorial


  1. Vicki

    I would like to see more button patterns. I think it would be a easy and fun gift to send my sister (and her furry companion) for a fabulous dog collar ornament each season/holiday. I’m also curious what the flower above looks like if you don’t go around the post. I’m wondering if the flower lays flat or if that choice also changes the shape.

  2. Jac

    Absolutely love this, and would be delighted to try your other button patterns
    Thank you ?

  3. Maureen Beehag

    Would love more patterns with buttons.

  4. I would LOVE more patterns! These go great on hats and other projects!

  5. Sherry

    Excellent video. Cannot wait to try.sasa

  6. Danika

    I know this is an old post, but I would LOVE more patterns for the button flower. This video was so helpful and I enjoyed following along with you.

  7. Gail

    Thanks for a very clearly explained video, Mikey. I love the ideas so please keep ’em coming. It’s official – I’m now obsessed with buttons! ?

  8. Melusine

    Mikey, thank you for this button flower pattern and I would love to try out more of your flower designs if and when you type then up.

  9. Tammy

    I had fun with this! Please show more button patterns!

  10. Angela

    Love the flower pattern, excited to see the other patterns you have.

  11. Moira

    Oh Mikey thank you! I’d love to see more of these designs. I love your videos Mikey, they’re so easy to follow and there are so many endless applications.

  12. Chris

    Would Love to see the other patterns for the buttons.

  13. pat

    Yes Mikey would love to see more of these also you show how to do them very good

  14. Mikey I really enjoyed the flower tutorial. please continue sharing them with us. I’m adding my flower to a dog sweater. Thanks and I appreciate all you do for us! April

  15. Love your video.. found it today (1/16/15) but I made 1/2 dozen button flowers before Christmas -no pattern, differently…even did 6 petals..I do want to see your others!!

  16. K Norman

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! A lady came into my local wool shop before Christmas with a button that had been crocheted around asking if anybody could help her do the same sort of thing. None of us could find a reference anywhere but we have one now. Would love to see more designs.

  17. Lori

    Yes please do the patterns!! I have a headband that I want to add one of the flowers too!! Way to go once again Mikey!!!

  18. Kathy

    I would love to see more patterns using the buttons. Would love to incorporate these into my daughters wedding!

  19. Eloise

    Love it! Saw this on another site, so I really appreciate the tutorial!! I’d love to see a variety of options. I’m thinking of using these buttons on little girls clothing I’m sewing for great-grand daughters.

  20. Moira Ferres

    I love the double layered flower button tutorial and would love to see the other ideas your have. Your tutorials are fantastic, so easy to follow and you explain everything so well Mikey. Thank you 🙂

  21. Love this idea, and would really like to see your variations on this type of button. Great to embellish bags, books, clothing . . . the list is endless!

  22. Patricia B

    I love making these button flowers. I use crochet thread.

  23. Mary Green

    I love learning new techniques and this button flower would be a lovely momentous for family using buttons from Grandma,s button box. Would love to see other designs. Your tutorials, Mickey, are so well done…you’re the best!

  24. janet sechrist

    I already made one of these into a necklace and used red heart boutique sashay for the chain. I only made one round of petals. but it is pretty. please make some more. I watched the tutorial and now know how to do the second row of petals. Love doing small but cute projects.

  25. bonita delrey

    Oh! and thanks a million for using a natural fiber yarn…would love more in cotton, bamboo, silk, hemp, etc

    • Joyce Baer

      I have so many old buttons that belonged to my mother just taking up space in a tin…I love the idea of making these adorable pins, fridgies, etc please show more “how to’s”…

  26. bonita delrey

    I agree with Eugenia (above) show us the 10 samples. Let folks vote for 4 or 5 that are most loved/look most complicated. Write patterns/do vids for these. By the time we work through 5 or so of these button flowers, we can probably figure out the others. We need your expertise on soooo many other projects that. . . well there’s just so much time!

  27. Diane Chicklo

    Did a great job. Great idea wish I had this several times during the year. Never buy buttons always like making them.

  28. Paula Meyers

    Totally love this idea! would like to see more patterns with the buttons to change things up when using them in groupings. 🙂

  29. I love all of your tutorials Mikie! You are the best! I see these as beautiful quilt embellishments!

  30. Marie J Higens

    Yes, Mikey, please share the written patterns for all 10 of your button designs. Thank you! Have a good day and keep the creative juices flowing!

  31. froma sommers

    I love to add dodads to my scarves. Love this! Thanks!

  32. Cherie Haight

    Awesome!! We want MORE, MORE, MORE!! Friend found me pattern in a foreign language and we figured it out. She’s doesn’t crochet, she quilts, and wants me to make her some for a quilt. Thanks Mikey

  33. nell beverly

    would love to see more patterns, written and tutorial. I get tired of just plain old buttons.

  34. Laure C

    Definitely would love to see all the designs! 🙂 Thanks for doing all these videos!

  35. Arlene Rhein

    I love this button flower. Thank you for this idea.

  36. Gladys Dannelly

    This was a great tutorial I saw this button flower like two mouths ago but it didn’t come with a pattern I’m so glad you wrote one up is’t a big help to me. I made one and put a pin on the back of it I like to change my flowers out or add more in at time’s.Keep up the good work on all your tutorials I enjoy all of them there such a good help to me when I’m stuck on a pattern like the hat in this mouth’s challenge I was suck on the stitch count of row 4 until I watched the tutorial on it. You give me so much help I thank you so much.

  37. Diana

    I would like to try making all of them. Looks like lots of fun. Thank you

  38. Tami

    This is really fun. I would love to see more of these.

  39. Please show more of the flowers. I love them. My grandmother taught me to crochet 45 years ago and I now belong to a crochet prayer shawl club at my church. Thank you Mickey,

  40. Dierdra

    Absolutely, please do them all

  41. Phyllis

    Definitely would love to see all the patterns. Love your video tutorials!

  42. madeleine barnett

    This such a novel idea. Love it. it would make a great accessory for any hat.

  43. Rhonda

    Love these. I saw them on the internet but they were in a language I could not understand. Also I am left handed so the tutorial was a huge help to me. You do such wonderful work and I would love to see the other flowers. These would look great on hats or earwarmers. Three cheers for Mikey.

  44. Debby Williams

    I would love to see more designs for these beautiful flower buttons. It would certainly be interesting to see what design(s) you have for the 2-hole buttons

  45. I would be interested in seeing your other designs. Would be cute on a little girl’s headband or crocheted hat. Not something I would use a lot~ but a good thing to know how to do!!

  46. You were bang on. I’ve never seen anything like that before and I thought that it was very creative. I have a ton of buttons that I don’t know what to do with so I would be interested in seeing what else you did. Thanks so much for all that you do. 🙂

  47. Very insightful. I always enjoy your tutorials and I’ve been crocheting for 40 odd years!

  48. Paulette Collins

    I Liked the button flower. Would like to see more. I have used several of your videos.

  49. Tricia

    Brilliant love it Thankyou from England

  50. Barbara Wintsch

    What a lovely spring kind of feeling you just gave me! I love these and want more! I feel a spring wreath in my future.

  51. Patricia

    I love this! I crochet dog collars, and I’m always looking for new embellishments. I’d love to have the patterns for other designs!

  52. zoe

    Love this button pattern as a pin for Mothers Day for local church. Mothers Day service event etc.

  53. Mary Weber

    I would love to see more patterns for these button flowers. Thank you so much for all you do. Can’t wait to try some button flowers.


    Definitely do all the patterns Mikey.

  55. Have been trying to get the instructions for the button flowers, could only find it in a foreign language. Thank you, thank you!

  56. Eugenia

    I think that this is great! I have seen these on the internet and haven’t tried anything like it yet….I love the idea of using old buttons. I would be interested in seeing a photograph of all ten designs, and perhaps you could have a poll as to which top three they like best that way you know what the people want… Instead of writing pattens for each one, only to find people aren’t interested in a particular one…

    • Asha Lewis

      I love this idea, I can already think of so many applications, I would also love to see your other design ideas.

      • Renee

        Love the button patterns please show more

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