What you need:
Crochet cotton in size 20, size 9 crochet hook, old buttons, a small clump of fiber-fil, scraps of fabric, hand sewing needle and thread.
|Cut a square of fabric that is 2 times the measurement of the button.|
Fold the fabric in half twice and then round out the corner to cut a circle.
With a threaded hand needle, run a basting stitch around the perimeter of the circle, and gather up slightly.
Stuff a small amount of fiber-fil into the circle ...
then insert the button and cinch the fabric to encase the button.
Then stitch across the button, closing up the hole, then knot the thread.
Ch 6, slip in the first ch to form a loop.
ch 1, dc 13 in loop,slip stitch in the first dc.
ch 2, skip first dc, then 2 dc in the next dc...continue until you are back to the beginning, slip stitch.
ch 3 then dc in every loop and continue around till you reach the beginning. Slip stitch and leave a long tail.
With a large eye needle, weave the end back and forth across the back, then knot. Weave in the start thread on the front and there you have it ...
Use these buttons on a favorite jacket, hang one from a crocheted chain as i do, or sew them to an old tag and give them as a gift. The possibilities are endless!
I hope you like it....(:o)