Bright as a Button
Finding the right buttons sometimes is the most difficult part of a knitting project, right?!
Knitting is finished. All ends are woven in. The cardigan is washed and blocked to perfect shape. But - no buttons!
No chance to wear your new beauty ... how annoying !
But there is a simple solution!
For this cardigan (Bright as a Button, my new pattern on Ravelry and in my store) I made little crochet buttons. - No fear! they are so easy, that even if you never had a crochet hook in your hands, you can manage without any problems within a few minutes.
The crochet buttons are super easy and quick.
Work as follows (use a small needle and work tightly):
Make an open loop and work a chain stitch into the loop
crochet 9 single crochet sts into this loop (work tightly and use a small needle.
Pull the short yarn tail to tighten the ring
Join the round with a slip stitch into the first single crochet stitch.
Work 12-14 single crochet sts into this loop (or as many as necessary to cover all sts from the first round), at the end, join with a slip stitch , cut yarn and draw the end through last loop.
Join the two ends with a knot and use the ends to sew your buttons on to your cardigan.
I used the "wrong side" but both sides look nice.
Klick this link to see a video
(not very professional though, but it shows the process)
I works with most yarns, except fluffy kid mohair. In case your yarn is very thin, you can hold it double or triple.
No more excuses to finish your projects ! ;)