A Large Button Flower is so much fun to add to your wardrobe. Put it on a hat, a shirt, a purse. You can make something old look new again. Sometimes its the little decorations that can really add spice. If you don't sew them on permanently (instruction below), you can make a different one for every season. Try putting them on hair clips as well.
My Creation: I saw a video about making those pretty cloth flowers with a button in the center and I decided I wanted to crochet one. Having 2 layers made it possible to match anything.
The below Button Flower uses a
Simple Crochet Button with one more round of CH 3, connect.
The Button Flower below uses a standard button.
Before I go into the pattern I'd like to share a couple of ideas. If you are sewing this button flower on something permanently use a color thread that matches your main item. If you are going to 'change' them use a color thread that matches the flower. For flowers you are going to change, DO NOT cut the back yarn. This way you can string it behind the item you are attaching it to and tie it on. You could tie a new one on to a purse for every season. I was also thinking this would be a great addition to the edge of curtains to spice up a room for every season.
Chain (ch) 12: Pick a crochet hook that matches your yarn nicely.
Row 1: Triple Crochet (tc) into the 4th chain from the hook, and in the next 2 chains. Double Crochet (dc) into the next 3 chains. Single Crochet (sc) into the last 3 chains.
Row 2: Chain (ch) 1 and turn. Single Crochet (sc) in the first 3 stitches, Double Crochet (dc) in the next 3 stitches, Triple Crochet (tc) in the last 3 stitches.
Row 3: Chain(ch) 3 and turn. Triple Crochet (tc) in the first 3 stitches, Double Crochet (dc) in the next 3 stitches, Single Crochet (sc) in the last 3 stitches.
Continue to alternate rows 2 and 3 until your piece easily comes together in a circle. You don't want this to 'stretch' to make a circle, extra rows will just make it look nice. For me, using Caron's Simply Soft, it took a total of 28 rows. Make sure you end on Row 2 so your loose ends will be at the center (see below).
To close the flower use a slip stitch (sl st) to connect both sides.
Use a yarn needle to weave a thread in and out to pull the center tight.
The pattern for the front layer is basically the same except you'll be using combination of 2 stitches instead of 3.
Chain (ch) 9
Row 1: Triple Crochet (tc) into the 4th chain from the hook, and in the next chain. Double Crochet (dc) into the next 2 chains. Single Crochet (sc) into the last 2 chains.
Row 2: Chain (ch) 1 and turn. Single Crochet (sc) in the first 2 stitches, Double Crochet (dc) in the next 2 stitches, Triple Crochet (tc) in the last 2 stitches.
Row 3: Chain(ch) 3 and turn. Triple Crochet (tc) in the first 2 stitches, Double Crochet (dc) in the next 2 stitches, Single Crochet (sc) in the last 2 stitches.
I use the exact same number of rows for the front layer, that I used for the back layer.
Finish this layer the same as you did the bottom layer, weaving and pulling it tight.
Place your top layer over the bottom layer. Pull yarn from the top layer through to the back. If you'd like to sew this for additional security you can, but I don't find it necessary. Sew your button on making sure you pick up both layers each time.
If you are going to tie this on to items do not cut your back yarn, use it to tie.
If you are going to sew this on to something permanently, trim the back yarn.
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