How to Make Dorset Buttonscomments (49) March 4th, 2011
Finish covering the rest of the ring. When you're done, leave the needle end of the yarn attached to the button, but trim off the short end that's now sticking out between the stitches.
Notice here how the ring has a seam all along the outside edge—a seam created by those blanket stitches.
Carefully slide that outer seam toward the inside of the ring. I find it easiest to do this in stages. First, I push all the stitches so the seam ends up along the middle of the ring, and then I push them to the inside.
When you're done with this step, the leading end of the yarn will be pointing to the inside of the ring, as shown.
This next bit is the tricky part. Essentially, we're going to wrap the yarn around the ring four times. Each wrap will be at a different angle, so we'll end up with eight "spokes" in the center of the button.
To begin this process, take that leading end of the yarn and wrap it over the front of the ring, around the bottom, and back up to the top, as shown.
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