How to Crochet a Button Charm Necklace

comments (8) March 10th, 2009     

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You can use buttons, beads, or charms to vary the look!
This is all you need to make this project.
Make a sketch to figure out the placement and measurements.
You can use buttons, beads, or charms to vary the look!

You can use buttons, beads, or charms to vary the look!

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I have a collection of sweet vintage glass buttons that I love, but for some reason I rarely make clothes that actually use buttons. So I came up with a way to use some of these little gems and really show them off. It's a simple crochet chain necklace, with the buttons hanging like pendants from each of five crocheted extensions. You can easily customize the technique to make all sorts of necklaces and bracelets, so let's get started!

You'll need:

  • Five buttons (shank or two-hole buttons work best), plus one additional button for a closure at the back
  • Crochet cotton (or any fine yarn or heavy thread that fits through the holes of your buttons)
  • A crochet hook compatible with your thread
  • A tape measure
  • A needle to help you thread your buttons onto the thread (optional)

The only crochet techniques used are chainstitch, slipstitch, and finishing off.


This is all you need to make this project.

1. Measure your neck (or how long you want the necklace to be). Jot this number down. A simple sketch will help you determine the placement of the extensions.


Make a sketch to figure out the placement and measurements.


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Comments (8)

Nodan writes: Beautiful! I think if the chain of your necklace is made of metal, the necklace may be beautiful as well.
Posted: 3:13 am on January 31st
AZAmethystGirl writes: Love this Tutorial as I have many unique & beautiful vintage
beads in many fantastic shapes. WOW!! Need to touch up on
my Crochet skills Have been wanting to relearn for a while
now!

Posted: 8:31 pm on March 11th
samsstuff writes: Cute idea! Thank you for posting this.
Posted: 11:35 am on February 18th
aeglos writes: Hobby Lobby has some great buttons and stuff. I work there so I see a lot of this. You can find them either in fabrics and/or by the t-shirts.
Posted: 11:23 pm on September 4th
ifthebirdsknew writes: now if i could only find the rad buttons to make such a sweet necklace....it's super purdy. thanks
Posted: 3:43 pm on March 14th
slavetobeads writes: I have collected some nice vintage beads will give this simple quick and fun project a try. thanks for sharing this.
Posted: 2:35 pm on March 14th
Loves2spin writes: What a sweet necklace and nice project. I will definitely be trying this. Thank you so much!
Posted: 10:08 am on March 14th
becinator writes: I think that is a very cute and stylish idea for the buttons or larger beads.
Posted: 1:18 pm on March 10th
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