How to Crochet a Button Charm Necklacecomments (8) March 10th, 2009
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!
- 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.
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.
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