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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Find the center point of your length (this will be where the center extension is), then decide how far apart you want the legs. My necklace is 15 inches long, so the center point is at 7-1/2 inches. I made the extensions 2 inches apart from the center, which leaves 3-1/2 inches for each side of the back.

2. String the buttons onto the ball or spool of thread (don't cut it). Arrange them in the order of use (you won't be able to change the order once you get going), and string them up.

Lay out your buttons as you want to use them, and string them onto the thread.
You'll probably want your favorite (or the biggest) in the center, but that's up to you. A needle may be helpful, but my buttons were so tiny the needle wouldn't fit through some of their holes.

3. Begin crocheting. The buttons should be hanging out between the spool and your hook, waiting to be pulled up when you need them. Leaving a long tail (5 inches to 6 inches is good), make a slip knot and begin chainstitching the first back section of your necklace (3-1/2 inches in my case).

Then make a slip knot and begin your chainstitching.

Chain the length of your first back section.

*When you reach this point, place a marker (I just used a piece of contrast thread).

Place a marker to indicate the beginning of the first extension.

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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

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'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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