How to Make a Pretty Pincushion with a Button Centercomments (13) March 18th, 2009
Join the round with a slipstitch. For the second round, *slipstitch in first single crochet, skip next single crochet, (double crochet, chain 1, double crochet, chain 1, double crochet) in next stitch; skip next single crochet; repeat from * around. If you come to a corner at an akward place in the crocheted shell, feel free either to skip 2 stitches before making the slipstitch or not skip any stitches. This will just give you a slightly stretched out or slightly tighter shell (respectively) and is no big deal.
Step 3: Sew the buttons in place.
Here's where you get to show off a few select buttons. Choose a button for both the front and back of the cushion. For mine, I stacked a couple of buttons on the front side for a bit of extra color. Play around a bit before you attach your buttons—you never know, an unexpected combination might be just the right finishing touch.
Sew another button to the back side, then go back through the front side button(s) once more to secure (you'll end with the needle and yarn in back of the cushion). Pull the yarn taut to make a little indentation in the cushion where the buttons are.
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