How to Make a Custom-Knitted Button and Win the Style Gamecomments (5) August 28th, 2008
Finding the perfect button to put the finishing touch on your latest masterpiece can sometimes seem like an impossible task. You combed your stash but nothing worked. The LYS did not have the right one, the fabric store was a waste, and searching for the ideal button on the Internet was overwhelming. Sometimes you have to take the matter into your own hands and create your own buttons! Knitted buttons allow you to have a closure that complements the garment without overwhelming it. You can knit your button in a pattern that blends in seamlessly or that enhances the design.
Yarn to match or complement your project (I used a DK weight.)
Knitting needles one or two sizes smaller than the needles you knit your finished project with (I used a size 3 needle.)
Button cover kits—Dritz Aluminum Button Cover Kit in size 7/8 inch and 1-1/8 inch
Step By Step
These directions are for the 7/8-inch size (the 1-1/8-inch size are in parentheses).
Begin knitting the button cover by casting on 2 (4) stitches.
With stockinette stitch, increase one stitch at the beginning and end of each row until you have 10 (12) stitches.
Work 6 rows even.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery