For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it’s getting to that time of year again when sweaters are boxed up and shoved on the top shelf in the closet. In no way do you want to begin crocheting a heavy sweater -- that’s almost as bad as crocheting an afghan in August, eh? But there is one thing you can learn this Spring that will help you once Fall comes and you start dreaming of wool again: covered buttons.
Covering buttons will help you finish all kinds of garments, and even some housewares! Crochet button covers are the easiest way to match colors without searching through the notions section of the fabric store for something that either mostly matches or kind of complements your yarn. Just grab some thin yarn or thread, and a button. You may have some scraps lying around in a color that looks great with your main color. With some leftover buttons that came with store-bought sweaters, voila, you don’t even have to leave the house.
Let’s try one!
The nice thing about covering buttons is that you don’t really need a pattern after you do your first one, and you can improvise using other stitches.
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The photos would be very helpful.
I agree wholeheartedly. Photographs are VERY MUCH needed, please
Great instructions even without the pictures! My grandmother taught me that nothing goes to waste and she always cut buttons off old cloths before recycling the garment for the rag bag. Whenever she needed a button, that jar of buttons was where she looked first. Your idea would be a great way to reuse those buttons while giving them a whole new look.
Note: My grandmother never put anything in the rag bag until it had been recycled as a hand-me-down, patched, and/or mended several times. She would even take apart a garment at the seams and re-sew it with narrower seams to make it bigger or cut it down at the seams to make it smaller. She passed away some 40 years ago and I think she would be shocked to see how easily we throw away things nowadays.
These instructions are really help me but their is no picture in this article. Can you share it again?
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