20 Patterns That Celebrate the Beauty of Crochet Buttons
by Kelsey Mlnarik
Buttons are small circles of joy. They can add pop to any project.
And there are just as many buttons as there are personal styles – vintage, retro and contemporary buttons, simple or detailed buttons, and buttons of every design and material you can imagine.
Many of the crocheters I know also love buttons (really, we love all crafting supplies!). In these twenty projects, we see crocheters celebrating buttons. If you’re a button lover (and we know you are), you can’t miss these patterns.
20 Patterns Celebrating Crochet Buttons
Buttons, buttons, everywhere! In this collection, check out patterns for your own crochet buttons, patterns that are worked around a button, and patterns for garments that feature buttons as a central part of their design.
Whether you're looking for a fun and quirky celebration of crafting or a trendy outfit to add to your handmade closet, we have what you need here!
With this vintage pattern, you can crochet soft, colorful buttons in all sizes! Use them to decorate hats, gloves, scarves, headbands, jewelry, and more. They're also great for accessorizing a baby doll or stuffed animal, or as an element of a quiet book for a child to play with.
You won't be able to resist making about a million of these sweet little crochet buttons! Make them in bright colors or neutrals and use them to finish your handmade garments or add a personal touch to store-bought clothes. They'd look fabulous on the front of a handmade cardigan, dress, jacket, sweater, and more!
This crochet button is ideal for use in tons of projects. Use them on hair accessories, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, or to add your personal flair to handmade garments. They'd look fabulous on a chunky sweater or cardigan!
Adorned with oversized crochet buttons and bright, eye-catching plastic buttons, this button bag is perfect for any craft lover. Wear it as a messenger bag or purse, or use it to store your crafting materials or to carry your works-in-progress so that you always have a project on hand for those spare minutes of downtime.
Give yourself a bit of extra warmth without the bulk of a sweater with this button-front scarf. It's an awesome way to stay cozy while looking put-together. Throw a blazer or a jacket over this scarf and it will look just like you're wearing a classic button-front sweater.
This pattern is for four different crochet flowers which attach to a 1.5" button. Attach your button to a hair accessory, jacket, scarf, or pin, and change up the look with ease by switching your flowers. Make each flower in multiple colors for even more variety! These would make a fun and thoughtful gift for anyone who loves to accessorize.
Use this vintage pattern to crochet tiny flowers with a button in the center. These adorable flowers can be sewn onto jewelry or accessories, used in a centerpiece or other decor, or given as a tiny handmade gift for a loved one. The possibilities are endless!
Don't let the blustery wind blow your scarf away- make this button scarf instead and button it in place! Since it uses a large hook and a double strand of yarn, this scarf works up quickly and the result is extra chunky and warm. This warm scarf makes a lovely Christmas gift and would be a popular item at craft fairs, too!
This color-blocked sweater dress is jazzed up with buttons on the sleeves and thigh. Choose any colors you want and accessorize with buttons that suit your style. This garment can be worn as a dress or dressed down as a tunic top over tights or leggings. Requiring only basic stitches, it's a fun pattern for crocheters of all skill levels.
This crochet button necklace resembles flowers on a vine, complete with tiny crochet leaves. You'll get tons of compliments on this unique necklace! Make it for yourself or gift it for Mother's Day, birthdays, or just because.
These flowers are crocheted directly onto buttons to create unique pieces of jewelry. This pattern contains a basic pattern and also gives instructions for you to personalize your brooch for a final result that is uniquely yours! Hook the resulting pin to your hat, coat, sweater, or scarf to give it a handmade touch.
Wrap baby in handmade love with this precious baby cocoon! The buttons along the sides look beautiful and they're quiet- no noise zippers or velcro to wake the sleeping baby! The soft wave stitch is extra cozy. It's a must-have for your own baby and would make an unforgettable and well-loved baby shower gift.
This women's cloche with buttons on the side is a unique and feminine twist on the basic beanie. This iconic hat style is perfect for fans of 1920s and 30s fashion. It will lend a classy, vintage charm to your outfits while keeping you warm.
This twist on a basic sweater is sure to become a wardrobe staple! In a simple but lovely extended single crochet stitch, it's approachable for beginners but yields a nicely textured result. The decorative buttons up the back of the sweater are a unique touch. Easy to accessorize as work wear or casual wear!
Large buttons are a central design feature on this comfy and trendy cardigan! You can make this sweater in a cropped length or a full length with pockets, and both options are both comfortable and stylish. It works up quickly in a soft, bulky yarn, so you'll be able to say yes when your friends ask you to make them one of their own.
This hooded sweater is perfect for children who love to be outside even on damp, blustery spring and fall days. They can explore leaf piles and mud puddles while staying warm in this sweater you've crocheted for them. The large buttons are just right for little fingers. A beginner who is comfortable with increases, decreases, and working in the back loop can tackle this pattern.
This baby sandal pattern is perfect for dressing up a baby who isn't quite ready to take his or her first steps, but needs a stylish shoe anyway! What could be cuter than tiny toes peeking through the open front? They can be made for boys or girls in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-9 months. Great for Easter and spring outfits!
Don't forget your furry friends when you're crocheting for winter! This button-on pet scarf will keep Fido's neck warm and give him a distinguished look, too. Make them for your own pets or as a gift to animal-loving friends. They make a wonderful fundraiser for animal shelters, too!
This crochet button with a bead in the center is a superb building block for handmade jewelry and hair accessories. Use them in your handmade garments for a totally made-by-me look, or add them to store-bought or upcycled clothes to lend them your personal touch.
With the return of so many 1970s fashion trends, let's not forget about men's fashion! This vintage button-up cardigan pattern brings to mind visions of sitting in front of the fire, reading the paper, and sipping a hot cup of coffee... it's a cozy sweater, is what we're saying! Any man who appreciates retro fashion needs this sweater in his closet.