Oh how I love to make pretty little thing and if I say so myself ... these are pretty dang pretty!
I have always loved covered buttons, but making them with that little plastic suction thing and then pushing the back in, never worked very well.
Use these buttons on a favorite denim jacket, hang one from a crocheted chain, or sew them to an old tag and give them as a gift. The possibilities are endless!
What you need: DMC crochet cotton in size 20, size 9 crochet hook, old buttons, a small clump of fiber-fil, scraps of fabric, hand sewing needle and thread.
Gather some old buttons and measure. Cut a square of fabric that is 2 times the measurement of the button.
Fold the fabric in half twice and then round out the corner to cut a circle.
Fold the fabric circle around the button just to make sure that it is the right size, not overlapping.
With a threaded hand needle, run a basting stitch around the perimeter of the circle, and gather up slightly.
Stuff a small amount of fiber-fil into the circle ...
then insert the button and cinch the fabric to encase the button.
Then stitch across the button, closing up the hole, then knot the thread.
Cut a very small circle of felt and using white glue adhere the felt to the back of the button and set aside to dry.
If you would like, you can stop here and use the buttons just the way they are or continue on and crochet a little 'snood' for them.
Here's what I did to crochet the little snood:
Ch 6, slip in the first ch to form a loop.
ch 1, dc 13 in loop,slip stitch in the first dc.
ch 2, skip first dc, then 2 dc in the next dc...continue until you are back to the beginning, slip stitch.
ch 3 then dc in every loop and continue around till you reach the beginning. Slip stitch and leave a long tail.
With a large eye needle, weave the end back and forth across the back, then knot. Weave in the start thread on the front and there you have it ...
Easy peasy and oh so pretty!