For the International Diploma in Crochet course I have to submit a “varied selection of seven practical and usable crochet buttons”.
And here they are…
I’ve never crocheted buttons before and am not sure I’m a big fan either! There are just so many gorgeous buttons available out there in all kinds of materials, shapes, colours and sizes that I’ve never felt the need to crochet my own. But if you want a subtle fastening then I suppose a simple crocheted button could work perfectly.
To make these buttons varied I’ve used different yarns, different colours, and different fillings. For the inside of a couple I used copper coins- a 1p and a 2p. The smaller buttons are filled with a small ball of the same yarn and the very large button is crocheted around a plastic button inside.
Here they are, all labelled up and ready to be sent off.
I mentioned last week that I’m starting my third project which I need to submit for the International Diploma in Crochet. This time it needs to be a garment with sleeves, shaping and a fastener! After searching for a pattern which includes all of those I found this one on Ravelry:
I ordered some yarn and it came in skeins. I’m not used to this as most yarn I buy tends to come in balls.
My first attempt to wind the yarn into a ball didn’t go too well- I used the back of a chair but it was time consuming and still resulted in some tangles. Luckily my mother came to the rescue! She told me how she remembers having to do this for her own mother and she still had the technique, gently swaying her arms as I wound the ball- just perfect! It was so nice to be able to share this memory with her 🙂 (and have tangle free yarn!)
Thanks for reading and Happy Crocheting 🙂