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Simple Knit Buttons

By: Emi Harrington

Make your knitting projects even more special by incorporating these Simple Knit Buttons into your work. In just one row of knitting, you'll be able to create your own buttons in a matter of minutes! Whether you fasten these buttons to sweaters, knit pillows, slippers or even to a hat, it will instantly add another level of personality to your projects. If you're more of a visual learner, don't miss the free video tutorial below!


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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  • U.S. size 6 knitting needles (4mm)
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn needle

Gauge is not important in this design.


1. Cast on 15 stitches.
2. Cast off. (You will have a strip which measures approx. 2 ½ inches by ½ inch.)
3. Thread the yarn end from the cast off into a yarn needle and place it on your work surface.
4. Beginning at the opposite end, roll the knitted strip into a tight roll.
5. Pick up the yarn needle, and pass through the roll, coming out directly across on the
other side. Move over about ¼ inch, and pass the needle all the way through again.
Repeat several times, then pass the needle through to the center of the roll bringing the yarn through. Tie the 2
yarn ends into a square knot, and cut off the yarn end used to connect the roll. The other end can be used to sew the
button onto your finished garment.



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I made these with chunky yarn on size 9 needles (to match the sweater for my grandson). They are the perfect thing. Thanks!

Will try on what i am knitting at present - Postman Pats buttons

What cast on type did you use? Thank you!

Any type will be ok for this.

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I Didn't know how to do that good to know


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