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TIMELESS Crochet Button

Updated on July 15, 2013

Table of Contents

  • Required Skill
  • Measurements
  • Materials and Tools
  • Special Stitch
  • Abbreviation
  • Written Pattern
  • Chart Pattern

Original Crochet Pattern by Moira Durano-Abesmo Copyright July 2013

If you Google crochet buttons, you’ll likely find buttons that are either too plain or too complicated to make. This served as my inspiration for designing the Timeless crochet button.

The Timeless crochet button has the right mix of sophistication and simplicity to stand on its own or to bring out the beauty of others. It has enough body and ruggedness to serve the tedious job of being a closure to clothes, bags, etc.

Aside from being a closure, Timeless could also be used for earrings, bracelets, necklaces, belts, key and bag charms, etc. It also looks great as eyes for amigurumi. The limit to its use is just your imagination.

Required Skills

  • Magic ring
  • Sc in round
  • Long sc
  • Sl st

Measurement

The diameter of your buttons will depend on the yarn you use.


Experiment with your left over yarns.


Here are my measurements:

  • 3 strands of sewing thread - 1 cm in diameter
  • size 8 cotton thread - 1 inch in diameter
  • Red Heart acrylic yarn - 2 inch in diameter

String them together for a bracelet or necklace or belt or ...

Goes either way - FRONT or...
Goes either way - FRONT or...
... BACK. Isn't that amazing?
... BACK. Isn't that amazing?

Loving Timeless?

Will you use Timeless in your future projects?

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Materials

You don't need much to make Timeless.

A small amount of yarn (now those left-over yarns will be useful) , crochet hook appropriate for your yarn, and a tapestry needle for weaving in loose ends are all you need.


Timeless looks great as eyes for MOLIH!

I'm currently making a bunch of MOLIH's for my uncle's holiday giveaways and Timeless just looks absolutely perfect for Molih's eyes.
I'm currently making a bunch of MOLIH's for my uncle's holiday giveaways and Timeless just looks absolutely perfect for Molih's eyes.

Special Stitch: Long Sc and Magic Ring

Long Sc

The long sc is simply an sc anchored on a previous row instead of the current one. The stitch gives the Timeless crochet button its body and neat look.

The video floating right explains this stitch if you are not yet familiar with it.

Magic Ring

"A magic ring is a way to begin crocheting in the round by crocheting over an adjustable loop and then pulling the loop tight." - Planet June

Planet June described the magic ring very well. If you still don't know it, the video floating right is all you need.

Timeless works really great for stud earrings.

I originally designed Timeless for a pair of stud earrings. It was perfect! Or so I thought. The glue I used wasn't strong enough. Timeless got peeled off after a while. I felt really bad.
I originally designed Timeless for a pair of stud earrings. It was perfect! Or so I thought. The glue I used wasn't strong enough. Timeless got peeled off after a while. I felt really bad.

Abbreviation

sc – single crochet

lsc – long single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

Written Pattern

//Pattern begins

Make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in magic ring, sl st last sc to first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 16 lsc in magic ring, 32 sl st in lsc (this is equivalent to 2 rounds of sl sts)

Optional: You may add another round of sl sts if desired.

Break off and weave in loose ends.

//Pattern ends

Chart Pattern

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Ch 1, 8 sc in magic ring, sl st to first sc.Ch 1, 16 long sc in magic ring.Red dots - 16 sl st on the post of long sc.Green dots - another 16 sl st on the post of long sc
Ch 1, 8 sc in magic ring, sl st to first sc.
Ch 1, 8 sc in magic ring, sl st to first sc.
Ch 1, 16 long sc in magic ring.
Ch 1, 16 long sc in magic ring.
Red dots - 16 sl st on the post of long sc.
Red dots - 16 sl st on the post of long sc.
Green dots - another 16 sl st on the post of long sc
Green dots - another 16 sl st on the post of long sc

What to do now?

Honestly, I still don't have any definite projects to use the Timeless crochet button. But I kept on making them anyway.

I think I'll decorate my stuff with. it. How about you?

I LOVE comments!

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 3 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      You're welcome Mrs. Lopez. I'm glad you like it. You may share it on your blog. ",)

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      Mrs. Lopez 3 years ago

      Thanks for the pattern!

      Could I share this pattern on my blog: lovinglifeinpink.blogspot.com?

      Thanks!

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 4 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you Wonder wool! That's why I named it Timeless. :-)

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 4 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Hello Gypsy48! I'm very sorry that you couldn't get it right. Is it on the rounds of slip stitches? You should crochet it inwards. Don't worry, I'll make a video just for you this weekend.

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      So Simple and Easy. They never go out of Fashion!!! Thanks for Sharing :)

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      I tried crocheting but could never get it right. The buttons are pretty, nice hub.

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 4 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you, peachpurple! I hope you pick it up again and not drop the stitches anymore. :-)

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 4 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Hello Alice! It really is gratifying. With all the patterns that are already out there, its a great feeling when designing something that is not common yet.

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 4 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Hi Heidithorne! I'm glad I gave you inspiration!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i wish i have the talent in doing this. Did tried once when i was young but gave up after i kept dropping the stitches. Lovely photos. Voted beautiful

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      Alise- Evon 4 years ago

      Nice pattern, and versatile, like you say. It's always gratifying to be able to design your own pattern that turns out really well, isn't it? Thank you for sharing it with us.

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      Heidi Thorne 4 years ago from Chicago Area

      Great photos and love the ideas! I gotta start crocheting again. Thanks for the inspiration!