Once I learned how to easy it is to make a crocheted thumbhole for fingerless gloves (see previous post), I knew I wanted to make a button closure for a bracelet.
I recently inherited my mother’s stash of vintage buttons. I made the button hole using the same technique that Deja Jetmir at Crochet Forever After teaches for making thumbholes. Her tutorial is easy to follow and learn from. I crocheted three lines: single, double, single crochet (plus the adjustment for the buttonhole). Apologies- I don’t know at all how to write instructions. Please see Deja’s post for excellent instructions.
This bracelet is sized for an adult, however I have a kiddo modeling it for me.
I am already daydreaming about what other materials I could use to make bracelets with: cord, ribbon, waxed linen. Adding some small beads could add some sparkle. The style of the button would also change up the look dramatically. I am going to try some different crochet bracelet designs and will be sure to post the results as they come along. Might work in some coin purses…
I hope someone, who is crochet shy like I am, will find this post and say to him or herself, “Self, I believe in you! Armed with the ability to make a HOLE in your crochet patterns, you can take your crafting to a whole new level!” That’s how I feel and I’m flying!