I wanted to share this quick and easy little pattern for upcycling vintage buttons with you, my friends! I will simply give you the pattern without gauge, or yarn size. You may just want to make one flower with a vintage button in the middle like this:
There is something about a vintage button that just says “make me a flower pin!” Or maybe it’s just the voices…
Or you may want to make one flower in one gauge/weight, with a smaller flower (made by using a smaller weight yarn and/or smaller hook) and then a button, like this:
Did you know you can buy lots of vintage buttons on Amazon? How cool is that!
Ch4, sl st into first ch to form a ring.
For a 5 petal flower, 9hdc in ring (or 11hdc for a 6 petal flower), sl st into top of ch2.
Ch2, 3dc in next st…
Ch2, sl st in next st (one petal made)
Continue making petal in this manner (ch2, 3dc in next st, ch2, sl st in next st) until all 5 (or 6) petals are done. Clip yarn and finish off.
If you are making a two layer flower, repeat with a smaller yarn/hook.
Now collect all your parts: flower(s), button, pin back (or hair band, or whatever you want to put your pretty petals on!)
Stack and sew!
I love to use these as little thank you gifts to my customers.
Here’s a few more I made the other day.
As you can see, I love to use vintage shank buttons for these beautiful blooms. However, you can also use modern buttons, and you can use buttons with holes in place of shanks. Even beads work. Maybe hot glue on a single earring with the post/clip cut off. You know those great earrings in the old jewelry box that you know came from one of your grandmothers.
As usual, just have fun!!
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