by M. J. Joachim
Many of us have old buttons stored away in case we need them someday. This crochet project takes an old button and turns it into the end of a keychain.
You Will Need
A small amount of size 10 doily thread – you’ll be working with 2 strands together. They can be the same or different colors, according to personal preference.
Size 1/2.75 mm steel crochet hook
1 Yarn needle
1 Key ring
Step 1: Thread a yarn needle with 2 strands of doily thread that matches your button.
Step 2: Thread needle, keeping spools of thread attached at other end, and sew through back of button a few times to secure. Leave a long tail. Remove needle when finished.
Step 3: Join your crochet hook at button end, with thread attached to spool. Chain around long tail, making chain approximately 2 – 3 inches long.
Step 4: Take your key ring and slip stitch over it, to join it to your chain. Chain 1; single crochet in ring twice.
Step 5: Turn, single crochet in each chain, back to the end of your button.
Finish off. Weave in loose ends.
This project works up so quickly, that you have time to make a few for Valentine’s Day this week. Use heart buttons with red, white and pink threads, and surprise your favorite Valentine with a unique and festive keychain!
That’s all for now, kind followers.
Until next time, I wish you every good thing.
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