Sunday, February 10, 2013

Button End Keychain 021013

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 Button
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.
M. J.
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