Crochet Button Loop DIY

It’s so handy being able to crochet, and besides being a crafter and crochet pattern designer professionally, there is quite a lot of satisfaction in just using this handy little skill in day-to-day DIY “mom” jobs. πŸ™‚

Here is a little project I did this morning, I thought I’d share with you…


Yesterday, I was out browsing at the second hand shops and found this adorable dress for Miss Madison. It appeared to be brand new, but with no brand name or tags attached. It was only $4 NZD so a great deal! The only minor defect was it had no buttonhole at the back. There was a button, but no buttonhole.

Now, I know those “new-fangled” things called sewing machines can help you make buttonholes, but I don’t own a sewing machine (yet) and am not as yet very accomplished at sewing. I say “as yet” since, in the land of “someday”, all things are possible!

So, how do we fix this little buttonhole problem with the one crafty skill I already possess…crochet?? Well, here’s how! πŸ™‚


For this little project I used some sport weight cotton yarn, some pretty pink thread, a sewing needle, scissors and a size d (3.25mm) crochet hook.

To crochet the button loop:

Β Ch 6, join with sl st in 6th ch from hook to form loop. Ch 1, work 2 more sc in same place as your last sl st join. This creates a nice little edge to use in sewing the button loop to the inside of the dress. Fasten off and secure knots. (Note: You may adjust the number of chains for your button loop depending on the size of your button.)

Sew button loop neatly at back inside of dress – adjacent button.


Done! Problem solved and now my happy 3.5 year old is enjoying her gorgeous “new” flowery dress…all with the the added special detail of a crocheted button loop…which in my opinion only adds to the cuteness and charm of this wee dress! πŸ™‚


About Lisa van Klaveren

I am a crochet pattern designer, I have over 300 modern designs. I have also authored two books; Beautiful Baby Shoes and More Beautiful Baby Shoes

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