Buttonflower Charm & Band by Vashti Braha
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Buttonflower Charm & Band

December 2011
any size #10 croche thread (a.k.a. 'bedspread weight')
Thread ?
1.75 mm
Band sized for: ring, bracelet, necklace, headband. Would also make a cute pet collar!
both US and UK
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This is one of the first jewelry patterns I added to my pattern website and somehow neglected to add it to my Ravelry store all this time!

Pattern includes a chart of standard jewelry sizes and instructions for crocheting a band, or making a simple velvet ribbon one, for these jewelry projects: ring, bracelet, choker, and headband. (It also occurs to me that it could be a cute pet collar too.)

The Buttonflower is a slider charm that stays in place whether worn as a ring, bracelet, choker, or headband. (It’s also charming when slid onto a pencil.)

I designed it so that I could use the pretty little abalone buttons that I’ve had in my stash for years. Use any “bedspread weight” crochet thread (size #10) in any color to make your Buttonflower Charms, then slide one or more onto a dark-colored band of your choosing.

Skill level: Intermediate (some experience crocheting with size 10 thread is helpful). I have written the pattern with few abbreviations and provide International English equivalents for American measurements, yarn weights, and stitch terms. The UK & Australian equivalents are in brackets {}.

After using this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):

  • How to turn any crochet piece into a slider charm
  • How to work in the round
  • How incorporate a two-holed button as you crochet
  • How to crochet a matching set of metal-free jewelry

Each Buttonflower Charm is approximately one and one-eighths of an inch {3.25 cm} at widest point. Charm is designed to snugly slide onto a ½ inch {1cm} wide velvet or crocheted band.

Additional Materials
Button or Bead: ½”{1cm}-wide bead or flat 2-holed button per flower
Stitch marker
Ribbon (not recommended for ring): half-inch/1cm-wide black velvet ribbon, approximately 9”/23cm long for a bracelet, 18”/46cm long for a choker, 24”/ 61cm for headband.
4”/10cm of elastic that matches ribbon width and color for headband
Snaps (one pair, optional for crocheted bracelet and choker bands)
Sewing needle and sewing thread to match ribbon or dark thread, if using snaps