Dorset Buttons by Diane Gilleland

Dorset Buttons

Knitting
Any wool, cotton, or blend of the two
Any #10 cotton crochet thread
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
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These buttons have a very long history, and are beautiful on knit or crocheted garments.

The base is plastic drapery rings, which are available in many craft stores.

You can get a wide variety of different looks with these buttons just by varying the materials you use. Fuzzier yarn yields a thicker button. Cotton thread yields something more refined.

Once you’ve made them, you can also embellish them with embroidery, beads, trim, etc.