Buttonflower Charm & Band by Vashti Braha

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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Update: This pattern is now value-bundled with two other slider charm patterns in my DesigningVashti shop.

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.)

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.)

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

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.

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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

I’ve kept pattern abbreviations to a minimum and provide International English equivalents for American measurements, yarn weights, and stitch terms.