Buttonflower Charm & Band: Thread Crochet Jewelry

A crocheted jewelry charm that stays in place when worn as a ring, bracelet, choker, or headband. Chart of standard jewelry sizes for creating a ribbon or crocheted band. Thread crochet jewelry design.
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  • Item #: 0-JN93009BR
  • Manufacturer: Vashti Braha

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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 instructions and a chart of standard jewelry sizes for creating a crocheted band, plus a simple ribbon one, for these projects: ring, bracelet, choker, and headband. 

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

Finished Dimensions 

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.

Supplies Needed 

  • Steel Crochet Hook: size 1.75mm or size needed for working at a fairly tight gauge
  • Size #10 Crochet Thread (a.k.a. “bedspread weight”)
  • Small amounts of any color for flower(s) 
  • Black (or dark color) for the crocheted band if not using velvet ribbon option
  • Button or Bead: ½”{1cm}-wide bead or flat 2-holed button per flower (pictured at right: 8mm pearl bead)
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing needle and sewing thread to match ribbon or dark thread
  • Snaps (one pair, optional for crocheted bracelet and choker bands)
  • Optional: 
    • 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
  • Special Technique: Thread Crochet
  • Skill Level: Intermediate (ease with thread crochet)
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