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Making loops for buttons

New postby bridesmom on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:50 pm

So, I finished the sweater that has no buttonholes. I have a toggle type button that I am going to use but I'm not sure how to make the loops for the buttons. Do I just use a strand of yarn, or any ideas out there?
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Re: Making loops for buttons

New postby Bama on Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:14 am

Not sure if this is what you have in mind, but this is what I plan to use the next time I put a button loop on a shawl. The last one I just crocheted a chain, then single crocheted back across. This looks more secure. :D
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Re: Making loops for buttons

New postby HeyJudee on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:43 am

That's a great video...and great idea. I wish I'd seen that back in the day when I was knitting sweaters!
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Re: Making loops for buttons

New postby lendube on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:13 am

That is very cool, Lori. Should work very well with the same color yarn. Another idea, Laura, is to make a picot edge with a crochet hook and then for the loops just make a chain off to the side and then back to the picot edge.
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Re: Making loops for buttons

New postby bridesmom on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:40 pm

That would have worked, but MIL came over and showed me how she used to do it, so it's done, by doing a tight chain stitch and knotting it in. I like the video better, and will remember it for next time as I'm sure I'll forget button holes again! Here's a picture of the sweater.
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Re: Making loops for buttons

New postby sewingmom on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:41 pm

OOOOOOOOOOOH!!! So very well done. May I put my order in for one? :D
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Re: Making loops for buttons

New postby HeyJudee on Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:56 am

It looks like you planned it that way...very cool!!!
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Re: Making loops for buttons

New postby DorothyL on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:38 am

What a pretty little sweater.

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Re: Making loops for buttons

New postby Magot on Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:39 am

Turned out fine! The toggles are a great touch. The twisty chain thing looked too ridiculous for words to try and get to work. I have 2 baby girl to knit for as soon as I finish Basil's vest..and some more Latvian mittens, and some mug cosies...why does the list not get smaller?
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Re: Making loops for buttons

New postby lendube on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:17 am

Nice, cozy sweater, Laura. What a nice mil to help you. Good job. Jan, can you knit with your hand out of commission? Ouch!
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