Floral button cozies: A free pattern
o, I developed this little flower fixation for awhile. I can’t explain it, but I found that the same flower pattern can be used to surround buttons. That quick, I made a plain white shirt custom made for my daughter’s shorts. I also made more flowers for her to attach to her flip-flops. Instant custom, color-coordinated outfit! My older daughter grabbed up two little pink flowers and declared them earring cozies. I can’t make the silly flowers fast enough. They can even be slipped over simple burrettes and they make this neat ruffly thingy that the girls like. I’m sure my girls will find more uses for them, but for now, here are a few pictures, and the pattern.
Uses size D hook and number 10 crochet thread
To Begin: Ch 8 for up to a 1/2″ button. Join with slip st to form a ring.
Row 1: (Sc in ring, ch 3) 5 times. Join to first sc.
Row 2: sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc in first ch 3 space and each space around. Join with a slip st to first sc.
Row 3: Ch 2, sc around shaft of middle dc of first row, ch 4, (sc around shaft of next middle dc in cluster, ch 4) 5 times. Join with slip st to first sc.
Row 4: in each ch 4 loop, work sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc. Tie off
If you want a larger flower to go around a really big button or to go on a hat, use size G hook and worsted or sport weight yarn. Follow same instructions except begin with a ch 10 ring. If you want to make an earring cozy, the size of the center ring doesn’t matter, since you’re only putting a post through it, not an entire earring.
Okay, so have fun with these and let me know what you create, new uses you find, etc.