Buttons have some delightful uses. Of course, they can be used in the traditional way, as a fastener. But they can also be used as embellishment. I’ve seen buttons used to embellish hats, gloves, mittens, and even socks. Of course, they are often essential fasteners for cardigans, but they can also be used to fasten slippers, scarves and cowls, and the tops of convertible mittens. That is why I was so excited to discover knitting patterns for buttons. Yes, for buttons! The incredible possibilities immediately leapt to mind. Knitting buttons is frugal — no need to buy buttons for a project! It is a great way to use up leftover yarn. It is a wonderful way to ensure you have matching buttons for a project. Are you as excited about knitted buttons as I am? Great! Let’s dive in and take a look at some knitting patterns for buttons! Knitting Patterns for Buttons Perfect Knitted Acorn: This pattern can be used to create adorable acorn-shaped buttons, but of course it can be used for other purposes as well, and the pattern page for this project shows adorable photos of other potential uses, like jewelry. Capa De Botao (Button Cover): Just as the name implies, these are button covers you can knit yourself. You’ll need a collection of shank buttons for this, but it’s a great way to give yourself matching buttons for a project. I-Cord Knot Button: This is one of the cleverest ideas I’ve ever seen. If you can knit I-cord (or even if you never have – I-cords are so easy!), you can make these buttons! How to Knit Buttons: This is a YouTube tutorial that shows an incredibly simple and quick way to make your own buttons. With these four simple patterns, we can all knit our own buttons for any project!