How to Knit the One Row Button Hole (English Style)

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patent it the one row buttonhole English

style for this tutorial you will need a

pair of knitting needles special thanks

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today's needles today we are using their

addi lace interchangeable clicks in the

size 8 special thanks to our sponsor

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brights colorway the 1 row buttonhole is

a firm strong buttonhole that is a

little bit more complicated than other

types of buttonholes but it is

convenient because it will work directly

into your pattern without really

interrupting it very much since it's

only worked in the same row you can

continue your pattern on top of it and

it won't mess it up so let's show you

how to do it so once you've reached the

place where you're going to start your


which for us is going to be 11 stitches

in 2 4 6 8 10 12 that's 12 11 we're

going to for step 1 bring the yarn

forward for step 2 we're going to slip

the next stitch purlwise

and step 3 we'll bring the yarn back

then step 4 we're going to slip the next

stitch off of our main needle purlwise

now for step 5 we will slip the second

stitch on our working needle over the

first stitch

now we're going to repeat the steps four

and five for as many stitches as we are

going to create for our button and that

will be determined by the size of your

button generally you want the stitches

to be about even to the size of your

button so you'll need to hold your

button up and count how many stitches

are crossed your button is and then

that's how many stitches you'll bind off

for your pattern so here we're going to

be doing six stitches so that was 1 1 2

3 4 5 and then here's 6 and because

we're just slipping these stitches and

binding them off this is going to be a

very tight and durable edge that we've

created here so we did steps 4 and 5 to

bind off our stitches now we're going to

go to step 6 where we will slip that

last stitch that was bound off back on

to our main needle so for step 7 we're

going to turn our work around and this

is where it gets a little bit tricky

we're going to use either the backwards

loop cast on or the knitted cast on so

for this I'm going to use the knitted on

cast on which is where you insert your

needle into and this is step 8 by the

way we're going to insert our needle

draw through just as if we were knitting

and then slip that on to our needle okay

and we're going to do this for as many

stitches as we bound-off

so we'll be doing will be adding six


and once we've added on our six stitches

we're going to add on one bonus stitch

okay so that should be one two three

four one two three four five six and

we'll add on one bonus stitch so that's

seven and we can just let that sit

so step nine we'll turn our work around

again step ten we're going to slip this

stitch that was bound off onto our

working needle and step 11 we will slip

this extra stitch that we cast on over

that stitch okay

and then we will slip this back for step


make sure we tighten that down and we're

going to knit it as normal for step

thirteen okay and then you'll just

continue working in your pattern so

we've knitted a couple of rows after our

buttonhole here just so you can see what

the finished product looks like if you

have any loose stitches kind of like

these here then you can just knit or

purl into the back loop to twist that

stitch and cinch it a little bit tighter

you can see here that there's actually a

little bit of a gap and that came from

me not pulling tight enough on that

first wrap stitch when I was casting on

those additional stitches so you want to

make sure that you pull that really

tight so you don't have that same issue

and you can see on this first buttonhole

I did here that I didn't have that same

problem really I pulled that one real

tight you'll also notice that this edge

here looks a little bit different I use

the cable cast on for

this which is very similar to the

knitted cast on but it's going to make

an even more firm edge you can see that

that doesn't have hardly any stretch at

all whereas this one has a lot more

stretch on it and that's all a matter of

personal taste how you want it to look

or how firm you want it to be so that's

how you knit the one row buttonhole

after a few repeats your pattern should

look like this one morning stitch day

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