How to Knit a Buttonhole

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how to knit buttonholes

hi guys I'm Kristen and today we are going to create

this horizontal slit in our knitting allowing you to insert buttons into your

knitted work however you'd like this is totally customizable for any size

buttons that you have on hand and for this five step process I have written

instructions for you they're linked down in the description below on my website

so let's get started step 1 you want to start on the right side of your work and

knit up to the point where you would like your buttonhole and we are going to

determine the number of knit stitches that you need for your particular button

and just place it on your knitted work and check out the stitches above you

you'll want to have your buttonhole just slightly smaller than the diameter of

your button and for me that's three stitches so I'm going to be

demonstrating a three stitch buttonhole

step two we begin our edge we're going

to bring our yarn to the front and then we just slip one stitch purlwise so

that's just inserting our right needle as if to purl and slip that one stitch

then just take your yarn and bring it to the back oh it's already time for step

three okay step three you're going to begin by

slipping one stitch purlwise and then passing that slip stitch over for the

number of stitches you're creating for it your buttonhole for me that's three

so I've done it once twice and now a third time passing that stitch over and

then your last stitch once you're done right there on your right needle you're

going to just slip it back onto your left needle now we are going to turn our

work so now the wrong side of our work is facing us we're

taking our yarn it's in the back and we're going to do the cable cast on now

if this is new to you I do have a complete video of the cable cast on

method and you are going to repeat this for the number of knit stitches that you

need so again for me I'm doing three stitches but then it's plus one so you

will repeat the cable cast on for the number of stitches that you need plus

one so for me that is going to be a total of four times that I will be doing

the cable cast on and this step four is knitting our top edge of our buttonhole

step 5 finishing the edge so we turn our work

back to the right side and we slip one stitch off our left needle on to the

right needle purlwise and then just pass that slip stitch over right there that

finishes the edge of our button and you are done your stitches are ready for

your buttonhole and on this row you can just keep on knitting as you would and

pattern and if you're doing more buttonholes than just repeat this

process as you go along and you'll see how our button is passing through our

buttonhole and a nice snug tight fit I hope you are inspired to create

buttonholes in your creative knitting projects

thanks so much for watching guys bye