How to Crochet Buttonholes into Plackets

Crocheting buttonholes into front plackets is easy. To crochet a buttonhole into a placket, you just skip enough stitches in the designated row of the placket to accommodate the size of the button.

The buttonhole will be horizontal and is usually created in a row close to the center of the placket, with a row or two following to add strength.

1

Place stitch markers across the front edge of the placket.

Place one stitch marker at the beginning and one at the end of each desired buttonhole position.

2

Crochet across the row to the first marker, chain (ch) 2, skip the next 2 stitches, and then continue crocheting across to the next marker.

You may need to chain and skip a different number of stitches, depending on your button size. Just make sure you chain and skip the same number of stitches. Have your buttons on hand before crocheting this part — better to fit the hole to the button than have to find a button to fit the hole.

3

Repeat the preceding step for each marker until you reach the end of the row, turn.

Between the markers, simply crochet as normal.

4

Crochet evenly across the previous row, working an equal number of stitches into the chain space as it has chain stitches.

You've completed the buttonhole.

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