These are ceramic Greek beads I had left over from a crochet/bead edging on a scarf so I used them up but you could use buttons if you have lots in a jar - which I am suspecting you have! Do follow the link to the Beadsite it is great value and they have always been really good.
You need: 2 ply yarn or embroidery thread, 2.5 mm hook, 15 buttons or beads. Written in UK terms.
Firstly, thread 15 buttons or beads onto your yarn.
Row 1: Ch9 join into a circle with a SS to form a loop (this is the button hole that will close it at the end) Ch48
Now ch2. dc5 into the 2nd chain from the hook and join with a slip stich. (this makes a little pad to sew your closing button onto)
Row 2: Dc into every chain along the bracelet.
Row 3: *Ch3, miss 2ch, dc in the next ch* repeat to end to make lots of loops.
Row 4: This is the button row. *1dc into first chain loop slip up a button, SS, 1dc in the same loop, ch1* do this in every loop to the end.
Finishing: Sew a slightly larger button on the button pad. Weave in ends. Use the loop at the other end to close the bracelet round the larger button.
Did you enjoy it? What about a necklace to match?
Any questions do not hesitate to comment and I will try and help you out. What colours are you going to use? Will it work for a little fella? What button stash are you hoarding? Happy crochet! Jo x