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Technique Corner: Buttonholes

Don't forget to check out the Knit and Crochet Now! Technique Corner. In episode eight of season 10 expert Lena Skvagerson shows us how to make three types of buttonholes in knitting.

Knit and Crochet Now! Season 10: Perfect Ponchos

The first is a classic eyelet buttonhole involving a yarn over and decrease combination worked over two rows. The second is worked all on one row and makes a pretty horizontal buttonhole. The third is a larger eyelet buttonhole for larger buttons. All three make neat, beautiful buttonholes.

Try a Pretty Buttonhole in Crochet
If you are looking for a pretty buttonhole for crochet, watch Corner-to-Corner Fashion Accessories on Annie's Creative Studio. While this video focuses mainly on the beautiful corner-to-corner crochet technique, it also includes directions for crocheting a tidy horizontal buttonhole. This video has lots of wonderful instruction and advice from instructor Jennifer Pionk. You can find the buttonhole directions at the 1:07 mark.

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Learn More About Perfect Ponchos & Buttonholes
Do you want to learn more about making ponchos and buttonholes? Be sure to check out the free trial membership on Annie's Creative Studio. On Annie's Creative Studio you can access patterns and how-to videos for an extensive variety of projects, stitch patterns and techniques. You can also view all of the other Knit and Crochet Now! episodes and find inspiration for so many projects.

Wishing you lots of fun in your poncho and buttonhole adventures!

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As a Master Hand Knitter certified by The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and a Master of Advanced Stitches and Techniques certified by the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA), Mary Forte loves designing, researching and sharing new techniques and projects in both of her favorite crafts. Mary is lucky enough to live in California's San Luis Obispo County, where evenings are conveniently cool for scarf and sweater lovers.

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