This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the one row button hole. This technique creates a durable and firm button hole that will stand up to a lot of abuse. It has a nice finished edge but it a little more complicated than other types of button holes. Another advantage of this technique is it will not interrupt you pattern since the hole is made within one row.
Step 1: Once you’ve reached to point in your knitting where you want to place the button, bring the working yarn forward.
Step 2: Slip the next stitch from your main needle purl wise.
Step 3: Bring the working yarn back.
Step 4: Slip the next stitch from your main needle purl wise again.
Step 5: Pass the second stitch on your working needle over the first stitch.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for as many stitches as is needed to fit your button.
Step 6: Turn your work over.
Note: You may want to pull very tight on your working yarn before the next step and continue pulling tight for the first stitch. This will prevent or limit holes next to the buttonhole.
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Since 2011 he's helped millions of people become Fearless Knitters though his tutorials, patterns, classes, and books. When he's not knitting he likes to play his baritone ukulele, hangout at speakeasy bars, and discuss movies with friends. He currently lives in Estonia with his wife and 3 kids.