I have a jar of buttons that I bought several years ago. The buttons used to be kept in the plastic bag they came in, which resulted in button spillage, every single time. If only I had used the buttons quicker, I theorized, then I wouldn’t have to deal with annoying spills. I wasn’t as crafty back then but now I am and I’m in the mood to use some buttons on some alien amigurumi!
The first thing I thought of was to make eyes. I tried to pick out a large flat button for the back and a smaller one for the front with button holes that aligned. Like so:
But now the eyes needed a face. No eyes without a face here…
Enter the alien:
This little guy was pretty easy to make. I even managed to write down what I did along the way – this is something I have failed to do, mostly because I tell myself I’ll remember and then I don’t. And I also remembered to take pictures along the way. Hooray!
The pattern is worked in the round and I used a 3.75mm hook/size 9 with Pattons Canadiana for the purple alien and Red Heart Soft Touch for the silvery grey alien. This is the first pattern I post, and as I mentioned, the first I properly write down so if there any mistakes or something is unclear, please let me know and I’ll do my best to figure it out.
Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch.