Thursday, July 11, 2013


Worsted Weight yarn, small amount approximately 1/8 ounce
4 yards of gray or silver worsted weight yarn (from outside of skein)
Train Engine button
I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Crochet hook small enough to fit through shank of button (I used a 5/1.90 mm)
Tapestry needle

  1. Read instructions through before beginning.
  2. If you don’t have a crochet hook small enough to pull the yarn through the button you can sew it on with the beginning tail and a tapestry needle.
  3. When placing the train button place the small hook from the wheel side of the train.
  4. Yarn in the photo is CraftSmart Value (Michaels) Gray and Red Heart Super Saver Warm Brown.
  5. I bought the buttons at JoAnn and Michaels.

Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
St = stitch

Ch 10

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining st.  (9 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1 turn, sc in 4 sts.  Pull up loop in next st, remove hook and using your small hook pull loop through the shank on the button, put hook through from the wheels side.  Replace I hook and pull yarn snug and complete that sc and sc in remaining sts.  (9 sts) 

Row 3:  Ch 1 turn, sc across.  (9 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Using yarn from the outside of the skein and leaving a 4 inch tail, ch 30.  Cut yarn tail about 2 yards long and pull through to fasten off.  Thread yarn through the tapestry needle and starting on the right hand edge weave over and under the holes in the groove between rows 1 and 2.  Snug the chain up to the edge.  When you get to the left end, weave back going over and under the opposite way you did the first time.  Repeat between rows 2 and 3.  When you are back to the chain, slip stitch in each chain.

Fasten off leaving about a 4 inch tail.  (there will probably be enough yarn left for the tassel.

Using yarn from the outside of the skein cut 3 strands of yarn about 6 inches long.  Fold in half and draw loop through the last chain of tail with a crochet hook. Draw the loose ends of the strands through the loop and pull them down tightly to form a knot. Trim ends of tassel evenly.

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