A Button knot is a knot that forms a bulge of thread. Button knots are essentially stopper knots, but may be esthetically pleasing enough to be used as a button on clothes.
Chinese button knot single, with 4 steps of tying it
Chinese button knot double, flat and tightened forms
Celtic button knot formed on the bight, untightened - flat
Celtic button knot formed on the bight, tightened
a larger monkey's fist formed with a thicker rope
a heavy monkey's fist for throwing with an eye splice
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