I am super into crochet lately! We just got home from a 3 week road trip and crochet is such a great portable craft that you can do anywhere. It definitely makes the miles go by faster and I’m all for that. Especially through Texas.
I mean, I like Texas quite a lot – but it takes forever to cross it and I’m all for crafting to help pass the time!
Since I love to mix up materials in projects I wanted to design a pretty and easy crochet flower medallion that I could use lots of different ways. I am really excited with how these turned out! You can whip one up pretty quickly and use them in so many different ways.
They are really fun by themselves and you could use them as doilies – or you could add them to a pillow or something else for a decorative touch. I have a really fun project to show you on Thursday highlighting the pattern – I am super excited for you to see it!
I used a soft cotton yarn for these but you could use pretty much anything, just adjust your hook size to go with the yarn. I think it would even work for crochet thread if you wanted to make a thread doily. I might try that next!
Here’s the pattern – this makes one 8″ medallion:
Crochet Hook – J (adjust based on the yarn you are using)
Begin by doing chaining 4. Form a loop by connecting to first chain with a slip stitch. (You can also do a magic ring here if that’s what you prefer.
Round 1: Chain 3 – counts as first double crochet. Double crochet 11 more into loop formed from chains. Connect to chain 3 with a slip stitch. 12 double crochet formed.
Round 2: Chain 3. Double crochet in same stitch at bottom of chain 3. Crochet 2 double crochets in each stitch around circle for a total of 24 double crochets. Connect with a slip stitch.
Round 3. Chain 9. Skip 3 double crochets and slip stitch in 4th double crochet. Repeat around circle to create 6, “chain 9” loops. Connect last loop in starting stitch with a slip stitch.
Round 4: Working across chain 9 loop, slip stitch in each of the first 4 chains. Single crochet around the chain 5 stitch. (at the top point of the chain 9 loop). Chain 11. Single crochet in the center of the next chain 9 loop. Repeat for 5 more “chain 11” loops and slip stitch in first single crochet.
Round 5: In chain 11 loop, crochet 2 single crochets, 2 half double crochets, 2 double crochets, 1 half triple crochet, 1 triple crochet, 1 half triple crochet, 2 double crochets, 2 half double crochets and 2 single crochets. Skip to next chain 11 loop and repeat. Repeat for each chain 11 loop and connect to starting single crochet with slip stitch.
Round 6: Chain 3. Skip 1 stitch and single crochet in next stitch. Repeat across arch to create 7, chain 3 loops. On last chain 3 of arch, slip stitch to the last stitch of the arch. Slip stitch to the first stitch of the next arch and chain 3. Repeat around arches.
Round 7: Single crochet in first chain 3 loop. In next chain 3 loop, single crochet, double crochet, single crochet. Slip stitch in next stitch. Repeat across next 4 chain 3 spaces. Single crochet in the last chain 3 space of arch. Repeat across the other arches. Finish off.
I hope you have fun making them up – and make sure you come back Thursday to see the first project I used them in!
They are fantastic!
Rachel @ Engineering A Joyful Family says
I love these! Very simple yet VERY pretty. My favorite! I can’t wait to see what you came up with on Thursday.
I love these so pretty my grandmother made these when I was little girl ,She tried show me when little first I was lefthanded & wouldn’t set still had get outside play ….lol Thank’s for showing us how make them,…
Brenda Ackerman says
They are adorable! I had to give up crocheting when I developed corporal tunnel in my right thumb area. Even if I did not crochet for days, let the swelling go down and then try again the pain and swelling would return. After talking with my doctor, he recommended I choose another hobby. Both of my Grandmothers taught me to crochet and they created such beautiful items. Have a great time making them and l am looking forward to seeing what you do with them! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!
These are so pretty! Is the cotton yarn you used a worsted weight? Thank you!
Hi Teresa – here’s the link to the yarn I used for this so you can check out all the info! :) http://www.hobbylobby.com/Yarn-Needle-Art/Yarn/I-Love-this-Cotton-Yarn/p/YN20330
Karen M. Roth says
Hiya! I just found you through Creative Bug and I fell in love with this project :D
I am also your newest Follower. I did sign up with my Personal email though just so you know :)
I tried these as my first crochet project. Very easy to follow and very pretty. Thank you for the great tutorial.