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Flower Medallion

This pretty flower motif could be used in making many different types of items. You could, for example, join them to form a shawl or lacy sweater. The thinner the weight of thread or yarn you choose, the more medallions it will take to make your item. Below are full instructions for crocheting this flower medallion.

Click Here for instructions for joining the thread medallions to make this pretty yoke for clothing:

Directions

Just to give you an idea of finished size, I crocheted a motif with size 30 thread and the finished size for one motif was 2 1/2 inches in diameter. With worsted weight yarn, one motif is 8 1/2 inches in diameter.

Abbreviations: ch = chain,
dc = double crochet, dt = double treble,
dtr = double treble, sl st = slip stitch
For Each Medallion:
So you can see the difference between the crochet instructions of the early 1920's and today, I've given both below:
Starting Chain: Chain 9, slip stitch in first chain to join.
1920 Instructions, Round 1: Ch 6, 1 dc in ring. *Ch 3, 1 dc in ring - 8 spaces in all.

My Rewritten Instructions:
Round 1:
Chain 6 (counts as first dc and chain-3), 1 dc in ring. (Ch 3, dc in ring) 6 times, ch 3, sl st in 3rd chain of beginning chain-6.

1920 Instructions, Round 2: Ch 5, 5 dt in first space. Ch 2, 6 dt in all other spaces, ch 2.
My Rewritten Instructions:
Round 2:
Ch 5 (counts as first dtr), 5 dtr in first ch-3 space, (ch 2, 6 dtr in next ch-3 space) 7 times, ch 2, sl st in top of beginning chain-5.

1920 Instructions, Round 3: Ch 5, 7 dt over 5 dt. Then ch 7, 8 dt over the 6 dt all around. Ch 7.
My Rewritten Instructions:
Round 3:
Ch 5, dtr in same stitch, dtr in each of next 4 dtr, 2 dtr in next dtr; (chain 7, 2 dtr in first dtr of next petal, dtr in each of next 4 dtr, 2 dtr in next dtr) 7 times, ch 7, sl st in top of beginning ch-5.

1920 Instructions, Round 4: Ch 5, 5 dt over 7 dt, that is, keep loop of each one on hook and draw thread through all -- ch 6, 1 sl st over the 7 chs, ch 6, 6 dt over 8 dt (draw through loop of all) all around, ch 6, sl st over 7 chs, ch 6 to start of row and break thread.

My Rewritten Instructions:
Round 4:
Slip stitch in next dtr, ch 5, keeping last loop of each dtr on the hook: work a dtr in each of the next 5 dtr (7 loops total on hook), thread over hook and draw this loop through all loops on the hook, chain 1 to close. * Chain 5, sl st in 4th chain of chain-7 of previous round, ch 5, skip first dtr of next petal, keeping last loop of each dtr on the hook: work a dtr in each of the next 6 dtr (7 loops total on hook), thread over hook and draw this loop through all loops on the hook, chain 1 to close. ** Repeat * to ** 6 more times. Chain 5, sl st in 4th chain of chain-7 of previous round, ch 5, sl st in top of first petal.

Illustrating Round 4: "keeping last loop of each dtr on the hook". This shows the chain 6 before that and 6 dtr with 7 loops total on hook.

Illustrating Round 4, Next: "draw loop through all loops on the hook, chain 1 to close".

Join As You Go Method To connect medallions when working the fourth round, chain 3, sl st to first medallion loop, ch 3, sl st to center of chain-7, ch 3 to first medallion, next loop, ch 3 and start next cluster of 6 dt. You can see how this is done by referring to the photo of finished yoke above.

This Medallion Flower and Yoke Pattern were printed in the 1920s in the pattern book Kloster Book of Yokes, Corners and Edges, Designs from the Handiwork of Anna Valeire and Emma Farnes. No date of publication in the book; circa 1920. The black & white photo of finished yoke is from this same 1920s publication.

How long does copyright last? See US Government Copyright Office web site at http://www.loc.gov/copyright. Under "Publications" heading, click on "Information Circulars": Circular 15 (Renewal of Copyrights), Circular 15a (Duration of Copyrights) and Circular 15t (Extension of Copyright Terms)

Color photos by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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