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Medals can be costly, but crochet medals are easy and cheap! All you need is some yarn and a hook and you are good to go. The stitches used to make this are pretty basic and you get lovely results!

I made this in honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics, but you can use it for anything! Who wouldn't like getting a personalized crochet medal!

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Step 1: Supplies

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  • Main Yarn Color for medal - I used Caron Sunshine yellow - suggested hook size H/8 5mm
  • Optional Highlight Color for medal - I used Vanna's Glamour Topaz - suggested hook size G/6 4.25mm
  • Yarn colors for Ribbon: I used Red Heart Red, White, and Blue - suggests hook size I/9 5.5mm
  • Yarn Needle: I use a plastic canvas needle which is medal and sturdy
  • Crochet hook, I used E/4 3.5 mm which was smaller than any of my yarn called for, but I like a tighter look. I have this little awesome crochet hook kit because then I have ALL THE SIZES!

Step 2: Start crocheting the medal (crochet a circle)

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Okay, time to get started.

You are going to crochet a flat circle. Do as you want or follow these directions (it is altered from the normal crochet circle directions you will find online, but just a bit different with order of stitches).

Take your yarn and either start by making

  • Magic ring of 6 or...
  • Chain 6, attach to the beginning, and then stitch 6 single crochet stitches into the center


  • Increase (inc) around (12)
  • (Single Crochet (sc), inc): repeat around (18)
  • sc, inc, sc: repeat around (24)
  • inc, sc into next 3 stitches: repeat around (30)
  • sc in first 3 stitches, inc, sc: repeat around (36)
  • sc, inc, sc in next 4 stitches: repeat around (42)

This is the front of the medal as show in the images.

Next is the edge of the medal.

I should learn more information about doing something like that. I'm impressed.
janja.bobic made it!4 months ago

Great tutorial, very detailed and helpful.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  janja.bobic4 months ago

Oh, I Love it! Thanks for sharing the picture :D

MicioGatta10 months ago

Wow, that's beautiful!

nic nak1 year ago
sunshiine1 year ago

I love this! You did such an amazing job! thanks for sharing.


Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sunshiine1 year ago

Thanks sunshiine!

You are welcome.
hunter9991 year ago

Nice! This is awesome work (as always). Great job :-)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  hunter9991 year ago

Thanks for taking a look!

No problem! Voted also :D

That gold trim is really great.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago

Yeah, it is pretty awesome, isn't it :)

Wow...I wish there was a tiny robot logo in the middle :). This is awesome.

If I could, I would!

Awesome work Nicole! love it :)

Thanks :)