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!
Step 1: Supplies
- 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)
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.