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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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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)

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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

Next

  • 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.

nic nak6 months ago
Cute!
sunshiine6 months ago

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

sunshiine

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sunshiine6 months ago

Thanks sunshiine!

You are welcome.
hunter9996 months ago

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

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  hunter9996 months ago

Thanks for taking a look!

No problem! Voted also :D

mikeasaurus6 months ago

That gold trim is really great.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mikeasaurus6 months ago

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

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

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya6 months ago

If I could, I would!

Awesome work Nicole! love it :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz6 months ago

Thanks :)