Square Medallion 1911
This square, Square Medallion from 1911, takes the cake for the oldest pattern I've crocheted from, beating the Venetian Square from 1915. Maybe it's just me, but I find that pretty exciting! Crocheting from old patterns is such a hands on way to connect to women of the past!
The pattern, which you can find HERE, is a little tricky in places and a little time consuming in places (like crocheting into chain stitches if you crochet through both loops). But it isn't anything a little patience can't handle!
I used size 10 thread and a 1.65mm hook. The finished size of the piece is 7.5 inches.
I'll admit it wasn't exactly the most fun pattern, but that just made it that much more satisfying to finish! And it's from 1911!