Thursday, March 27, 2014

Square Medallion 1911

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!

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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!

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I used size 10 thread and a 1.65mm hook.  The finished size of the piece is 7.5 inches.

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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!

4 comments:

  1. I think it is incredible to be from so long ago. Over 100 years ago some lady, child, ladies were sat, patiently crocheting this fine and delicate piece never thinking that so far in the future another very talented lady would be doing the same. It is beautiful. I admire people who have the patience for such wonderful crochet x

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    1. Thanks Emma! I love imagining that!
      Kate :}

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  2. you know? this is beautiful!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  3. This is SO lovely! Thanks for sharing the pattern, I might try it, however I'm not really a patient person! Ha!

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