Vintage Crochet Medaillon

celtwich Vintage Crochet Medaillon

I presented several crochet medaillons already and how you can make clothes from, but for this crochet medaillon here I can’t imagine what I could make from ;-))


The original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive:
Vintage Crochet Medaillon (The Puritan Bedspread – Crochet Treasures You Asked For – Star Treasure Book No. 126)

Here at unikatissima:
Entries containing the words ‘crochet’ and ‘medaillon’

Peyote Medaillon Beads

unikatissima Peyote Medaillon Beads

While surfing the internet I found this necklace and found it amazing.
I thought that it should be easy to made: you make the mdedaillons with flat round Peyote (see links below) just as for the bottom of the beaded bottle, but then you work the pattern back again.
This way you get a slightly thicker medaillon in place of a flat disk.

Unfortunately I’m not so good concerning colours and so I’m not really satisfied with my own medaillon (see photo).
Perhaps I should have printed and coloured in one of the graphs (see links below) to use this as template?!
One day I really will do this ;-)

Tutorials for flat round Peyote and graphs:
Flat Round Peyote Stitch Step by Step Tutorial (English) – tutorial
Flat Round Peyote Stitch – Beading Graph Paper (English) – graph

Hexagonal Flat Peyote Worked In Rounds (English) – tutorial and graph

Rundes Peyote mit variabler Perlenanzahl (German) – tutorial, click there on ‘Rund-Peyote’

Google search result for ‘flat round peyote’
Google image search result for ‘flat round peyote’

Here at unikatissima:
Beaded Bottle
Peyote Variations
Wrap a Rock

Entries with the tag ‘Peyote’

Clothes From Crocheted Medaillons

Clothes From Crocheted Medaillons

Once I found the website of Jessica Tromp.
Hours later I regained consciousness ;-))

It is difficult to say, what I love best, but in the end I decided, that it must be the crochet patterns for/from square medaillons. But make sure to check all the other crochet patterns also (look for ‘crochet PATTERNS’ in the left navigation bar of her website).

Best of all, she designed a gazillion of clothes and each and every one for different women sizes!
In addition she offers basic woman measurement charts for clothing patterns.

I simply don’t find the right words for this site ;-))

Jessica Tromp:
Crochet patterns for/from square medaillons
Basic woman measurement charts for clothing patterns

Advent Calendars

Since 2010 I published a still free lace Advent calendar every year.

Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2019
This year there’s no Advent calendar, unfortunately I didn’t manage it.
But perhaps you can find one in the last years Advent calendars below that you like and that you haven’t made yet.
Anyway I wish you a good Advent time! :)

Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2018
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2018
Lace Erica Carnea
a shawl with 7 different lace patterns, which merge harmoniously and mirror each other


Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2017
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2017
Lace Winterberry
a shawl with different diamond patterns, harmoniously distributed over the whole shawl


Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2016
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2016
Lace Winter Rose
a shawl with amongst others net lace, leaf lace and diamond lace parts which I combined to a lengthwise symmetrically and harmonious pattern


Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2015
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2015
Lace Ilex
a simple and elegant shawl with different patterned medaillons which you can combine to your taste


Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2014
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2014
Lace Snowdrop
an elegant shawl with broad border patterns, different leave patterns and a center pattern that you can lengthen to your ideas


Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2013
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2013
Lace Wintersweet
a most beautiful delicate symmetrical patterned shawl with different lace patterns, insprired by Estonian patterns


Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2012
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2012
Lace Poinsettia
an elegant strictly graphical patterned shawl that was combined from Youknits, also great as table runner with matching place mats


Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2011
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2011
Lace Holly
a shawl you can combine yourself from six different patterns – and which will always be most beautiful


Lace Knitter's Advent Calendar 2010
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2010
Lace Christmas Rose
a wonderfully all-over patterned lace shawl


Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2015

unikatissima’s Lace Ilex

On this page: Introduction | About the pattern | About the finished item | Deutsche Version | The daily instructions | More pictures

unikatissima's lace knitter's advent calendar 2015
This year you can knit on the 24 days of Advent a scarf shawl that is symmetrically patterned in length and width.
If you look carefully you can see that the medaillons have different patterned center patterns that I arranged symmetrically.
The shawl has a zigzag seed stitch border around the whole shawl and a narrow pattern repeat which allows you to knit it as narrow (= scarf) or wide (= shawl) as you like.
You will also be able to adapt the length because there will be a lengthening pattern in the middle to lengthen the shawl should you need to.
And as always: shouldn’t you need a shawl simply make a tablerunner :)

The picture only gives an idea of what you will knit but (hopefully ;-)) not spoil the surprise.(And if you’re curious: there are more pictures ;-))

Note: There is the group unikatissima at ravelry where you can discuss this pattern and my other patterns, too and where you can show us your wip (work in progress).
You can register at ravelry with your username and a valid email address only, with all other information about you it’s up to you whether you give them (at least it was like this when I registered ;-)).

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About the pattern:

  1. The shawl has this year
    * a zigzag seed stitch border around the whole shawl (but you only knit in one direction and don’t have to pick-up stitches anywhere) which easily can be blocked to points,
    * a 12 stitch pattern repeat to allow you to knit the shawl as wide as you like and
    * a lengthening pattern that you can insert in the middle of the shawl several times to adapt the length of the shawl to your liking. The shawl looks best if you knit the lengthening pattern at least once.
  2. The pattern is
    * a multiple of 12 pattern sts + 21 start/end sts + 2 edge sts (sts = stitches),
    * the total length with one lengthening pattern are 422 rows and
    * the lengthening pattern has 24 rows and will be inserted on day 12.
  3. If you want to make the shawl
    * wider/narrower simply change the number of repeats;
    * shorter,
        – use a smaller needle size and/or
        – finer yarn and/or
        – knit tighter;
    * longer
        – knit more than one lengthening pattern on day 12,
        – use a larger needle and/or
        – thicker yarn and/or
        – knit more loose.

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About the finished item:

Please don’t forget: the size always depends on your gauge and your way to knit –
I always knit rather loosely.

This year I only managed to knit one scarf shawl.

For the red scarf shawl I
* knitted 2 repeats and
* one lengthening pattern with
* about 250 m/274 yds red DROPS Lace (100 g ca. 800 m/875 yds) with
* 3 mm needles and
* got a scarf shawl of about 18 x 118 cm/7″ x 46″.
I knitted the respective daily pattern parts in about 30 min.

To tell the truth I surely won’t use this delicate and wonderfully soft scarf from 70% alpaca and 30% silk lace yarn as tablerunner but I may knit it again in cotton :)

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Deutsche Version:

Du kannst diese Seite auch auf Deutsch lesen.

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The daily instructions:

Please note, that you agree to my terms of use by using my patterns.
You will find them on the last page of each file.

unikatissima’s lace knitter’s advent calendar 2015 is now Lace Ilex – and still as beautiful as well in fine cotton yarn for summer as in warming wool for winter :)

You can also download the file containing the single medaillons for you to combine – enjoy! :)
complete pattern: single medaillons for you to combine – (PDF ~1920 KB)

If you like Lace Ilex and want to support me you can donate here a sum that you feel appropriate:

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More pictures:

(clicking on a picture ‘sends’ you to Lace Ilex at ravelry where the pictures are larger)

unikatissima's lace Ilex  unikatissima's lace Ilex

unikatissima's lace Ilex  unikatissima's lace Ilex

unikatissima's lace Ilex

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Granny Squares Bookmark

Martha Stewart Granny Squares Bookmark

You can make lots of things from granny squares, I’ve also presented giant granny squares for the floor before.
But you can also make veeery small granny squares and connect to a granny squares bookmark ;-)


Granny Squares Bookmark (Knitting and Crocheting Projects – 24 of 24 – Granny Squares)

Here at unikatissima:
Giant Granny Squares
Entries containing the word ‘crochet medaillon’