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HOLLAND MILL MEDALLION

(see notes below) Circa 1930.

Edited by Shirley Guess

This is a quick motif to work up. If you use Cotton #10 thread and size 5 steel hook, one motif measures about 5 inches. Perfect for a coaster! Or to decorate a pocket. If you sewed two of them together and added a closing it would make a cute coin purse.

To make a hot pad, you can use a double strand of Cotton #10, or a thicker cotton yarn such as (Red Heart's Worsted Weight Cotton or South Maid 8). Use an F or G hook. I made a hotpad using Red Heart's Cotton Worsted. For the top, I used the medallion pattern with one strand of yarn; for the back, I held two strands together and made ribbed hdcs. ssg (c) 1997

One motif made w/Cotton #10 = about 5 inches

PATTERN NOTES:

Ch 2 at beginning of round counts as first hdc

Puff Stitch: ( 4-hdc puff) *Thread over hook and insert hook in space or stitch indicated in the instructions. Pull up thread to equal the length of a hdc Repeat from * three more times. Thread over hook and close puff stitch by pulling through through all but last loop. Thread over again and pull through two remaining loops on hook.

To join rounds, always sl st to top of beginning chain.

MATERIALS

Cotton #10 thread
#5 steel hook

DIRECTIONS:

Ch 4, join with sl st to make ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2. Work 7 hdc in ring. Sl st to beginning . [8hdcs]

Rnd 2: Ch 2. Work a hdc in next st. *Ch 3, 1 hdc in same st as last hdc. (This makes a "V" stitch for corner) Work hdc in each of next 2 sts. Repeat from * 2 more times.. End with ch 3, hdc in same st as last st.. Sl st to top of beginning ch 2. [12 hdcs]

Rnd 3: Ch 2. Work hdc in next hdc. *Ch 3, work 1 hdc in ch-3 loop, ch 3. Work hdc in each of next 3 sts. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 3. Work hdc over ch-3 loop, ch 3. Work hdc in last st. Join with sl st. [16 hdcs]

Rnd 4: Ch 2. Work hdc in next st. *In ch-3 loop, work 3 hdcs. Work 1 hdc in next st, ch 3, 1 hdc in same st as last st. ("V" stitch for corner). In next ch-3 loop work 3 hdcs. #Work a hdc in each of next 3 sts. Repeat from * two more times. Repeat from * to # once, ending with hdc in last st. Join with sl st. [44 hdcs ]

Rnd 5: Ch 2. Work hdc in each of next 3 sts. * Ch 1, sk 1 st. In next st, work a puff. Ch 2. In ch 3 loop work: puff, Ch 3, puff. Ch 2. Sk 1 st. In next st, work puff. #Ch 2. Sk next st. Work a hdc in each of next 5 sts. Repeat from * two more times. Repeat from * to # once, ending with ch 2, sk st, work hdc in next st. Sl st to top of beginning ch 3. [ 16 Puffs; 5 hdc between each corner, 20 hdcs in all ]

Rnd 6: Ch 2. Work a hdc in each of next 3 sts. * Work 1 hdc in ch-1 space before puff. Skip puff. Ch 2, work a puff in ch-2 loop, ch 2. In ch-3 loop, work: puff, ch 3, puff. Ch 2, work a puff in ch-2 loop, ch 2. Work hdc in ch-1 space. #Work a hdc in each of next 5 hdcs. Repeat from *2 more times. Repeat from * to # once, ending with hdc in last st. Join. (7 hdcs between each corner group)

Rnds 7-9 (changes for rnd 8 & 9 are in parenthesis): Ch 2. Work hdc in each of next 4 (5, 6) hdcs. *Work 1 hdc in ch-1 space. Ch 1. Skip puff. In ch-2 loop, work a puff, ch 2. In ch-3 loop, work: Puff, ch 3, puff. Ch 2, skip next puff. In next ch-2 loop, make a puff, ch 2. Work a hdc in ch-1 space. Work hdc in each of next 7 (9, 11) hdcs. Repeat from * two more times. Repeat from * to # once, ending with hdc in last 2 (3, 4) sts. Join. 9 (11, 13) hdcs between each corner

Rnds 10 - 12: (changes for rnd 11 &12 in parenthesis): Ch 2. Work hdc in each of 7(8, 9) hdcs. Work hdc in ch-1 space. *Ch 3 (3, 2) skip first puff. Work puff in ch-2 space. Ch 3 (3, 2). Skip puff. In ch-3 corner space, work puff, Ch 4, puff. Ch 3 (3, 2) . Work puff in ch-2 space, Ch 3 (3, 2) Work hdc in ch-1 space. # Work hdc in each of 13 (15, 17)) hdc. Hdc in ch-1 space. Repeat from * two more times. Repeat from * to # once, ending with hdc in last 5 (6, 7) sts. Join. 13 (15, 17) hdcs between each corner.

Border:

Rnd 13: Ch 2. * Work hdc in each of next 10 hdc. Work 4 hdc in space. Work 2 hdc in puff. Work 5 hdc in space, 2 hdc in shell. All in ch-4 space, work 5 hdc, ch 2, 5 hdc (corner) Work 2 hdc in puff. 4 hdc in next space. 2 hdc in puff stitch. 4 hdc in next space. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join. Fasten off.

Notes for Holland Mill Medallion circa 1930s: Some steps were missing from the original instructions. In addition, they were written in a short-hand version of today's instruction format. The unedited version of the pattern appeared in Fingercraft book #49, Virginia Snow Studios--Dexter Threads. Though there is not date on the publication, from the way the models are dressed in the back of the book, it looks like it was probably published in the early 1930s.


I've seen several versions of this motif in bedspread and tablecloth pamphlets printed in the 30-50s era. The Dover Needlework Series gathered and reprinted many of them. Though not the same as the edited pattern above, I have seen a similar one in Classic Crocheted Bedspread Designs, edited by Rita Weiss.

 

 

ssg (c) 1997

 

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