Wheel of Hope Mandala Pattern

Here is my first mandala pattern. I think I have caught the bug making these beautiful designs. I already have another pattern in the works and hope to share that with you once it’s finished.

So here it is…

Materials:

  • Your choice of yarn
  • Appropriate size hook for yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Notes:

  • This mandala is made up by crocheting in rounds
  • Each mandala will be finished in a different size, depending on what yarn and hook is used.
  • This pattern is written in US terms with UK terms in brackets ( )

Stitches:

Crochet Stitches Chart with fpdc

  • Front Post Double Crochet:

Placement of fdc p

Yarn over, insert hook behind stitch.

Placement of fdc part 1

Yarn over, and pull through.

Placement of fdc part 2

Yarn over, and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through both loops.

Placement of Fdc

Ta daa, finished fpdc (fptr).

  • Picot Stitch in this pattern is made by making ch 4 then sl st back into the 1st ch made.

Pattern:

Round 1:

Round 1 Finished

Start by making a magic loop, ch 3, 14dc (tr) in loop, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (15 sts)

Round 2:

Round 2 Finished

Ch 4 (dc + ch1), dc (tr) and ch 1 in each st around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch. (15 sts)

Round 3:

Round 3 Finished

Sl st to ch sp, ch 1, *2hdc (htr) in ch sp, hdc (htr) in next st*, repeat around making the last hdc (htr) in the ch st from previous round. (45 sts)

Round 4:

Round 4 Finished

Ch 5 (dc + ch 2), dc in same st, skip 2 sts, *dc, ch 2, dc in same st* repeat around, join to the ch 3 of ch 5 made at the start. (30 individual sts, 15 v sts)

Round 5:

Round 5 Finished

Sl st to ch sp, ch 3, 4dc (tr) in ch sp, *5dc in ch sp* repeat around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (75 sts)

Round 6:

Round 6 Finished

Ch 4, skip st, *dc, ch 1, sk st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk st, dc*, repeat around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of first ch. (45 sts)

Round 7:

Round 7 Finished

Ch 1, sc (dc) in same sp, *2sc (dc) in sp, sc (dc) in st, 2sc (dc) in sp, sc (dc) in next 2 sts*, repeat around crocheting a sc (dc) in the last st, join with sl st to the starting ch 3. (105 sts)

Round 8:

Round 8 Finished

Ch 3, dc (tr) in next 2 sts, fpdc (fptr) around dc (tr) from round 6 (see stitches for step by step explanation), *dc (tr) in the next 6 sts, fpdc (fptr)* repeat around, dc in the next 3 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (105 sts)

Round 9:

Round 9 Finished

Ch 5 (dc + ch 2), dc in same st, skip 2 sts, *dc, ch 2, dc in same st* repeat around, join to the ch 3 of ch 5 made at the start. (70 sts, 35 v sts)

Round 10:

Round 10 Finished

Ch 1, *3hdc (htr) in sp, fpdc (fptr) around top of the dcs (trs)* from round 9 (see photo below for placement), repeat around and join with sl st to first hdc (htr). (140 sts)

Front double crochet placement

Round 11:

Round 11 Finished

Sl st 3 to top of fpdc (fptr) made in previous round, ch 1, sc (dc) in same sp, *ch 4, sc (dc) in top of fpdc (fptr)*, repeat around, ch 4, join with sl st to sc (dc). (35 loops)

Round 12:

Finished

Ch 1, *2 sc (dc), picot (ch 4, sl st to 1st ch), 2sc in loop*, repeat in each loop, join with sl st to first sc (dc) made. (140 sts, 35 picot sts)

And ta daa it’s finished.

This pattern looks lovely in different or solid colours.

I would love to see your finished mandalas. So please either comment with a photo or #wheelofhopemandala on Instagram. Follow and tag me @theloopystitch. Enjoy xo

 

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4 thoughts on “Wheel of Hope Mandala Pattern

    • theloopystitches says:

      Hi Kirsty, this would definitely work by using a chunky yarn. Can see it as a rug 🙂 if you find a t-shirt yarn and whatever size hook is recommended for it, I’m not sure as I haven’t made anything with it before. I haven’t done it yet, but you could maybe repeat some previous rows so it can grow. The one in pinks and blue would be about 25cm. Hope this helps. I will have to add some more rows to the pattern for this reason 🙂

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