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…
- Your choice of yarn
- Appropriate size hook for yarn
- Yarn needle
- 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 ( )
- Front Post Double Crochet:
Yarn over, insert hook behind stitch.
Yarn over, and pull through.
Yarn over, and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through both loops.
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.
Start by making a magic loop, ch 3, 14dc (tr) in loop, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (15 sts)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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