Salutations Mandala CAL

Salutations Mandala CAL

Welcome to the information post on 2022’s crochet-along.

To buy this pattern click the appropriate link below:
Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/salutations-mandala
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/TheLoopyStitchShop

If you don’t know by now, I have a thing for mandalas. I love making them, designing them, and seeing them finished.

Here you will find the information needed in order to make this mandala, along with colour recipe ideas.

This is a pattern I have had released for a while, but I had this feeling to release it as a CAL. So I am! Let’s dive right in 😀

INFORMATION:

MATERIALS:

Yarn: Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton (100% cotton, 50g/1.76 oz, 105m/114yds)

Colours: 7171, 7191, 7192, 7198, and 7185 (this is what I used for the photo above)

Crochet Hook: 4mm / US G / UK 6

NOTIONS:
Scissors, yarn needle and ring to fit (optional).

FINISHED SIZE:
37.5cm/14.76inches unblocked

SOCIAL MEDIA:
I love seeing your creations, so please use the hashtag #theloopystitch when sharing your makes

HINT:
I recommend using standing stitches where possible: https://youtu.be/E_3eLfgwYTg
Watch this video on standing stitches: https://youtu.be/E_3eLfgwYTg

Feel free to familiarise yourself with the stitches used. UK stitches are below US.


STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS USED US TERMS:


Ch – chain
Sp/s – space/s
Sl st – slip stitch
Prev – Previous
Eg. – Example
St/s – stitch/es
Standing Stitch: With a slip knot on your hook, work indicated stitch as normal
Sc – Single crochet: Insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops.
Dc – Double Crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) 2 times.
Fldc – Front loop double crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook upwards under the front loop of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) 2 times.
Tr – Treble crochet: Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) 3 times.
Pop – Popcorn: 5 dc into stitch or space indicated, drop loop from hook, insert into first dc made, pick up dropped loop and pull through all loops.
Puff – Puff: (Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space indicated and pull up a loop) three times, yarn over and pull through six loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops.
Tr3tog cl – Treble 3 together Cluster: Yarn over twice, insert hook in stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop (yarn over and pull through two loops) twice, leaving two loops on hook. Repeat from * to * 2 times then yarn over and pull through all loops.
Beg tr3tog cl – Beginning Treble 3 together Cluster: Ch 3 (counts as one part of treble cluster), *yarn over twice, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) twice, leaving two loops on hook, repeat from * to * once, then yarn over and pull through all loops.
Fptrtr2tog – Front Post Triple Treble 2 Together: Yarn over 4 times, insert hook from front to back to front around post of st indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) three times, leaving two loops on hook, repeat from * around, yarn over and pull through all hooks remaining on hook.
Dtr3tog cl – Double Treble 3 Together Cluster: Yarn over 3 times, insert hook into st or sp indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) 3 times, repeat from * 2 times, yarn over and pull through 4 loops remaining on hook.
Fpsc – Front Post Single Crochet: Insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops.
Fphdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook from front to back to front around st indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops.
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook from front to back to frond around st indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) x 2
Blo sc – Back Loop Only Single Crochet: Make a sc into the back and third loop of st indicated
Blo hdc – Back Loop Only Half Double Crochet: Make a hdc into the back and third loop of st indicated
Blo dc – Back Loop Only Double Crochet: Make a dc into the back and third loop of st indicated
Picot: Chain 2, slip stitch in front loop of stitch and last leg of stitch

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS USED UK TERMS:


Ch – chain
Sp/s – space/s
Sl st – slip stitch
Prev – Previous
Eg. – Example
St/s – stitch/es
Standing Stitch: With a slip knot on your hook, work indicated stitch as normal
Dc – Double crochet: Insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops.
Tr – Treble Crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) 2 times.
Fltr – Front Loop Treble Crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook upwards under the front loop of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) 2 times.
Dtr – Double Treble Crochet: Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) 3 times.
Pop – Popcorn: 5 tr into stitch or space indicated, drop loop from hook, insert into first dc made, pick up dropped loop and pull through all loops.
Puff – Puff: (Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space indicated and pull up a loop) three times, yarn over and pull through six loops, yarn over and pull through last two loops.
Dtr3tog cl – Double Treble 3 Together Cluster: Yarn over twice, insert hook in stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop (yarn over and pull through two loops) twice, leaving two loops on hook. Repeat from * to * 2 times then yarn over and pull through all loops.
Beg dtr3tog cl – Beginning Double Treble 3 Together Cluster: Ch 3 (counts as one part of treble cluster), *yarn over twice, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) twice, leaving two loops on hook, repeat from * to * once, then yarn over and pull through all loops.
Fpqtr2tog – Front Post Quadruple Treble 2 Together: Yarn over 4 times, insert hook from front to back to front around post of st indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) three times, leaving two loops on hook, repeat from * around, yarn over and pull through all hooks remaining on hook.
Trtr3tog cl – Triple Treble 3 Together Cluster: Yarn over 3 times, insert hook into st or sp indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) 3 times, repeat from * 2 times, yarn over and pull through 4 loops remaining on hook.
Fpdc – Front Post double Crochet: Insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops.
Fphtr – Front Post Half treble Crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook from front to back to front around st indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops.
Fptr – Front Post Treble Crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook from front to back to frond around st indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) x 2
Blo dc – Back Loop Only Double Crochet: Make a dc into the back and third loop of st indicated
Blo htr – Back Loop Only Half Treble Crochet: Make a htr into the back and third loop of st indicated
Blo tr – Back Loop Only Treble Crochet: Make a tr into the back and third loop of st indicated
Picot: Chain 2, slip stitch in front loop of stitch and last leg of stitch

COLOUR RECIPES

I love playing around with colour so I’ve made up some colour recipes for you.

PEACOCK
Leaf 7171
Jade 7191
Sea Green 7192
Azure 7198
Amethyst 7185
SPRING GARDEN
Bone 7173
Blossom 7183
Fondant 7169
Flamingo 7179
Leaf 7171
Romantic Rose
Cardoon 7194
Bone 7203
Pink Clay 7182
Rosewood 7189
Plum 7186
Island Storm
Sea Green 7192
Deep Sea 7199
Faded Denim 7195
Citron 7175
Storm 7204
BLOSSOM
Leaf 7171
Deep Sea 7191
Blue Dusk 7200
Mauve 7184
Plum 7186
Grounded
Dove 7203
Bone 7173
Flax 7187
Artichoke 7193
Cardoon 7194
Nature’s Earth
Coffee Bean 7190
Wood 7188
Flax 7187
Bone 7173
Cardoon 7194
Fairyfloss
Buttermilk 7174
Blossom 7183
Faded Denim 7195
Blue Lagoon 7197
Peppermint 7172

Have fun playing around with colour. Don’t be scared, be bold!

I recommend Yarnsub.com if you need to find substitutes for any type of yarn, for any project. It’s a very handy website to bookmark and save for future occassions.

MORE INFORMATION

This crochet-along will not be released in parts. You will have access to the entire pattern.

Part 1 will finish at end of round 6 (Tuesday 1 March to Monday 7 March)

Part 2 will finish at end of round 15. (Tuesday 8 March to Monday 14 March)

Part 3 will finish at end of round 22 and will complete the crochet-along. (Tuesday March 15 to Monday 21 March)

This CAL is not a time-consuming one, it’s designed to fit in with you and your lifestyle. If you go over the times mentioned above, don’t stress, they are there just as a guideline for anyone who likes time limits.

I’d love to see your progress with this CAL so please share our Facebook Group and also on Social Media, making sure to hashtag #salutationscal.

I will be updating Ravelry and Etsy with the most recent layout of the pattern, so please do not purchase it just yet. I will let you know in a new post. However, don’t stress or worry if you have already bought it, I’ve just updated the pattern in my new layout with nicer photos too.

So, until real soon, happy hooking – don’t forget to check out the free patterns on my website too. Head to Patterns – Free.

See you soon,
Em xx

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