{Crochet} Mandy’s Mega Mandala Cushion Pattern

Crochet circle cushion

Here is my crochet mega mandala pattern – Mandy’s Mega Mandala. It is written in UK terms but there are shorthand US terms and instructions at the end of this tutorial.  The stitches are relatively simple, but it’s important to count your stitches, especially as it’s such a large crochet circle. If you miscount in the first few rounds, then the entire mandala will be out for the duration of the pattern and no one wants that!

You will need 8ply yarn and a 4mm hook. I’ve used Patons cotton blend.

Stiches you will need to know

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • htr – half treble
  • tr – treble
  • dtr – double treble
  • tr2tog – treble two togther
  • tr3tog – treble three together
  • magic loop

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 1 – Begin with a magic loop. Ch3 (counts as a tr) then work 11tr into the ring. Sl at into the top of the inital ch 3 and fasten off. (12tr)

Round 2 – Sl st into the top of any tr from the previous round. Ch3 (counts as 1tr) then 1tr into the same st. Work 2tr into each tr. Sl st into the top of the ch3 and fasten off. (24tr)

Round 3 – Sl st into any tr, ch1 (this doesn’t count as a stitch) * 1dc, 2dc * in the next st. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the first dc and fasten off (36dc)

Round 4 – Sl st into any dc, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr into the same st. Skip a st then work 2tr into the next. Continue to work 2tr into every second tr around. Sl st into the top of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (36tr, 18tr pairs)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 5 – Sl st into between any tr pair, dc, * ch2, dc in between the next tr pair.* repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the first dc and fasten off. (18 x ch-2 spaces, 18dc)

Round 6 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, * work 1dc, htr, tr, htr, 1dc. * repeat from * to * in every ch-2 space. Fasten off. (18groups of dc, htr, tr, htr, dc)

Round 7 – Sl st in between any of the dcs in the previous round (see image). Ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 2tr into the same st. Sl st into the top of the tr (see image). Continue to work 3tr in between each dc group and sl st into the tr at the top of the st group. Sl st into the top of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (18 groups x 3tr, 18 sl st) (54tr, 18slst)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 8 – Sl st into any st from the previous round, then dc in every st including the sl st. Sl st into first dc and fasten off (72 dc)

Round 9 – Sl st into any dc, ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 1tr in the same st. Continue to work 2tr into every second dc around. Sl st into top the initial ch3 and fasten off. (72tr, 36tr pairs)

Round 10 – Sl st in between any tr pair from the previous round, ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 2tr into the same st. Work 3tr in between each of the tr pairs from the previous round. Sl st into the top of the ch3 and fasten off. (108tr, 36 x 3tr groups)

Round 11 – Sl st into any st from the previous round, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) dc in every st around. Sl st into the first dc and fasten off. (108dc)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 12 – Sl st into any dc from the previous round, ch3 (counts as 1tr) tr in the next. Continue to work 1tr into each dc. Sl st into the top of the inital ch3 and fasten off. (108tr)

Round 13 – Sl st into any tr from the previous round, ch3 and tr2tog in the same stitch. *ch2, skip a st, tr3tog * repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the top of the tr2tog and fasten off. (54tr3tog)

Round 14 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch3 (counts as 1tr), work 2tr in the same ch-2 space. Work 3tr into every ch-2 space around. Sl at into the top of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (54 groups of 3tr)(162tr)

Round 15 – sl st into any tr from the previous round, ch3 (counts as 1tr). Work 1tr into every tr from the previous round. Sl st to the top the initial ch3 and fasten off. (162tr)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 16 – Sl st into any tr from the previous round, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) dc, into the same st. Work 1dc into each tr from the previous round. Sl st into the first dc and fasten off. (162tr)

Round 17 – Sl st into any dc, ch3 and tr2tog in the same st. *ch2, skip a st, tr3tog in the next*. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the top of the tr2tog and fasten off. (81 x tr3tog)

Round 18 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr in the same ch-2 space. Work 2htr into every ch-2 space. Sl st into the inital ch2 and fasten off. (162htr)(81 x htr pairs)

Round 19 – Sl st into any htr, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) dc into the same st. Dc into each htr around. Sl st into the initial dc and fasten off. (162 dc)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 20 – Sl st into any dc from the previous round. Ch2, skip a st, sl st into the next st. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the initial dc and fasten off. (81 sl st, and 81 ch-2 groups).

Round 21 – Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch3 (counts as 1htr and 1ch), 1htr in the same ch-2 space. * In the next ch-2 space work 1htr, ch1, 1htr *. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the the second ch of the initial ch3 and fasten off. (162 htr, 81ch)(81 groups of 1htr, ch1, 1htr)

Free crochet mandala pattern

Round 22 – Sl st in between any group of 1htr, ch1, 1htr. *Ch 2, Sl st in between the next group* Repeat from * to * around and fasten off. I’m using the same colour for he next round so I won’t fasten off, but Sl st in the next ch-2 space and continue.

Round 23 – This round is shown in white yarn just to make the image clear, but my final mandala is worked in pink. Sl st into any ch-2 space, ch 2 (counts as 1htr), dtr through the ch-1 space in round 21 (see image), 1htr through ch-2 space of round 23. * In the next ch-2 space work 1htr, 1dtr though ch-1 space of round 21, 1htr in ch-2 space if round 23. * Repeat from * to * around. Sl st into the top of the initial ch2 and fasten off! Hooray!!!

Shorthand UK

  • Round 1 – Begin with a magic ring. 12tr in ring. (12tr)
  • Round 2 – 2tr in each tr. (24tr)
  • Round 3 – 1dc, 2dc around (36dc)
  • Round 4 – 2tr in every second st (36tr)(18tr pairs)
  • Round 5 – dc, ch-2 in between each tr pair (18 x ch-2 spaces, 18dc)
  • Round 6 – work 1dc, htr, tr, htr, 1dc into each ch-2 space (18groups of 1dc, htr, tr, htr, 1dc)
  • Round 7 – 3tr in between the dcs from the previous round, sl st to top of tr from previous round and repeat around(18 groups x 3tr 18 l at) (54tr, 18slst)
  • Round 8 – dc into every st (72dc)
  • Round 9 – 2tr in every second dc (72 tr)(36tr pairs)
  • Round 10 – 3tr in between each tr pair (108tr)(36 x tr triplets)
  • Round 11 – 1dc in every st (108dc)
  • Round 12 – 1tr in each st (108tr)
  • Round 13 – tr3tog, ch2 in every second tr (54 x tr3tog)
  • Round 14 – 3tr into each ch-2 space (162tr)
  • Round 15 – 1tr into every st (162tr)
  • Round 16 – 1dc into every st (162dc)
  • Round 17 – tr3tog, ch-2 in every second st (81x tr3tog)
  • Round 18 – 2htr in every ch-2 space (162htr)(81 x htr pairs)
  • Round 19 – dc into each st (162dc)
  • Round 20 – ch2, sl st into every second st around (81 x ch-2 spaces, 81 sl st)
  • Round 21 – 1htr, 1ch, 1htr into each ch-2 space (162 htr, 81ch)
  • Round 22 – sl st in between the 1htr, 1ch, 1htr groups from previous round, ch2 and repeat around (81sl st, 82 x ch-2 spaces)
  • Round 23 – (1htr, 1dtr through ch-1 space of round 21, 1htr in the same ch-2 space of round 23) repeat in every ch-2 space. Fasten off.

Shorthand US –

  • Round 1 – Begin with a magic ring. 12dc in ring. (12dc)
  • Round 2 – 2dc in each dc. (24dc)
  • Round 3 – 1sc, 2sc around (36sc)
  • Round 4 – 2dc in every second st (36dc)(dctr pairs)
  • Round 5 – sc, ch-2 in between each dc pair (18 x ch-2 spaces, 18 sc))
  • Round 6 – work 1sc, hdc, dc, hdc, 1sc into each ch-2 space (18groups of 1sc, hdc, dc, hdc, 1sc)
  • Round 7 – 3dc in between the two sc’s from the previous round, sl st to top of dc from previous round and repeat around (18 groups x 3dc, 18 x sl st) (54dc, 18slst)
  • Round 8 – sc into every st (72sc)
  • Round 9 – 2dc in every second sc (72 dc)(36dc pairs)
  • Round 10 – 3dc in between each dc pair (108dc)(36 x dc triplets)
  • Round 11 – 1sc in every st (108sc)
  • Round 12 – 1dc in each st (108dc)
  • Round 13 – dc3tog, ch2 in every second tr (54 x dc3tog)
  • Round 14 – 3dc into each ch-2 space (162dc)
  • Round 15 – 1dc into every st (162dc)
  • Round 16 – 1sc into every st (162sc)
  • Round 17 – dc3tog, ch-2 in every second st (81x dc3tog)
  • Round 18 – 2hdc in every ch-2 space (162hdc)(81 x hdc pairs)
  • Round 19 – sc into each st (162sc)
  • Round 20 – ch2, sl st into every second st around (81 x ch-2 spaces, 81 sl st)
  • Round 21 – 1hdc, 1ch, 1hdc into each ch-2 space (162 hdc, 81ch)
  • Round 22 – sl st in between the 1hdc, 1ch, 1hdc group from previous round, ch2 and repeat around (81sl st, 82 x ch-2 spaces)
  • Round 23 – (1hdc, 1tr through ch-1 space of round 21, 1hdc in the same ch-2 space of round 23) repeat for every ch-2 space. Fasten off.

Crochet circle cushion

I made two mandalas and stitched them together over a round cushion insert. It’s like two cushions in one, with a different colour sequence on the other side. If you make one of my mega mandalas please tag #mandysmegamandala on social media. If you’re looking for a smaller mandala to crochet please check out Mandy’s Mandala and my Sunnyside Up Mandala. Enjoy!

Crochet circle cushion

 

32 thoughts on “{Crochet} Mandy’s Mega Mandala Cushion Pattern

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  3. Like to Crochet doilies, pot holders,coastersand recently started Crocheting mandalas_big and small ones with good color combinations. I like to get patterns for these as I like to give the finished ones as gifts to my friends.

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    • You’re very welcome. I’ve used this pattern for cushions and stool covers…..it’s so versatile. Thanks for leaving a comment here. Xx

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Love the pattern. .
    Want to make an afghan for my bed. How can I join them together.
    Again, thanks for the free pattern. Very much appreciated

    • You’re welcome. You could crochet them together with chains or stitch them onto a piece of backing fabric. Have fun!

  9. I just started this pattern, but I’m stuck at Round 13. The photo for that round isn’t quite clear enough for me to see what’s going on, and I thought I was following the instructions, but the piece is tight and the stitch count off if I work it as I thought it was written. Help? :-)

    • Hi Rebecca,
      Round 13 is basically tr3tog,ch2 (skip a stitch) around. So you will end up with 54x tr3tog. It’s vital to count stitches after each round, so if it’s too tight you might not have enough stitches in the previous round.There should be 108trebles in the previous round. Also, these instructions are written in UK terms. Hope this helps. Mandy xx

      • I do start with the 108 treble in the previous round, but the only way I can get the stitch count to come out right in round 13 is to tr2tog, ch2 around, without skipping a st in between. I’ve gone ahead with that, as it fits and works for the stitch count. Looks like round 17 will be the same. I have no idea what I’m doing wrong – I have even confirmed that I’m doing the tr3tog properly (UK term). With the change, though, it’s coming out beautifully, and I can’t wait to finish me new cushion! :-)

  10. Thanks so much for this lovely pattern. I’m fairly new to crochet so I thought this would be a good project to get used to the stitches. I have struggled a bit with choosing the colours and what order they should go in, but it’s gradually coming together. It’s really addictive!!

    • Thank you for your comment Sue. i find mandala making very addictive. The great thing about this cushion is that you can have a different colour combo on each side. :)

  11. I have just been making this pattern in full and I love it! I have been making smaller ones (only going so far in the pattern till I reach the size I want) and using them as coasters. As much as I love my coasters I should have made this cushion ages ago! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this pattern and post it for free!

    • You’re very welcome. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my patterns. Thanks for leaving a comment here. xx

  12. Hi, I’m finding when making this it seems to curl a bit after the first couple of steps. I’m new to crochet, could you please help me on where I might be going wrong? I’ve redone it three times all with the same outcome. Help!

    • It’s really hard for me to help you when i can’t see what you’re doing. Are you using UK or US terms, because this pattern in written in UK terms. I hope this helps!

      • I’m using the uk terms, I’m in Australia. I’ll try one more time and see how it goes, I so want it to work! I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. It’s my first time trying to read a pattern, Iv just used the YouTube tutorials so far.
        Thank you so much for your reply

  13. Hi,

    Love your pattern! I had a quick question. I’m at round 17 and my Mandala is starting to curl. Would you think it’s a good idea if I chain 3 instead of 2? The other rows were quite stretchy so I could block it but this one is quite stiff so it starts to curl.

    Thank you so much!
    Greetings from Belgium, Valeri

  14. Thank you very much. I made this using Colorwheel yarn from Michaels (acrylic) and enjoyed the process a lot. I hope to make your other pattern using cotton yarn one day, but for now, this is sort of a healing process for me.

    • Thanks so much for using my pattern. Crochet is wonderful for calming the mind. I’m so pleased this helped you. Mandy xx

  15. Thank you so much for this very clear pattern. First time I have read a pattern usually only crochet with tutorials. I have finished one side and starting the next absolutely love it and so relaxing. I am hooked with mandala patterns now!

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