{Crochet} The Pamela Mandala

crochet mandala

Introducing the Pamela Mandala, a free crochet mandala pattern. It’s been a while since my last free pattern, so i hope you enjoy making this one. Oh, and if you’re wondering why this mandala has been photographed in reverse, well head to my Instagram account to see why? :) please tag #pamelamandala on social media. :)

Mandy xx

The Pamela Mandala

You will need –

  • Paintbox Cotton Aran: 1x ball of each – Daffodil Yellow (622), Paper White (601), Mustard Yellow (624), Peach Orange (655), Blush Pink (654), Bubblegum Pink (651), Raspberry Pink (644) (available at www.lovecrochet.com ) also if you shop through this link or the banner at the righthand side, i will recieve a small commission which will help me to provide more free patterns)
  • 4.5mm hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Special Stitches

Front Post Double Treble –  YO over twice, insert hook underneath the body of the required stitch from front to back to front, YO, pull up loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.

Popcorn (pc) – 5tr into the stitch, pull up the working yarn from the last tr and remove hook. Insert hook into top of first tr that was made and then replace the working loop onto the hook. Pull this loop back through the first st and pull together until the 5tr cluster ‘pops’ up.

crochet mandala

Rnd 1: With Daffodil Yellow, work 6dc into a magic ring, ss into intital dc, fasten off [6dc]

crochet mandala

Rnd 2: Attach Paper White into any st, ch3 (counts as first tr), 4tr in the same st, form first pc, ch2. Work (pc, ch2) into each st around, ss into back of initial pc, fasten off [6pc, 12ch]

crochet mandala

Rnd 3: Mustard Yellow into any ch-2 sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), (tr2tog, ch2, tr3tog, ch2) in the same sp. Work (tr3tog, ch2, tr3tog, ch2) into each ch-2 sp around, ss into top of initial ch3, fasten off [12x (tr3tog, ch2)]

crochet mandala

Rnd 4: Attach Daffodil Yellow into any ch-2 sp, ch3 (counts as first tr), (tr2tog, ch3, tr3tog, ch3) in the same sp. Work (tr3tog, ch3, tr3tog, ch3) into each ch-2 sp around, ss into top of initial ch3, fasten off [24x (tr3tog, ch3)]

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Rnd 5: Attach Peach Orange into any ch-3 sp, ch5 (counts as first tr, ch2), tr in the same space. Work (tr, ch2, tr) into each ch-3 sp around, ss into the 3rd ch of the initial ch5, fasten off [24x (tr, ch2, tr)]

crochet mandalaRnd 6: Attach Blush Pink into any ch-2 sp, work 3dc into each ch-2 sp around, ss into dc, fasten off [72dc]

crochet mandalaRnd 7: Attach Bubblegum Pink into 2nd dc of any 3dc group, * ch4, ss into 2nd dc of next 3dc group, rep from * around, fasten off [24x ch4]

crochet mandalaRnd 8: Attach Raspberry Pink into any ch-4 sp, *ch5, ss into next ch-4 sp, rep from * around, fasten off [24xch5]

crochet mandalaRnd 9: Attach Paper White into any ch-5 sp, ch5 (counts as first tr, ch2), tr, ch1 in the same sp. Work (tr, ch2, tr, ch1) into each ch-5 sp around, ss into 3rd ch of initial ch5, fasten off [24x (tr, ch2, tr, ch1)]

crochet mandalaRnd 10: Attach Daffodil Yellow into any ch-2 sp,* 3dc in the ch-2 sp, 2dc in the ch-1 sp, rep from *around, ss into initial dc, fasten off [120dc]

crochet mandalaRnd 11: Attach Mustard Yellow at any dc, work 1dc into each st around, ss into initial dc, fasten off [120dc]

crochet mandalaRnd 12: Attach Peach Orange into any dc,* ch2, skip a st, ss in the next, rep from * around, fasten off [60x ch2]

crochet mandalaRnd 13: Attach Blush Pink at any ch-2 sp, ch5 (counts as first tr, ch2), tr, ch1 in the same sp. *Skip a ch sp, (tr, ch2, tr, ch1) into the next ch sp, rep from * around, ss into third ch of initial ch5, fasten off [30x (tr, ch2, tr, ch1)]

crochet mandalaRnd 14: Attach Bubblegum Pink into ch-2 sp, (dc, 1fpdtr into the empty ch-2 sp from Rnd 12, dc), 2dc in the ch-1 sp. Work (dc, fpdtr, dc) into each ch-2sp, (2dc) into each ch-1 sp around, ss into initial dc, fasten off [30x (dc, fpdtr, dc), 30x (2dc)]

crochet mandalaRnd 15: Attach Raspberry Pink into the top of any fpdtr, *ch5, dc in the top of the next fpdtr, rep from * around, fasten off [30x ch-5]

crochet mandalaRnd 16: Attach Paper White into any ch sp, work (4dc, ch2, 4dc) into each ch-5 sp around, ss into initial dc, fasten off [30x (4dc, ch2, 4dc)]

Shorthand UK

  • Rnd 1: 6dc in magic ring [6dc]
  • Rnd 2: (pc, ch2) in each dc [6pc, 12ch]
  • Rnd 3: (tr3tog, ch2, tr3tog, ch2) in each ch sp [12x (tr3tog, ch2)]
  • Rnd 4: (tr3tog, ch3, tr3tog, ch3) in each ch sp [24x (tr3tog, ch3)]
  • Rnd 5: (tr, ch2, tr) in each ch-3 sp [24x (tr, ch2, tr)]
  • Rnd 6: 3dc in each ch-2 sp [72dc]
  • Rnd 7: ch4, ss in centre dc, rep around [24x ch4]
  • Rnd 8: ch5, ss in next ch sp, rep around [24xch5]
  • Rnd 9: (tr, ch2, tr, ch1) in each ch-5 sp [24x (tr, ch2, tr, ch1)]
  • Rnd 10: 3dc in ch-2 sp, 2dc in ch-1 sp, rep around [120dc]
  • Rnd 11: dc in each st [120dc]
  • Rnd 12: ch2, ss into every second st [60x ch2]
  • Rnd 13: (tr, ch2, tr, ch1) every second ch sp [30x (tr, ch2, tr, ch1)]
  • Rnd 14: (dc, fpdtr, dc) in ch-2 sp, (2dc) in ch-1 sp around [30x (dc, fpdtr, dc), 30x (2dc)]
  • Rnd 15: dc in fpdtr, ch5, rep around [30x ch-5]
  • Rnd 16: (4dc, ch2, 4dc) in each ch5 sp [30x (4dc, ch2, 4dc)]

 

Shorthand US

  • Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring [6sc]
  • Rnd 2: (pc, ch2) in each sc [6pc, 12ch]
  • Rnd 3: (dc3tog, ch2, dc3tog, ch2) in each ch sp [12x (dc3tog, ch2)]
  • Rnd 4: (dc3tog, ch3, dc3tog, ch3) in each ch sp [24x (dc3tog, ch3)]
  • Rnd 5: (dc, ch2, dc) in each ch-3 sp [24x (dc, ch2, dc)]
  • Rnd 6: 3sc in each ch-2 sp [72sc]
  • Rnd 7: ch4, ss in centre sc, rep around [24x ch4]
  • Rnd 8: ch5, ss in next ch sp, rep around [24xch5]
  • Rnd 9: (dc, ch2, dc, ch1) in each ch-5 sp [24x (dc, ch2, dc, ch1)]
  • Rnd 10: 3sc in ch-2 sp, 2sc in ch-1 sp, rep around [120sc]
  • Rnd 11: sc in each st [120sc]
  • Rnd 12: ch2, ss into every second st [60x ch2]
  • Rnd 13: (dc, ch2, dc, ch1) every second ch sp [30x (dc, ch2, dc, ch1)]
  • Rnd 14: (sc, fptr, sc) in ch-2 sp, (2sc) in ch-1 sp around [30x (sc, fptr, sc), 30x (2sc)]
  • Rnd 15: sc in fptr, ch5, rep around [30x ch-5]
  • Rnd 16: (4sc, ch2, 4sc) in each ch5 sp [30x (4sc, ch2, 4sc)]

 

 

 

{Crochet} Candy Flower Coaster Pattern

free crochet flower coasterEveryone loves a free crochet coaster pattern! Crochet coasters are always fun to make, because they are generally quick and easy, plus they are great stash busters! I’ve called these little pretties my Candy Flower Coasters. I’ve made them with Paintbox Cotton DK (which i love!) using a 3.5mm hook. You can use any cotton yarn that you prefer. The instructions are written in UK terms, but you’ll find US (and UK) Shorthand Instructions at the end of the tutorial.

Abbreviations –

  • ch – chain
  • ss – slip stitch
  • tr – treble
  • htr – half treble
  • St – stitch
free crochet flower coaster

Round 1 – Using Yarn A, start with a magic ring, ch2 (counts as 1htr), 11htr into the ring, ss into initial htr to join. [12htr]

free crochet flower coaster

Round 2 – ch2 (counts as htr), 1htr into the same stitch, 2htr into each remaining st from the prev round, ss into initial htr to join [24htr]

free crochet flower coaster

Round 3 – ch2 (counts as htr), 2htr into the next stitch, *1htr into the following st, 2htr in the next; rep from * around, ss into intital htr to join and fasten off. [36htr]

free crochet flower coaster

Round 4 – Attach Yarn B into any htr from the previous round, *ch2, miss a stitch, ss into the next; rep from * around. [18 x ch-2sp]

free crochet flower coaster

Round 5 – ss into ch-2 sp, ch6 (counts as 1tr, ch3) tr into the same ch sp, ch1, *miss a ch-2 sp, (tr, ch3, tr, ch1) in the next; rep from * around, ss into the 3rd ch of the initial ch6.

free crochet flower coaster

Round 6 – ss into ch-3 sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 6tr into the same sp, dc in the ch-1 sp, *7tr in the next ch-3 sp, dc in the following ch-1 sp; rep from * 7more times, ss into top of initial ch3 and fasten off.

free crochet flower coaster

Completed Coaster

Shorthand UK

  • Round 1 –  12htr into a magic ring [12htr]
  • Round 2 – 2htr in each st [24htr]
  • Round 3 – 1htr, 2htr in the next, rep around [36htr]
  • Round 4 – (ch2, ss) in every 2nd st
  • Round 5 – (tr, ch3, tr, ch1) in every second ch-2 sp
  • Round 6 – 7tr in ch-3 sp, dc in the next, rep around.

Shorthand US

  • Round 1 –  12hdc into a magic ring [12hdc]
  • Round 2 – 2hdc in each st [24hdc]
  • Round 3 – 1hdc, 2hdc in the next, rep around [36hdc]
  • Round 4 – (ch2, ss) in every 2nd st
  • Round 5 – (dc, ch3, dc, ch1) in every second ch-2 sp
  • Round 6 – 7dc in ch-3 sp, sc in the next, rep around.

{Crochet} New Bloom Square

free crochet square chart

A fresh new year calls for a new crochet square! This one is called New Bloom and i hope it will be one of MANY designs i create this year. I love a fresh new start and i am really excited about the possibilities and opportunities ahead of me in 2017. I am not sad to see the back of 2016. I didn’t enjoy last year and saying that makes me feel sad, because life is too short not to enjoy every single year, but the truth is, it was a hard year. I always say to my kids that we go through hard times so that we appreciate the good times even more. I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be a good year. :)

So, with that in mind i’d like to share my first charted pattern. Please be kind to me as this is the first crochet chart that i have made and anyone who has tried to do this will know how challenging it can be. I have checked it mulitple times but there might be some errors. If you find any, please let me know. I’ve only included my shorthand instructions this time around – both in UK and US terms.

What you’ll need –

  • Any 8ply cotton yarn in 4 colours – Yarn A, B, C and D
  • 3.5mm hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

free crochet pattern

free crochet square pattern

UK Shorthand Instructions

  1. Yarn A – (1tr, ch1) 8 times into a magic ring
  2. Yarn B – (tr3tog, ch3) 8 times into each ch-1 sp
  3. Yarn C – (tr, ch3, tr, ch1) into each ch-3 sp
  4. Yarn A – (3dtr, ch3, 3dtr) at the corners, (ch1, 5tr, ch1) at the sides
  5. Yarn B –  (2dc, ch1, 2dc) at the corner ch-3 sp, work 1dc in into each stitch along the side
  6. Yarn D – (tr, ch3, tr) at the corners, work 1tr into each dc.

US Shorthand Instructions

  1. Yarn A – (1dc, ch1) 8 times into a magic ring
  2. Yarn B – (dc3tog, ch3) 8 times into each ch-1 sp
  3. Yarn C – (dc, ch3, dc, ch1) into each ch-3 sp
  4. Yarn A – (3tr, ch3, 3tr) at the corners, (ch1, 5dc, ch1) at the sides
  5. Yarn B –  (2sc, ch1, 2sc) at the corner ch-3 sp, work 1sc in into each stitch along the side
  6. Yarn D – (dc, ch3, dc) at the corners, work 1dc into each sc.

new bloom crochet square chart

{Crochet} Springtime Hexie

 

crochet hexagonHere is my simple and sweet crochet Springtime Hexie. It’s a simple round motif that can be turned into a hexagon. I’ve used 8ply Cotton Blend for my hexies, but any 8ply yarn will do. I’ve used a 3.5mm hook. The instructions are in UK terms but I’ve included UK and US Shorthand Instructions at the end of the tutorial. Happy Spring!
crochet hexagon

Round 1 Begin with Colour A. Form a magic circle. Ch3 (counts as first tr), then work 11 more tr into the circle. Ss into the top of the intital ch3 and fasten off. [12tr]

 

crochet hexagon

Round 2 – Attach colour B between any two tr, (ch3, tr2tog)(counts as first tr3tog), ch3. Work 11 more (tr3tog, ch3) into the circle. Ss into the top of the initial tr3tog and fasten off. [12x (tr3tog, ch3)]

 

crochet hexagon

Round 3 – Attach Yarn C at any ch3 space, dc and then ch4. *Dc in the next ch-3 sp, ch4. Repeat from * 10 more times. Ss into initial dc, do not fasten off. [12x (dc, ch4)]

 

crochet hexagon

Round 4 – continuning with Yarn C, ss into next ch-4 sp. Ch3, tr2tog (counts as first tr3tog). Ch2, tr3tog all in the same space. Ch3 then dc into the next ch-4 space, ch3. *In the next ch-4 space (tr3tog, ch2, tr3tog). Ch3, dc in the next ch-4 sp, ch3.  Repeat from * 4 more times. Ss into initial tr3tog and fasten off. [6 x (tr3tog,ch2,tr3tog), 6x (ch3, dc, ch3)]

 

crochet hexagon

Round 5 – Attach yarn D at any ch-2 space, that is, between any two tr2tog pairs. (Ch3 (counts as first tr), tr, ch2, 2tr) all in the same space. Ch1, 2tr in the ch-3 space, ch1, 2tr in the next ch-3 space. Ch1, * (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in the next ch2 space.  Ch1, 2tr in the ch-3 space, ch1, 2tr in the next ch-3 space, ch1 .Repeat from * 4 more times.  Fasten off. [6 x (2tr, ch2, 2tr), (ch1, 2tr, ch1, 2tr, ch1)]

 

 

Shorthand UK 

Magic Ring

  1. 12tr
  2. 12tr3tog, ch3
  3. ch4, dc around
  4. (tr3tog, ch2, tr3tog), ch3, dc, ch3 repeat around
  5. (2tr, ch2, 2tr), ch1, 2tr, ch1, 2tr, ch1  repeat around

Shorthand US

Magic Ring

  1. 12dc
  2. 12dc3tog, ch3
  3. ch4, sc around
  4. (dc3tog, ch2, dc3tog), ch3, sc, ch3 repeat around
  5. (2dc, ch2, 2dc), ch1, 2dc, ch1 ,2dc, ch1 repeat around.

 

{Crochet} Jewel Miner Granny Square

jewel miner crochet square Granny squares are the most versatile motif of all crochet motifs. Make just one or two to create washcloths and potholders, five to ten for scarves, table runners and cushions, or more for larger projects like blankets, bags and shawls. I’m calling this granny square the Jewel Miner Square for its colours and shape.

You’ll need –

Size 4mm hook

4 different colours of 8ply cotton yarn from your scraps. I’ve used heirloom Cotton 8ply, which is available from Yummy Yarn and co. The pattern is in UK terms. I’ll include US shorthand instructions soon.

A – Parchment

B – Pink Rose

C – Green

D – Navy

cotton yarn online

Round 1 – with colour A, form a magic loop and ch2 (counts as 1htr, ch1). Work a (htr, ch1) five times and then fasten off with needle and thread into the top of the inital ch2. (6htr, 6ch).

Round 2 – with colour B, ss into any ch-1 space from the previous round. Ch2 (counts as one tr) and then work two more tr into the same st. Continue to work 3tr into each ch-1 space around. Ss into the top of the initial ch-2 to finish this round. (6x 3tr)

Round 3 – Ch4, then ss in between the two 3tr groups. Continue to ch4, ss in between 3tr groups around. (6x ch-4)

Round 4 – ss into the ch-4 space, ch1, then work 5dc into this space. Work 5dc into each ch-4 space around finished with a ss into the initial ss. (6x 5dc)

Round 5 – ch 3, ss into 3rd dc of the first 5dc group, ch3 and then ss into the space between two 5dc groups from the previous round. Continue to ch3, ss into 3rd dc, ch3, ss in between tr groups around. (12 x ch-3 spaces). Fasten off.

Round 6 – with colour C, ss into any ch-3 space, ch1 and then work 4dc into this space. Continue to work 4dc into each ch-3 space around. Ss into initial dc to finish this round. (12x 4dc)

Round 7 – ch1 (counts as first htr). Work 1htr into each dc from the previous round. Fasten off with a needle stitch into first htr. (48htr)

Round 8 – with colour D, ss into first any htr, ch1 and then dc into this stitch. Work 1dc into each htr from the previous around. Fasten off with a needle into the first dc. (48dc)

Round 9 – squaring off the circle. With colour A, ss into any dc from the previous round and ch3 (counts as 1dtr), into the next 11 stitches follow this pattern  – 1tr, 1htr, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr and then ch3. Repeat this pattern of 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr x 3 more times.Then ss into the top of the inital ch3. (4 x groups of 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 6dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, ch3)

Round 10 – ch1 (counts as 1htr), and then work 1htr into each of the stitches along the side, then work (2htr, ch2, 2htr) at corners. Continue this pattern of 1htr into each of the 12st along the side, (2htr, ch2, 2htr) at corners. That is, three more times and then fasten off with a needle into the first htr. (16htr along each side)

Round 11 – with Colour B, ss into any corner space, ch1 then work 2dc into this space. Work a dc st into each of the 16 stitches along the side, then (2dc, ch2, 2dc) at corners. Repeat this pattern around the square until you reach the last corner, as there are already 2dc in this corner you just need to work 2dc and then ch2, ss into the first dc that you made. (20dc along each side)

Round 12 – ch2 (counts as 1tr) then work 1tr into each of the 20 stitches along the sides from the previous round. (tr, ch2, tr) at the corner. Repeat this pattern of 1tr into each stitch of the previous round along the side and then (tr, ch2, tr) at the corners. Finish by fastening off with a needle into the top of the initial ch2. (22tr along each side)

Round 13 – With D, ss into any corner space and ch1, then work 2dc. Work a dc into each of the 22 stitches along the side from the previous round and then (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into the ch-2 space at the corner. Continue this pattern around until you reach the last corner. As there are already 2dc in this corner, you just need to work 2dc and ch2. Fasten off the a needle into the intial dc. All done!

crochet square redagape jewelminersquarevignette crochet square free pattern

 

 

{Crochet} Chunky Monkey Rug

chunky crochet rug

When our DMC Natura Just Cotton XL arrived in store at Yummy Yarn and co, i just knew i needed to design a pattern for a chunky floor rug. The beautiful thing about this yarn is that it is 100% cotton and so soft! It is an easy project to complete on the weekend as this chunky yarn works up quite quickly. This rug can be used as a little floor rug, a lap blanket or even as a fancy bath mat. It’s a very versatile project. Personally, i wouldn’t use it high traffic areas as it’s more of a decorative piece. I’ve got mine on the ground near my bed and it feels so good stepping onto it in the mornings. Anyway, enough chitty chatty blah blah – here’s the pattern in UK terms. I’ll have some US instructions at some stage when i get spare moment. Don’t forget if you make this rug i’d love to see it, so please use #chunkymonkeycrochetrug on social media. :)

chunky crochet rug

You will need

  • 6x balls of DMC Natura Just Cotton XL (makes a rug around 93cm)
  • 1 crochet hook size 6.5mm
  • yarn need and scissors

chunky crochet rug

Round 1 – Begin with a ch6, then ss into the first ch to make a loop. Ch2, tr2tog (counts as 1xtr3tog), then ch1. Work 7 more (tr3tog, ch1) into the loop and then ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (8x tr2tog, 8ch)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 2 – ss into the ch-1 space and ch3, tr (counts as tr, ch1, tr). Work (tr, ch1, tr) into each ch-1 space around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (8 x tr, ch1, tr).

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 3 – ss into the ch-1 space, ch2, tr2tog (counts as 1tr3tog), then ch2. Work another tr3tog in the space between the two (tr, ch1, tr) groups then ch2. Continue to work (1tr3tog, ch2) in every ch-1 space and into each space between the (tr, ch1, tr) groups. Ss into the top the first tr3tog (16x tr3tog,ch2 groups)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 4 – ss into the next ch-2 space, work ch4, tr (counts as tr, ch2, tr). Continue to work (tr, ch2, tr) into each ch-2 space. Ss into the top of the first t. (16 x tr, ch2, tr groups)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 5 – ss into the first ch-2 space, ch2, tr2tog (counts as 1tr3tog), then ch1. Work 1tr,ch1 into the space between the (tr, ch2, tr) groups from the previous round. Continue to work (1tr3tog, ch1) into each ch-2 space and (tr, ch) into the spaces where there are two tr side by side. That is, (tr3tog, ch1, tr, ch1) repeat around.  Ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (16x tr3tog, ch1, tr, ch1)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 6 – ss into the next ch-1 space and ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch2). Continue to work 1tr, ch2 into each ch-1 space around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (32x tr, ch2)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 7 – ss into first ch-2 space and ch4, tr (counts as tr, ch2, tr). Continue to work tr, ch2, tr into every ch-2 space from the previous round. Ss into the top of the initial tr. (32x tr, ch2, tr)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 8 – ss into the next ch-2, ch5 (counts as 1tr, ch3). Continue to tr, ch3 into each ch-2 space from the previous round. ss into the top of the initial tr. (32x tr, ch3)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 9 – ss into the first ch-3 space and work  4dc. Continue to work 4dc into each ch-3 space from the previous round. ss into the first dc. (128dc or 32groups of 4dc)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 10 – ss into the next 3dc and then into the space between the 4dc groups. Ch4, tr (counts as tr, ch2, tr) then ch1. Continue to work tr, ch2, tr, ch1 into each space between the 4dc groups. Ss into the top of the first tr. (32x tr, ch2, tr, ch1).

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 11 – ss into the ch-2 space and ch2, 2tr (counts as 3tr). Then work 1tr into the ch-1 space. Continue to work 3tr into each ch-2space and 1tr into each ch-1space around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (128tr)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 12 – ch2, (counts as one tr), then work 1tr into each of the next 2 stitches. Work 2tr into the next stitch. Continue to this pattern of 1tr, 1tr, 1tr, 2tr  alternating into each stitch around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (160tr)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round13 – Work 1dc into the next four stitches and then 2dc in the fifth. Continue this patter of 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 2dc around. Ss into the first dc. (192 dc).

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 14 – ch5, skip 3dc and ss in the next stitch. Continue to ch5, ss in every 4th stitch around. (48x ch5)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 15 – ss into the 3rd ch of the first ch5 group, then ch5, ss into the next ch5 group. Continue to ch5, ss into each of the ch5 groups around. (48x ch5)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 16 – ss into the next ch-5 space and ch4 (counts as one tr, 1ch ), then work (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) into the same space. *Ss into the next ch-5 space. Work (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) into the following ch-5 space.* repeat from * to * around. Ss into the top of the first tr. (24x tr groups).

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 17 – ss into first ch-1 space, ch2 (counts as 1tr), then (tr, ch1, tr) into each of the next two ch-1 spaces, tr in the last ch-1 space. Work 1htr into the spaces either side of the ss from the previous round. Repeat this pattern around – tr, (tr, ch1, tr), (tr, ch1, tr), tr, htr, htr. Ss into the top of the first tr. (24x groups).

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 18 – ss into the centre of the ‘petal’, ie. In between the two (tr, ch1, tr) groups. Ch5, then tr in between the two htr, ch5, ss into the top of the ‘petal’. Repeat from * to * around. (48x ch-5, 24htr, 24ss)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 19 – ss into the 3rd ch of the first ch-5 space. *Ch5 then ss into the next ch-5 space. * Repeat from * to * around. (48x ch-5, 48ss).

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 20 – ss into the first ch-5 space, ch3 (counts as 1tr, ch1). Then work tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr into the same space. *Ss into the next ch-5 space, then in the following ch-5 space work, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr, ch, tr. * Repeat from * to * around. (24x petals)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 21 – ss into the first ch-1 space, ch2 (counts as 1tr), then (tr, ch1, tr) into the next 3 ch-1 spaces. Work 1tr into the following ch-1 space and then htr on both sides of the ss from the previous round. Repeat this pattern around – tr, (tr, ch1, tr), (tr, ch1, tr), (tr, ch1, tr), tr, htr, htr. Ss into the top of the first tr. (24 Petals)

 

chunky crochet rug

Round 22 – ss into the first ch-1 space and ch2, 2tr, ch1 (counts as 3tr, ch1). Work 3tr into the next ch-1 space, ch1 and then 3tr into the following ch-1 space. Into the space between the two htr from the previous round work (1tr, ch1, 1tr) ss into the top of the first tr. (24x petals)

chunky crochet rug

Round 23 – For the final round work one dc into each st to finish. Fasten off. Hooray!

chunky crochet rug

{Crochet} Capsicum Coasters Pattern

easy crochet coaster

Here is a super easy crochet coaster pattern that I’m calling the #crochetcapsicumcoaster as it reminds me of the cross section of a capsicum. Do you think it does, or is it just me? I haven’t included step-by-step pictures as there are only 8 very simple rounds. I’ve included both US and UK instructions here – you’ll need 8ply cotton yarn. I’ve used Heirloom Cotton 8ply which is available from Yummy Yarn and co (shameless plug) but any 8ply cotton or cotton blend yarn would be suitable. Here we go –

easy crochet coaster

UK Terms

  1. Colour A – Begin with a magic ring then work (1htr, 1ch) x 6 into the ring. Ss into the top of the first htr. (6htr, 6ch)
  2. Ss into the first ch-1 space, then (ch2, tr2tog){counts as 1tr3tog} ch3. Work (1tr3tog, ch3) into each ch-1 space from the first round. Ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (6tr3tog, 6x ch-3 spaces)
  3. Ss into the first ch-3 space and work 5dc. Continue to work 5dc into each ch-3 space from the previous round. Ss in to top of the first dc and fasten off (6x 5dc or 30dc)
  4. Colour B – ss into the space between any of the 5dc groups, ch6. Ss into the space between the next group of 5dcs. Continue to ch6, ss into spaces around.  (6x of ch6)
  5. Ss into the first ch-6 space and work 7dc. Work 7dc into each ch-6 space. Ss into the top of the first dc. (42dc)
  6. Ch1 (counts as first htr), then work one htr into every dc around. Ss into the top of the first htr and fasten off. (42htr)
  7. Colour C – ss into any htr and work 1dc. Work 2dc into the next stitch. Continue to work 1dc, 2dc alternating around. Ss into the top of the first dc and fasten off. (63dc)
  8. Colour A – Ss into any dc and work 1dc into every stitch around. Ss into the top of the first dc and fasten off. (63dc)

easy crochet coaster

US Terms

  1. Colour A – Begin with a magic ring then work (1hdc, 1ch) x 6 into the ring. Ss into the top of the first htr. (6hdc, 6ch)
  2. Ss into the first ch-1 space, then (ch2, dc2tog){counts as 1dc3tog} ch3. Work (1dc3tog, ch3) into each ch-1 space from the first round. Ss into the top of the first dc3tog. (6dc3tog, 6x ch-3 spaces)
  3. Ss into the first ch-3 space and work 5sc. Continue to work 5sc into each ch-3 space from the previous round. Ss in to top of the first sc and fasten off (6x 5sc or 30sc)
  4. Colour B – ss into the space between any of the 5sc groups, ch6. Ss into the space between the next group of 5scs. Continue to ch6, ss into spaces around.(6x of ch6)
  5. Ss into the first ch-6 space and work 7sc. Work 7sc into each ch-6 space. Ss into the top of the first sc. (42sc)
  6. Ch1 (counts as first hdc), then work one hdc into every sc around. Ss into the top of the first hdc and fasten off. (42hdc)
  7. Colour C – ss into any hdc and work 1sc. Work 2sc into the next stitch. Continue to work 1sc, 2sc alternating around. Ss into the top of the first sc and fasten off. (63sc)
  8. Colour A – Ss into any sc and work 1sc into every stitch around. Ss into the top of the first sc and fasten off. (63sc)

easy crochet coaster

{Crochet} Easy Crochet Stars

Crochet star patternThis is a super sweet and easy crochet star pattern. Perfect for Christmas or other celebrations, they can be made into garlands, gift toppers or tree decorations. I’ve used 100% Heirloom Cotton and a 4mm hook. This instructions are in UK terms but there are some shorthand instructions for both UK and US at the end of this tutorial. Enjoy! #mandyssuperstarsCrochet star patternStep one – ch4 and then ss into the first chain to form a loop. Work 10htr into the loop. Ss into the top of the first htr. (10htr)Crochet star patternStep 2 – Ch2, tr2tog in the first st (counts as 1x tr3tog). Ch3, tr3tog in each of the following stitches. Ss into the top of the first tr3tog. (10x tr3tog, 10x ch-3)
Crochet star patternStep 3 – Work 4dc into each ch-3 space and leave the last stitch open. (10x 4dc)
Crochet star patternStep 4 – *ss, dc, htr, tr in the next 4 stitches (ie, the first 4dc from the previous round). Ch3 then tr, htr, dc, ss in the next 4 stitches*. Repeat from * to * four more times. (4x ss, dc, htr, tr, ch3, tr, htr, dc, ss)
Crochet stars Step 5 – Ss into the top of tr3tog from Step 2 (this will form a nice sharp indent) *Work 1dc into the dc, htr and tr from the previous round. Work (3dc, ch3, 3dc) into the ch-3 space. Work 1dc into the tr, htr, and dc from the previous round. Ss into the top of the tr3tog from Step 2. * Repeat from * to *  3 more times. Then work 1dc into the dc, htr, tr from the previous round. Work (3dc, ch3, 3dc) into the ch-3 space. Work 1dc into the tr, htr, and dc from the previous round and then fasten off.

UK Shorthand

  1. ch4 and form a loop. 10htr into loop
  2. 10x (tr3tog, ch3)
  3. 4dc into each ch-3 space
  4. Work *ss, dc, htr, tr, ch3, tr, htr, dc, ss* repeat from * to * around.
  5. *Ss into tr3tog, dc in the dc, htr, and tr, then (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in Ch-3 sp , dc in tr, htr and dc* repeat from * to * around and fasten off.

US Shorthand

  1. ch4 and form a loop. 10hdc into loop
  2. 10x (dc3tog, ch3)
  3. 4sc into each ch-3 space
  4. Work *ss, sc, hdc, dc, ch3, dc, hdc, sc, ss* repeat from * to * around.
  5. *Ss into dc3tog, sc in the sc, hdc, and dc, then (3sc, ch3, 3sc) in Ch-3 sp , sc in dc, hdc and sc* repeat from * to * around and fasten off.

 

{Crochet} Flower Power Mandala

Crochet mandala pattern

 

Flower Power Mandala Pattern – This free crochet mandala pattern is written in UK terms, with both US and UK Shorthand terms at the end of the tutorial.

  • UK Terms
  • 4mm Hook
  • Heirloom Cotton 8ply

Stitch Knowledge Required
Magic Ring
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
htr = half treble
tr = treble
dtr = double treble

 crochet mandala pattern

Rounds 1-3

Round 1 – Start with pink. To begin make a magic ring, chain 1 (this doesn’t count as a stitch) then work 8htr into the ring. Sl st to the top of the first htr to join round. (8htr)
Round 2 – Chain 2 (counts as 1htr), then 1 htr into in the same stitch. Work 2 htr into each htr from the previous round. Sl st to the top of the ch2 to join. (16htr)
Round 3 – chain 2 (counts as 1htr),then work 2htr in the next stitch. Continue to work 1htr, then 2 htr into each stitch from the previous round. Sl st to the top of the ch2 to join. (24htr) Fasten off.

 

crochet mandala pattern

Rounds 4 & 5

Round 4 – Switch to green. Ss into any htr from the previous round. Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st) then 1dc. Ch 3, miss a stitch and then dc into the next. Continue to ch3, then dc into every second stitch all the way around. Sl st into the first dc to join round. (12 x ch-3 spaces, 12dc).
Round 5 – Sl st into first ch-3 space. Ch3 (counts as 1tr) then work 3tr into the same ch-3 space. Work 4tr into each ch-3 space all the way around. Sl st into the top of the first ch3. (48tr)(12x4tr) fasten off.

 

crochet mandala pattern

Rounds 6 & 7

Round 6 – Switch to yellow. Ss between any two groups of 4trs from the previous round. Ch 5, sl st in between the first two groups of 4tr from the previous round. Continue to ch5, and then sl st in between the tr groups all the way around. (12sl st, 12x ch-5 spaces)
Round 7 – *Sl st into the next ch-5 space and work 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1htr, 1dc* Repeat for * to * all the way around. After the last dc, cut the yarn and thread it into a needle. Fasten off. (12 petals).

 

crochet mandala pattern

Round 8

Round 8 – switch to blue. Ss in between any of the 2dc from the previous round. The base of the petal. Ch6 (counts at 1tr, ch3). Ss into the top of the dtr from the previous round and ch3. *Tr between petals, ch 3, ss at petal top, ch3* repeat from * to * around. Finish by ss into the 3rd chain of the initial ch6. (12tr, 12ss, 24xch3)

 

crochet mandala pattern

Round 9

Round 9 – Ss into ch-3 space. Ch 1 (doesn’t count as stitch). Work 5dc in each ch-3 sp around. Fasten off. (120dc)

 

crochet mandala pattern

Round 10 & 11

Round 10 – switch to green. Ss in between any two 5dc groups. *Ch4, ss in between every 5dc groups * repeat from * to * around. (24ss, 24xch4)
Round 11 – ss into the next ch-4 space, ch3 (counts as one to) then work 7tr into the same space. Ss in the following ch-4 space. Work 8tr in the next ch-4 space. Continue to work 8tr into a ch-4 space and then ss into the next – alternating around. (12ss, 12x8tr groups).

 

crochet mandala pattern

Round 12

Round 12– switch to yellow. Ss into any tr from the previous round. Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st). Work 1dc into each stitch around.

 

 

crochet mandala pattern

Round 13

Round 13 – switch to Pink. Find the top two dcs of any petal. Ss into the first of those 2dcs and ch3, then tr2tog (counts as 1 tr3tog) ch1, then tr3togther into the next dc, ch 9. * tr3tog in first of top two dcs, ch 1, tr3tog in the next dc, ch9 *repeat * to * around. ss into top of tr3tog. (23x tr3tog, 12x ch9)

 

crochet mandala pattern

Round 14

Round 14 – * ss between any tr3tog pair, work 2dc in the ch-1 space. In the ch-9 space, work 7dc, 3ch, 7dc* repeat from * to * around and fasten off. (12x 7dc,ch3,7dc groups, 12x 2dc pairs).

Shorthand Instructions – UK

  • Round 1 – magic loop then work 8htr
  • Round 2 – 2htr in each tr (16htr)
  • Round 3 – 1htr, 2htr around (24htr)
  • Round 4 – Ch3, skip st, dc in next – repeat around (12dc,12xch-3)
  • Round 5 – 4tr in each ch-3 space (12x 4tr)(48tr)
  • Round 6. – Ch5 then sl st in between gap between two 4tr groups. Repeat around. (12sl st, 12x ch-5 spaces)
  • Round 7 – 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr,1dc into each ch-5 space.
  • Round 8 – Tr between petals, ch3, ss at petal top, ch3. Repeat around.  (12tr, 12ss, 24xch3)
  • Round 9 – 5dc in each ch-3 group. (120dc)
  • Round 10 –  Ss in between 5dc groups, ch 4. Repeat around. (24ss, 24xch4)
  • Round 11 –  Work 8tr into a ch-4 space, ss in the next – alternate around. (12ss, 12x8tr groups).
  • Round 12 –  Work 1dc into each stitch around.
  • Round 13 – in the top two dcs of each petal work, 1tr3tog, ch1, 1tr3tog and then ch9 – repeat around.  (24x tr3tog, 12x ch9)
  • Round 14 –  Work 2dc in the ch-1 space and then in the ch-9 space, work 7dc, 3ch, 7dc – repeat around (12x 7dc,ch3,7dc groups, 12x 2dc pairs). Fasten off.

Shorthand Instructions US

  • Round 1 – magic loop then work 8hdc
  • Round 2 – 2hdc in each tr (16hdc)
  • Round 3 – 1hdc, 2hdc around (24hdc)
  • Round 4 – Ch3, skip st, sc in next – repeat around (12sc,12xch-3)
  • Round 5 – 4dc in each ch-3 space (12x 4dc)(48dc)
  • Round 6. – Ch5 then sl st in between gap between two 4dc groups. Repeat around. (12sl st, 12x ch-5 spaces)
  • Round 7 – 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc,1sc into each ch-5 space.
  • Round 8 – Dc between petals, ch3, ss at petal top, ch3. Repeat around.  (12dc, 12ss, 24xch3)
  • Round 9 – 5sc in each ch-3 group. (120sc)
  • Round 10 –  Ss in between 5sc groups, ch 4. Repeat around. (24ss, 24xch4)
  • Round 11 –  Work 8dc into a ch-4 space, ss in the next – alternate around. (12ss, 12x8dc groups).
  • Round 12 –  Work 1sc into each stitch around.
  • Round 13 – in the top two sc of each petal work, 1dc3tog, ch1, 1dc3tog and then ch9 – repeat around.  (24x dc3tog, 12x ch9)
  • Round 14 –  Work 2sc in the ch-1 space and then in the ch-9 space, work 7sc, 3ch, 7sc – repeat around (12x 7sc,ch3,7sc groups, 12x 2sc pairs). Fasten off.

{Crochet} Fleur Square Crochet Pattern

Free crochet square pattern

Here is the tutorial for my crochet Fleur Square. Crochet squares are so versatile and can be used to make cushions, blankets, scarves, bags and the list goes on. I’ve used 8ply Patons Cotton Blend and a 4mm hook for this pattern. The instructions are in UK terms and there are both UK and US shorthand instructions at the end of the tutorial. Don’t forget to tag #fleursquare once you’ve made your square. I’d love to see them!

UK Instructions (US instructions at the end)

Free crochet square pattern

Step 1 – With colour A, Ch6, Sl st to first ch to form a loop.

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 2 – Ch3, tr2tog (counts as 1tr3tog) ch2. *tr3tog, ch2* repeat from * to * 7 times (8 x tr3tog, 8 x ch-2 spaces). Fasten off.

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 3 – With colour B, Sl at into any ch-2 space and work 3dc. Skip to the next ch -2 space and work 2dc,2ch,2dc (to form a corner) *In the next ch-2 space work 3dc and then 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the following ch-2 space * Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st into first dc (4 x 3dc groups, 4 x 2dc,ch2,2dc groups).

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 4 – *Ch5, sl st in the stitch just after the 3dc group from the previous round. Ch4 then sl st in the ch-2 space at the corner, ch4, sl st just before the next 3dc group from the previous round.* repeat from * to * 3 more times (8 x ch-4 spaces, 4 x ch-5 spaces).

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 5 -Sl st into the first ch-5 space, * work 5dc into the ch-5 space. 4dc into both of the ch-4 spaces at the corners. * repeat from * to * 3 more times (8 x 4dc groups, 4 x 5dc groups)

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 6 – *Sl st into the 3rd dc (or middle dc) of the 5dc group from previous round. Ch5 then tr, ch3, tr at corner. Ch5 * then repeat from * to * 3 times and then Sl st to 3dc of 5dc group and fasten off. (8 x ch-5 spaces, 4 x tr, ch2, tr groups)

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 7  – Switch to colour A. Sl st into any ch-3 corner space then * in the corner work 2tr, ch1, 2tr. Then 6tr in the next two ch-5 spaces* repeat from * to * 3 times and fasten off. (4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 8 x 6tr groups)

 

Free crochet square pattern

Step 8 – Switch to colour C. Sl st into any corner space and * work 2tr, ch1, 2tr into the corner. 1tr in the next 16 stitches.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Fasten off. (4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 16 trs along each side)

 

Free crochet square pattern

I added another round of white trebles to each of my squares and then i joined them together to form the centre of a cushion. A round of green and another couple of rounds of trebles in white finished off my cushion nicely.

Free crochet square pattern

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Here are the shorthand instructions for all of you clever crocheters.

Fleur Square (UK)

  • 1 – Ch 6, sl st to first ch to from a loop
  • 2 – 8 x tr3tog with ch2 in between.  Fasten off (8 x tr3tog, 8 x ch-2 spaces)
  • 3 – New colour: 3dc along the sides. 2dc, ch2, 2dc at corners. (4 x 3dc groups, 4 x 2dc,ch2,2dc groups)
  • 4 – Ch5 and then sl st over each 3dc groups. Ch4, sl st into ch-2 space, ch 4 at corners (8 x ch-4 spaces, 4 x ch-5 spaces)
  • 5 – 5dc in ch-5 spaces and 4dc in ch-4 spaces (8 x 4dc groups, 4 x 5dc groups)
  • 6 -Sl st into 3rd dc in 5dc group, ch5 then tr,ch3,tr at corners, ch 5. Repeat 3 more times. Fasten off (8 x ch-5 spaces, 4 x tr, ch3, tr groups)
  • 7 – New Colour: 2tr, ch1, 2tr at corners and 6tr into each ch-5 space. Fasten off. (4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 8 x 6tr groups)
  • 8 – New Colour – 2tr, 1ch, 2tr into each corner and 1tr into each of the 16 stitches along the sides. Fasten off.(4 x 2tr, ch1, 2tr groups, 16 trs along each side) Fasten off.

Fleur Square (US)

  • 1 – Ch 6, sl st to first ch to from a loop
  • 2 – 8 x dc3tog with ch2 in between.  Fasten off (8 x dc3tog, 8 x ch-2 spaces)
  • 3 – New colour: 3sc along the sides. 2sc, ch2, 2sc at corners. (4 x 3sc groups, 4 x 2sc,ch2,2sc groups)
  • 4 – Ch5 and then sl st over each 3sc groups. Ch4, sl st into ch-2 space, ch 4 at corners (8 x ch-4 spaces, 4 x ch-5 spaces)
  • 5 – 5sc in ch-5 spaces and 4sc in ch-4 spaces (8 x 4sc groups, 4 x 5sc groups)
  • 6 -Sl st into 3rd dc in 5sc group, ch5 then dc,ch3,dc at corners, ch 5. Repeat 3 more times. Fasten off (8 x ch-5 spaces, 4 x dc, ch3, dc groups)
  • 7 – New Colour: 2dc, ch1, 2dc at corners and 6dc into each ch-5 space. Fasten off. (4 x 2dc, ch1, 2dc groups, 8 x 6dc groups)
  • 8 – New Colour: 2dc, 1ch, 2dc into each corner and 1dc into each of the 16 stitches along the sides. Fasten off.(4 x 2dc, ch1, 2dc groups, 16 dcs along each side) Fasten off.

Free crochet square pattern