{Crochet} Mandala Tutorial {Mandy’s Mandala}

crochet mandala

I designed my very first crochet mandala pattern yesterday! I’m excited about sharing it with you, but i am also really nervous. I scribbled down the steps as i was making it, so i hope these instructions are clear and easy to understand. As this is my very first crochet design, i am open to hints or suggestions to make my writing clearer. And if you happen to find a mistake in the steps below – please let me know, so i can fix it as soon as possible. If you decide to try my pattern, i would love to see the results. Tag your images with #mandysmandala so that i can see your beautiful creations. Thank you!

This mandala is made from 8ply Patons Cotton Blend and a size 4 hook. Instructions are written in UK terms, and there are Shorthand Instruction in both US and UK at the end of this tutorial.

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

htr = half treble

tr = treble

dtr = double treble

sl st = slip stitch

 

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Round 1 – Make a magic ring and chain 1 (this doesn’t count as a stitch), 8dcs into the ring, pull to close. Cut the yarn and thread into a yarn needle. Insert into the top of first dc and fasten off. (8dcs) All rounds will be fastened off this way.

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Round 2 – Attach new colour with a sl st into any dc, chain 2 (counts as one htr), 1 htr into same stitch. 2 htr into each dc and then fasten off. (16htr)(8 groups of 2htr)

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Round 3 – Add new colour with a sl st in between any of the 2htr pairs. Ch 3 (counts as one tr), 2tr in same stitch. 3tr in between each of the htr pairs. Fasten off. (24 tr)(8 groups of 3tr)

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Round 4 –With new colour sl st in between any of the 3tr groups, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2 tr in the same space, 2 ch, * 3tr in between next 3tr groups, 2 ch * repeat from * to * until end. Fasten off (24tr, 16ch) (8 groups of 3tr, 8 groups of 2ch)

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Round 5 – Add new colour with a sl st into any 2ch space * dc in 2ch space, ch6 * repeat from * to * until end. Fasten off. (8dc, 8 groups of 6ch)

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Round 6 – Add new colour with a sl st into any 6ch space, work 10dc into each 6ch space until end. Fasten off (80dc)(8 groups of 10dc)

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Round 7 – Add new colour with a slip stitch into any dc, 2ch (equals htr). 1htr into each dc in the round. Fasten off. (80htr).

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Round 8 – Add new colour with a sl st into any htr, 4ch (equals 1tr, 1ch). * Skip one htr, 1tr in the next, 1ch * Repeat from * to * until end of round and fasten off. (40tr, 40ch)

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Round 9 – Add new colour with a sl st into any 1ch space, 3ch (equals 1tr), 2tr in the same space, 2tr in the next 1ch space, *3tr in the next 1ch space, 2 tr in the following 1ch space * repeat from * to * until end of round. Fasten off. (100tr)(20 groups of 2tr, 20 groups of 3tr).

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Round 10 – Add new colour with a sl st in between any of the tr groups, 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in the same space. 2tr in between each group of trebles from the previous round. Continue until end and fasten off. (80tr)(40 groups of 2tr)

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Round 11 – Add new colour with a sl st in between any 2tr pairs, 1dc  * 5ch, skip 4tr and then 1dc * repeat from * to * until end of round. Fasten off. (100 ch, 20 dc)(20 groups of 5ch, 20dc)

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Round 12 – Add new colour with a sl st into any 5ch space, ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), * 2dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 2dc into the same 5ch space. *  In each ch-5 space repeat from * to * until end of round fasten off. (20 groups of 2dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 2dc). Ta da! All done.

UK Shorthand
Round 1 – Magic ring, 8dcs. (8dc)
Round 2 – 2htr into each dc (16htr)(8 x htr pairs)
Round 3 – 3tr in between each htr pair (24tr)(8 x tr trios)
Round 4 – 3tr and ch2 in between tr trio (24tr, 16ch)(8tr trios)
Round 5 – dc in ch-2 space, ch6 around (8dc, 8 x ch-6 spaces)
Round 6 – 10dc in every ch-6 space (80dc)
Round 7 – 1htr in each dc (80htr)
Round 8 – 1tr, 1ch, skip a st around (40tr, 40ch)
Round 9 – 2tr in ch-1 space, 3tr in the next around (100tr)(20 x tr pairs, 20 x tr trios)
Round 10 – 2tr in between each tr trio and tr pair. (80tr)(40 x 2tr)
Round 11 – dc in between any two tr pairs, ch-5, skip 4 trebles – repeat (100ch, 20dc)(20 x ch-5 spaces, 20dc)
Round 12 – work 2dc, 1htr, 1tr,1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 2dc in each ch-5 space (20 groups) Fasten off!

US Shorthand
Round 1 – Magic ring, 8scs. (8sc)
Round 2 – 2hdc into each dc (16hdc)(8 x hdc pairs)
Round 3 – 3dc in between each hdc pair (24dc)(8 x dc trios)
Round 4 – 3dc and ch2 in between dc trio (24dc, 16ch)(8dc trios)
Round 5 – sc in ch-2 space, ch6 around (8sc, 8 x ch-6 spaces)
Round 6 – 10sc in every ch-6 space (80sc)
Round 7 – 1hdc in each sc (80hdc)
Round 8 – 1dc, 1ch, skip a st around (40dc, 40ch)
Round 9 – 2dc in ch-1 space, 3dc in the next around (100dc)(20 x dc pairs, 20 x dc trios)
Round 10 – 2dc in between each dc trio and dc pair. (80dc)(40 x 2dc)
Round 11 – sc in between any two dc pairs, ch-5, skip 4 dcs – repeat (100ch, 20sc)(20 x ch-5 spaces, 20sc)
Round 12 – work 2sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 2sc in each ch-5 space (20 groups) Fasten off!