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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Daisy Centre Mandala Pattern

I am not really a Mandala "person", but I have been seeing a lot of them lately - such bursts of inspirational colour! 

The other afternoon I was not in the mood for any of my WIP's - I desperately needed a bit of colourplay!    

This is the result of an afternoon and evening well spent:


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DAISY CENTRE MANDALA:

Pattern terms:   US
Hook:  5.00mm 
Yarn:   Elle Pullskein DK

Each row is worked in a different colour

Note:    these Mandalas are components of a bigger project I am working on - I needed them to be "stretchy" and therefore used a larger hook;    A 4.00mm to 4.50mm depending on your tension will probably be a better option for this type of yarn

Foundation:  4ch, ss to form ring

Row 14 ch (counts as 1dc 1ch), 1dc 1ch into ring (repeat 11 times) (12 x 1dc, 1ch groups) ss to close, break off yarn 

Row 2Into any 1ch sp,  2ch 2dc cluster, 3ch;   *3dc cluster, 3ch* crochet *to* 11x (12 clusters), ss to close, break off yarn 

Note:   a 3dc cluster is formed as follows - yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook, repeat this twice more (four loops on hook) Yarn over hook and draw through the loops on the hook to form your cluster



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Row 3  Into any 3ch sp, 3ch 2dc 1ch;   *3dc, 1ch into next 3ch sp* repeat *to* to end, ss to close, break off yarn


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Row 4:  Into any 1ch sp, 3ch, 1dc, 1ch, 2dc, 1ch:  *2dc, 1ch, 2dc, 1ch into next 1ch sp* repeat *to* to end, ss to close, break off yarn


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Row 5:   Into any 1ch sp, 3ch 2dc;   *3dc into next 1ch sp* repeat *to* to end, ss to close, break off yarn


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Row 6:  Into any sp between 3dc groups,  6ch *1dc, 3ch into next sp between 3dc groups* repeat * to * to end, ss to close, break off yarn



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Row 7:  Into any 3ch sp, 3ch 4dc; *5dc into next 3ch sp* repeat *to* to end, ss to close, break off yarn


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Row 8:  Into any dc, 3ch;   1dc into each dc to end, ss to close, break off yarn


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Row 9:   Into any dc directly in line with dc on row 6:  7ch, 1sc into top of 5th dc from hook;  *6ch, 1sc into top of 5th dc from hook* repeat *to* to end, ss into 1st of 7ch


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Row 10:  ss along first three chain of Row 9; sc into 6ch sp; *7ch, sc into 6ch space* repeat *to* to last 6ch sp;  6ch ss into first sc to close, break off yarn


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Row 11:  Into any 7ch sp; 3ch, 6dc;  *7dc into each 7ch sp* repeat *to* to end, ss to join.  break off yarn


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21 comments:

  1. Great colors! Can't wait to see the finished project. I just finished the first two mandalas for the CAL on CCC. :) Have a great weekend.

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  2. Ooh what you making? they look so colour, my new mandala yarn has now arrive so I to will be coming down with a case of mandalitis very soon
    Clare xx

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  3. Hi Zelna. Another beautiful project. I've seen several mandalas but your work is exceptional because you are so neat and your stitches are so precise. Professional!! Awesomely professional!
    Love
    Maria Shaikh

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  4. I took inspiration from your post, and spent this last Sunday taking a 'time-out' from all the other projects I have going on! It was soo worth it, a bit of creativity and playing with yarn and I feel re-fueled to get going again!
    xx Pat

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  5. Hi Zelna, I saw that you were featured on Erika's Crafts Corner with your pretty & beautiful mandalas. You are so talented and always making and creating something beautiful. Have a wonderful day.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  6. Wow, those are just gorgeous! I used to crochet quite a bit, and your mandalas almost make me want to get out my hooks again.....

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  7. Hi Zelna, I just worked up this Mandala, its beautiful thankyou for sharing. If I may just make one comment, on row 5 it says 3 dc into next 3 ch space, there is no 3 chain space from the previous row, to my working out it should say 1 ch space. Anyway I could follow the pictures which makes it very clear.

    Julie

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    1. You are quite correct there Julie1 Thanks for picking that up - I have made the necessary amendment!

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  8. Love love love the colours! Thank you for sharing! Chrissie x

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  9. Love the bright colours you've used, really zingy!

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  10. Your colours are lovely and thanks for saring the pattern.

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  11. Love your colourful mandalas - hooked up via Chrissie's linked in. I may have to follow your pattern now. Thanks for sharing it! Jane x

    http://www.crafthippy.com/2014/04/joining-in-mandala-madness-again_15.html

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  12. I agree, mandalas are a great way to break up longer projects. I'm making a yoga mat bag which is row after row of the same pattern which gets a bit dull so I've loved having a go at a mandala for some variety. Will add your pattern to my list as it's lovely - great colour choices too. x

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  13. This is such a pretty pattern! Thank you so much for sharing. Do you know roughly how big the finished mandala is please? X

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  14. love it one more to add to the ones I have made from your patterns to frame and hang in my bedroom when I get it redone.

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  15. Thank You for sharing your amazing patterns!! I've been wanting to make a mandala but afraid it would be to complicated. Your directions were clear and easy to follow! Looking forward to making the Starflower next!

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  16. I think Mandalas are very beautiful, but I have yet to make one because I have no idea what one does with the finished product. What are these used for?

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    1. Most people use them purely for decoration - either to hang on a wall or as a "doily". But they can be used to make bags, circle vests, cushions, hot mats, placemats, beanies.......

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  17. I made this yesterday and it turned out great! I added a little overlay crochet to make it my own. Thanks for a great pattern!

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