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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Daisy Centre Mandala Square

Woo hoo I managed to turn the DAISY CENTRE MANDALA into a square!     I think these will make a fantastic stashbusting afghan


Mandala Square

I used a light grey to do the squaring.

Here is how I did it:

Row 1:   into sp between any 7dc cluster on last row of Mandala, 4ch;  (3ch 1sc into top of 4th dc on next 7dc cluster;   3ch 1sc into sp between next 7dc cluster) repeat to last sp between clusters; 3ch, 1sc into 4dc on last 7dc cluster;  3ch ss into first chain at start of row


Mandala Square

Row 2:  ss into first 3ch sp, 3sc; 1ch   (into next 3ch sp, 3sc, 1ch) x2;   (into next 3ch sp, 3hdc, 1ch) x2;  (into next 3ch sp, 3dc, 1ch) x 2:  into next 3ch sp 3tr, 3ch, 3tr, 1ch  (first corner formed);  [(into next 3ch sp, 3dc, 1ch) x2;  (into next 3ch sp, 3hdc, 1ch) x2;  (into next 3ch sp, 3sc, 1ch) x3; (into next 3ch sp, 3hdc, 1ch) x2;  (into next 3ch sp, 3dc, 1ch) x2;   (into next 3ch sp, 3tr, 3ch, 3tr, 1ch - corner formed)] x3;  (into next 3ch sp, 3dc, 1ch) x2;   (into next 3ch sp, 3hdc, 1ch) x2;   ss into ch at start

At this stage your square will still be looking slightly curved


Mandala Square

Row 3:  4ch, sc into next 1ch sp; (3ch, 1sc into next 1ch sp) repeat  to 2nd last 1ch sp;  3ch ss into 1st chain at start
Note:  into corner 3ch do sc, 3ch, sc


Mandala Square

Row 4:  ss into 3ch sp;  2ch; 2hdc, 1ch;  (3hdc, 1ch into next 3ch sp)  x4;  (3dc, 1ch into next 3ch sp) x2;   3tr, 1ch into next 3ch sp   [3tr, 3ch, 3tr, 1ch into corner 3ch;   3tr, 1ch into next 3ch sp;   (3dc, 1ch into next 3ch sp) x2;   (3hd, 1ch into next 3ch sp) x7;  (3dc, 1ch into next 3ch sp) x2;   3tr, 1ch into next 3ch sp] x3;   3tr, 3ch, 3tr; 1ch into last 3ch corner sp;  3tr, 1ch into next 3ch sp;   3tr, 1c into next 3ch sp;  (3dc, 1ch into next 3ch sp) x2;  (3hdc, 1ch into next 3ch sp) x2;  ss into top of start 2ch to close


Mandala Square

The edges do look every so slightly untidy - so if I was going to use this as an aghan block I would do a row of 3dc cluster around to tidy it up nicely!

22 comments:

  1. They are all beautiful.

    Lisa

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  2. Wow, how pretty, great job!!!

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  3. Well how clever is that.Great Idea to turn a Mandela into a square. Will make an interesting and different afghan or pillow. Very cool. You do lovely work.
    Talk to you soon!

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  4. Pillow cover with some nice fabric underneath. They look great whatever you'll do with them.

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  5. This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. There are very gorgeous !! I love it ! congratulations

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  7. Yvonne Essary29 April 2014 15:03

    These are lovely, a great inspiration to us all, shows us what we can do if we just use imagination. Thak you.

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  8. how lovely! thanks for sharing

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  9. About how big are these squares when finished?

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    1. Hi Melissa - Approximately 28cm x 28cm!

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  10. Hi Zelna. Hope you are keeping well. I am back again wanting to use some more of your lovely patterns for my monthly mandalong. I was wondering whether you would mind that I use the Daisy Centre Mandala square pattern and also use an image from your blog so people can see what it looks like. As always I will ensure to respect the source and credit the author and designer. There are so many of your patterns that I hope to use over the next year and I really hope that you don't mind. I have thoroughly enjoyed working the starflower pattern, thank you for coming up with such a gorgeous design! I hope you are keeping well and that you are enjoying a little bit of sunshine wherever you are? Sending much love xoxo

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    1. Hi Hannapat! You are most welcome to use my pattern! (I would be honoured!!). Although it is winter here the weather is really quite mild. We had a bit of rain over the weekend but the clouds have all gone and we are enjoying good SA weather again! I will pop over to your blog again and have a look at what you have been up to! xoxo

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  11. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
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  12. Sue Anne Weddell22 July 2014 15:08

    I love designs Zelna! You have great creative talent! Thanks so much for sharing! I love to see what others do in our "Crochet World"

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  13. Wonderful work!!!!! I see putting 2 together,,, placing a lining and some form of closure,,,, makes a nifty little purse. Thanks so much for sharing this treasure with us,,,, much appreciated.

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  14. Très beau travail, merci pour ce partage.
    LiliB

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