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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Hakuna Matata Mini Mandala


crochet mandala


Pattern Terms:  US


Yarn:  Raeesah Cotton Soft 
Hook:  4.00mm 
Size:   18cm (7 inches)

Skill Level:  Intermediate
 

crochet mandala

Foundation:  6ch, ss to first chain to form a circle

Row 1:  Into the circle,  3ch, 1dc, 2ch;  *2dc, 2ch* *to* x 5 (6 x 2dc groupings),  ss into top of 3ch to close.

crochet mandala

Row 2:  Join yarn in any 2ch sp;  5ch in same sp as join (counts as 1sc, 4ch);  *1sc, 4ch into next 2ch sp* *to * x 5;   ss into first of 5ch at start to close.

crochet mandala

Row 3:  Join yarn in any 4ch sp;  3ch, 5dc into same 4ch sp as join, 1ch;   *6dc into next 4ch sp, 1ch* 5x (6 x 6dc groupings), ss  into top of first cluster to close,  break off yarn

crochet mandala
  
Row 4:  Join yarn in 1st dc of any 6dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc) in same dc as join, 1dc into each of next 5dc  1ch, 1dc, 1ch into 1ch sp between 6dc groupings;  *1dc into each of next 6dc in next 6dc grouping;  1ch, 1dc, 1ch into 1ch sp between 6dc groupings* *to* x 5;   ss into top of 3ch at start to close;

crochet mandala

Row 5:  Join yarn in 1st dc of any 6dc group;  3ch (counts as 1dc) in same dc as join;  1dc into each of next 5dc;  2dc into 1ch space,  2ch, 2dc into next 1ch sp;  *1dc into each of next 6dc;  2dc into 1ch space,  2ch, 2dc into next 1ch sp* *to* x 5;  ss into top of 3ch at start to close.

crochet mandala

Row 6:  Join yarn in same place as close ss on Row 5;  3ch in same space (counts as 1dc):  1dc into each of next 6dc (7 dc grouping);  3ch dc spike to the left of the dc in Row 4;  dc spike to the right of the dc in Row 4 (crossover spike made); 3ch;  *skip 2dc;  1dc into top of 3rd dc;  1dc into each of next 6dc (7dc grouping);   3ch dc spike to the left of the dc in Row 4;  dc spike to the right of the dc in Row 4 (crossover spike made);  3ch* *to* x5;   ss into top of 3ch at start to close.

crochet mandala


crochet mandala

Note - Rows 7 & 8:  a 5dc cluster is formed as follows - into the 3ch sp before the Crossover Spike yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook, repeat this once more (three loops on hook);   into the space between the Crossover Spike yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook (four loops on hook);  into the 3ch space after the Crossover Spike yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook, repeat this once more (6 loops on hook) Yarn over hook and draw through the loops on the hook to form your cluster

crochet mandala

 crochet mandala

Row 7:  Join yarn in 1st dc of any 7dc grouping;   2ch (counts as 1hdc) in same dc as join; 1hdc into each of next 6dc (7 hdc grouping);  3ch, 5dc cluster (refer Note);  3ch;  *1hdc into each of next 7dc;   3ch, 5dc cluster (refer Note), 3ch* *to* x 5,  ss into top of  2ch at start to close.

crochet mandala

Row 8:  Join yarn in 1st hdc of any 7hdc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc in same st as join;  (1dc into each of next 2 hdc, 2dc into next hdc) x 2 (10dc grouping);  3ch, 5dc cluster (refer Note - working the third dc of the cluster into the top of the cluster in Row 7), 3ch;  *2dc into 1st hdc on next 7hdc grouping;  (1dc into each of next 2 hdc, 2dc into next hdc) x 2 (10dc grouping);  3ch, 5dc cluster (refer Note - working the third dc of the cluster into the top of the cluster in Row 7) 3ch* *to* x 5, ss into top of 3ch at start to close.

crochet mandala

crochet mandala

crochet mandala

Edging

Join yarn with a ss into 1st dc of any 10dc grouping, ss into each of next 9dc
  1. 3ch, drop loop from hook, reinsert hook from front to back of work through 3ch space in Row 8, put the loop back on hook and draw through from the back to the front of work; 
  2. 3ch, drop loop from hook, reinsert hook from front to back of work through 3ch space in Row 8, put the loop back on hook and draw through from the back to the front of work;
  3. 3ch, drop loop from hook, reinsert hook from front to back of work through 1st dc of next 10dc grouping,  put the loop back on hook and draw through from the back to the front of work;
  4. ss into each of next 9dc
  5. Follow steps 1 - 4 five times;   and then steps 1 -3 once;  joining with a ss into the first ss at start to close.

crochet mandala

crochet mandala

crochet mandala

crochet mandala

4 comments:

  1. These are so fun! I'd like to use these as placemats but they are a little small. Which rows would you suggest repeating, and how much would you increase the stitches by so that it lays flat? Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Andrina - These were designed specifically for the Yarndale Yarnbomb. Because the mandalas are going to be posted to the UK from all over the world - they had to be no bigger than 8inches (I made them a bit smaller making a bit of allowance for someone with looser tension). I have designed a much larger mandala which is quite similar to this - the pattern will be available on my blog soon. ( I have seen one of these made from Super Chunky Cotton with a 9.00 mm hook and it was about 40cm in diameter - a very easy and quick way to upsize the pattern as is!)

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  2. This was so quick to crochet. Thanks!

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  3. I just love this design! We left South Africa 12 years ago and have been living in the UK. This design reminds me of the baskets woven by African women. I've enjoyed making it! Thank you.

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