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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Dahlia Mandala: Pattern

Skill Level:  Easy

Pattern Terms:   US




Materials:  Raeesah "Cotton Soft" DK (100% Cotton)
Hook:  4.00 mm
Size:  32cm


crochet mandala


crochet mandala


crochet mandala


crochet mandala


Materials:  Strawberries & Cream  (100% Cotton)
Hook:  5.00 mm
Size:  38cm


crochet mandala


SPECIAL STITCHES:
  
Four Triple Crochet Cluster:  Yarn twice over hook, work the first and second part of the stitch, omit the third part of the stitch (2 loops on hook);   work the second stitch the same way (3 loops on hook);  work the third stitch the same way (4 loops on hook);   work the fourth stitch the same way (5 loops on hook);  yarn over hook;   draw yarn through all five loops on the hook.    (When working cluster at the start of a row the start chain counts as the first stitch)

Six Triple Crochet Cluster:  Yarn twice over hook, work the first and second part of the stitch, omit the third part of the stitch (2 loops on hook);   work the second stitch the same way (3 loops on hook);  work the third stitch the same way (4 loops on hook);   work the fourth stitch the same way (5 loops on hook);  work the fifth stitch the same way (6 loops on hook) yarn over hook;   work the sixth stitch the same way (7 loops on hook) draw yarn through all seven loops on the hook.    (When working cluster at the start of a row the start chain counts as the first stitch)

Foundation:  4ch,  ss into 1st ch to form circle OR make a magic ring


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4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);  1dc, 1ch into circle) x 1;  sl st into 3rd ch at start to close (12 x 1dc, 1ch) 


crochet mandala

Join yarn into any 1ch space Row 1; 3ch (counts as 1hdc, 1ch), 1hdc, 1ch in same 1ch sp as join;  (1hdc, 1ch, 1hdc, 1ch into next 1ch space) x 11;  sl st into 2nd ch at start (24 hdc)


crochet mandala

Join yarn in any 1ch sp;  3ch (counts as 1st trc in a 4trc cluster - see SPECIAL STITCHES above ), work 2 part trc into next 1ch space;  1 part trc into next 1ch sp and complete the cluster;  4ch;  

(Into the same space that you worked the last stitch of the previous cluster work 1 part trc,  2 part trc into next 1ch space;  1 part trc into next 1ch  sp and complete the cluster;   4ch)  x 11;  sl st into top of first cluster


crochet mandala

Join yarn in any 4ch space between clusters;  3ch (counts as 1st trc in a 6 trc cluster - see SPECIAL STITCHES above ), work 5 more part trc into same 4ch space, yarn over and draw through all loops on your hook to complete the cluster, 7ch;  

(6trc cluster into next 4ch space,  7ch) x 11;   sl st into top of first cluster


crochet mandala

Join yarn in any 7ch space;   3ch (counts as 1 dc), 6dc into same space as join, 1ch;  (7dc into next 7ch space, 1ch) x 11;   sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (12 x 7dc, 1ch groups made)


crochet mandala

Join yarn in any 1ch sp;  5ch (counts as 1sc, 4ch):  1sc into top of 4th dc of 7dc group;  (4ch, 1sc into next 1ch space;  4ch, 1sc into top of 4th dc of next 7dc group)  x 11;  4ch, sl st into first ch at start of row


crochet mandala

Join yarn in any 4ch space;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc in same space as join (5dc group), 1ch;  (5dc into next 4ch space, 1ch) to end sl st into top of 3ch at start of row


crochet mandala

Join yarn into top of 1st dc on any 5dc group;   3ch into same space as join (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 4dc, 1ch:  (1dc into each of next 5dc, 1ch) to end sl st into top of 3ch at start to close


crochet mandala

Join yarn into top of 2nd dc on any 5dc group, 3ch into same space as join (counts as 1dc),  1dc into each of next 3dc (4dc group), 1ch, 1dc spike into 1ch space on Row 7, 1ch;  (1dc into 2nd dc on next 5dc group, 1dc into each of next 3dc;  1ch, 1dc spike into next 1ch space on Row 7, 1ch);  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close


crochet mandala

Join yarn into top of 1st dc on any 4dc group;  3ch into same space as join (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 3dc, (4dc group), 1ch, crossover dc (made by crocheting 1dc into the 1ch sp to the left of the dc spike on Row 9 and 1dc into the 1ch sp to the right of the spike), 1ch;  (1dc into each of next 4dc; 1ch, crossover dc, 1ch) repeat to end sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close.


crochet mandala

Join yarn into top of 2nd dc on any 4dc group,  3ch into same space as join (counts as 1dc); 1dc into each of next 2dc (3dc group), 6ch;  (1dc into 2nd dc on next 4dc group; 1dc into each of next 2 dc, 6ch) repeat to end sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close


crochet mandala

Join yarn with a sl st into 2nd dc of any 3dc group; 8dc into 6ch sp;  sl st into 2nd dc of next 3dc group  (8dc into next 6ch space; sl st into 2nd dc of next 3dc group) repeat to last 6ch sp;  8dc into last 6ch sp;   sl st into same space as start ss to close


crochet mandala

Join yarn with a sl st into any dc, 1ch;  (sl st, into next dc, 1ch) repeat to end, sl st into start sl st to close


crochet mandala

26 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I appreciate all your work so much.

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  2. These are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Great tutorial. ♡

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  3. Lovely Zelna, looks quite easy too .... I love how clear your pattern instructions are, with the Row number in a block under the picture! Pat xx

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    1. Thanks Pat - this is very easy - a variation on the Sunny Flower Mini Mandala made for Yarndale!

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  4. Zelna, this Mandala is gorgeous. My mom says it's not quite winter back home yet, whereas in England it isn't quite summer yet. But this Mandala makes me feel summery despite the weird weather.

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    1. Thanks Dedri! It started to get cold this afternoon and there is a REALLY cold wind blowing - maybe winter is finally here!! Hope it warms up there in England soon!

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  6. Zelna, absolutley lovely! It has been raining in Scotland for the past couple of days and this has cheered me up, defo on my list to to (currently doing your mini mandala coasters at the moment!), many thanks for taking the time to put together all your tutorials, it is very much appreciated! x

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  7. thanks for sharing :)

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  8. These are amazing!!! Ive already started to make my self a floor rug using patons big fab in three different colours.... im on round 9!!!

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  9. Can this be incresed in rounds???

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  10. Another beautiful pattern, thank you for sharing. :)

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  11. Thank you again ... you are SO generous and have the most wonderful sense of colour and style !!!

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  12. Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern I have been admiring for weeks. It is everything I expect from a mandala pattern.

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  13. So pretty!! ♥ Many thanks for the pattern :-). Have a great weekend!

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  14. These are really fab! They are on my ever growing list of things to make. I love your colour choices they work really well. Von x. Www.craftingaddicts.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Thanks for sharing! Absolutely love the way you write & show us how to make these ; step by step . Really helps us novices :)

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  16. Your Dahlia mandala is spring colors is beautiful. Many thanks for sharing this pattern.

    Happy weekend, Margaret

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  17. So pretty!! Can't wait to try it!! Thank you!!

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  18. Fab pattern Zelna, definitely one I will be making in Christmas colours for my Festive Wall Collage!

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  19. Beautiful. Thank you for the pattern. :) Looking forwrd to making more.

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  20. Obrigada pela aula.
    Fiz um tapete com sua mandala.
    Parabéns pelo seu lindo crochê.
    Um abraço.

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  21. Thanks so much for making this pattern so easy to read. Sometimes I find myself giving up on a pattern because I find them hard to follow but not yours!

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