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Showing posts with label mandala. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mandala. Show all posts

Friday, 29 April 2016

Down by the Seaside

My blog has been terribly neglected this year........ but I am back!!!

2016 has been one hectic whirl of activity so far:

My "baby" girl got engaged,  my elder daughter got married to her sweetheart AND we sold our home in Johannesburg and relocated to the Hibiscus Coast!


The perfect place to engage in a bit of "hooky"and be inspired by colourful beach umbrellas


to create the Beach Umbrella Mandala!

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The pattern for the Beach Umbrella Mandala can be found HERE

Beach Umbrella Mandala


Pattern Terms:   US

Skill Level:   Easy 

Materials:  600g Raeesah "Cotton Soft" DK (100% Cotton) (Stylecraft Cotton Classique DK is a good alternative) 

Hook:  4.00 mm 

Size:  40cm in diameter

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Foundation:  3ch, sl st to form a circle OR make a magic circle

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  11 dc into circle;  sl st into 3rd ch at start to close (12dc )

Row 2:  Join yarn in sp between any 2 dc posts;   5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch);  (1dc into next space between dc posts, 2ch) x 11.   (12 x 1dc, 2ch).   sl st into third of start 5ch to close.  Break off yarn

Row 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same space as join 2ch;  (3dc into next 2ch space, 2ch ) x 11.   (12 x 3dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.  Break off yarn

Row 4:   Join yarn in top of first dc on any 3dc grouping;    3ch (counts as 1dc);  2dc into next dc, 1dc into next dc, 2ch;   (1dc into first dc on next 3dc grouping, 2dc into next dc, 1dc into next dc, 2ch) x 11.   (12 x 4dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.    Break off yarn.

Row 5:  Join yarn in top of first dc of any 4dc grouping;   3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into next dc;   1dc into space before next dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 2dc,   1dc into space before next dc;   1dc into each of next 2dc,  2ch) x 11.   (12 x 5dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 6:  Join yarn in top of first dc of any 5dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into next dc;  2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 2dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 2dc,  2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 2dc, 2ch).   (12 x 6dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 7:  Join yarn in top of  1st dc of any 6dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into each of next 2dc,  1dc into space before next dc;  1dc into each of next 3dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 3dc,  1dc into space before next dc;  1dc into each of next 3dc, 2ch) x 11.   (12 x 7dc, 2ch).  sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 8:  Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 7dc grouping;   3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into each of next 2dc, 2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 3dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 3dc,  2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 3dc, 2ch) x 11.   (12 x 8dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 9:   Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 8dc grouping:   3ch (counts as 1dc),  1dc into each of next 3dc;  1dc into space before next dc,  1dc into each of next 4dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 4dc, 1dc into space before next dc; 1dc into each of next 4dc, 2ch) x 11.  (12 x 9dc, 2ch),   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn,.

Row 10:  Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 9dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 3dc, 2dc into next dc; 1dc into each of next 4dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 4dc,  2dc into next dc, 1dc into each of next 4dc, 2ch) x 11.  (12 x 10dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 11:  Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 10dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 4dc  1dc into space before next dc;  1dc into each of next 5dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 5dc, 1dc into space before next dc;  1dc into each of next 5dc, 2ch) x11.   (12 x 11dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 12:  Join yarn in top of 1st dc of any 11dc grouping;  3ch(counts as 1dc), 1dc into each of next 4dc,  2dc into next dc, 1dc into each of next 5dc, 2ch;  (1dc into each of next 5dc, 2dc into next dc, 1dc into each of next 5dc, 2ch) x11.  (12 x 12dc, 2ch).   sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 13:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;  5ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch);  [skip next space between dc posts (skip 2dc posts), 1dc into next space, 2ch] x5;   {1dc into next 2ch space, 2ch,  [skip next space between dc posts (skip 2dc posts), 1dc into next space, 2ch] x5} x11.  sl st into 3rd of start 5ch to close.  Break off yarn. 

Row 14:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same sp as join.  (2dc into next 2ch sp;  3dc into next 2ch sp) x35;  2dc into next 2ch sp;  sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   (36 x 3dc, 2dc groups).   Break off yarn. 

Row 15:   Join yarn in space between any 2dc and 3dc grouping:  5ch (counts as 1hdc, 3ch);  (1hdc into next space between groupings, 3ch) x71;  sl st into 2nd of 5ch start to close.   (72 x 3ch spaces).   Break off yarn. 

Row 16:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp above a 2dc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same sp;  (3dc into next 3ch sp;  2dc into next 3ch sp) x35;  3dc into next 3ch sp;  sl st into top of start 3ch to close.   (36 x 2dc, 3dc groups.)   Break off yarn. 

Row 17:   Join yarn in space between any 2dc and 3dc grouping;  7ch (counts as 1trc, 3ch),  (1trc into next space between groupings, 3ch) x71;  sl st into 4th of start 7ch to close.  (72, trc, 3ch loops).   Break off yarn. 

Row 18:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp above a 2dc grouping, (6dc into next 3ch loop;  sl st into next 3ch loop) x35;  sl st into join to close.   (36 x 6dc shell, sl st groupings).   Break off yarn.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Sunflower for Mom

One of the GIFTS I made to hand out on the day of interment of Mommy's ashes was this little Sunflower Mandala design (I made one for the table next to Mom's chair).

I call it "Sunflower for Mommy"

sunflower mandala

The pattern can be found on RAVELRY

sunflower mandala

To celebrate the release of my new pattern I am offering a 30% discount on the purchase of all or any of my three Sunflower Patterns - using Coupon Code SUN0002.    This promotion is valid from now until Sunday, 23 August 2015.

sunflower mandala

I am working on a FREE pattern for a little butterfly which looks lovely sitting on the corner of the mandala - so keep an eye on this and my Zooty Owl Facebook Page!

sunflower mandala

My wonderful crochet buddy Lori Brozo tested this pattern for me (she also made quite a few)!    Thank you so much Lori - I can always rely on you to get the testing done swiftly and accurately!    You ROCK!
 sunflower mandala

Have a wonderful, sunshiney weekend!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Gifts



On Saturday afternoon, just before sunset, Mom's ashes were interred at the Holy Rosary Garden of Remembrance.

I have been making gifts from MOM'S YARN STASH to work through my grief and to spread a bit of comfort to family and close friends:   a "MAGIC" COMFORT BLANKET for my brother,  a HUGE COMFORT BLANKET for my dad, (as well as a few hot water bottle covers and some baby blankets to donate).

For each of the girls I made a super chunky ROAD TRIP SCARF!

Blues for my brother's girlfriend, my mom's best friend, and me:


Pinks for my eldest daughter and my sister:


And purples for my niece, and one extra in case my dad remembers somebody I forgot (oops)


(I will make my son a pair of gloves and a scoodie for my youngest daugher)

Each gift was hand-packaged


 with a special little tag:



These Road Trip Scarves were very quick and easy to make and are super warm - with a few twists on my original pattern:

YARN:   16ply (Super Chunky) - I wound various weights of yarn together to get 16ply.

HOOK:   9.00mm

NUMBER OF ROWS:    25

EDGING:   a simple 3ch picot

Of course, even though Mom is no longer here, I know she is here in spirit - so I made a special mandala and butterfly for the table beside her chair!


(My wonderful friend, Lori, has already tested both patterns for me - I am in the process of editing the photos so that I can publish them.    The Sunflower pattern will be for sale on Ravelry.   The Butterfly pattern will be a freebie on this Blog!)


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Fireworks Doily / Mandala

Last Friday an idea for a Doily / Mandala popped into my head.........


Doodling the design just was not enough and I had to get crocheting on the idea immediately (completely ignoring the heaps of WIP's staring at me accusingly!!)

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My friend Angela said that this reminded her of FIREWORKS!

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I wrote up the pattern, hooking up another doily and doing the tutorial at the same time!


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Due to a supply problem  my dwindling stash of Raeesah Cotton cannot be replaced.   I love the "rustic" look and feel of the Raeesah, even though it is really splitty and a bit of a pain to work with.   Using a crochet hook with a short rounded hook seems to minimise this problem though.

I topped up my stash with an order of MERCERIZED COTTON  (Elle Premier DK) instead (dance of joy!!)



Determined to finish the few odds left over from my previous stash of Elle Premier,  I made three more "Fireworks" doilies / mandalas (this pattern is addictive)...... 

a blue-ish one

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 a pinkish one


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and a purplish one


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"FIREWORKS"   PATTERN:

Pattern Terms:  US 

Yarn: 
1.  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK (100% cotton)
2.  Elle Premier Cotton DK


Hook:  4.00mm 

(Use whichever yarn blend or thread count you like)
 
Size:    43cm (17 inches)

Skill Level:  Intermediate

The print friendly version of this pattern can be found HERE

Special Stitches:  

Triple Triple Crochet Cluster (trtrc cl) = yoh (yarn over hook) x4;   insert hook into correct space, yoh, draw back through space;  draw through 2 loops four times, leaving last two on hook;   make the second trtrc the same way;   three loops on hook, then draw through last three loops to form your cluster. 

Triple Crochet Cluster (trc cl) = yoh x2;   insert hook into correct space, yoh, draw back through spacedraw through 2 loops twice, leaving last two on hook;   make a second trc the same way;   three loops on hook, then draw through last three loops to form your cluster.

Foundation:  7ch,  sl st into 1st ch to form circle OR make a magic ring

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  23dc into circle;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (24dc).   Break off yarn.


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Row 2:   Join yarn into top of any dc;    6ch, 1 trtrc (1st cluster), 6ch;  (skip 1 dc,   trtrc cl into next dc,   6ch) x 11, sl st into top of 1st cluster to close (12 x trtrc clusters).    Break off yarn.


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Row 3:   Join yarn in any 6ch space;    3ch (counts as 1dc), 5dc into same space, 2ch;   (6dc into next 6ch space, 2ch) x 11 (12 x 6dc groups);   sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.


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Row 4:    Join yarn in 1st dc of any 6dc group;    3ch, (1dc into next dc) x5,  4ch;   [(1dc into next dc) x 6, 4ch] x 11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.


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Row 5:  Join yarn in any 4ch space;   6ch, 1trtrc (1st cluster), 13ch, 1trtrc cl into same space;   [(1trtrc cl, 13ch, 1trtrc cl) into next 4ch space] x 11;   sl st into top of first cluster to close.   Break off yarn.


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Row 6:  Join yarn in any 13ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 11dc into same space (12dc group), 1ch;  (12dc into next 13ch space, 1ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.   Break off yarn.


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Row 7:   Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 12dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  (1dc into next dc) x9 (10dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 1ch space between 12dc groups,  4ch);   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 12dc group;  (1dc into next dc) x9;  (4ch, 1sc into 1ch space between 12dc groups, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.


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Row 8:   Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 10dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  (1dc into next dc) x7 (8dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 4ch space) x2, 4ch)   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 10dc group;  (1dc into next dc) x7;  (4ch, 1sc into 4ch) x2, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.


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Row 9:   Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 8dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  (1dc into next dc) x5 (6dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 4ch space) x3, 4ch)   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 8dc group;  (1dc into next dc) x5;  (4ch, 1sc into 4ch) x3, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.


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Row 10:  Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 6dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  (1dc into next dc) x3 (4dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 4ch space) x4, 4ch)   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 6dc group;  (1dc into next dc) x3;  (4ch, 1sc into 4ch) x4, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.


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Row 11:  Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 4dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  1dc into next dc (2dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 4ch space) x5, 4ch)   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 4dc group;  1dc into next dc;  (4ch, 1sc into 4ch) x5, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.


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Row 12 (Edging):  Join yarn in centre of any 2dc group   [4ch, 1trc (counts as trc cluster),  (4ch, trc cl) x3] into same place as join;

{1ch, skip next 4ch space, 1sc into next 4ch space, 1ch;  [(1trc cl, 4ch, 1trc cl, 4ch into next 4ch space);  (work 1st stitch of trc cl into the same space;   work 2nd stitch of trc cl into next 4ch space);   (4ch, 1trc cl, 4ch, 1trc cl into same 4ch space as 2nd part of last trc cl);  1ch 1sc into next 4ch space. 1ch, skip next 4ch space;  [(1trc cl, 4ch) x3;  1trc cl] into centre of 2dc group} x11;

1ch, skip next 4ch space, 1sc into next 4ch space, 1ch;  [(1trc cl, 4ch, 1trc cl, 4ch into next 4ch space);  (work 1st stitch of trc cl into the same space;   work 2nd stitch of trc cl into next 4ch space);   (4ch, 1trc cl, 4ch, 1trc cl into same 4ch space as 2nd part of last trc cl), 1ch 1sc into next 4ch space, 1ch,  skip next 4ch space, sl st into top of start cluster to close.    Break off yarn

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A huge thank you to the wonderful ladies who tested this pattern for me:

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Laura Brozo:   "Just Laura" on Facebook


Michelle Westlund:   CROCHET BETWEEN WORLDS



Eleanor Thomson:  NELNANANDNORA

Fireworks Doily / Mandala: Print Friendly



Pattern Terms:  US 

Yarn: 
1.  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK (100% cotton)
2.  Elle Premier Cotton DK
(Use whichever yarn blend or thread count you like)

Hook:  4.00mm 
Size:    43cm (17 inches) Skill Level:  Intermediate


A Photo Tutorial for this pattern can be found HERE

Special Stitches:  

Triple Triple Crochet Cluster (trtrc cl) = yoh (yarn over hook) x4;   insert hook into correct space, yoh, draw back through space;  draw through 2 loops four times, leaving last two on hook;   make the second trtrc the same way;   three loops on hook, then draw through last three loops to form your cluster. 

Triple Crochet Cluster (trc cl) = yoh x2;   insert hook into correct space, yoh, draw back through spacedraw through 2 loops twice, leaving last two on hook;   make a second trc the same way;   three loops on hook, then draw through last three loops to form your cluster.

Foundation:  7ch,  sl st into 1st ch to form circle OR make a magic ring

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  23dc into circle;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (24dc).   Break off yarn.

Row 2:   Join yarn into top of any dc;    6ch, 1 trtrc (1st cluster), 6ch;  (skip 1 dc,   trtrc cl into next dc,   6ch) x 11, sl st into top of 1st cluster to close (12 x trtrc clusters).    Break off yarn.

Row 3:   Join yarn in any 6ch space;    3ch (counts as 1dc), 5dc into same space, 2ch;   (6dc into next 6ch space, 2ch) x 11 (12 x 6dc groups);   sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.

Row 4:    Join yarn in 1st dc of any 6dc group;    3ch, (1dc into next dc) x5,  4ch;   [(1dc into next dc) x 6, 4ch] x 11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.

Row 5:  Join yarn in any 4ch space;   6ch, 1trtrc (1st cluster), 13ch, 1trtrc cl into same space;   [(1trtrc cl, 13ch, 1trtrc cl) into next 4ch space] x 11;   sl st into top of first cluster to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 6:  Join yarn in any 13ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 11dc into same space (12dc group), 1ch;  (12dc into next 13ch space, 1ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.   Break off yarn.

Row 7:   Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 12dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  (1dc into next dc) x9 (10dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 1ch space between 12dc groups,  4ch);   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 12dc group;  (1dc into next dc) x9;  (4ch, 1sc into 1ch space between 12dc groups, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.

Row 8:   Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 10dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  (1dc into next dc) x7 (8dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 4ch space) x2, 4ch)   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 10dc group;  (1dc into next dc) x7;  (4ch, 1sc into 4ch) x2, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.

Row 9:   Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 8dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  (1dc into next dc) x5 (6dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 4ch space) x3, 4ch)   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 8dc group;  (1dc into next dc) x5;  (4ch, 1sc into 4ch) x3, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.

Row 10:  Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 6dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  (1dc into next dc) x3 (4dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 4ch space) x4, 4ch)   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 6dc group;  (1dc into next dc) x3;  (4ch, 1sc into 4ch) x4, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.

Row 11:  Join yarn in 2nd dc on any 4dc group;   3ch (counts as 1dc);  1dc into next dc (2dc group);   (4ch, 1sc into 4ch space) x5, 4ch)   [1dc into 2nd dc on next 4dc group;  1dc into next dc;  (4ch, 1sc into 4ch) x5, 4ch) x11;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.

Row 12 (Edging):  Join yarn in centre of any 2dc group   [4ch, 1trc (counts as trc cluster),  (4ch, trc cl) x3] into same place as join;

{1ch, skip next 4ch space, 1sc into next 4ch space, 1ch;  [(1trc cl, 4ch, 1trc cl, 4ch into next 4ch space);  (work 1st stitch of trc cl into the same space;   work 2nd stitch of trc cl into next 4ch space);   (4ch, 1trc cl, 4ch, 1trc cl into same 4ch space as 2nd part of last trc cl);  1ch 1sc into next 4ch space. 1ch, skip next 4ch space;  [(1trc cl, 4ch) x3;  1trc cl] into centre of 2dc group} x11;

1ch, skip next 4ch space, 1sc into next 4ch space, 1ch;  [(1trc cl, 4ch, 1trc cl, 4ch into next 4ch space);  (work 1st stitch of trc cl into the same space;   work 2nd stitch of trc cl into next 4ch space);   (4ch, 1trc cl, 4ch, 1trc cl into same 4ch space as 2nd part of last trc cl), 1ch 1sc into next 4ch space, 1ch,  skip next 4ch space, sl st into top of start cluster to close.    Break off yarn

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Happy Days Mandala


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Coffee Cotton is a Cotton, Pan Fibre, Coffee Extract Blend which does not split and makes for a very neat stitch. 

Sadly the colours are not very vibrant and there are only 9 colours to choose from.

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Last week I worked through my Coffee Cotton stash by crocheting a few quick and easy mandalas. 

crochet mandala

I made this one for my daughter's craft room in her lovely new home:

crochet mandala

I had the idea to use these to make up small gifts, by wrapping cellophane around a small potted herb, threading ribbon through the "meshy" part of the mandala and then tying that around the pot. 


crochet mandala 

I have not as yet been able to find small potted plants (ideally herbs) and have therefore not been able to test my idea as yet!!

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YARN:  DK (8ply / light worsted weight) 100% cotton (or any cotton blend) (I used "Coffee Cotton" - a blend of cotton, pan fibre and coffee extract)
 
HOOK: 4.00mm


SIZE:  23cm in diameter

PATTERN TERMS:   US


This is the pattern I used as the focal point for the Happy Days Mandala Square.   (Note:  Row by Row photos of the first 11 rows can be found HERE)

Foundation:  3ch, sl st to form a circle OR make a magic circle

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  11 dc into circle;  sl st into 3rd ch at start to close (12dc)

Row 2:  Join yarn into any sp between dc,  3ch (counts as 1dc) 1dc in same space as join (2dc grouping);  [2dc into each sp between dc  (2dc grouping)] x11;   sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (24dc)

Row 3:  Join yarn in centre of any 2dc grouping;  4ch (counts as 1trc), 2trc into same space as join;  [3trc into centre of next 2dc grouping (3trc grouping)] x 11, sl st into top of 4ch at start to close (36trc).   Break off yarn.

Row 4:    Join yarn in space between 1st and 2nd trc posts on any 3trc grouping;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same space as join;  2dc into space between 2nd and 3rd trc post;   1dc into space between 3trc groupings;   [2dc into space between 1st and 2nd trc posts on next 3trc grouping;  2dc into space between 2nd and 3rd trc posts;   1dc into space between 3trc groupings] x11; sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (60dc).   Break off yarn.

Row 5:  Join yarn in any dc;  2ch (counts as 1hdc);  (1hdc into each dc) x59;    sl st into top of 2ch at start to close (60hdc).   Break off yarn

Row 6:  Join yarn in any sp between 2 hdc;  4ch in same sp as join (counts as 1sc, 3ch);  (skip 2sp between hdc;   1sc, 3ch into next sp between hdc) x19;  sl st into 1st of 4ch at start to close.   Break off yarn

Row 7:  Join yarn in any 3ch sp;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 3dc in same sp as join (4dc grouping);  [4dc in next 3ch space (4dc grouping)] x19 (20 x 4dc groupings);  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.  Break off yarn.

Row 8:  Join yarn in any sp between 4dc groupings;  5ch in same sp as join (counts as 1sc, 4ch);  [1sc, 4ch in next space between 4dc groupings] x 19;  sl st into 1st of 5ch at start to close.    Break off yarn.  (see photo for Row 6) 

Row 9:  Join yarn in any 4ch sp, 2ch (counts as 1hdc); 4hdc into same sp as join;   [5hdc into next 4ch sp (5hdc grouping)] x19;   sl st into top of 2ch at start to close.  Break off yarn.

Row 10:  Join yarn in 1st hdc of any 5hdc grouping,  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into next dc;  2dc into next dc;   (1dc into next dc) x2;  [(1dc into next dc) x2;  2dc into next dc;  (1dc into next dc) x2] x19

Row 11:  Join yarn between any two dc on last row of Mandala, 4ch in same space as join (counts as 1sc, 3ch);  [skip 2 spaces between dc (this means you will skip 3dc posts) 1sc into the 3rd space, 3ch] repeat all around the circle;  3ch sl st into first chain at start of row (40 x 3ch loops).   Break off yarn

Row 12:  (edging)   Join yarn with a sl st in any 3ch space;   [(1hdc, 2dc, 2trc, 2dc, 1hdc) into next 3ch space;   sl st into next 3ch space) x 19;  (1hdc, 2dc, 2trc, 2dc, 1hdc) into next 3ch space.     Break off yarn and join to first sl st in the row with a yarn needle.

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