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Mandala crochet pattern free

Mandala crochet pattern



YOU WILL NEED

Scraps of worsted-weight cotton yarn in 8 assorted colors

Size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook

Size G-6 (4mm) Tunisian crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Gauge

Gauge is not important in this project

Dimensions

8 1/4" diameter

Special stitches

Standing dc: place slipknot on hook, yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw through (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through first two loops (2 loops on hook), yo and draw through last two loops (1 loop on hook).

To make the mandala

Using G-6 hook and color of choice, make magic loop.

Round 1: ch2 (counts as first dc), dc11 into loop. (12dc)

Pull magic loop tight to close ring. Break off yarn and pull through the loop on your hook.

Close round as follows on this and every following round.

Thread yarn through the tapestry needle and insert in the first dc you made under both loops. Pull the needle through, then insert the needle from the front to the back of the back loop of the last stitch you made. Pull the yarn gently to close round.

Join in color of choice into blo of first stitch of previous round using standing dc technique (counts as first st).

Round 2: dc1 into blo of same st as standing dc, dc2 into blo of each st to end. (24sts)

Close round as before.

Join in color of choice into first stitch of previous round using standing dc technique (counts as first st).

Round 3: dc2 into next st, *dc1 into next st, dc2 into next st, rep from * to end. (36sts)

Close round as before.

Join in color of choice into first stitch of previous round using standing dc technique (counts as first st).

Round 4: dc1 into next st, dc2 into next st, *dc1 into next 2sts, dc2 into next st, rep from * to end. (48sts)

Close round as before.

Join in color of choice into first stitch of previous round using standing dc technique (counts as first st).

Round 5: dc1 into next 2sts, dc2 into next st, *dc1 into next 3sts, dc2 into next st, rep from * to end. (60sts)

Close round as before.

Join in color of choice into first stitch of previous round using standing dc technique (counts as first st).

Round 6: dc1 into next 3sts, dc2 into next st, *dc1 into next 4sts, dc2 into next st, rep from * to end. (72sts)

Close round as before.

Join in color of choice into first stitch of previous round using standing dc technique (counts as first st).

Round 7: dc1 into next 4sts, dc2 into next st, *dc1 into next 5sts, dc2 into next st, rep from * to end. (84sts)

Close round as before.

To make the wedges

Join in color of choice into first st— do not use standing dc technique.

Round 8: ch1, sc1 into same st, *skip next 2sts, dc6 into next st, skip next 2sts, sc1 into next st, rep from * to end. (14 wedges)

Close round as before.

To make the spokes

Using G-6 Tunisian hook, insert hook into blo of third dc of any wedge and join in color of choice. Extended stitches are worked into the front loops from Round 1; two of the extended stitches will need to be worked into the same front loop. Work all stitches (except extended stitches) in this round into back loops only.

Round 9: sc1 into next st, hdc1 into next 2sts, dc1 into next st, make extended st as follows [yo 10 times (11 loops on hook), insert hook into corresponding front loop from Round 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops, rep from * until 1 loop left on hook], **hdc1 into next 2sts, sc1 into next 2sts, hdc1 into next 2sts, dc1 into next st, make extended st as before, rep from ** until 14 extended sts have been worked, hdc1 into next st, sc1 into last st. (14 extended sts)

Close round as before.

Finishing

Using G-6 hook and same color as previous round, join into first stitch of previous round using standing dc technique (counts as first st).

Round 10: dc1 into each st to end. (98sts)

Fasten off yarn. Weave in loose ends.

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