Modern Crochet Mandalas | Free Project

Modern Crochet Mandalas is the new book from Interweave. It features 50+ crochet mandalas for you to stitch. We have a bonus project from the book to get you started.

modern-crochet-mandalasFinished Size

About 8” (20 cm) in diameter.

Yarn

Sportweight (#2 Fine).

Shown here: Schachenmayr Catania (100% cotton; 137 yd [125 m]/ 1.75 oz [50 g]): #0387 Dark Olive (A) and #0130 Cream (B), 1 skein each.

Hook

Size E/4 (3.50 mm).

Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notion

Yarn needle.

Gauge

Not critical.

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Instructions

With A, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS ): Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join with a sl st in first sc—8 sc.

Rnd 2: Beg 3-dc Cl in same st, ch 3, (3-dc Cl, ch 3) in each st around, join with a sl st in Beg 3-dc Cl—8 3-dc Cl; 8 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 6, (sc, ch 6) in each ch-3 sp around, join with a sl st in first sc—8 ch-6 sps. Fasten off A.

Rnd 4: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any ch-6 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, picot, 3 dc, picot) in same ch-6 sp (first shell made), (3 dc, picot, 3 dc, picot) (shell made) in each ch-6 sp around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3—8 shells. Fasten off B.

Rnd 5: With RS facing, join A in the center dc in any 3-dc group, ch 8 (counts as dc, ch 5), *sk next (dc, picot, dc) in next dc, ch 5, repeat from * around, join to 3rd ch of beginning ch-8—16 ch-5 sps. Fasten off A.

Rnd 6: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any ch-5 sp, ch 1, (4 sc, picot, 4 sc) in each ch-5 sp around, join with a sl st in first sc—128 sc; 16 picots. Fasten off B.

Rnd 7: With RS facing, join A with a sl st in sp between last and first sc of Rnd 6, ch 10 (counts as dc, ch 7), *sk next (4 sc, picot, 4 sc), dc in next sp between 2 sc, ch 7, repeat from * around, join in 3rd ch of beginning ch-10—16 ch-7 sps. Fasten off A.

Modern Crochet MandalasRnd 8: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any ch-7 sp, ch 1, (5 sc, picot, 5 sc) in each ch-7 sp around, join with a sl st in first sc—160 sc; 16 picots. Fasten off B.

Finishing

Weave in ends and lightly steam block.

You can download the PDF of this pattern here.

Pick up your copy of Modern Crochet Mandalas here or if you can’t wait for delivery, you can get the eBook

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Nadine dabbles in a wide range crafts. If it's pretty and she wants to make it, she'll learn the technique to do so. She is also never without a cup of tea in her hands.

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