Hi Everyone! Welcome to May! My favorite month! It is the month of my birth (yay me!) and Mother’s Day here in the US, which are two awesome things! Do you love May? If you are in the US, I bet you do. Heck, even the weather in Europe is better in May so I bet Euro readers enjoy it as well.
If you wanna send me a birthday gift 🎂 🎁 I am @ellainthemoon on paypal and venmo, but that isnt gonna stop me from giving you gifts! And many more…. First up, it’s my first free Mandala pattern of the month.
As promised, I looked into the meaning of mandala. This definition is taken from invaluable.com. “It can be thought of in two different ways: externally as a visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide, specifically in Hindu or Buddhism. The belief is that by entering the mandala and proceeding towards its center, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness.” What a beautiful idea! No wonder mandalas speak to so many of us!
And with no further ado, let’s get Mandala May-nia under way with our first crochet mandala pattern. (I will also be doing a macrame one).
Crochet Mandala Pattern
US terms. Sc= single crochet//dc = double crochet ch = chain st = stitch sk = skip rnd = round
Boye 5mm/H hook ergonomic
4 Medium weight cotton yar!
Magic Circle, ch2, 10 single crochets into circle then slip st to join at top of ch2. (10)
R2: ch3, Double Crochet (US) in same stitch, 2 DC’s per stitch all the way around then slip stitch to join (20)
R3: ch4, skip 2, single crochet in next stitch, ch4, then, [repeat skip 2, ch4 , sc in nxt st] all the way around 6x’s, sl st at bottom of ch4 (7 sc’s)
R4: ch3, 5 DC’s onto ch4 from previous round, ch1, *[5DCs onto next ch4, ch1] repeat from * all around 6xs, sl st at top of ch3 to join (35DCs incl ch3)
R5 ch3, skip 1 st and space, ch3, sk 1 stitch repeat all the way around (ch 1 space counts as a stitch). Sl st to join ar bottom of ch3 (20x’s)
R6 ch4, sl st on next ch3, *[ch3, sl st on nxt ch3 from prev rnd)repeat from *all the way around, sl st to at bottom of ch4 to join
R7 ch4, single crochet onto prev ch3, then ch4 , sc onto next ch4 repeat all the way around, sl st to join on first ch4
R8 ch5, sc onto prev rnds ch4, repeat ch5 + sc onto prev rnds ch4, sl st to join
R9 ch4, 4DC’s onto ch5 from prev rnd, *skip over single crochet and 5 DC’s onto next ch5, repeat the whole way around from * (19 clusters)
To finish, I did a single crochets on the hoop all the way around. Then, I cut 19 pieces of yarn to 6 inches and tie it around the hoop at the middle of the 5 DC cluster so that it kinda makes it pointy in the middle. It also pulls the work out for a beautiful mandala.
Want it to be more dazzling, use a premium or shiny yarn. I used some leftover lily & sugar & cream yarn which is pretty cheap. Gotta stash bust.
I hope you make one, and put it in your window or on your wall. We are gonna make a few more over the month so stick around. And grab some hoops.
circle back soon,