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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sunny Flower Mini Mandala


crochet mandala


Pattern Terms:  US 



Yarn:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK (100% cotton) 
Hook:  4.00mm 
Size:  18cm (7 inches)

Skill Level: 
Novice



crochet mandala

Foundation:  4ch,  sl st into 1st ch to form circle 

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


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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)* *to* to end;   sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (24dc)


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Row 3:  Join yarn in space between any 2dc groups;  3ch (counts as 1st trc),  2trc into next space as follows - work the first and second parts of the stitch leaving last loop on your hook, into next space work the first and second part of 1 trc leaving the last loop on your hook (four loops on hook).   Yarn over hook and draw through all the loops on your hook to form your cluster;  4ch;  (into same space as last trc, work 1st trc of 4trc cluster;  into next space work 2nd & 3rd tr of 4trc cluster;  into next space work the last st of 4trc cluster, 4ch) x 11 (12 x 4trc clusters made);   sl st into top of first cluster to close.   Break off yarn.


crochet mandala


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Row 4:    Join yarn in 4 ch space between clusters;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 4dc (5dc grouping), 1ch into same space as join;  *5dc (5dc grouping), 1ch into next 4ch space* *to* 11 x (12 x groupings);  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.


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Row 5:  Join yarn in 1st dc of any 5dc grouping;   2ch (counts as 1hdc);  1hdc into each of next 4dc; 1hdc into 1ch sp:  *1hdc into each of next 5dc, 1hdc into 1ch sp* x 5;   sl st into top op 2ch at start to close.


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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* *to* to end sl st into 1st of 4ch at start to close.


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Row 7:  Join yarn in an 3ch sp;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 3dc in same sp as join (4dc grouping);  *4dc in next 3ch space (4dc grouping)* *to* to end;  sl st into top of 3ch at start to close.


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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* *to* to end sl st into 1st of 4ch at start to close.


crochet mandala

Row 9:  Join yarn in any 4ch sp, 1ch(counts as 1sc); 4sc into same sp as join;   *5sc into next 4ch sp* *to* to end;   sl st into 1ch at start to close.


crochet mandala



23 comments:

  1. They are lovely. Thank you for sharing! I will use it for a little girls bag.

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  2. Beautiful! And a wonderfully written/illustrated tutorial. Thank you so much :)

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  3. I love this!! And all of your patterns. I cant wait to try it.

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  4. Thank you so much, Zelna, as usual your work astounds me and I can only hope mine will turn out half as nice as yours are! You are a wonderful artist!

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  5. Lovely, the pattern worked up in no time!

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  6. Hi. I would love to make these into placemats for my table but they would need to be a bit bigger. I am relatively new to crocheting so was wondering if you could advise me how to do this? Your designs are beautiful and I can't wait to try some of them.
    Myrtle

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    1. Hi Myrtle - the easiest would be to repeat rows 7 and 8. Compensating for the increase in circumference of the circle by adding an extra chain in on row 7 and then an extra dc on row 8. For example Row 9 - 5dc into each 4ch space on Row 8; Row 10 join yarn in any sp between 4dc groupings; 6ch in same sp as join (counts as 1sc, 5ch) etc; You will be able to tell if your work starts getting wavy do not increase for a row or two! Hope this is helpful?

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    2. Thanks so much Zelna, will try that!
      Myrtle

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  7. Every time I see one of your designs I say "I MUST make this" They are beautiful! Thank you for sharing

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  8. Whow ! very wonderfull, i love it !

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pattern here! Brilliant tutorial as well. I LoVE this mandala it's SO gorgeous!! I think this is my pattern of choice for Yarndale....

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  10. Really amazing set of free patterns you offer, Zelna. This spring we're all full of mandala-love :)) thank you

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  11. Thank you for sharing! It´s so pretty and so easy to understand that even I can make it. I love the tutorial!!!!
    Please keep posting more patterns for begginers like me!

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  12. your mandala pattern is so beautiful and very easy. I love it and I'll crochet it at once. I love mandalas very much. Thank you very much for the sharing. Marieta.

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  13. Hi Zelna!
    We have just included you gorgeous work in our Mandala Madness pattern round-up! Beautiful work!
    http://akkustomkreations.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/we-are-joining-mandala-madness.html

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  14. I'd like to make them smaller wit thread n make them into earrings. Thank you for sharing your design. They are beautiful.

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  15. Πολύ όμορφα όλα , ευχαριστούμε πολύ για την κοινή χρήση !!!

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  16. Gracias por compartir este patrón. Es muy fácil de seguir con el maravilloso tutorial que nos has puesto.
    Lo he añadido a mi tablero de Pinterest para que lo vean. Da igual con que colores lo hagas siempre queda precioso. Lo he hecho para poner encima de un pequeño bolso

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  17. How I can do this larger scene? How many points are adding more every turn ?.
    Thank you very much.
    Carmen of Spain
    Pd. I can not subscribe to your blog. (either Atom or Subscribe). Can you say as I do? Could I send an email on how to do?
    bazar19n@yahoo.es

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    1. Hi Carmen - look at the top of the page where it says "Followers" - you should be able to subscribe there; or you can follow me on Google! I also have a Zooty Owl Facebook Page where I post all new links. I am researching an e-mail notification system - hopefully I will make progress soon! A general guide to increasing a circle is to increase in multiples of your start circle - so if you start with 8 stitches then increase 8 stitches evenly spread per additional round; if you start with 12 then increase 12 stitches evenly spread per additional round.

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    2. The Dahlia Mandala is very similar to this one (http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.com/2014/06/dahlia-mandala-pattern.html) - you may be able to get an idea here on how to proceed

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  18. They're ALL beautiful...live them! =)

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