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Friday, 17 October 2014

Happy Days CAL (8): Happy Days Mandala Square

Welcome to Part 8 of our Happy Days Blanket Crochet Along! 

Here are the links to the squares we have made so far:

PART 1 (Hakuna Matata Mandala Square) (where you will find all the necessary info about this project);
 
Part 2 (Sunny Flower Square);

Part 3 (Tic-Tac-Toe Square);


Part 4 (Solid Granny Square);

Part 5 (Popcorn Flower & Leaves Square); and

Part 6 (Box Stitch Square)

Part 7 (Zooty Mandala Square)

So far we have made:
4 x Hakuna Matata Squares (28cm x 28cm each)
10 x  Sunny Flower Squares (14cm x 14cm each)
4 x  Tic-Tac-Toe Squares (28cm x 28cm each)

10 x Solid Granny Squares (14cm x 14cm each)
8 x Popcorn Flower & Leaves Squares (14cm x 14cm each)
8 x Box Stitch Squares (14cm x 14cm)
4 x Zooty Mandala Squares (28cm x 28cm)

We have joined the Sunny Flower Squares and the Solid Granny Squares to make 5 bigger 28cm x 28cm Squares

We have also joined the Popcorn Flower & Leaves Squares and the Box Stitch Squares to make 4 bigger 28cm x 28cm Squares. 

Some photos sent to me by ladies participating in the CAL:



This weeks we will be making 4 x Happy Days Mandala Squares:


HAPPY DAYS MANDALA SQUARE

YARN:  DK (8ply / light worsted weight) 100% acrylic 

 
HOOK:  5.00mm


SIZE:  28cm x 28cm

PATTERN TERMS:   US

I will include this conversion chart with each pattern to make it easier for those using UK terms


crochet terms conversion chart


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)

crochet mandala

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)

crochet mandala

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.

crochet mandala

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.

crochet mandala

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

crochet mandala

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

crochet mandala

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.

crochet mandala

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.

crochet mandala

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

crochet mandala

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.


Start squaring your mandala (Row by Row photos of the "squaring" can be found HERE)


Row 12:  Join yarn in any 3ch space;    [4ch (counts as 1trc) 2trc, 3ch, 3trc into same space as join;  1ch (corner)];  [3trc into next 3ch space, 1ch;  3dc into next 3ch space, 1ch;  3hdc into next 3ch space, 1ch;  (3sc into next 3ch space, 1ch) x3;  3hdc into next 3ch space, 1ch;   3dc into next 3ch space, 1ch;   3trc into next 3ch space, 1ch;  (3trc, 3ch, 3trc into next 3ch space, 1ch)] x3;  3trc into next 3ch space, 1ch;  3dc into next 3ch space, 1ch;  3hdc into next 3ch space, 1ch;  (3sc into next 3ch space, 1ch) x3;  3hdc into next 3ch space, 1ch;   3dc into next 3ch space, 1ch;   3trc into next 3ch space, 1ch    sl st into top of 4ch at start.   Break off yarn.

At this stage your square will still be looking slightly curved


Row 13:  Join yarn in any 3ch corner space;  [4ch (counts as 1sc, 3ch) 1sc] into same space as join;  [3ch, 1sc) repeat around square, working (1sc, 3ch, 1sc) into each corner space;   sl st into 1st of 4ch at start;


Row 14:  sl st into corner 3ch space;    [4ch (counts as 1trc) 2trc, 3ch, 3trc into same space as join (corner)];  [(3trc into next 3ch space) x2;  (3dc into next 3ch space) x2;  (3hdc into next 3ch space) x3;   (3dc into next 3ch space) x2;   (3trc into next 3ch space) x2;  (3trc, 3ch, 3trc into next 3ch space, 1ch)] x3;   [(3trc into next 3ch space) x2;  (3dc into next 3ch space) x2;  (3hdc into next 3ch space) x3;   (3dc into next 3ch space) x2;   (3trc into next 3ch space) x2] sl st into top of 4ch at start.

Row 15:   2ch (counts as 1hdc) into same place as sl st;  1hdc into top of each dc,  Into corner 3ch spaces crochet 2hdc, 3ch, 2hdc;   sl st into top of 2ch at start to close.   Break off yarn.


mandala in a square

I am working on the assembly chart at the moment - will post this by next week Friday (24 October 2014)

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the patterns Zelna. Ideal foe something I am doing at the moment. Gorgeous combination of colours too!!!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  2. I wish I had to the time to join in with this, the blankets are looking so lovely, the cream one has just given me a bad case of the wanties.
    Clare x

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  3. Unable to find pattern after 8. MISSING the post of October 28 to put it together. I need help please. LOL

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    1. Hi Ann - here is the link - http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.com/2014/10/happy-days-cal-9-joining-chart.html

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  4. Excellent patten. Thank you.
    Anne-Marie

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