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Bright and colorful crochet mandala
I designed this piece in memory of Marinke from A Creative Being. It is a great way to add a pop of color to your home or table!

Posted by Rachel T. from Knoxville, Tennessee, United States • Published See Rachel T.'s 7 projects »
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  • Step 1

    - With gray color, make magic loop.
    - Round One: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc into magic loop. Slip into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3. (12 st)
    - Round Two: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2). (Dc, ch 2) in each stitch around. Slip into 3rd chain of beginning ch 5. (12 dc and 12 loops)
    - Round Three: Slip into ch 2 space. *(Dc, ch 2) twice into ch 2 space. Dc, ch 2 in next ch 2 space. Repeat from * around. Slip into first dc. Bind off. (18 dc and 18 loops)

  • Step 2

    - Round Four: With white, slip into a ch 2 space. Work 3 sc in each ch 2 space around. Slip into first sc and bind off. (54 sc)
    - Round Five: With teal, slip into any sc. *Sc, skip 2 st, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) into next stitch, skip 2 st. Repeat from * around. Slip into first sc and bind off. (9 "ridges")
    - Round Six: Fold row five forward. This round will be worked into the unused stitches of round four. With navy, slip into any open sc. Work 2 dc in each exposed stitch around. Slip into first dc. (72 dc)
    - Round Seven: Work 7 dc, dc increase (2 dc into one stitch) around. When directly behind the tip of a "ridge" from round five, work dc through the ch 3 space and the next sc in round six. Slip into first dc and bind off. (82 dc)

  • Step 3

    - Round Eight: With white, slip into any dc. Work 8 sc, sc increase (2 sc into one stitch) around. Sc into last stitch. Slip into first sc and bind off. (91 sc)
    - Round Nine: With gray, slip into any sc. *Dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 7, skip next 5 sc. Repeat from * around. Slip into first dc and bind off. (27 dc and 13 spaces)
    - Round Ten: With teal, (sl, ch 1, 2 sc, 2 hdc, dc, tr, ch 3, slip into 3rd ch from hook, tr, dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, sl) into each ch 7 space around. Slip into first sl stitch and bind off.(13 "ridges")
    - Use yarn needle to weave in ends.

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