How To Crochet A Mandala

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Create this colourful mandala designed by @cathyscrochet using our Rico Creative Cotton DK. It’s a great way to practice new stitches and try out different colour options. 

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You Will Need

4mm needle

1 ball each of Rico Essential DK in –

A – YELLOW

B – ORANGE

C – RED

D – WHITE

E – GREEN

F – BLUE

G – PINK

H – PURPLE

Abbreviations

SS – SLIP STITCH

CH – CHAIN

DC – DOUBLE CROCHET

HTR – HALF TREBLE CROCHET

TR – TREBLE CROCHET

DTR- DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHET

TR2TOG – TREBLE 2 TOGETHER

V-St – V-STITCH

XDC – CROSS DC STITCH

How To Make

FOUNDATION RING – YARN A: CH 8, SS TO 1ST CH TO FORM A RING.

 

ROUND 1 – YARN A: CH 5 (MAKES 1ST DTR, CH1), 1 DTR, CH 1 – 17 TIMES INTO RING, SS TO CH4 OF CH5 START.

(18 DTR, 18 CH1)

 

ROUND 2 – YARN A: SS TO CH 1 SPACE, CH 3 (MAKES 1ST TR), 1 TR IN SAME SPACE, 2 X TR IN EACH OF THE NEXT 2 CH 1 SPACES, CH 2, * 2 X TR IN EACH OF THE NEXT 3 CH1 SPACES, CH 2, REPEAT FROM * TO END, SS TO 3RD CH OF CH3 START.

(36 X TR, 6 X CH2 SPACES)

 

ROUND 3 – YARN A: CH 2, 1 TR IN NEXT TR (MAKES 1ST TR2TOG), 1 TR IN EACH OF NEXT 2 TR, TR2TOG ACROSS NEXT 2 TR, CH 5 * TR2TOG ACROSS NEXT 2 TR, 1 TR IN EACH OF NEXT 2 TR, TR2TOG ACROSS NEXT 2 TR, CH5, REPEAT FROM * TO END, SS TO 1ST TR2TOG.

(24 TR2TOG, 12 TR, 6 CH5 SPACES)

 

ROUND 4 – YARN A: CH2, 1 TR IN NEXT TR (MAKES 1ST TR2TOG), TR2TOG ACROSS NEXT 2 TR, * CH 6, DC IN CH5 SPACE FROM PREV ROUND, CH6, 2 X TR2TOG IN NEXT GROUP OF TR * REPEAT FROM * TO * 3 MORE TIMES, CH6, DC IN CH5 SPACE FROM PREVIOUS ROUND, CH6, SS IN FIRST TR2TOG.

 

ROUND 5 – YARN A: CH2, 1 TR IN NEXT TR FROM PREVIOUS ROUND (MAKES 1ST TR2TOG), * CH4, DC IN CH6 SPACE FROM PREV ROUND, CH4, DC IN NEXT CH6 SPACE, CH4, 1 TR2TOG IN NEXT 2 TREBLES *, REP FROM * TO * CH4, DC IN NEXT CH6 SPACE, CH4, DC IN LAST CH6 SPACE, CH4, SS IN 1ST TR2TOG. FASTEN OFF YARN A.

 

ROUND 6 – YARN B: SS INTO ANY CH 4 SPACE, CH 4 (MAKES 1ST TR AND CH 1), (1 TR, CH 1, 1 TR, CH 1, 1 TR, CH 1) IN SAME SPACE, (1TR, CH1) X 4 IN EACH CH 4 SPACE TO END, SS IN 3RD CH OF CH4 START. FASTEN OFF YARN B

(72 TR + 72 CH1 SP)

 

ROUND 7 – YARN C: JOIN YARN C TO ANY CH SPACE BETWEEN 4TR GROUP, CH4, TR IN SAME SPACE (MAKES 1ST V-ST), * 1TR IN NEXT CH1 SPACE, CH1, 1TR IN NEXT CH1 SPACE, CH1, 1TR IN NEXT CH1 SPACE, V-ST IN SPACE BETWEEN GROUP OF 4TR, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN 3RD CH OF 4CH START. FASTEN OFF YARN C

 

ROUND 8 – YARN D: JOIN YARN D TO CENTRE OF ANY V-ST, CH 3 (COUNTS AS 1ST TR), 5 TR IN SAME SPACE, CH2, SKIP 2 TR, DC IN 3RD TR, CH2 * 6TR IN CENTRE OF NEXT V-ST, CH2, SKIP 2 TR, DC IN 3RD TR, CH 2, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN 3RD CH OF CH3 START. FASTEN OFF YARN D

 

ROUND 9 – YARN E: JOIN YARN E TO 1ST TR IN ANY 6TR GROUP, CH2 (COUNTS AS 1ST HTR), 1 HTR IN EACH OF THE NEXT 5 TR, * CH4, SKIP DC, 1 HTR IN EACH OF THE NEXT 6 TR, REP FROM * TO END, SS TO CH2 OF 2 CH START. FASTEN OFF YARN E.

 

ROUND 10 – YARN F: JOIN YARN F TO 2ND HTR IN ANY 6HTR GROUP, CH 3(COUNTS AS 1ST TR), 1TR IN EACH OF THE NEXT 4 HTR, * CH2, DC IN CH4 SPACE, CH 2, SKIP 1ST HTR, ITR IN EACH OF NEXT 5HTR, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN 3RD CH OF CH3 START. FASTEN OFF YARN F

 

 

ROUND 11 – YARN G: JOIN YARN G TO 2ND TR OF ANY 5TR GROUP, CH3 (COUNTS AS 1ST TR), 1TR IN EACH OF THE NEXT 3 TR, * CH2, DC IN CH2 SP, CH3, DC IN CH2 SP, CH2, SKIP 1ST TR, 1 TR IN EACH OF NEXT 4TR, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN 3RD CH OF 3 CH START. FASTEN OFF YARN G.

 

ROUND 12 – YARN H: JOIN YARN H TO 2ND TR OF ANY 4TR GROUP, CH 3 (COUNTS AS 1ST TR), 1TR IN EACH OF NEXT 2 TR, * CH 4, DC IN CH3 SP, CH4 , SKIP 1ST TR, 1TR IN EACH OF NEXT 3 TR, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN 3RD CH OF CH3 START.

 

ROUND 13 – YARN H: CH2, 1TR IN NEXT TR (MAKES 1ST TR2TOG), * CH3, DC IN CH4 SP, CH4, DC IN CH4 SP, CH3, SKIP 1ST TR, TR2TOG ACROSS NEXT 2 TR, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN 1ST TR2TOG.

 

ROUND 14 – YARN H: CH1, DC IN SAME STITCH, CH6, * DC IN NEXT CH4 SP, CH6, DC IN TOP OF TR2TOG, CH6, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN 1ST DC. FASTEN OFF YARN H

 

ROUND 15 – YARN A: JOIN YARN A WITH A SS TO CH6 SP DIRECTLY AFTER DC IN TOP OF TR2TOG, CH1, DC IN SAME SPACE, CH6, DC IN NEXT CH6 SP, CH6, * DC IN NEXT CH6 SP, CH6, DC IN NEXT CH6 SP, CH6, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN FIRST DC. FASTEN OFF YARN A

 

ROUND 16 – YARN B: JOIN YARN B WITH SS TO CH6 SP, CH1, DC IN SAME SPACE, CH6, 1DC IN NEXT CH SP, CH 6, 1 DC IN NEXT CH SP, CH6, (1DC, CH6) IN EACH CH SP TO END, SS TO 1ST SS. FASTEN OFF YARN B

 

ROUND 17 – YARN C: JOIN YARN C WITH A SS TO ANY CH6 SP, CH1, 3 X DC IN SAME SP, * CH3, 4 X DC IN NEXT CH SP, CH3, 4 X DC IN NEXT CH SP, REP FROM * TO END, SS TO 1ST DC. FASTEN OFF YARN C

 

 

ROUND 18 – YARN D: JOIN YARN D TO ANY CH3 SP, CH3 (COUNTS AS 1ST TR), 5TR IN SAME SP, CH1, * 1DC IN 3RD DC, DC IN 2ND DC (XDC ST), CH 1, 6TR IN CH3 SP, CH 1, REP FROM * TO END, SS TO 3RD CH OF 3 CH START. FASTEN OFF YARN D

 

ROUND 19 – YARN E: JOIN YARN E TO 2ND TR OF ANY 6TR GROUP, CH 3 (COUNTS AS 1ST TR), 1TR IN EACH OF NEXT 4 TR, * CH4, SKIP 1ST TR, 1TR IN EACH OF NEXT 5 TR, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN 3RD CH OF 3CH START. FASTEN OFF YARN E

 

ROUND 20 – YARN F: JOIN YARN F TO 2ND TR OF ANY 5TR GROUP, CH3 (COUNTS AS 1ST TR), 1TR IN EACH OF NEXT 3 TR, * CH1, DC IN NEXT CH4 SP, CH1, SKIP 1ST TR, 1TR IN EACH OF NEXT 4 TR, REP FROMM * TO END, SS IN 3RD CH OF CH3 START. FASTEN OFF YARN F

 

ROUND 21 – YARN G: JOIN YARN G TO SPACE BET 2ND AND 3RD TR OF ANY 4TR GROUP, CH1, DC IN SAME SP, CH6, * DC IN NEXT DC, CH 6, DC IN NEXT SP BET 2ND AND 3RD TR OF 4TR GROUP, CH6, REP FROM * TO END, SS IN 1ST DC, FASTEN OFF YARN G.

 

ROUND 22 – YARN H: JOIN YARN H TO ANY CH6 SP, CH1, DC IN SAME SP, CH6, (1 DC, CH6) IN EACH CH6 SP TO END, SS IN 1ST DC. FASTEN OFF YARN H.

 

ROUND 23 – YARN A:  JOIN YARN A TO ANY CH6 SP, CH1, DC IN SAME SP, CH4, DC IN NEXT CH6 SP, (1 DC, CH4) IN EACH CH6 SP TO END, SS IN 1ST DC.

 

ROUND 24 – YARN A: SS INTO CH 4 SP, CH3 (COUNTS AS 1ST TR) 5 TR IN SAME SP, CH 2, DC INTO NEXT CH4 SPACE FROM PREVIOUS ROUND, CH2, * 6TR INTO NEXT CH 4 SPACE, CH 2, DC IN NEXT CH4 SPACE, CH2 * CONTINUE FROM * TO * INTO EACH CH4 SP TO END, SS IN 3RD CH OF CH3 START. FASTEN OFF YARN A

 

SEW IN ENDS. BLOCK IF NECESSARY.

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Comments and Discussion

  • Cathy Haes

    Thank you so very much for sharing my design! It was so much fun making this and the Rico Cotton was an absolute dream to use! ???

  • Janey_lou

    I’m having a little trouble with the Tr2tog. It doesn’t look right and I’m not sure I’m doing it correctly. Could you just explain it to me, please? I can do the first one ( ch2, Tr), then 2 x Tr into the Tr on the row below, but then do I ch 2, then do a Tr in the next st? Or ss into the next st, ch 2 then do a tr in the st after that? Thank you

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