Summer Blossom Mandala – Week 5

Hey all! I’m so excited to jump right on in and get stitching this gorgeous mandala! A quick reminder, this is the free version of the pattern and DOES NOT INCLUDE the PDF pattern. You can purchase the PDF pattern HERE or the Yarn Kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE, both of which include the pdf pattern.

Rnd 28: Join Color A in any st around, ch 2 (does not count as a st), bpdc around post of each dc around, join to first bpdc with a sl st. Fasten off. (256 Bpdc) 


Rnd 29: Join Color B in any st around, ch 2 (does not count as a st), bpdc around post of each bpdc around, join to first bpdc with a sl st. Fasten off. (256 Bpdc)


Rnd 30: Join Color A in any st around, ch 2 (does not count as a st), *2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of the next 15 sts, join to first hdc with a sl st. Fasten off. (272 hdc)


Rnd 31: Join Color C in any st around, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), dc in same st as join, *sk next 2 hdc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next hdc; rep from * around, ending last rep with a sk next 4 hdc, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5. Fasten off. (90 V-Stitches)


Rnd 32: Join Color D in any ch-2 sp around, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in same sp as join, *7dc in next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around working 7dc in last ch-2 sp, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. 


Rnd 33: Join Color C in 2nd dc of any 7-dc group around, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each of the next 5 sc, fpdc around post of next dc on Rnd 31, ch 3, fpdc around post of next dc on Rnd 31, sk next dc**, sc in each of the next 5 dc; rep from * around ending last rep at **, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. 


Rnd 34: Join Color E in 2nd sc of any 5-sc group around, ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc in same st as join and in each of the next 2 sc,* sk next 2 sts, 5hdc in next ch-3 sp, sk next 2 sts**, hdc in each of the next 3 sc; rep from * around ending last rep at **, join to first hdc with a sl st. Fasten off. 


Rnd 35: Join Color B in 3rd dc of any 5-hdc group around, ch 1, sc in same st as join, *8dc in center sc of next 3hdc group**, sc in center hdc of next 5dc group; rep from * around, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. 

Until next week friends!

Happy Stitching!

R

Summer Blossom Mandala – Week 2

Hey all! I’m so excited to jump right on in and get stitching this gorgeous mandala! A quick reminder, this is the free version of the pattern and DOES NOT INCLUDE the PDF pattern. You can purchase the PDF pattern HERE or the Yarn Kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE, both of which include the pdf pattern.

A video tutorial can be found here on my youtube channel.


Rnd 8: Join Color C in same st as last sl st, sl st in next fptr, ch 3, 6dc in same fptr, *sk next sc, sc in next st, sk next sc and bpdc, 7dc in next bpdc, sk next bpdc and sc, sc in next sc**, 7dc in next fptr; rep from * around ending last rep at **, join to beg ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten off.  (112 dc, 16 sc)


Rnd 9: Join Color E in any sc, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around. Fasten off. (128 sc)


Rnd 10: Join Color B in same st as join, ch 3, 2dc in same st, *sk next sc, sc in each of the next 5 sc, sk next sc, 3dc in next sc; rep from * around, join to beg ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten off. (48 dc, 80 sc)


Rnd 11: Join Color D in center dc of any 3dc group, ch 3, 4dc in same st, *sk next dc and 2 sc, sc in next sc, sk next 2 sc and dc**, 5dc in next dc; rep from * around ending last rep at **, join to beg ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten off. (80dc, 16 sc)


Rnd 12: Join Color A in any sc around, ch 1, *fptr around post of first dc of 3dc group two rows below, sc in each of the next 5dc, fptr around third dc of same 3dc group as previous fptr, sc in next sc; repf rom * around, join to first st. Fasten off. (32 fptr, 96 sc)


Rnd 13: Join Color E in any sc between two fptr around, ch 2 (does not count as a st), *Bobble (see special stitches), fpdc around post of next fptr, hdc in each of the next 5 sc, fpdc around post of next fptr, rep from * around, join to first st with a sl st. Fasten off. (32 Fpdc, 16 Bobble, 80 hdc)


Rnd 14: Join Color B with a hdc in 3rd loop of first hdc of any 5hdc group, hdc in 3rd loop of next four hdc, fpdc around post of next fpdc, ch 3, fpdc around post of next fpdc, hdc in 3rd loop of next five hdc; rep from * around, join to first hdc with a sl st. Fasten off. (80 hdc, 32f pdc, 16 ch-3 sps)


Until next week friends!

Happy Stitching!

R

Summer Blossom Mandala – Week 1

Hey all! I’m so excited to jump right on in and get stitching this gorgeous mandala! A quick reminder, this is the free version of the pattern and DOES NOT INCLUDE the PDF pattern. You can purchase the PDF pattern HERE or the Yarn Kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE, both of which include the pdf pattern.

A video tutorial can be found here on my youtube channel.

FINISHED MEASUREMENT

About 56” in Diameter

GAUGE

Gauge is not essential for this project.

MATERIALS

Yarn

• Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease (80% Acrylic/20% Wool Worsted Weight Yarn; 197yds/180m; 3oz/85g)

3 Skeins Blush Heather (Color A)

3 Skeins Succulent (Color E)

3 Skeins Rose Heather (Color D)

3 Skeins Still Water (Color B)

3 Skeins Icicle (Color C)

Hook

US I/5.5mm Standard Crochet Hook

Notions

Tapestry Needle

Split Ring Stitch Markers

Pattern Questions?

Email me at rohnstrong@gmail.com

Pattern Notes

This blanket is worked from the center out.

Abbreviations

Dc = Double Crochet

Sl st = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet

Beg = Beginning

Sc = Single Crochet

Sk = Skip

Popcorn = 5dc in indicated st, slip loop off hook, insert hook in first dc, pick up loop and pull through.

Fptr = Front Post Triple Crochet

Bpsc = Back Post Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Bobble = (Yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all loops on hook.

YO = Yarn over

Bpdc = Back post double crochet

Tr = Triple crochet

PATTERN

Rnd 1: With Color A, make a slip ring, into ring work, (dc, ch 3) 8 times, join to first dc with a sl st. Fasten off. (8dc, 8 ch-3 sps)


Rnd 2: Join Color B in any dc, ch 3, work 2dc in same dc as join, fpdc around post of same dc as join, *fpdc around post of next dc, 3dc in same dc, fpdc around post of same dc; rep from * around, fpdc around post of same dc and beg ch-3. Fasten off.  (24dc, 16fpdc)


Rnd 3: Join Color C in center dc of any 3-dc group, ch 1, 3sc in same dc, sk next dc *fpdc around posts of each of the next 2 fpdc, sk next dc, 3sc in next dc, sk next sc; rep from * around to last two fpdc, fpdc around post of last 2 fpdc, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. (24sc, 16fpdc)


Rnd 4: Join Color D in first sc of any 3-sc group, ch 1, sc in same sc as join and in each st around, join to first sc with a sl st. (40 sc)


Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in each of the next 3 sts, fpdc around post of dc 2 rows below, rep from * around, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. (24sc, 16fpdc)


Rnd 6: Join Color E in first sc, ch 3, dc in each of the next 2 sc, ch 2, *Popcorn (see special stitches) in next st, ch 3, Popcorn in next st, ch 2, rep from * around, join to beg ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten off. (24 dc, 16 Popcorn, 16 ch-2 sps, 8 ch-3 sps)


Rnd 7: Join Color A in any ch-3 sp, ch 1, *sc in ch-3 sp, fptr around posts of both dc two rows below, sc in same ch-3 sp as previous sc, sk next Popcorn st, 2sc in next ch-2 sp, bpsc around posts of next 3 dc, 2sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. (8 fptr, 48 sc, 24bpsc)

Until next week friends!

Happy Stitching!

R