Crochet Free Pattern Mandala CAL

Mandala CAL – April

April Mandala time! I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. With the strange times we find ourselves in I hope you are able to find comfort in things like crochet and craft. It has certainly been taking my mind off things a little. I hope that you enjoy this new installment of the #loveandloopmandalacal

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Paintbox Cotton DK 1 ball each of;

yarn A – 453 Ballet Pink

yarn B – 421 Banana Cream

yarn C – 452 Lipstick Pink

yarn D – 433 Washed Teal

yarn E – 437 Dolphin Blue

3.5 mm hook / U.K terminology used

Tension- finished mandala measures approx 16 cm across

 

With A, 4 ch, sl st to 1st ch to form ring

Rnd 1; cont with A, 3 ch (1st tr) 11 more tr into ring. Fasten off A. (12tr)

Rnd 2; join B to any gap between tr, 3 ch (1st tr) and 1tr more into same gap and cont with 2 tr in each gap around, sl st to top of beg 3-ch to join. FO (24tr)

Rnd 3; join C to any st, 1 ch (1st dc) cont with 1 dc in each st around plus 1fptr around each st in rnd 1, sl st to 1st ch to join. FO (36 stitches)

Rnd 4; join D to any st, 3 ch (1st tr) 1 tr in each st around, sl st into top of beg 3-ch to join. FO (36 tr)

Rnd 5; join E to any gap between tr, 3 ch (1st tr) 1 more tr in same gap, cont with 2 tr in each gap around, sl st into top of beg 3-ch to join. FO (72 tr)

Rnd 6; join A to any BL of st, 2 ch (1st htr) and cont with htr BLO around, sl st to top of beg 2-ch to join. FO (72 htr)

Rnd 7; join B to any BL of st, 3 ch (1st tr) and cont with tr BLO around, sl st to top of beg 3-ch to join. F.O (72 tr)

Rnd 8; join D, rep rnd 7 (72 tr)

Rnd 9; join C to any st, 1 ch (1st dc) and 4 ch more, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 ch, miss 2 st, *1 dc in next st, 4 ch, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 ch, miss 2 sts, rep from * to end, sl st in 1st ch to join. FO

Weave in ends and block to measurements.

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