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Crochet Free Pattern Mandala CAL

Mandala CAL – November

Wow I can’t believe that the 3rd mandala is already here! So many of you are loving the #loveandloopmandalaCAL over on Instagram and it’s great to see so many of you loving the patterns!

There is an about Mandala page that you can read here to see what has inspired me to lead this CAL. You can play along on the months that take your fancy – you don’t have to do every month’s pattern but if you do then great!

So here’s the pattern! It’s inspired by fireworks night (here in the U.K) but also the dark nights and twinkling lights of the season!

Paintbox Cotton DK 1 ball each of;

yarn A – 442 Dusty Rose

yarn B – 451 Bubblegum Pink

yarn C – 438 Midnight Blue

yarn D – 424 Mustard Yellow

yarn E – 445 Rich Mauve

yarn F – 427 Slate Green

3.5 mm hook

U.K terminology used

Tension – finished mandala approx 16 cm diameter

Rnd 1: with yarn A, 4 ch, ss into 1st ch to form ring, 4 ch (counts as 1st tr and 1 ch), 1 tr, 1 ch into ring 11 times, ss into 3rd ch of beg 4-ch to join. fasten off A. (12 tr & 12 1-ch sps)

Rnd 2: join yarn B to any 1 ch-sp, 3 ch (counts as 1st tr of a 3 tr puff) 2 tr together in same sp, 1 ch, (tr 3 together, 1 ch) in each 1 ch-sp to end, ss to top of 1st puff to join. fasten off B. (12 puffs and 12 1-ch sps)

Rnd 3: join yarn C to any 1 ch sp, 3 ch (counts as 1st tr), 1 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr all into same sp, (2 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr) into every 1 ch sp to end, ss into top of beg 3-ch to join. Fasten off C. ( 52 tr with 2 ch every 4 tr)

Rnd 4: join yarn D to any 2-ch sp, 3 ch (first tr) 1 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr all into same sp, 1 tr in next st, miss 2, 1 tr in next st, *2 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr in next 2 ch-sp, 1 tr, miss 2, 1 tr, rep from * to end, ss into top of beg 3-ch to join. Fasten off D

Rnd 5: join yarn E to any 2-ch sp, 3 ch (first tr) 1 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr all into same sp, 1 tr in next 2 st, miss 2, 1 tr in next  2 st, *2 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr in next 2 ch-sp, 1 tr in next 2 sts, miss 2, 1 tr in next 2 sts, rep from * to end, ss into top of beg 3-ch to join. Fasten off E.

Rnd 6: join yarn F to any 2-ch sp, 3 ch (first tr) 1 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr all into same sp, 1 tr in next 3 st, miss 2, 1 tr in next  3 st, *2 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr in next 2 ch-sp, 1 tr in next 3 sts, miss 2, 1 tr in next 3 sts, rep from * to end, ss into top of beg 3-ch to join. Fasten off F.

Hope you enjoy! You could keep going on the increases with this pattern to make a bigger mandala if you wish!

Happy Crocheting – remember to tag me if you are on Instagram @loveandloop #loveandloopmandalaCAL

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