Wow I can’t believe that this is the final mandala as part of my Love and Loop Mandala CAL. I felt that this one really had to be a fun design to finish on a bang! I hope that you love my little clementine design on filet crochet. Citrus fruits are the epitome of summer aren’t they? As well as being very on trend right now! I hope that you enjoy hooking this one up. Remember to tag me on Instagram so that I can see your mandalas from this cal! @loveandloop
As always for my Mandala CAL I have used Paintbox Cotton DK as gifted to me by Love Crafts. You could of course use any weight or fibre – just remember to size up or down your hook as required!
1 ball each of;
A Paper White – 418
B Blood Orange – 420
C Spearmint Green – 426
3.5 mm hook
U.K terminology used
Tension; finished mandala measures approx 16 cm across
Mandala is worked with A and then the clementine motif is worked separately and then sewn into place.
With A, chain 4, sl st into 1st ch to form ring
Rnd 1; 3 ch (counts as 1st tr) 11 more tr into ring, sl st into top of beg 3-ch to join. (12 tr)
Rnd 2; 3ch (counts as 1st tr) 2 tr in next st, *1 tr, 2 tr, rep from * to end, sl st into top of beg 3-ch to join. (18 tr)
Rnd 3; 3 ch (counts as 1st tr), 3 ch, *1 tr in next st, 3 ch, rep from * to end, sl st into top of beg 3-ch to join.( 18 tr & 18 x 3-ch sps)
Rnd 4; sl st into next sp, 6 ch (counts as 1st tr & 3 ch), continue with [1 tr, 3 ch] in each ch-sp around, sl st into 3rd ch of beg 6-ch to join. (18 tr & 18 x 3-ch sps)
Rnd 5; sl st into next sp, 3 ch (counts as 1st tr) 3 tr in same space, 3 ch, miss next sp, *4 tr in next sp, 3 ch, miss 1 sp, rep from * around, join to top of beg 3-ch to join. (9 x 4tr groups & 9 ch-sps)
Rnd 6; 3 ch (1st tr), 3 ch, *miss 2 sts, 1 tr in next st, 4 tr in ch sp, 1 tr in next st, 3 ch, rep from * to last ch-sp, 4 tr in ch-sp, sl st into top of beg 3-ch to join. (45 tr & 9 x 3 ch-sps)
Rnd 7; 7 ch (1st tr & 4 ch), miss ch-sp, cont with *1 tr into next st, 4 ch, miss 4 sts, 1 tr in next st, 4 ch, miss next ch-sp, rep from * to last 5 sts of round, 1 tr in next st, 4 ch, miss 4 sts, sl st into 3rd ch of beg 7-ch to join. (18 tr & 18 x 4 ch-sps)
Rnd 8; 3 ch (1st tr) 5 tr into next sp, * 1tr in next sp (keeping to the right of the space), 4 ch, 1 tr more into the same sp (keeping to the left of the space), 5 tr in next sp, rep from * to last sp, 1 tr, 4 ch in last sp, sl st into top of beg 3-ch to join.
Fasten off A.
To make clementine motif;
With B, 4 ch, sl st into 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1; 2 ch (1st htr) 11 more htr into ring, sl st to top of beg 2 ch to join. (12 htr)
Rnd 2; 2 ch (1st htr) 1 htr into base of 2 ch, cont with 2 htr in every st around, sl st into top of beg 2-ch to join. (24 htr)
Rnd 3; 2 ch (1st htr) 2 htr in next st, cont with [1 htr, 2 htr] around, sl st into top of beg 2-ch to join. (36 htr)
To make stem;
With C, join to any st on last round of the clementine, 7 ch, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each ch to bottom of c, sl st into next st of clementine. Fasten off.
To make leaf;
With C, 6 ch, starting in 2nd ch from hook, [sl st, 1htr, 1tr, 1 tr, 1 htr,] along, 1 ch, rotate to work along other side of foundation ch, working into each ch along; [1 htr, 1 tr, 1 tr, 1 htr, sl st] finish with 1 ch. Fasten off.
Weave in ends, sew leaf to clementine, sew clementine to centre of main mandala. Block to measurements.
Thanks so much to all who have enjoyed crocheting along with these mandala designs! Tag me on Instagram @loveandloop so I can see! Or you can leave me a comment here to let me know how you are getting on!
I’m sure there will be more mandala designs released in the future – but for now – over and out with this CAL!