Crochet Mandala pattern By AnnooCrochet Designs
Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle". In the Buddhist and Hindu religious traditions their sacred art often takes this form. Mandalas have spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism
Sl st: slip stitch
Sc: single Crochet
Hdc: half double Crochet
Dc: double Crochet
Cl: Cloister Instructions: YO, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches (3 loops on hook), YO, insert hook in SAME stitch, yo, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches (5 loops on hook), YO, insert hook once again into the SAME stitch, yo, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches (7 loops on hook),
Pull yarn through ALL loops on hook, ch1.
I used a Crochet Hook 4.00 mm My personal choice are the Bamboo one.
The Yarn I used is the Berocco Comfort in 5 different Colors. A: Grey (729 B: Burgundy (717 C:Pink 9705 D: Dark Purple 9769 E: Lavender 9728
Crochet is made in the round.
With A, Begin with a magic ring. .Round 1: ch3, 17dc in the circle, sl st in the 3 ch of the first ch3 .(18st)
Round 2: With B , 2dc in each st all around, sl st in first st of previous row
Round 3: With C sc all around (36st)
Round 4: With D , dc all around (36 St)
Round 5: With E: ( hdc, 2hdc in next xt) all around (54sc)
Round 6 :With A: hdc all around (54st)
Round 7: With A :(3sc, Cloister in next st ) all around (56st)
Round 8:With A : hdc all around (56 st )
Round 9: With B (2 hdc,, 2hdc in next st) all around (76 st)
Round 10: With C Dc all around (76st)
Round 11: With E: (3sc, 2 sc in next st, but in the stitch of the previous row )all around. (98st)
Voila You just Created your Mandala
It is beautiful just as it is, but
You may repeat the whole process to create a two sided pot holder, or swe it together wrong side facing and fill it with Polyfill to create a small pillow.