Friday, April 09, 2021

Tiny Mandala

Meet Tiny Mandala - perfect for those tiny moments of creativity. takes about half an hour to make and brings a lot of joy :)
 

Enjoy free pattern!
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Abbreviations used (US terms):

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
long sc – single crochet over more than one row of stitches
bpsc – back post single crochet
dc - double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
tr - treble crochet
tr3tog – treble 3 together

popcorn - make 5dc, drop the loop from hook, insert hook in first of 5dc’s, pull dropped loop trough

sl st - slip stitch
ch sp - chain space
st(s) – stitch(es)

Instruction repeats:
[ ... ] - used for smaller repeats;
* ... * - used for larger repeats.

I've used Batik Design ALIZE bella sport weight yarn.
And as I am tight crocheter I've used 3.5 mm hook.

I advise you to skim through all of the instructions before you start to crochet just so you know what to expect ;)

Pattern

You could switch colors each round or go with variegated yarn as I have.

Round 1:

Magic ring, ch 3 (counts as first tr of tr3tog), tr2tog (first tr3tog made).
[Ch 3, tr3tog.] 5 times. Ch 3. Sl st in first tr3tog of this round.
(24 sts: 18 ch, 6 tr3tog)

Round 2:

If you are using same yarn:
Sc in fist ch sp, ch 2 (counts as first dc), 5 dc in same ch sp.

If you are starting with new yarn:
Standing dc in any ch sp, 5 dc in same ch sp.

[6dc in next ch sp] 5 times.
Sl st in first dc of this round.
(36 sts: 36 dc)

Round 3:

If you are using same yarn:
Ch 1. Bpsc around next 5 sts.

If you are starting with new yarn:
Standing bpsc around first of 6 dc's. Bpsc around next 5 sts.

[Fpdc around tr3tog of first round. Bpsc around next 6 sts.] 5 times.
Fpdc around tr3tog of first round.
Bpsc around next st only if you started with same yarn!

Sl st in first bpsc of this round.

(42 sts: 36 bpsc, 6fpdc)

Round 4:

If you are using same yarn:
Sl st one more, ch 1. sc between bpsc's (this sc should be positioned in the middle of 6 bpsc!)

If you are starting with new yarn:
Standing sc in the middle of 6 bpsc.

[Ch 3, sc in fpdc. Ch 3, sc in the middle of 6 bpsc] 6 times.
On last repeat skip last sc and sl st in first sc of this round.

(48 sts: 36 ch, 12 sc)

Round 5:

If you are using same yarn:
Sc in ch sp, ch2 acts as first dc of a popcorn, make 4 more dc's, finish popcorn. Ch 4.

If you are starting with new yarn:
Standing popcorn in any ch sp. Ch 4.

[Popcorn in next ch sp, ch 4.] 11 times.
Sl st in first popcorn.

(60 sts: 48 ch, 12 popcorn)

Round 6:

If you are using same yarn:
Ch1, sc in popcorn.

If you are starting with new yarn:
Standing sc in popcorn.

*[Ch 1, tr in sc from 4th round.] 3 times. Ch 1, sc in popcorn.*
repeat from * to * 12 times.

On last repeat skip sc and sl st in first sc.

(96 sts: 48 ch, 12 sc, 36 tr)

Round 7:

If you are using same yarn:
Ch1.

If you are starting with new yarn:
Make first st a standing one.

[ 7 dc in ch sp from 5th round, long sc in popcorn from 5th round] 12 times.
Sl st in first dc.

(96 sts: 12 long sc, 84 dc)


***

If you use same yarn as me consider my hoop as well ;)
my Tiny Mandala fits perfectly on smallest hoop from the hoop set by my friend Pure Wood


Although tiny mandala could be used as coaster... I'm gonna try it now !... 
So while I drink my coffee you can start making your Tiny mandala ;)

See you soon and have fun!


P.S. I would LOVE to see YOUR mandala social media - use tag #TinyMandala

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