Try this quick and easy Mandala crochet pattern that's great for beginners! A pretty Carnival coloured Boho Rainbow Mandala crocheted using puff stitch, treble (US double), and chains. 

GET THE UPDATED PATTERN HERE!! 10/4/2017

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The Rio Olympics are over but keep the Carnival vibes alive with this week's Monday Mandala , Rainbow Mae. It's another one perfect for those days you just want instant craft and crochet gratification as it grows fast and is crocheted with simple stitches! 

It's named after my gorgeous Insta and Etsy shop Friend LeAnna whose birthday it is today! She makes the most adorable little baby leggings and pouches for your nail polish and girly paraphernalia. Click here to see her awesome work! 


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As with all my patterns, there are no set rules! Pick your own colours, yarn weights and change up a stitch if you want to. Embracing and celebrating your own creativity is what makes Fibre Art so awesome!!

This one is made using a 4.5 mm hook and DK yarns and measures approx. 8 inches across.

If you need any help, please don't hesitate to get in touch on Instagram @setfreemygypsys0ul, in the comments below or across social media.

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See progress of each week's Monday Mandala every week on a Monday Morning by following me on Instagram @setfreemygypsys0ul 



How to make the colourful Rainbow Mae crochet Mandala:




Crochet terms in both UK and US terminology below! Enjoy! 


Abbreviations:
tc = treble crochet (US double)
dc = double crochet (US single)
htc = half treble crochet  (US hdc = half double crochet)
ch = chain


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Round 1: Start with a magic loop and chain 3 as your first tc (US dc). Make another 15 tc (US dc) into the loop. Join with slip stitch and cast off.

Round 2: Cast on and ch 4 as a dc (US sc) plus your 1st tc (US dc). Dc (US sc) into the next space. Ch 3. 
Dc (US sc) into the next space and ch 3 again. Repeat in each space around the work. Join with slip stitch and cast off. 

Round 3: Cast on and ch 1. Make a 4 y/o puff stitch and ch 3. Repeat puff stitch and ch 3 in each loop space. Join with slip stitch and cast off.

Round 4: Cast on in any space. Ch 3 as your 1st tc (US dc) and then make another tc (US dc) into the space and ch 2. 

Make 2 more tc (US dc)  into the same space. 

Repeat in the next space and around the work. Join with slip stitch and cast off. 


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Round 5: Cast on in any ch 2 loop space as a dc and ch 5. Dc (US sc) into the next ch 2 loop space and ch 5. Repeat around the work. Join with slip stitch. 

Round 6: Slip stitch twice into the next loop and ch 5. Dc (US sc) into the centre of the next loop space and ch 5. Repeat around the work. Join with slip stitch and cast off. 


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Round 7: Cast on in the centre of any loop and ch 6. Dc (US sc) into the centre of the next loop and ch 6. Repeat dc (US sc), ch 6 around the work. Join with slip stitch and cast off. 

Round 8: Cast on in any loop. Ch 2 as your first htc (US hdc) Now make a htc, tc, ch 2, tc, htc, htc (US hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc, hdc) in each respective space. Repeat pattern of htc, htc, tc, ch 2, tc, htc, htc (US hdc, hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc, hdc) around the work. Join with slip stitch. Cast off. 

Round 9: Cast on in any ch 2 loop space of the pattern repeat from round 8. Ch 1 as your first dc (US sc). Now make a htc (US hdc) into each of the next two spaces. Follow this with a tc (US dc) into the next space. 

Into the next 2 spaces make a htc (US hdc) in each and end with a dc (US sc) into the next space. Repeat the pattern of htc, htc, tc, htc, htc, dc (US hdc, hdc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc) around the work. Join with slip stitch and cast off. 


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Round 10: Cast on and chain 3 as 1st tc (US dc). Make a tc (US dc) into each space around the work. Join with slip stitch and cast off. 

Round 11: Cast on into any space and chain 1 as first dc.. The shell pattern is worked across 3 spaces for each shell. So now into the same space make a htc (US hdc). 

Into the next space make 2 tc (US dc) and in the 3rd pace make a htc (US hdc) and a dc (US sc). 

Repeat dc, htc in first space, tc, tc in second space and htc, dc in third space (US sc, hdc in first space, dc, dc in second space, and hdc, sc in third space)

Join with slip stitch and cast off. 


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I really hope you enjoyed this fun Carnival colours Rainbow Mae Bohemian design mandala and free crochet pattern! ðŸ˜ 💖💙💖




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