Make this bold, bright and funky crochet Mandala doily rug using a fun combination of treble crochet (US dc) and puff stitches using chunky yarn for this week's free Monday Mandala crochet pattern.



This week's Monday Mandala is taking your crochet SUPER-SIZED!! Using a 10mm crochet hook and chunky yarn, you can make a bright bohemian mat for your home or workplace in no time.




Made using this snug (unbranded sadly) black super-chunky yarn, and then working Stylecraft Special Aran in 3 strands at a time to match up to size, this is a really fun project to work on. If you want to make it with DK yarn, that works too! Just work multiple strands together as in the DIY Unicorn Yarn Tutti Frutti Rug.






This mandala design is worked across 12 rounds and measures approx 23 inches across. 

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!!

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How to make the Liquorice Grooves crochet mandala, free crochet pattern:



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
st sp = stitch space - space between stitches
ss = slip stitch
FO = fasten off

R1: Start with a magic loop and ch3 as 1st tc (US dc). 
11 tc (US dc) into the loop. Join with ss and FO.

R2: Join new yarn into any st sp and ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).
Tc (US dc) into the same st sp. 
Repeat [(2tc )] into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R3: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch2 as 1st htc (US hdc).
htc (US hdc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

R4: Ch2 and make a puff stitch into same st sp. Ch1.
Repeat [ (puff st, ch1) ] into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R5: Join new yarn into any ch-1 sp. Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).
Tc (US dc) into the same ch-1 sp.
Repeat [(2tc)] into each ch-1 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R6: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch2 as 1st htc (US hdc).
htc (US hdc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R7: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch4 as 1st tc (US dc) plus ch1.
Repeat [ (tc, ch1) ] into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R8: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch2 as 1st htc (US hdc)
Htc (US hdc) into same st sp. 
Repeat [ 2 htc (US hdc) ] into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R9: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc). 
Tc (US dc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R10: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch4 as 1st tc (US dc) plus ch1. 
Repeat [ tc, ch1] to end. Join with ss and FO.

Don't worry if you get a slight ripple! The last 2 rounds flatten her out. 

R11: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).
Tc (US dc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

R12:  Ch1 as 1st dc (US sc). 1dc (US sc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

Steam-block and you're done!! 



I really hope you enjoyed this fun bright Bohemian Liquorice Grooves  design mandala and free crochet pattern! ðŸ˜ 💖💙💖

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