Make this pretty Floral design crochet Mandala to go with Pretty Pretty Petals Mandala using a combination of easy crochet stitches and Popcorn stitch with this week's free crochet pattern for Mandala Monday. It's another one great for using as doilies, cushion covers and mounting in embroidery hoops!
This week's Monday Mandala was inspired by the name 'Radiating Petals' suggested by gorgeous Charlotte @c_flintholm who if you love to see beautiful crochet and knitting and amazing fibre art on Instagram you really MUST go follow her... for last week's Pretty Pretty Petals Mandala. This one is a sister mandala to Pretty Pretty Petals.
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Made using a combination of popcorns to give that twist in the centre and trebles (US dc) and spike stitches it's another lusciously voluminous and puffy one!
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!!
Made using a 4.5 mm hook and DK yarn, she measures approx. 8 inches across.
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How to make the Radiating Petals Mandala, free crochet pattern:
Crochet terms in both UK and US terminology below! Enjoy!
tc = treble crochet (US double)
dc = double crochet (US single)
htc = half treble crochet (US hdc = half double crochet)
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
FO = fasten off
R 1: Start with a magic loop and ch2 as 1st htc (US hdc). 11 htc (US hdc) into the loop. Join with ss.
R 2: Ch4 as 1st tc (US dc) plus a ch1. Tc (US dc) and ch1 into each space. Join with ss and fasten off.
R 3: Join new yarn into any ch1 space. Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc). 4 tc (US dc) into the same space.
Ss around the 1st tc (US dc) to form a Popcorn and ch2.
Repeat 5 x tc (US dc) popcorns plus a ch2 in each R 2 ch1 space.
Join with ss and fasten off.
R 4: Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc). 2 tc (US dc) into each space. Ch1.
3 tc (US dc) plus a ch1 into each R3 ch2 space. Join with ss and fasten off.
R 5: Join new yarn into any ch1 space. Ch1 and make a 4 y/o puff stitch into the space.
Ch2 and dc (US tc) into the next 2 spaces.
Repeat 4 y/o puff stitch, ch2, dc (US sc), dc (US sc), ch2 around the work. Join with ss and fasten off.
R 6: Join new yarn into any ch2 space. Repeat R 3.
R 7: Join new yarn into any ch2 space above a pair of dc (US sc), Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).
Spike stitch down into the space between dc's of R 5. Tc (US dc) again into the same ch2 space.
3 tc (US dc) into the next ch2 space.
Repeat tc (US dc), spike stitch, tc (US dc) followed by 3 tc (US dc) into the next ch2 space around the work. Join with ss and fasten off.
R 8: Join new yarn in any space between shells. Ch1 as 1st dc (US sc). Htc (US hdc) and tc (US dc) into the next space.
Tc (US dc and htc (US hdc) into the next space.
then dc (US sc) into the next.
Repeat dc, htc plus tc (US dc plus hdc), tc plus htc (US dc plus hdc) around the work. Join with ss and fasten off.
R 9: Join new yarn into any space. Dc (US sc) into each space util you reach the R8 dc (US sc). Before making another dc (US sc) stitch, spike stitch down into the ss of your R8 popcorn.
Dc (US sc) again until the next R8 dc when you spike again. Repeat around the work. Join with ss and fasten off.
I really hope you enjoyed this fun bright Bohemian Pretty Pretty Petals design mandala and free crochet pattern! 😁 💖💙💖
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