Make this vibrant Sunburst Autumn Sunshine crochet Mandala using simple and easy crochet stitches with bobble stitch and spike stitch for this week's free Monday Mandala crochet pattern.


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This week's Monday Mandala is inspired by my dear friend and amazing Amigurumi artiste, Helen @obeythecrochet. She asked for something bright, sunshiney and happy for a grey Monday Morning. 

Please if you don't know of her already, check out her amazing work on Instagram @obeythecrochet or her Etsy shop by clicking here. This gorgeous lady has all the skills with all the Z's!! 

I used a 5mm hook and mostly DK yarn for this beauty - the pink you can see is Stylecraft Special Aran in Fondant to make those bobbles truly pop! The gold is from +B&M Stores and the gorgeous Barley by Cygnet yarns. 

This mandala design is worked across 13 rounds and measures approx 9 inches across. 


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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!!

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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How to make Helen's Autumn Sunshine 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
SP-2 = spike stitch over 2 rows: spike stitch is an elongated tc or htc. For SP-2, instead of inserting your hook directly into the row below, yarn over and insert the hook into the 2nd row below and complete the stitch.

WS = wrong side   RS = right side




R1: Start with a slipknot and ch6. Join with ss.

R2: Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc). Tc (US dc) 15 more times into the loop. Join with ss and FO.

R3: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch2 and make a puff st into the same st sp. Ch1.
Repeat [ puff st, ch1 ] into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R4: Join new yarn into any ch-1 sp. Ch2 as 1st htc (US hdc).
Htc (US hdc) into same ch-1 sp. 
Repeat [ 2htc (US hdc) ] into each ch-1 sp to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R5: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).
Repeat tc (US dc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R6: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch2 and turn work WS facing. 
Make bobble st into the same st sp. Ch1. 
Tc (US dc) into the next st sp.
Repeat [ (bobble st, ch1) tc, ch1] to end. Join with ss and FO. (US = dc)

R7: Turn work back RS facing. Join new yarn into any ch-1 sp. Ch2 and make puff st into same ch-1 sp. Repeat [Puff st, ch1] in every ch-1 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R8: Join new yarn into any st sp between puff st.
Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
(2tc) into same st sp. (US = (2dc) ) 
Repeat [ (3tc)] into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R9: Join new yarn into any st sp between (3tc) shells. (US = (3dc) shells )
Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc) 
Tc (US dc) into the same st sp. 
Ch1 and miss 2 st sp.
Repeat [ (3tc), ch1] into every 3rd st sp to end.  (US = [(3dc), ch1] )
Join with ss and FO.

R10:  Join new yarn into any ch-1 sp. Ch2 as 1st htc (US = hdc) 
(SP-2, htc) into the same ch-1 sp. (US = (SP-2, hdc))
Repeat [ (htc, SP-2, htc) ] in each ch-1 sp tp end. (US = (hdc, SP-2, hdc) )
Join with ss and FO.

R11:  Join new yarn into any st sp between (htc, SP-2, htc) shells. 
Ch4 as 1st dc (US sc) pus ch3.
Miss 2 st sp. Dc (US sc)
Repeat [ ch3, dc ] in every 3rd st sp to end. (US = [ ch3, sc]) 
Join with ss and FO.

R12: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp. Ch1 as 1st dc (US sc)
(htc, 2tc, ch1, 2tc, htc, dc) into same ch-3 sp. (US = (hdc, 2dc, ch1, 2dc, hdc, sc))
Repeat [(dc, htc, 2tc, ch1, 2tc, htc, dc) ] into each ch-3 sp to end. (US =  [(sc, hdc, 2dc, ch1, 2dc, hdc, sc) ]
Join with ss and FO.

R13:  Join new yarn into ch-1 sp. Ch3 as 1st dc (US sc) plus ch2. 
Dc (US sc) into same ch-1 sp. 
Dc (US sc) into next 3 st sp. Miss 1 st sp. Dc (US sc) into the next 3 st sp. 
Repeat [ (dc, ch2, dc), dc into next 3 st sp, miss 1 st sp, dc into next 3 st sp] to end. (US =  [ (sc, ch2, sc), sc into next 3 st sp, miss 1 st sp, sc into next 3 st sp] )
Join with ss and FO. 




I really hope you enjoyed this vibrant Helen's Autumn Sunshine  Fall design mandala and free crochet pattern! πŸ˜ πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’–

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