Crochet this cute little Christmas Pudding motif mandala doily in time for Christmas using simple crochet stitches and some fun glittery yarn with this week's free crochet pattern for Mandala Monday! 



6 more sleeps lovelies! Eek! I'm not as prepared as I should be for the impeding festivities, but this sweet little Christmas Pudding doily certainly has me in the festive spirit! It has a 3D central Pudding motif and a pretty frilly edge.... great for Holiday tablescapes. 

Made using DK yarn and a 5mm crochet hook, it measures approx. 6 inches across and is perfect to whip up quickly as a last minute gift or Holiday decoration! 

There is a round using dc (US sc) into the back loops only but if you are new to this just take your time and you'll be fine! 

Also to change yarn colour, simply pull through the new colour as when completing a stitch and crochet over both ends to secure.

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!!


See progress of each week's Monday Mandala every Monday morning on Instagram @setfreemygypsys0ul


How to make the Christmas Pudding doily mandala, free crochet pattern: 



Crochet terms in UK terms with US terminology in brackets below! Enjoy! 


Abbreviations: 

tc = treble crochet (US double) 
dtc = double treble crochet (US treble)
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. 


R1: Magic loop and ch3 as 1st tc, 
(11tc) into the loop.
Tighten and join with ss.

R2: Ch3 as 1st tc. 
TC into the same st sp.
(2tc) into each st sp to end. Join with ss.

R3: Ch3 as 1st tc. 
Tc into same st sp.
Tc ito next st sp.
Repeat [ 2tc, tc] 6 times.
2tc into next st sp and change yarn to white as pull through last 2 loops of the 2nd tc. 
Tc into next st sp
Repeat [2tc, SP-2] 3 times
End with 2tc, tc. Join with ss and FO.

R4:  Join new yarn into the top of 2nd R3 SP-2 st. 
Ch5 as 1st dc plus ch4, dc into same sp.
Ch4, dc into same sp. FO.

R5: Join new yarn into top loops only of 1st tc to the left of berries.
Ch4 as 1st dtc.
(dtc, tc) into same sp.
Ch5
Miss 5 st and dc into the back loops only of 6th st.
(ch5, miss 5 st, dc into back loops only) 4 times
Ch5, (tc, 2dtc) into the top loops of 4th st. Ch3.
Join with ss and FO.

R6: Join new yarn into any ch-5 sp.
Ch3 as 1st tc. 
(4tc) into same ch-5 sp.
Repeat [ (5tc) into each ch-5 sp] to end. Join with ss and FO.

R7: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch3 as 1st tc.
Tc into each st sp to end. 
Join with ss and FO.

R8: Join new yarn into any st sp.
Ch3 as 1st tc.
(2tc) into same st sp.
Repeat [(3tc)] into each st sp to end. 
Join with ss.

R9: Ch4 as 1st dc plus ch3.
Miss 2 st sp.
Repeat [dc, ch3] in every 3rd st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R10: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp. Ch1 as 1st dc.
(2htc, dc) into the loop.
Repeat [(dc, 2htc, dc)] into each ch-3 sp to end. 
Join with ss and FO.


I really hope you enjoyed this bright and festive Christmas Pudding Doily mandala free crochet pattern! ðŸ˜ 💖💙💖

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