Make a festive Christmas themed snowflake mandala using simple crochet stitches with this week's quick and easy free mandala crochet pattern.


Eeek! Not long now until Christmas lovelies... have you got your decorations up yet? I've seen so many beautiful Christmas trees and crochet ornaments popping up all over Instagram this week - it's really got me into the festive spirit!

And I still can't stop making crochet Christmas tree baubles!! They are just so addictive. Don't forget to join in with our +Hobbycraft  #knitcraftsocial CAL with the SFMGS free bauble crochet pattern!! Click here to get the pattern. 





So for this week's Monday Mandala, I've gone full on FESTIVE! Red, Green, White and sparkly and with a Snowflake centred design. Big thankyou to awesome lady Jill @jillshooksandbooks for picking this week's name! Check out her awesome crochet on her Insta feed by clicking here.

This one is made using DK and Aran yarn, 2 strands of Anchor metallics worked together and a 4.5mm hook and measures approx. 14 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!!


How to make the Jolly Holly Christmas snowflake 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. 




R1: Magic loop and ch4 as 1st tc (US dc) plus ch1. 
(tc, ch1) 11 more times into the loop.  (US = (dc, ch1))
Join with ss. 

R2:  Ch4 as 1st dc (US sc) plus a ch3. 
Dc (US sc) into next ch-1 sp.
Repeat [ch3, dc] into each ch-1 sp to end.  (US = [ch3, sc]) 
Join with ss.

R3: Ch2 and make puff st into ch-3 sp. Ch2.
Repeat [puff st, ch2] into each ch-3 sp to end.

R4: Ch6 as 1st tc (US dc) plus ch3.
Tc (US dc) into same ch-2 sp
Repeat [tc, ch3, tc] into each ch-2 sp to end.  (US = [dc, ch3, dc] 
Join with ss and FO.

R5: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp. 
Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).
(3tc) into same ch-3 sp.
SP-2 into top of R3 puff st.
Repeat [ (4tc), SP-2] to end. Join with ss and FO.   (US = [ (4dc), SP-2] )

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

R7: ss into next st sp. Ch4 as 1st tc (US dc) plus ch1.
(tc, ch1) into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.   (US = (dc, ch1))

R8: Join new yarn into any ch-1 sp. Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
Tc (US dc) into same ch-1 sp.
(2tc) into next ch-1 sp.   (US (2dc)) 
Dc (US sc) into the next ch-1 sp.
Repeat [(2tc), (2tc), dc] to end. Join with ss and FO.   (US = [(2dc), (2dc), sc])

R9: Join new yarn into any st sp between (2tc) pairs. 
Ch6 as 1st dc (US sc) plus ch5. 
Miss 4 st sp. Dc (US sc) into st sp betwen next pair of (2tc)  (US = (2dc))
Repeat [ch5, dc] to end. Join with ss.

R10: ss twice to centre of ch-5.
Ch7 as 1st dc (US sc) plus ch6. 
Dc (US sc) into centre of next ch5.
Repeat [ch6, dc] to end. Join with ss. 

R11: Repeat R10. Join with ss and FO.

R12: Join new yarn into any ch-6 sp.
Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc).
(2tc, ch3, 3tc) into same ch-6 sp.    (US = (2dc, ch3, 3dc) )
Repeat [(3tc, ch3, 3tc)] in each ch-6 sp to end.   (US =  [(3dc, ch3, 3dc)])
Join with ss and FO. 

R13: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp.
Ch1 as 1st dc (US sc). 
(2dc) into same ch-3 sp.  (US (2dc))
Dc (US sc) into next 5 st sp.
Repeat [(3dc) into each ch-3 sp, dc into next 5 st sp] to end. Join with ss and FO.   (US = [(3sc) into each ch-3 sp, sc into next 5 st sp] 


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

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