Crochet this pretty and bright African flower motif mandala for a happy vibrant start to 2017 using a simple combination of treble crochet (US dc) stitches and chains with this week's free crochet mandala pattern. 

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Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful start to 2017.. I am excited to see what it has in store! 

January is always a bit of a blurgh month for us, with site very quiet at the start of a New Year, so I wanted the very first Monday Mandala of the year to be bright and vibrant and full of colour. 

With an African flower centred motif, this crochet mandala works up quickly using a combination of basic crochet stitches. 

I used my trusty 4.5mm crochet hook and yummy DK yarn by Paintbox Yarns from +LoveCrochet.com . The lilac sparkle is Hayfield Baby Sparkle from +Hobbycraft.

This one measures approx 16" across and is perfect for mounting in a hoop or as a table dressing.

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


How to make the Fuchsia Bloom 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: Start with a magic loop and ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
(11tc) into the loop. (US dc)
Tighten and join with ss and FO. 

R2: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
(tc, ch3, 2tc) into same st sp   (US = (dc, ch3, 2dc)
Miss 1 st sp
Repeat [(2tc, ch3, 2tc)] into every other st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.   (US = [(2dc, ch3, 2dc)]

R3:  Ch2 as 1st htc (US hdc)
(4tc) into ch-3 sp.  (US (4dc))
Htc (US hdc) into next st sp. Dc (US sc)
Repeat [ htc, (4tc), htc, dc] to end. Join with ss and FO.  (US = [hdc, (4dc), hdc, sc])

R4: Join new yarn to right of any R3 dc (US sc)
Ch1 as 1st dc (US sc)
SP-2 over R3 dc (US sc) 
Dc (US sc) into next 3 st sp. 
(dc, ch3, dc) into same st sp.   (US = (sc, ch3,sc))
Dc (US sc) into next 3 st sp. 
Repeat [ SP-2, dc into next 3 st sp, (dc, ch3, dc), dc into next 3 st sp] to end. Join with ss and FO. 

(US = [SP-2, sc into next 3 st sp, (sc, ch3, sc), sc into next 3 st sp]

R5: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp. 
Ch2 and make puff st into same ch-2 sp.
Ch12
Repeat [puff st, ch12] into each ch-3 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R6: Join new yarn into any ch12 sp. Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
(7tc, ch3, 8tc) into same ch-12 space. 
Repeat [ (8tc, ch3, 8tc)] in each ch-12 sp to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R7: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp. 
Ch2 and make puff st ito same ch-3 sp. 
Ch8. 
SP-2 into R5 puff st. 
Ch8. 
Repeat [(puff st, ch8), SP-2, ch8] to end. Join with ss.

R8: Ch8 as 1st tc (US dc) plud ch5. 
(2tc, ch2, 2tc) into ch-8 sp. 
Ch5. 
(2tc, ch2, 2tc) into next ch-8 sp. 
Ch5.
Tc (US dc) into R7 puff st. 
Repeat  [ (2tc, ch2, 2tc), ch5, (2tc, ch2, 2tc), ch5, tc] to end. Join with ss.

R9: Ch8 as 1st tc (US dc) plus ch5. 
Htc (US hdc) into 1st st sp between R8 tc (US dc) stitches. 
(5tc) into ch-2 sp. 
Htc (US hdc), ch5.
Htc (US hdc) into next st sp between R8 tc (US dc) st. 
(5tc) into ch-2 sp. Htc (US hdc), Ch5
Tc (US dc) into R8 tc. 
Repeat [Ch5, htc, (5tc), htc, ch5 twice, tc] to end. Join with ss and FO.   

(US = [Ch5, hdc, (5dc), hdc, ch5 twice, tc])

R10: Join new yarn into top of any 3rd tc (US dc) st of R9 (5tc) clusters. 
Ch11 as 1st dc (US sc) plus ch10. 
Dc (US sc) into top of next 3rd tc (US dc) of R9 cluster.
Ch10.
Dc (US sc) into top of single R9 tc (US dc) st. 
Repeat [ch10, dc] to end. Join with ss.   (US = [ch10, sc])

R11: Ss into ch-10 sp. 
Ch3 as 1st tc (US dc)
(7tc, ch3, 8tc) into ch-10 sp. 
Repeat [(8tc, ch3, 8tc)] into each ch-10 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.  (US =  [(8dc, ch3, 8dc)])

R12: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp. 
Ch13 as 1st dc (US sc) plus ch12. 
Repeat [ch12, dc] into every ch-3 sp to end. Join with ss.

R13: Ss into ch-12 sp. Ch2 as 1st htc (US hdc)
(11htc) into ch-12 sp.   (US hdc)
Repeat [(12htc)] into each ch-12 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.   (US = (12hdc))


Depending on your tension, you may want to block or steam block. 

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I really hope you enjoyed this bright and vibrant Fuchsia Bloom mandala free crochet pattern! ðŸ˜ 💖💙💖

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