Crochet this pretty and bright floral motif mandala to beat the January Blues using a simple combination of treble crochet (US dc) stitches and chains with this week's free crochet mandala pattern. 



free mandala crochet pattern


I hope everyone has a wonderful start to 2017 so far... today is 'Blue Monday'... apparently the most miserable day of the year...blurgh! So what better way to brighten it up than with a new Monday Mandala full of colour. 





In a little homage to the late, great, George, this one is called Club Tropicana and is smaller than the last new design, Fuchsia Bloom, but super cute and makes nice use of treble (US dc) clusters to make shells. 


free mandala crochet pattern



Made using a 5mm hook and DK yarn, this crochet mandala is made using 11 rounds. 



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







How to make the Club Tropicana mandala, free crochet pattern: 



Crochet terms in UK terms and US in abbreviations 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, ch4 as 1st tc plus ch1. 
(tc, ch1) into the loop 11 times. Tighten and join with ss. 

R2:  Ch2 and make puff st into same ch-1 sp. Ch1.
repeat [(puff st, ch1)] into each ch-1 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R3: Join new yarn into any ch-1 sp.
Ch2 as 1st htc. (SP-2, htc) into same ch-1 sp.
Repeat [(htc, SP-2, htc)] itno each ch-1 sp to end. Join with ss. 

R4: Ch7 as 1st dc plus ch6. 
Miss 2 st sp. 
Dc.
Repeat [ch6, dc] every 3rd st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R5:  Join new yarn into any ch-6 sp. 
Ch2 as 1st htc. 
(4tc, ch3) into same ch-6 sp. 
(4tc, htc) into next ch-6 sp.
Repeat [(htc, 4tc, ch3) into ch-6 sp, (4tc, htc) into next ch-6 sp] to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R6: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp.
Ch15 as 1st dc plus ch14. 
Dc into next ch-3 sp.
Rpeat [ch14, dc] in each ch-3 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R7: Join new yarn into any ch-14 sp. 
Ch3 as 1st tc. 
(13tc, ch1) into ch-14 sp.
Repeat [(14tc, ch1)] into each ch-14 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R8: Join new yarn into any ch-1 sp.
Ch9 as 1st dc plus ch8. 
Dc into same ch-1 sp.
Dc into next 13 st sp. 
Repeat [(dc, ch8, dc) into ch-1 sp, dc into 13 st sp] to end. 
Join with ss.

R9: Ch3 as 1st tc.
(7tc) into ch-8 sp. Miss 3 st sp. 
Dc into next 8 st sp. 
Repeat [(8tc) into ch-8 sp, dc into next 8 st sp] to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R10: Join new yarn into any 4th st sp. Ch3 as 1st tc. 
(7tc) into same st sp. Miss 3 st sp.
Dc into 4th st sp.
Dc into next 8 st sp. Miss 3 st sp.
Repeat [(8tc), miss 3 st sp, dc into next 9 st sp, miss 3 st sp] to end. Join with ss and FO.

R11: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch2 as 1st htc. 
Htc into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.




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



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


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