Crochet this quick and easy Rainbow Mae Mandala crochet pattern that's great for beginners! A pretty Carnival coloured Boho Rainbow Mandala crocheted using puff stitch, treble (US double), and chains. 




So this week I am up to my EARS in a bunch of exciting commission deadlines, so I thought I would update this cute and colourful Rainbow Mae mandala free crochet pattern for this week's Mandala Monday as my pattern writing has certainly improved over the last year! It's now far less wordy!
 
If you prefer wordy, you can get the original pattern from last summer, by clicking here

This mandala is made using a 4.5mm crochet hook and DK yarn.

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


How to make the Rainbow Mae mandala, free crochet pattern: 




Crochet terms in UK terms throughout and US in brackets in the abbreviations below! Enjoy! 



Abbreviations: 



tc = treble crochet (US double) 
dc = double crochet (US single) 
htc = half treble crochet  (US hdc = half double crochet) 
dtc = double treble crochet/extended. (US = treble)
ch = chain 
st sp = stitch space - space between stitches 
ss = slip stitch 
FO = fasten off 
puff stitch = to make a puff stitch, (yarn over hook, insert, pull through to the height of tc) 4 times into one st sp or ch sp to give 7 loops on the hook plus your original ch. To finish the stitch, yarn over hook and pull through all loops. Secure with ss.



R1: Magic loop ch3 as 1st tc.
(15tc) into the loop. Join with ss and FO

R2: Join new yarn into any st sp and ch4 as 1st dc plus ch3. 
Repeat [(dc, ch3)] in each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R3: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp. Ch2 and make puff st. Ch3. 
Repeat [(puff st, ch3)] in each ch-3 sp to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R4: Join new yarn into any ch-3 sp. Ch3 as 1st tc.
(tc, ch2, 2tc) into same ch-3 sp. 
Repeat [(2tc, ch2, 2tc)] in each ch-3 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R5: Join new yarn into any ch-2 sp. Ch6 as 1st dc plus ch5. 
Repeat [(dc, ch5)] in each ch-2 sp to end. Join with ss and FO.

R6: ss twice into ch-5 sp. Ch6 as 1st dc plus ch5. 
Repeat [(dc, ch5)] in each ch-5 sp to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R7: Join new yarn into any ch-5 sp. Ch7 as 1st dc plus ch6. 
Repeat [(dc, ch6)] in each ch-5 sp to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R8: Join new yarn into any ch-6 sp. Ch2 as 1st htc. 
(htc, tc, ch2, tc, 2htc) into same ch-6 sp. 
Repeat [(2htc, tc, ch2, tc, 2htc)] in each ch-6 sp to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R9: Join new yarn into any ch-2 sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. 
htc into next 2 st sp. 
tc into next st sp. 
htc into next 2 st sp. 
dc into next st sp. 
Repeat [ dc, htc, htc, tc, htc, htc, dc] to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R10: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch3 as 1st tc. 
Repeat [tc] into each st sp to end. Join with ss and FO. 

R11: Join new yarn into any st sp. Ch1 as 1st dc. Htc into same st sp. 
(2tc) into next st sp
(htc, dc) into next st st
Repeat [(dc, htc). (2tc), (htc, dc) to end. Join with ss and FO.


Block/Steamblock if required



I really hope you enjoyed this fun Carnival colours Rainbow Mae Bohemian design mandala and free crochet pattern! ðŸ˜ 💖💙💖

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