3 weeks ago KPK and I started a Mandala Crochet A Long
And today is the final day!
So the whole pattern is here for you today
Rnd 1: Magic Loop or Sloppy Knot, 3ch, 11tr into 3rd ch from hook (sloppy) or into Loop. OR 4ch, join to form a ring, 3ch, 11tr into ring.
Rnd 2: 4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch) 1tr & 1ch into each st to end. Join with a sl st into 3rd ch of 4ch. Fasten Off.
Rnd 3: Join a new colour. 1ch, 2dc in each ch-sp, 1dc into each tr to end. Join with a sl st to 1ch. Fasten Off.
Rnd 4: Join a new colour directly above a tr from Rnd 2. 3ch. 4trcl (4 treble cluster) miss 2 st *3ch, 5trcl; rep from * to end. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of 3ch.
Rnd 5: 1dc in each of the st on top of cl, 3dc in ch-sp. Fasten Off.
Rnd 6: Join a new colour directly above a cl from rnd 4. 3ch, 1tr in same sp. Miss 4 st. *2tr, 4ch, miss 4 st; rep from * to end.
Rnd 7: Using the same colour sl st across to the next ch-sp, *1htr, 2tr, 1dtr, 2tr, 1htr in each ch-sp, dc into 2nd tr of Rnd 6; rep from * to end, join with a sl st in top of 1st htr made. Fasten off.
Rnd 8: Join a new colour in top of any dtr, 6ch, sl st in next dtr, rep to end. Join with a sl st
Rnd 9: 1ch, *9exdc (extended double crochet = put hook into ch-sp, pull yarn to front, yoh, pull through 1 loop on hook, yoh, pull through both loops on hook) 1htr in top of dtr from round 7; rep from * to end finishing with a htr in top of last dtr from rnd 7, sl st to 1st exdc made.
Rnd 10: 4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch) miss 1 st. *1tr, 1ch, miss 1 st ; rep to end. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of 4ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 11: Join a new colour. 1dc in same place, *1bead st in 1ch sp, 1dc in next tr; rep from * to end
Bead Stitch = insert hook in st or ch-sp, pull up a loop (yoh, pull through 1 loop) 3 times, yoh, pull through 2 loops on hook.
Rnd 12: 1ch, 1dc into each stitch to end. Fasten off.
Top Tip: Tease the 3ch to the front of your Mandala so that it forms a "bead"
Rnd 13: Join a new colour. 2ch, miss 2st, 1htr in next st, 6ch, sl st into 4th ch from hk (this makes a picot). 3tr in sp created by beginning 2ch & htr. *Miss 2st, 1htr in next st, 6ch, sl st in 4th ch from hk, 3tr in sp created to the right of the last htr; rep from * to end putting final htr in joining ch (not the st from Rnd 12) 6ch, sl st in 4th ch from hk, 2tr & join with a sl st into 2nd ch of beginning 2ch. Fasten off & sew in ends.
And here they both are!
Ta - Dah!
Both KPK & I hope you enjoyed the CAL
Now for more Crochet News:
Do take a look at this fantastic blog post by Vicky
It's all about Granny Squares & includes my bag!
In class today, we also finished off KPK's scarf which she is making from Erika Knights "Crochet Workshop" book
There was a slight twist though as I suggested that instead of sewing one seam to the other that we tried a Join as you Go method which worked very well! She also decided to finish of the edge with a simple chain & sl st in this lovely "meadow green"
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