8.2.15

Spiked Mandala crochet pattern

Free pattern to crochet little Spiked Mandala


Materials and tools
·        100% cotton yarn
Weight - Sport /5 ply
Yardage - 50g/ 127m
Silke by Arvier – Estate
·        Crochet hook 2.75 mm
·        Tapestry needle


Size
Mandala is 4.8" (12 cm) in diameter
Abbreviations
in US terms

ch 
chain
sc   
single crochet
dc 
double crochet
3dc-cluster
three double crochet cluster
tr
treble crochet
ss
slip stitch
inc
increase
st
stitch
Instructions
Round 1 – ch 3 in a magic ring (counts as first dc) and 11 dc

Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails. Change color.
Round 2 – work between the posts of the dc stitches
(3dc cluster, ch 1)*12 times
Start with a standing st – secure yarn on a hook, 
3dc cluster
yarn over, insert hook between stitches, draw through the first two loops, you have 2 loops on a hook (pic1)
yarn over, draw through the first two loops – 3 loops on a hook (pic2)
yarn over, draw through the first two loops – 4 loops on a hook (pic3)
yarn over and draw through all 4 loops. You just made 3dc cluster (pic4). ch 1. 
Make 12 clusters.
Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails.
Change color.
Round 3 – (2 sc between the clusters, ch1)*12 times
Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails. Change color.
Round 4 – (1 sc to the chain gap, ch2)* 12 times

Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails. Change color.
Round 5 - (3 sc on the chain, ch 1) * 12 times 
Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails. Change color.
Round 6 – 1 dc to every st
Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails. Change color.
Round 7 – 1 tr underneath the sc st from round 4, 1 sc to the same st again, 4 sc to the following stitches.
(1 tr to sc st from round 4, 1 sc to the same st again, 4 sc) 11 more times 
Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails. Change color.
Round 8 – 5 dc to the top of tr st, skip 2 st and make sc, skip 2 more st and repeat 5 dc in one st. Repeat 12 times
Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails. Change color.
Round 9
sc to the top of sc stitch of the previous round,
ch 2, sc to the middle of 5dc(the third dc),
make picot -ch3, ss to the third ch from the hook,
sc to the same st, ch 2, sc to the sc st of round 8
Repeat 12 times.
Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails. 
Round 10 – surface chain stitches between single crochet stitches of round 7 (the white sc round)
Fasten off and make a needle join. Weave in the tails.

I would love to see your mandala :)
You are welcome to share it on my facebook page or Ravelry projects

The pattern also available for sale in my Etsy shop in PDF file completed with helpful step by step pictures.

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