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Bonus crochet mandala make

Love issue 34’s pretty mandalas? Want to complete your set? Then follow Lynne Rowe’s instructions for how to make the yellow disc.

  • Bonus crochet mandala make
YOU WILL NEED

    Artesano Alpaca 4ply, (A) shade 8774 Ecuador, (B) shade 0704 Violet, (C) shade 0013 Sweet Pea, (D) shade 1492 Belize, one 50g (184m) ball of each from socialfabrictotnes.co.uk 3.5mm hook

    Finished measurements 22cm diameter

Special Abbreviations

    Puff st – * yoh, insert hook in st, yoh, draw hook back through st (three loops on hook), rep from * twice more (seven loops on hook), yoh, draw through all seven loops on hook. One puff stitch made Beginning cluster – 2ch, * yoh, insert hook in st, yoh, draw hook back through st, yoh, draw through first two loops (two loops on hook), rep from * once more (three loops left on hook), yoh, draw through all three loops Full cluster – * yoh, insert hook in st, yoh, draw hook back through st, yoh, draw through first two loops (two loops on hook), rep from * twice more (four loops left on hook), yoh, draw through all four loops

Yellow mandala

    Using 3.5mm hook and yarn A, make 5ch and join with a sl st. Work Rnd 1 in centre of ring
    Rnd 1: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 15tr in ring, sl st in third of first 3ch Cut and fasten off yarn A, join yarn B to any tr
    Rnd 2: work one puff stitch in same st (see Special Abbreviations), 1ch, (puff one st in next st, 1ch) 15 times, sl st in top of first puff st
    Cut and fasten off yarn B, join yarn D to any 1-ch sp
    Rnd 3: work one beginning cluster in same sp (see Special Abbreviations), 2ch, (work one full cluster in next 1-ch sp, 2ch) to end, sl st in top of beginning cluster
    Cut and fasten off yarn D, join yarn A to any 2-ch sp
    Rnd 4: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in same sp, 1ch, (3tr in next 2-ch sp, 1ch) to end, sl st in third of 3ch
    Cut and fasten off yarn A, join yarn B to any tr
    Rnd 5: 1ch (not counted as st), 1dc in same st, 1dc in every tr and ch sp to end, sl st in first dc Cut and fasten off yarn B, join yarn C to any dc
    Rnd 6: * 1ch (not counted as st), 1dc in same st, (2ch, miss next st, 1dc in next st) to last st, 2ch, miss last st, sl st in first dc Cut and fasten off yarn C, join yarn D to any 2-ch sp
    Rnd 7: * 1ch (not counted as a st), 1dc in same sp, (2ch, miss next st, 1dc in next 2-ch sp) to last st, 2ch, miss last dc, sl st in first dc Cut and fasten off yarn D, join yarn A to any 2-ch sp
    Rnd 8: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in same sp, (3tr in next 2-ch sp) to end, sl st in third of first 3ch Cut and fasten off yarn A, join yarn D to any tr
    Rnd 9: as Rnd 6 Cut and fasten off yarn D, join yarn C to any 2-ch sp
    Rnd 10: as Rnd 7 Cut and fasten off yarn D, join yarn B to any 2-ch sp
    Rnd 11: 1ch (not counted as st), 2dc in same sp, (miss next dc, 2dc in next 2-ch sp) to end, sl st in first dc Cut and fasten off yarn B, join yarn A to any dc
    Rnd 12: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in same st, 1tr in each of next seven sts, (2tr in next st, 1tr in seven sts) to end, sl st in third of 3ch Cut and fasten off yarn A, join yarn D to any tr
    Rnd 13: 4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch), (miss next tr, 1tr in next tr, 1ch) to end, sl st in third of 4ch Cut and fasten off yarn D, join yarn C to any tr NOTE: when working Rnd 14 you will need to work in front of sts from Rnd 13
    Rnd 14: 1ch (not counted as a st), 1dc in same st, (1tr in missed st from prev rnd, 1dc in next tr) to last st, 1tr in missed st from prev rnd, sl st in first dc Cut and fasten off yarn C, join yarn B to any tr
    Rnd 15: 1ch (not counted as a st,) 1dc in same st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, (1dc in next two sts, 2dc in next st) to end, sl st in first dc Cut and fasten off yarn B, join yarn A to any dc NOTE: Work Rnd 16 through the back loops only
    Rnd 16: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in same st, 1tr in next 47 sts, (2tr in next st, 1tr in next 47 sts) to end, sl st in third of 3ch
    Rnd 17: (miss next st, 6tr in next st, miss next st, sl st in next st) to last three sts, miss next st, 6tr in next st, miss last st, sl st in first st
    Fasten off