Hi there – I’m back! Sorry about the break I’ve had from this blog, I’ve been busy over the past few months, job hunting, crochet projects and life in general! But I’ve returned with a crochet pattern for my mandala flowers.
These flowers measure around 10cm / 4 inches wide, so they look so cute strung together as a garland. They are also the perfect size for using as a coaster – but they may not offer complete protection against moisture due to the holes, so perhaps don’t use them on your most precious table!
This pattern is written in US terms.
- Slst – slip stitch
- Ch – chain
- Sc – single crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- Dc2tog/dc3tog – double crochet two together/double crochet three together
You will need:
- DK yarn in various colours, I use 5 colours, changing for each of the 5 rounds. You can use fewer colours, such as using two and alternating each round. I use Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK.
- A 3.5mm – 4.5mm hook. I prefer to use a 3.5mm hook.
- A tapestry needle.
- Scissors or thread snippers.
This pattern involves a colour change each round. After putting a slip stitch into the first stitch of that round, I cut my yarn leaving an end a few inches long, I remove my hook and sew a fake stitch with a needle.
To start the new round I pull a loop of the new colour, making a chain to secure it. In rounds where double crochets are worked I add two extra chains, making a total of 3 chains, which counts as a dc.
Round 1: Start by making a magic circle. Start with a ch3, which counts as the first dc. Then ch1, 1dc, ch1. Repeat around until you have 11 ch1 spaces and 11 dc stitches – including the starting ch3. Pull magic ring together. Slst into the third chain at the start of the round. Cut yarn leaving a small end, remove hook, and make fake stitch. Finish each round like this.
Round 2: In ch1 space from previous round add new colour, by pulling through loop and ch1. Work 1sc into the same space, ch2, 1sc into the next space, ch2, repeat around. Slst into the first ch of the round.
Round 3: In ch2 space from the previous round, add new colour, making 3 chains, dc2tog in same space. Ch3 and then dc3tog in the next ch2 space, ch3, dc3tog, repeat around. Slst into the third chain at the start of the round.
Round 4: In ch3 space from previous round, add new colour and ch3. Work 1dc, 1ch, 2dc into the same space. Work 2dc, 1ch, 2dc in every ch3 space, slst into the third chain at the start of the round.
Round 5: In the space between two of the 2dc, ch1, 2dc groups, add new colour and sc. Work 6dc into the ch1 space from the previous round. Sc into the next space, 6dc into the following ch1 space. Repeat this around. Slst into the first chain of this round to join. Fasten off and weave in all of the ends.
Your flower is finished! You can use them as coasters or decorations – I like to make many and attach them with a string of chain stitches to make a hanging.
Please reference me when posting about this pattern. I would love to see the flowers you make so please tag me @peachginkgocrafts on Instagram. You can use this pattern to make and sell the flowers but please ask me first! Please don’t repost the pattern.
This is my first time writing and posting a pattern so please let me know if there are mistakes or if anything doesn’t make sense. I have uploaded some videos and pictures on Instagram which show how the stitches and rounds are made. Click through to my Instagram here.
You can buy my mandala hanging on my Etsy shop – Peach Ginkgo Crafts.
Thank you for reading! Happy Crocheting!