Spirit Mandala: free crochet pattern

If you followed Spirits of Life CAL you were probably waiting for a bonus pattern to be released. There was a small metal hoop included in official Scheepjes kits, and you were all wondering what it was for. And today is the reveal day! And the free crochet pattern day as well.
Spirit Mandala wall hanging - FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

This pattern was scheduled for an early January, but everyone was celebrating holidays (including translating teams). And I only started to receive translations now. Not all of them are ready yet. But missing files should be added very soon.

So what was the metal ring/hoop for? I know many of you were guessing it could be a dream catcher. But it’s not. :) It’s just a small mandala wall hanging. If you have lots of yarn left, you can add some crocheted feathers, and beads. And turn your mandala into a kind of a dream catcher. That’s absolutely up to you.
Spirit Mandala wall hanging - FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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Spirit Mandala is very simple and is worked up really fast. No intricate stitches were used here, but you have a chance to practice popcorns. I recommend to use 3.25mm Amour Clover crochet hook but you may want to use a smaller one (or crochet tight) to make your mandala match the size of the hoop.

I mixed both Spirit and Catona yarns for a faded effect. And I’ve completed all three mandalas. One of them found its place in my window.

Spirit Mandala wall hanging - FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com



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Here is a video to help you with the written pattern:

Spirit Mandala wall hanging - FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Today, when release is launched, I can finally announce that Spirits of Life CAL is officially finished. YAY! It was a long and exciting journey, and I would like to use this opportunity to thank all wonderful people who were helping me along the way:

  • My wonderful testers Hilde Tindlund, Cindy Douglass, Lori Baran, Kathy Mant and Susan Cutler Cutrer, who spent lots of time searching for errors and helping to polish the pattern.
  • Massiel Lago and all amazing translating teams!! I can’t name everyone but I know that more than 40 people were working to bring translations of this CAL to life!
  • Nikki Willis and other admins of Official CCC Social group on Facebook who were always in touch trying to answer all the questions and help you out.
  • Esther Dijkstra of It’s All In A Nutshell whi inspired me to choose yarns for this CAL and who taught me how to create and upload video’s. Thanks to Esther I have my own YouTube channel now!
  • Scheepjes for sponsoring this CAL and putting together official kits (they are still available for purchase via Wool Warehouse* (UK, international shipping)
  • My Scheepjes bloggers friends (Our Tribe) for support and inspiration.
Spirit Mandala wall hanging - FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

And of course I would like to thank all of you who joined me for this adventure. Who didn’t give up, managed to break through jungles of crochet techniques. And who finished their Spirit of Life wraps.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Spirit Mandala wall hanging - FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I hope you will enjoy the mandala pattern. And if you still have lots of yarn left you can probably make a matching pillow in C2C technique. Check my tutorial HERE.

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  1. This bonus pattern is delightful, thank you. Your generous and creative spirit has shown through during this CAL. I look forward to more of your designs!

  2. would love to thank you for this beautiful shawl an other beautiful patterns of yours we are blessed to have you

  3. Thank oyu for the bonus patterns. Unfortunately, this video and other Lilla Bjorn Crochet videos do not have sound.

    Can you please comment? Thank you

    1. Hello, all my videos are silent. Far not everyone speaks English and I have other personal reasons not to add the sound. Instead I am trying to explain everything with a "crochet language".

    2. I like it. All your videos are wonderful.

  4. Hi Tatsiana.
    I'm still in the process of making my shawl (left it at my sister's house by accident, and only just retrieved it!), but I WILL finish it :)
    I'd like to make the wall hanging too. Although I bought my kit through Wool Warehouse in the UK, it had no hoop in the box. I plan to buy one - can you tell me what diameter you used, and what they are officially called? (A welded metal hoop? A mandala hoop?)
    Thank you!

  5. Hermoso mandala, Gracias por compartirlo y ser libre, cuando estará el patrón en español. Por favor. Carmelita

  6. Hello and thank you for your pattern :) May I ask what size of metal hoop have you used for your mandalalas ? Thank you ♡

  7. Great pattern with easy to follow instructions, pictures, and video. I'm making the first of many dream catchers. Thank you!

  8. I'd be happy to translate it into Afrikaans for you :)

  9. In just wish to thank you for the beautiful Mandala pattern. I am rather newish at crochet and this is an achievable project for me to do. You are truly inspirational. Thankyou.

    1. thank you for finding time to tell me this. this is very nice of you :) Please, check other patterns on my blog. Many of them are doable by beginners.

  10. I find your mandalas beautiful and would like to make some but I cannot find the written pattern. Are you able to send to me? Or guide me where to find? Thank you

    1. Are you asking about this particular mandala? If you scroll up a bit, you'll see links to different languages. Choose the language you need and clock the link. You'll be brought to a pdf file with the pattern.

  11. Hi! How do you close all the leftovers yarns behind?


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