April Showers Mandala MAL: Part 1 (English US)




Hello and welcome in April Showers Mandala crochet make-a-long. Today we will be making central medallion in overlay crochet. Hope you will enjoy!
April Showers Mandala_free crochet pattern_part 1. www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Translations:

 Nederlands - vertaald door Carmen Jorissen (New Leaf Designs)  

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Materials:

Scheepjes Stone Washed in 5 colors (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic, 50g/130m/142yrds)

Note: depending on your gauge and crochet style you might need more or less yarn!

4mm (G) crochet hook
Yarn needle to weave in tails, stitch markers or waste yarn, blocking tools

Stone Washed yarn is available in local Scheepjes shops and via online retailers (affiliate links are marked with *. I might be compensated with a tiny amount if you make a purchase via these links while you will not pay anything extra):

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools*, Deramores* (all in UK with international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (US and Canada), Knotty House* (Canada)


Gauge:

After 5 rounds circle measures 10cm/4” across.

Size:

The size of the finished mandala will depend on yarn and hook you use. My mandala is approx. 70cm/27.5” large measured from point to point.

Abbreviations (US crochet terms)


BL back loop
ch chain stitch
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
lp(s) loop(s)
RS right side
sc single crochet
ss slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
sp(s) space(s)
yo yarn over the hook
prev previous
WS wrong side

Stitch Guide

dc3tog (double crochet 3 together): *yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps* 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.
dc4tog (double crochet 4 together): *yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps* 4 times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook.
FPdc (front post double crochet): yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops* twice.
FPtr (front post treble crochet): yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* 3 times.
FPdtr (front post double treble): yo 3 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* 4 times.
FPtr2tog (front post treble crochet 2 together): *yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] twice* twice, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
FPtr3tog (front post treble crochet 3 together): *yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] twice* 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
tr4tog (treble crochet 4 together): *yo twice, insert the hook into the hole at the bottom of stitch just made, yo, draw up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice*4 times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook.

Special Stitches:

pc (popcorn): *yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice* 5 times in same st, drop lp from hook, insert hook from front to back through top of first dc made, place dropped lp on hook and pull through st.
Picot – ch3, ss in first ch.

Punctuation:

Square Brackets [ ] and asterisks ** indicate repeats. You will need to repeat the instructions between parentheses the amount of times specified.
Parentheses ( ) indicate a group of sts to be worked into the same st/sp. Parentheses also indicate additional notes.

Pattern Notes:

  • April Showers Mandala is worked in rounds on RS unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
  • Rounds are joined with ss in first ch-sp/st (unless otherwise stated in the pattern)
  • Color is changed in joining ss. Don’t cut the yarn at the end of the round, but instead carry it up to next rounds on WS. Don’t pull too much. You’ll have small floats of yarn on the WS. If you want to get rid of floats, please feel free to cut yarn after every round.


INSTRUCTIONS


Copyright! An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2019. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. No translations and video tutorials are allowed without permission. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always note me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!

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Color key: C1 – 814 Crystal Quartz (45g – 1 skein), C2 – 801 Moon Stone (15g – 1 skein), C3 – 805 Blue Apatite (30g – 1 skein), C4 – 813 Amazonite (75g – 2 skeins),
C5 – 802 Smokey Quartz (35g – 1 skein)

Round 1: With C1. Make magic ring, ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), 16dc into ring, tighten ring, join with ss in first dc (change to C2) – 16 dc
April Showers Mandala_free crochet pattern_Round 1. www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 2: With C2. Work sc in BL. [Ch2, sc in same st, 2sc] x8, join with ss in first ch2-sp (change to C1 by grabbing it up behind work, cut C2) – 24 sc, 8 ch2-sps

Round 3: With C1. First dc is made in same sp as join.
Ch2 (not a st), [1dc in next sp, 3dc (BL)] x8, join with ss in first dc (change to C3, cut C1) – 32 dc

Round 4: Note: for a neater result make first FPtr around indicated st and then make 2 tr into the loop formed at the base of the first leg.

With C3. [Ch2, sc in same st, 3FPtr around central sc of Round 2 between two sps, skip 3 sts on Round 3 behind 3 FPtr just made, sc in next st] x8 making last sc in same sc as first sc, join with ss in first sp (change to C4) – 5 sts on each of 8 sides, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 5: With C4. Ch2 (not a st), [2dc in ch2-sp, 5dc] x8, join with ss in first dc (change to C3) – 56 dc

Round 6: First sc is made in next st after join.

With C3. [Ch2, don’t skip sts, 2sc (BL), FPtr around first of 3 FPtr of same color below, skip 1 st behind FPtr (here and throughout), 1sc (BL), FPtr around third FPtr of same 3 FPtr below, skip 1 st, 2sc (BL)] x8 making last sc in same st as join of prev round, join with ss in first sp (change to C2) – 56 sts, 8 ch2-sps

Round 7: Note: for a neater result make FPtr in same way as on Round 4.

With C2. Ch1 (not a st), [ch2, sc in same sp, 2sc (BL), 3FPtr around central FPtr from 3 rounds below, skip 3 sts, 2sc (BL), 1sc in next sp] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C4) – 72 sts, 8 ch2-sps

Round 8: With C4. [Ch2, skip sp, 9sc (BL)] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C3) – 72 sts, 8 ch2-sps

Round 9: With C3. Ch1 (not a st), [ch2, sc in same sp, ch3, FPtr around FPtr of same color below, skip 3 sts, 3sc (BL), FPtr around FPtr of same color below, ch3, skip 3 sts, sc in next ch2-sp] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C4) – 7 sts and 2 ch3-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 10: With C4. [Ch3, skip sp, sc (BL) in next st, 1dc in each of 2 sts of same color from 2 rounds below – in front of chains, skip sp behind dc just made, 5sc (BL), 1dc in each of 2 sts of same color from 2 rounds below – in front of chains, skip sp, sc (BL) in last sc before ch2-sp] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C2) – 11 sts on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 11: With C2. Ch1 (not a st), [ch2, sc in same ch3-sp, ch6, FPtr around first of 3 FPtr of same color below, skip 5 sts, 1sc (BL), FPtr around last FPtr of same group of 3 FPtr below, ch6, skip 5 sts, 1sc in next ch3-sp] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C5, cut C2) – 5 sts and 2 ch6-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 12: With C5. Ch1 (not a st), [5tr in ch2-sp in the corner from 3 rounds below – in front of work, ch6, skip sc and ch6-sp, 1sc (BL) in next FPtr, FPdtr around central FPtr from 5 rounds below, sc in next FPtr, ch6, skip next ch6-sp and sc] x8, join with ss in first tr, ss in next 2 tr (change to C4 in last ss) – 3 sts and 2 ch6-sps on each side, 5 tr in each corner

Round 13: With C4. All dc are made in front of work. Ch1 (not a st), [ch2, 1sc in same tr, ch3, skip 2 tr, 1dc in each of 3 sts of same color below, skip sp, 3sc (BL), 1dc in each of next 3 sts of same color below, ch3, skip sp and 2 tr, 1sc in central tr of group of 5 tr] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C3, cut C4) – 11 sts and 2 ch3-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 14: First sc is made in same sp as join.

With C3. Ch1 (not a st), [1sc in next sp (mark as corner), ch3, skip next sc and 2 ch, 1sc in third ch, 3sc (BL), FPdtr around FPtr of same color below, skip 1 st, 1sc (BL), FPdtr around next FPtr of same color below, skip 1 st, 3sc, 1sc in next ch, ch3, skip next 2 ch and sc] x8, join with ss in first sc (change to C5) – 11 sts and 2 ch3-sps on each side, 1 sc in each corner

Round 15: First sc is made in same st as join.

With C5. Ch1 (not a st), [1sc in next sc (mark as corner), FPtr2tog around 4th and 5th tr of same color below, ch7, 2FPtr around next FPtr of same color below, ch7, FPtr2tog around 1st and 2nd tr of next group of 5 tr of same color] x8, join with ss in first sc (change to C3) – 2 FPtr, 2 FPtr2tog and 2 ch7-sps on each side, 1 sc in each corner

Round 16: First sc is made in same st as join.

With C3. Ch1 (not a st), [2sc (BL), 1dc in each of next 5 sts of same color from 2 rounds below making last dc in FPtr, sc (BL) in each of next 2 FPtr of prev round, 1dc in each of 5 sts of same color from 2 rounds below beginning in FPtr, 1sc (BL) in next FPtr2tog of prev round] x8, join with ss in first sc (change to C5, cut C3) – 120 sts

Round 17: With C5. First skipped st will be same st as join.

Ch1 (not a st), [FPdc3tog (around FPtr2tog, sc and next FPtr2tog of same color below), skip 1 st, 14sc (BL)] x8, join with ss in first FPdc3tog (change to C1, cut all other yarns) – 120 sts

That's all for today! See you next week :)

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8 comments

  1. I would like or start this, but I’m wondering, how does one display a large mandala like this? I'm thinking over my bed would be nice, but I’ve never seen wire rings this large. What are your suggestions for displaying it?

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    1. I believe you can just take a hard enough wire and make the ring in the size you need?..

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  2. hi..another question.I was just looking at the Knotty House website, and they offer two versions of stonewashed. A sport weight and a worsted weight. Which one are you using?

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    1. Hi Colleen, I used regular Stone Washed. Another one (aran or worsted weight) is called Stone Washed XL.

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  3. This is so beautiful. I'm working on the circles of the sun now. My spirits of life wrap kit is next. Then this. Thank you.

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  4. Beautiful piece. Always look forward to your designs. Will have to get started on this one real soon. A million thanks for always sharing your creations with the crochet community....👏🏻

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  5. This is my next project. Thank you for all your beautiful work.

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