Simple Mandala Appliqué
Crochet Pattern (FREE)

Crochet Mandalas are really fun projects and are quite versatile.

You could use them as coasters, wall hangings, rugs or embellishments. There are so many ideas of how your could use them. I've listed more than 50 ideas in the Frequently Asked Section below.

I recently bought a 5 color pack of yarn from LoveCrafts and wanted to make something nice & colorful that wouldn't take up too much of my time.

I started playing with the yarn and all of a sudden, a cute little mandala emerged!

It measures 10 cm (4") in diameter, so is a really quick project to whip up.

Let me show you the steps...

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What You’ll Learn

  • How to crochet a Magic Circle
  • How to crochet in the round
  • How to change colors when crocheting in rounds
  • How to crochet a variety of stitches to give your mandala that beautiful look.

Materials Used

Paintbox Yarns Crochet Maybelline Flower
crochet mandala pattern


  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • MC = Magic Circle
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • yo = yarn over
  • fo = fasten off
  • LoveCrafts

    Skill Level

    Advanced beginner


    10 cm diameter [4” diameter] with a 3.5 mm hook

    13 cm diameter [5.1" diameter] with a 4.5 mm hook


    17 stitches and 16 rows = 10 cm in single crochet

    Ballerina Scarfigan Crochet Pattern 4
    The Scarfigan Crochet Pattern

    I used this appliqué as an embellishment on a scarf/shawl I designed. You may see this Ballerina Scarfigan pattern here.


    1 skein of DK Paintbox Yarns = 100 g / 3.5 oz / 276m - 302 yards) 

    For this project you will need about 14 m (15.3 yards) of yarn (total)


    - You can use any type of yarn as long as you have a corresponding crochet hook size (check yarn label for recommendations)

    - Numbers at the end of each step (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that step. 

    - Ch1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch.

    - Ch 2 at beginning of rounds does count as a stitch.

    - Please note that I use US crochet terms. 

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    Mandala-Applique crochet pattern free

    If you need more detailed instructions on how to work the required stitches, check out Annie’s Catalogue for visual instructions.


    Below you will find a text-only ad-free printable version of the Mandala Appliqué which you can buy for a small fee.

    Mandala Appliqué Pattern Instructions

    • Round 1: With Vanilla Cream, start off with a MC, ch 2, 9 dc into MC, join to top of ch 2 with a sl st (remember note above), leave a 4” tail, cut yarn & fo  (10)

    Note: If you don't know how to crochet the Magic Circle yet, you can begin by tying a slip knot on your hook, chain 3, then work your 9 double crochets into the 3rd chain from the hook. This will give you a similar result, but you might see a small hole in the center of your mandala in the end.

    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower 1
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower

    Round 2: With Pistachio Green, ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join to top of ch 2. Leave a 4” tail, cut yarn & fo  (20)

    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower

    Round 3: With Slate Green, ch 2, 2 dc in same st, sk 1 st, (3 dc in next st, sk 1 st), repeat brackets around. join to top of ch 2 with a sl st . You should have 10 clusters. Leave a 4” tail, cut yarn & fo (30)

    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower

    • Round 4: With Soft Fudge, ch 2, sc in next st, 2 sc in next, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next), repeat brackets around. Join to top of ch 2 with a sl st. Leave a 4” tail, cut yarn & fo (40)
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower

    • Round 5: With Vanilla Cream, (ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc), repeat brackets around 12 more times. (You will have a total of 13 "arches".)
    •  (Note: join new color (Red Wine) on 2nd yo of your last sc to end this round). Leave a 4” tail, cut yarn & fo. (52)
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Free Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Free Flower

    Round 6: With Red Wine, ch 1, (1sc, 3dc, 1sc) into each ch 3 space around (you will have 13 clusters), join to top of beginning ch with a sl st, leave a 10” tail, cut yarn & fo. (65)

    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Free Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Free Flower
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Free Flower

    • Using darning needle to weave in all loose yarn ends except long 10” Red Wine tail. 
    Scarfigan Crochet Pattern Free Flower

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Do You Do With Crochet Mandalas?

    There are so many different options you can use your crochet mandalas. Depending on their size, here are more than 50 ideas:

    Small Mandalas:

    • Christmas ornaments
    • Key chains
    • Earrings
    • Necklace pendants
    • Gift-wrapping decor
    • Gift card decor
    • Cup Coasters
    • Plant Pot Coasters
    • Doilies
    • Appliqués or embellishments for garments or bags
    • Wall hangings
    • School bag embellishment
    • Dream catchers
    • Christmas Baubles
    • Pin cushion
    • Garland
    • Granny Square
    • Headband

    Medium-Sized Mandalas

    • Bags
    • Hats
    • Wall hanging
    • Dream catchers
    • Plant pot coasters
    • Dishcloths
    • Cushion covers
    • Placemats
    • Napkins
    • Pot holders
    • Table runners
    • Baby Blankets
    • Scarves

    Large Mandalas

    • Waistcoat
    • Vest
    • Poncho
    • Boho vest
    • Rugs
    • Cardigan / Jumper / jersey
    • Wall hangings
    • Pouf covers
    • Christmas Tree Skirt
    • Blankets
    • Afghans
    • Throws
    • Quilts
    • Hula Hoop Wall Art
    • Shawls
    • Sweaters
    • Table mats
    • Table covers

    Disclaimer: Information in this crochet pattern is given for reference only. Even though I do my best to ensure all patterns have no mistakes, occasional errors may slip through.

    No liability is accepted for variations in finished projects. Please get in touch with me at [email protected] if you think there might be a mistake in the pattern or if you are unsure about how to interpret the instructions.

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