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
- Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in 5 colors:
- Pistachio Green
- Slate Green
- Red Wine
- Vanilla Cream
- Soft Fudge
- US size E-4 (3.5) mm for a 10 cm diameter mandala
- US size E-4 (3.5) mm hook for a 13 cm diameter mandala.
- A darning needle
- A pair of scissors
- Stitch markers or contrasting snippets of yarn (optional)
- Tape measure
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- MC = Magic Circle
- sk = skip
- sp = space
10 cm diameter [4” diameter] with a 3.5 mm hook
13 cm diameter [5.1" diameter] with a 4.5 mm hook
Gauge is not critical to this project. Refer to finished dimensions to check gauge.
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.
US vs. UK Crochet Terms & Symbols
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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.
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)
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)
- 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)
- 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)
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)
- Using darning needle to weave in all loose yarn ends except long 10” Red Wine tail.
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:
- Christmas ornaments
- Key chains
- Necklace pendants
- Gift-wrapping decor
- Gift card decor
- Cup Coasters
- Plant Pot Coasters
- Appliqués or embellishments for garments or bags
- Wall hangings
- School bag embellishment
- Dream catchers
- Christmas Baubles
- Pin cushion
- Granny Square
- Wall hanging
- Dream catchers
- Plant pot coasters
- Cushion covers
- Pot holders
- Table runners
- Baby Blankets
- Boho vest
- Cardigan / Jumper / jersey
- Wall hangings
- Pouf covers
- Christmas Tree Skirt
- Hula Hoop Wall Art
- Table mats
- Table covers
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