Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Daisy Mandala pattern and tutorial


Finally! I have actually finished the pattern and tutorial for The Daisy Mandala!


This project turned out to be so much more timeconsuming than I imagined.
Even though I generally love plans and structure, when it comes to crochet, I'm more a work-it-out-as-you-go kind of girl...
I adjust things along the way, and have become a master of hiding my mistakes,  but when writing a pattern, you can't take the usual shortcuts.....
So, I actually had  to count the stiches, and make sure it all adds up in every round.....

I have counted, adjusted, counted and adjusted and counted again, and now I think (hope!!) I've got it right....

I have not had this pattern tested by anyone else but myself, so if you choose to have a go at it, please let me know if you find any mistakes, or something seems confusing or strange to you.
I apprecitate any feedback, good or bad, so please let me know what you think!

Oh, and if you do make this little Daisy mandala, I would LOVE to see the result!

So, here we go.....

The Daisy Mandala

Note: the pattern is written in US terminology. Below are the terms in both US and UK.

US terms

 

UK terms

sl st  slip stich sc single crochet
sc single crochet dc double crochet
hdc half doubel crochet htr half treble crochet
dc double crochet tr treble crochet
tr treble crochet dtr double treble crochet
dtr double treble crochet trip tr/trtr triple treble crochet
rev sc reverse single crochet rev dc reverse double crochet
yo  yarn over yoh yarn over hook


Abbreviations: 
ch: chain
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stich
htr: half treble crochet
yo: yarn over
Repeat directions between * and * 

Yarnsuggestion: Drops Safran (or any yarn with approx. the same gauge)
Hook: 3,5mm   and 3mm
Number of colors: 7

The Daisy:

I use 2 threads of yarn and hook nr 3,5 to make the daisy in the middle. This makes it a bit “chunkier” and bigger, so it stands out more as a centrepoint of the mandala. If you use only 1 thread, you might have to adjust the a amount of stiches in each round from round 3 to make the mandala nice and neat.

Round 1:

With color 1 (2 threads), make a magic circle
Ch 2 (counts as a hdc). 11 hdc in the ring. Sl st in 3rd ch of beg. ch to join. Pull tailyarn had to close the ring.


Round 2: 

Switch to color 2 (2 threads), and start with a sl st between any hdc. Ch 3 (counts as a tr), (2-trpuff st, ch 2, 3-tr puff st) in first space, ch 2, (3-tr puff st, ch 2, 3-tr puff st, ch 2) in each space around. This will give you 12 3-tr puff st (petals) in total. Sl st in the back of first puff to join. Fasten off.



Now you have a pretty little daisy, which will make the centrepoint of your mandala ❤️


Note: The rest of the mandala is made with hook size 3 mm and single thread.


Round 3

Switch to hook size 3 and color 3, start with a sl in any ch-2  space between the 3-tr puff st (petals). Ch 3 (counts as a dc).3 dc in same space. *ch 1. 4 dc in next ch-2 space* around.  Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join. Fasten off.


Round 4: 

Switch to color 4, start with a sl st in any 1 ch space between the 4dc groups.  *ch 5, sc in next space* around. Sl st in the back of the first sc to join. Fasten off. 


Round 5: 

Switch to color 5, start with a sl st in any ch-5 loop, ch 3 (counts as a tr), 2-tr puff st in same loop, (ch 2, 3-tr puff st, ch2, 3-tr puff st) in every ch-5 loop around. Sl st in back of first puff st to join. Fasten off.


Round 6: 

Switch to color 4, start with sl st in any ch-2 space. *ch 3, sc in next ch-2 space* around. Sl st in back of first sc to join. Fasten off.


Round 7:

Switch to color 6, start with sl st in any ch-3 loop. Ch 2 (counts as a hdc), 2 hdc in same loop. *ch1, 3 hdc in next ch-3 loop* around. Sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch to join. Fasten off.


Round 8: 

Switch to color 4, start with sl st in any ch-1 space  *Ch 4, sc in next ch1-space* around. Sl st in back of first sc to join. Fasten off. 


 Round 9: 

Switch to color 7, start with sl st in any ch-4 loop, 1 sc in same loop.*9-dc shell in next ch-4 loop, 1 sc in next ch-4 loop* around. Sl st in back of first sc to join. Fasten off.


 Round 10:

Switch to color 4, in any 9-dc shell, sl st in the back loop of the 5th dc in shell (see photo), ch 4 *1 hdc on both sides of next sc (sc in the ch-4 loop of the prev row) (see photo), ch4, sl st in the back of the 5th dc in the next 9-dc shell, ch 4* around. Sl st in back of first sl st to join. Fasten off. 

Round 11: 

Switch to color 5, start with sl st in any ch-4 loop after a hdc-2 group. Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 6 hdc in same loop, 7 hdc in the next ch-4 loop * 2 hdc in the top stich of the 2 hdc group, 7 hdc in next ch-4 loop, 7hdc in the next ch-4 loop * around. Sl st in the 3rd ch of the starting chain to join. Fasten off. 


Round 12:

Switch to color 4, start with sl st in any top stich of a 2hdc group (se photo below. The needle points to the starting stich) 1 sc in same st. *ch 3.  sc in 4th hdc* around. Sl st in back of first sc to join. Fasten off.

Round 13:

Switch to color 3, start with sl st in any ch-3 loop, ch 3 (counts as a tr), 4-tr puff st in same loop *ch 2, 5-tr puff st in next ch-3 loop) around. Sl st in back of first sc to join. Fasten off. 

Round 14:

Switch to color 4, start with sl st in any ch-1 space *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space* around. Sl st in back of first sc to join. Fasten off. 


Round 15:

Switch to color 6, start with sl st in any ch-3 loop, *7-dc shell in next ch-3 loop, sc in next ch-3 loop* around. Sl st in back of first sc to join. Fasten off.

Ta-dah!!! 



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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern. you have made such a good job with both photo and text. I applaud you for that.

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  2. I loved it so much that I decided to write about it in my blog today, used your photo and linked back to you.
    Free advertising ;o)
    http://lunamondesign.blogspot.no/2014/07/mandalitis-mandalafeber.html

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    1. Tusen takk, Monica! Så utrolig hyggelig å høre - og lese:-)) Takk skal du ha! Ønsker deg en strålende dag! Her bøtter regnet ned for øyeblikket, og det var egentlig ganske forfriskende!
      Klem:-)

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  3. Your instructions and photos are great and I will hopefully have a go over the summer, though I have a commission for two blankets first! Xxx

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