Kaleidoscope Mandala

Yarn
Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK yarn (3.5 oz/201yds/100g per skein): 1 skein each #3662 sunflower (A), #3673 Lavender (B), 3672 Poppy (C), 3671 Azure (D), and #3670 Saville (E)

Materials
US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors.

Difficulty                                                         
Easy

Size
8 inches (20.32 cm)

Gauge
18 sc and 21 rows = 4”

Stitch Guide
ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitch(es), back RS - right side,

Special Stitches
Spike dc-Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space one or more rows below the next stitch and pull up a loop to the level of the current round, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) 2 times.

Notes
Ch 2 at the beginning of the round counts as a stitch
Ch 3 at the beginning of the round counts as a stitch
Colors used for Pastel Mandala- #3668 Hot Pink, #3666 Shell Pink, #3673 Lavender, #3663 Soft Lime, and #3664 Wisteria

Instructions:
With A, make magic ring.
Round 1 (RS):  Ch 1 (does not counts as stitch) 12 sc in the circle, fasten off A. — 12 sc

Round 2: Join yarn B to any sc, ch 2 (counts as a hdc), hdc in the same space, ch 1, skip next st, * 2 hdc in the next stitch, ch 1; Repeat from * around, join to beginning ch-2, fasten off B.  — 12 hdc + 6 ch-1 sps

Round 3:  Join yarn C to any ch-1 sp, ch 2, spike dc in the sc in round 1, hdc ch 2, *( hdc, spike dc, hdc) in the next ch-2 sp , ch 2; Repeat form * around, join, fasten off C. — 12 hdc + 6 spike dc + 6 ch-2 sps

Round 4:  Join yarn D to ch-2 sp, ch 3, spike dc in between the 2 dc from round 2, dc in same sp, ch 3, * (dc, spike dc, dc) in the next ch-2 sp, ch3; repeat from * around, join, fasten off D.— 12 dc + 6 spike dc + 6 ch-2 sps

Round 5:  Join yarn E to any ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc, spike dc into the center dc of the 3 dc group from round 3, 2dc) in the same sp as join, ch 3, *(2 dc, spike dc, 2 dc) in the next ch-3 sp, ch 3; Repeat from * around, join, fasten off E. — 24 dc + 6 spike dc + 6 ch-3 sps

Round 6: Join yarn B to the 1st dc in the 5 dc group from round 5, Ch 3, dc in the next 4 sts, * ch 4, dc in the next 5 sts; Repeat from * around, join, fasten off B. — 30 dc + 6 ch-4 sps

Round 7: Join yarn D to the 1st dc in the 5 dc group, ch 2, hdc in the next 4 sts, ch 2, spike dc in the center dc of the 3 dc group from round 4, ch 2, * hdc, in the next 5 sts, ch 2, spike dc, ch 2; Repeat from * around, join, fasten off D. — 30 hdc + 12 ch-2 sps + 6 spike dc

Round 8: Join yarn A to the first ch-2 sp after the 5 hdc group, ch 3, 2 dc in the same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in the next ch-2 sp, ch 6, * 3 dc in the next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in the next ch-2 sp, ch 6; repeat from * around join, fasten off A. — 36 dc + 6 ch-2 sps + 6 ch-6 sps

Round 9: Join yarn E to the 1st dc after the ch-6 sp, ch 3, dc in the next 2 sts, spike dc over the ch-2 sp into the spike dc from round 7, dc in the next 3 sts, ch 7, * dc in the next 3 sts, spike dc into the spike dc from round 7, dc in the next 3 sts, ch 7; Repeat from * around, join, fasten off E. — 36 dc + 6 spike dc + 6 ch-7 sps

Round 10: Join yarn B to the first dc of any 7 dc group, ch 2, hdc in the next 6 sts, ch 3, spike dc into the center hdc of the 5 hdc group in round 7, ch 3, * hdc in the next 7 sts, ch 3, spike dc, ch 3; Repeat from * around, join, fasten off B. — 42 hdc + 6 spike dc + 12 ch-3 sps

Round 11: Join yarn C to the 1st ch-3 sp after the 7 hdc group, ch 3, dc in the same space, ch 4, 2 dc in the next ch-3 sp, dc in the next 7 sts, * 2 dc in the ch-3 sp, ch-4, 2 dc in the next ch-3 sp, dc in the next 7 sts; Repeat from * around, join, fasten off C. — 66 dc + 6 ch-4 sps

Round 12: Join yarn A to the 1st dc after the ch-4, ch 4, skip next st, dc in the next st, (ch 2, skip next st, dc in the next st) to the next ch-4 sp, ch 4, *(dc in the next st, ch 2, skip next st, dc in the next st) to the ch-4 sp, ch 4; Repeat from * around, join, fasten off A. — 36 dc + 30 ch-2 sps + 6 ch-4 sps

Round 13: Join yarn D to the first ch-2 sp after ch-4 sp, (ch 2, spike dc into dc from round 11, hdc) in the same sp as join, ch 1, *(hdc, spike dc, hdc) in the next ch-2 sp, ch 1, to the ch-4 sp, ch 2, spike dc into the spike dc from round 10, ch 2,; Repeat from * around, join, fasten off D. weave in ends — 60 dc + 36 spike dc +  12 ch-2 sps

*Make as many Kaleidoscope Mandalas as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern or its pictures  Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog post when using this pattern on the internet*

22 comments:

  1. VERY NICE LOVE THE COLORS, I PRINTED OUT PATTERN AND ALL THE STUFF ON THE LEFT IS MIXED WITH PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS ON RIGHT OF PATTERN, IS IT JUST ME OR IS SOMETHING WRONG. THANKS KAREN

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  2. Hi Karen, when you are printing from a blog post it usually adds everything on that page in your print. You can copy the pattern, paste it to a word document and then print. This will allow you to have the pattern only.
    I hope this helps.

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    1. I didn't have the problem of everything on the page being printed. Below the pattern is a PRINT in a green tab. Click on that and you'll print out only what you need.

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  3. Add an app to your browser call Print Friendly and it can be used any time you want to make patterns and recipes less cluttered with blogg words, advertising, to many photos, and links to other pages not needed at time of printing or saving. You can also convert the article you want to save or print to a PDF file.

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    1. Thank you Jaznz I downloaded the app and it works great! It will work for anyone!

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    2. if you look at other sites the (print friendly) button stays usually at the bottom of the original blog page so people can just click it and it is for all to use.

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    3. THIS IS PROBABLY A DUMB QUESTION, BUT...HOW DO YOU ADD THE PRINT FRIENDLY APP TO YOUR BROWSER? I SURE COULD USE IT!! THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP.

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    4. I just google the app called "printer Friendly" and it walked me through the steps to add the app to a blog

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  4. I am anxious to start some of these but PLEASE--use a font that is easier to read! Just plain block font is preferable. Thank you! The mandalas are gorgeous.

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    1. You can download the APP that Jaznz spoke about in the comments above. It is called printer friendly and it will change the font before printing.

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    2. I have added a printer friendly button to my patterns and it makes the pattern easier to read.

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  5. Wonderful mandala patterns. Thanks.

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  6. I use an app called Evernote and it will clip any article and put it in a notebook for easy looking up later. I use it for recipes and patterns! :)

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  7. What a beautiful pattern! I love the bright colors and the detail. Thank you for sharing it at The Yarn Fanatic Party. You are one of my features this week! http://philwife.blogspot.com/2015/03/yarn-fanatic-party-29.html

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  8. Love, LOVE these! Can't wait to work up some of my own. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Yarn Fanatic Linky Party! Hope you'll be back to party with us again soon!
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com
    #29: http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/03/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-29.html

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  9. Thank you for sharing at my link up.
    You are welcome to join us this week too.

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  10. i was planning on using only 4 colors, do you have any advice on how to amend the order of the color changes?

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  11. It all depends on the colors that are used. I usually try a lot of different color combinations.

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