Spanish Mandala Pillow overlay crochet by Tatsiana

Spanish Mandala Pillow overlay crochet

May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
After 9 rounds mandala measures 10cm (4 inches) in diameter (when made with DK yarn).
4.0 mm (G)
667 - 689 yards (610 - 630 m)
The size of the finished mandala depends on the yarn and hook you use. My mandala is approx. 39 cm (15 ½ inches) in diameter.
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This Mandala was inspired by colorful ceramic plates handmade in Spain. The pattern can be used for making a round pillow cover (with zip) or a separate Mandala, which can be used as a trivet, wall hanging or decoration for fabric pillowcase. You can use Dandelion Border (HERE) or Joana’s Border (HERE) to square this mandala up or enlarge into a medium sized rug.

Please, read more about this design HERE with details about different colorways.

Spanish Mandala is made in Overlay Crochet technique. This easy to follow pattern (18 pages) is written for one size. It contains step by step full written instructions in English using standard crochet abbreviations and US terms (stitch guide is given in the pattern). It also contains lots of pictures explaining all the tricky and difficult places.

Crochet level: Intermediate (front post stitches are used in this pattern).


  • Yarn in 6 colors. I used yarn “Soft Fun” by Scheepjes: shades 2513, 2496, 2510, 2530, 2519, 2470 and a bit of 2426. But you can absolutely use more colors if you wish!
  • Crochet hook 4mm (G) or the size that will give an acceptable gauge. You may also need to change to a smaller hook in the middle of the mandala to prevent it from curling.
  • Scissors and Tapestry needle to weave the ends in.
  • Zip

I will be happy to see pictures of your finished mandala in my Ravelry group HERE.

There are two copies of the pattern offered to download: one is very detailed with many pictures, and second copy is printer friendly (with written instructions only and no pictures).

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An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design. Copyright 2014-2016. All rights reserved.

This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. And please always note me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!