Daydreamer's Mandala by Anna Piskorz

Daydreamer's Mandala

Crochet
August 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
383 - 416 yards (350 - 380 m)
One size - depends on yarn and hook size
US
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A mandala (literally, a circle) is a spiritual symbol of the Universe. The Daydreamer’s Mandala was designed with that very definition in mind. Its changing shapes symbolize the four elements, and their perpetually evolving nature. It is also believed that creating mandalas is a soothing process, related to personal growth.

This easy to follow pattern (7pages) contains step by step full written instructions in English using standard crochet abbreviations and US terms. Special stitches are explained at the beginning of the pattern. I also included many pictures to illustrate the trickier parts and some less common stitches.

But once you have your beautiful crochet mandala – what can you use it for ? Well, the possibilities are endless :
if you make it with crochet thread, or a fingering weight yarn, it’s a perfect doily or placemat for your table ! You could also attach a few tassels or a fringe, and use it as a beautiful (day)dream catcher.
If you use sport/DK/worsted weight yarn, your mandala can become a hot pad or a wall hanging. Or, you could sew it to a round pillowcase, for a truly stunning pillow. You could even use it as the center of a circular vest, or attach it to a crochet handbag as a flap.
If you use bulky yarn, your Mandala could become a beautiful rug
In short, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination !

CROCHET LEVEL

Intermediate

SIZE

The size of finished mandala will depend on the yarn and hook you use. Mine is 31cm (12’’) in diameter.

MATERIALS

** 9 colors of yarn. I used small Scheepjes Catona balls (25g/0.9 oz., 62,5m/68 yds.)
Yarn usage: 3,5m (3yds) of color A, 12 - 25m (13 - 27yds) of every other color

OR

** 9 colors of Rico Designs Essentials Cotton DK (50g/1.8oz., 125m/136yds)

OR
** 1 cake of Lion Brand Mandala (150g/5.3oz , 540m/590yds)
Yarn usage: 355m (388 yds)
OR
Any yarn or thread, in as many, or as few, colors as you like. This is a great project to use your leftover yarn. The overall yarn usage will depend on the yarn and hook size you choose.
Crochet hook 3 mm (C) or the size to obtain an acceptable gauge
** Scissors and Tapestry needle to weave the ends. 

AVAILABLE FILES

** Photo tutorial - written pattern with multiple photos to illustrate the different sections and techniques, with multiple hints

** Print-friendly version - written pattern without pictures

Both files are available for download


Copyright 2018 – A Loop of Sunshine by Anna Piskorz
This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. The finished items belong to you, and you are welcome to sell them, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. If you do, please always note me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!