Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Happy Flower Crochet Mandala


happy flower crochet mandala a free tutorial by Red Haired Amazona

Why Happy Flowers? Because I've kind of convinced myself there are tulipy type flowers in rounds 6-7!

And they make me happy!


Would you like to make yourself some of these super easy peasy fast mandala/ doily thingos? Then let's get cracking!!

What do you need??

3.5mm crochet hook
A darning needle
Scissors
Yarn: Any brand of 8ply Cotton or  
 
Cotton Blend. I used Patons 8 ply Cotton Blend.

Colour A: Teal
Colour B: White
Colour C: Soft Pink
Colour D: Mid Pink
Colour E: Soft Green
Colour F: Yellow
Colour G: Purple

Special Stitches:

Beginning Popcorn:
Ch 3, yarn over, insert hook into the Ch2 space, YO, pull up the loop, YO, pull through 2 loops. There will still be 2 loops left on the hook. YO, insert yarn into the same Ch2 sp, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops. There will now be 3 loops left on the hook. YO, insert hook into the same Ch2 sp, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops. There will be 4 loops left on the hook. YO, pull through all 4 remaining loops.

4DC Popcorn:
YO, insert hook into next Ch2 sp, YO, pull up the loop, YO, pull through 2 loops. There will still be 2 loops left on the hook. YO, insert yarn into the same Ch2 sp, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops. There will now be 3 loops left on the hook. YO, insert hook into the same Ch2 sp, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops. There will be 4 loops left on the hook. YO, insert hook into same sp, YO, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops. There will be 5 loops left on the hook. YO, pull through all 5 remaining loops.

Abbreviations

Beg: beginning
BLO: back loops only
Ch: chain
Dc: Double Crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
MR: Magic ring
Sc: single crochet
Sk: skip
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch

Let's get started!!

Super Dooper Tip: As you fasten off each colour, sew in your ends. Saves the big stitch up later on!

Round 1: Starting with Colour A, work 6sc into MR [6]

Round 1
R2: 2sc in each st. Fasten off and Join Colour B [12]

Round 2

R3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, then *(2dc in each st ) Repeat from *. Join with a sl st to top of beg Ch 3. Fasten off and join Colour C in between the 2 groups of 2dc. [24]

Round 3

R4: Ch2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st, *Ch 1, sk next 2dc, 2hdc in same sp). Repeat from * to the end. Join with sl st to top of beg Ch2. Fasten off and join Colour D in a Ch1 sp. [24hdc & 12ch]

Round 4 Close up
Round 4

R5: Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same sp, *(Ch1, 3dc in next Ch 1 sp) Repeat from * to the end. Join with a sl st to top of beg Ch3 and fasten off. Join colour E in a Ch1 sp. [36dc & 12ch]

Round 5
R6: In 1st Ch1 sp: (Ch3, dc, Ch 2, 2dc). Then in each Ch1 sp *(2dc, Ch 2, 2dc). Repeat from * to the end. Join with a sl st to top of beg Ch 3 & fasten off. Join Colour F in a Ch2 sp. [48dc & 24ch]

Round 6 close up


Round 6

R7:  Work Beginning Popcorn (see Special Stitches above), Ch5, then *(4DC Popcorn, Ch 5) Repeat from * to the end. Join with sl st in top of beg Ch3. Fasten off and Join Colour G. [12 Popcorns & 60ch]

***Tip: take care not to work your ch 5 too tightly or it will warp the work!!***
 
Round 7
 
R8: Ch1, then 6Sc in each Ch5 sp, 1sc in top of each popcorn. Sl st to beg ch. Fasten off and join Colour C into sc above a popcorn st. [84sc]

Round 8 Close up
Round 8

R9: Ch1, 2sc in same st, *(sc in each of the next 6sc, 2sc in same sc above the popcorn st of R7) Repeat from *. Join with a sl st to beg st, fasten off. Join Colour A. [96sc]

Round 9

R10: Ch1, sc in same st. Sk 3 st, Work shells as follows: *(dc, Ch1,dc, Ch1, dc, Ch1, dc, Ch1, dc, sk 3 st, sc, sk 3 st) Repeat from * around to the end. Fasten off. If you haven't sewn in your ends as you went along, do so now. [12 shells]

Round 10 Close up

Block and you're done!

Happy Flower Crochet Mandala - a free tutorial by Red Haired Amazona

Happy Flower Crochet Mandala - a free tutorial by Red Haired Amazona

12 comments:

  1. Those are really bright and pretty.. how nice of you to do a tutorial for your readers. I'm at the beach now with my 3 girls.. having fun. Have a super weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Brilliant tutorial, when I have got past the chain will love to have a go

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  3. Gorgeous and such a detailed tutorial, thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Great pics! One could do THIS *just* by looking at them. :-D

    Meanwhile, just to let you know, we've got a robin's nest just outside our kitchen window [about 4-ft away, behind some annoying branches in the way!] that's managed to survive several COOL, WINDY days! And, a CHIPMUNK [haven't seen one of those in ages!] has also taken residence on the property... Spotted him this afternoon on some of the rocks in front garden looking rather DISNEY-esque! He must've heard about Mom's "gourmet"-bird feeders on the porch from the regular SQUIRRELLY crowd!
    ;-}

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial. I have booked marked it and will give it a go. I will be very proud if I can make one.

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  6. I love the way you have included so many photographs - it makes the project feel achievable!! Love it:)

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  7. What a perfect tutorial, I love the step by step guide #TheRealCraftyLinkParty

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  8. They are wonderful, and I love the color combinations. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!

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  9. Where can I get a free download of this pretty pattern? It's a very prettydesign

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    1. Thank you! I don't have a pdf for download of this pattern. Only the tutorial here.

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  10. How can someone make it bigger

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    1. Hi there, I'm not sure how much bigger you'd like it to be, but you could try using a thicker yarn and larger hook size :)

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