Inspired by a basket of fresh peaches, I decided to make a summery little mandala!
You can buy an ad free, printable version of this pattern for $1.99 HERE on Etsy.
cotton DK weight yarn in 5 colors (I used this yarn in the shades washed teal, peach orange, bright peach, lipstick pink, and mustard yellow)
start each row with a chain 2, slip stitch to the first double crochet of each row
mc – magic circle
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet (US version)
Row 1: (with yellow) 16 dc in mc
Row 2: (with blue) *dc, ch 1, dc in same stitch* repeat from *to* 8 times
Row 3: (with light pink) sl st until the next open ch space *2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same stitch* repeat from *to* 8 times
Row 4: (with darker pink) sl st until the next open ch space *3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same stitch* repeat from *to* 8 times
Row 5: (with darkest pink) sl st until the next open ch space *4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc in same stitch* repeat from *to* 8 times
Row 6: (with yellow) sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in ch space, sc in next 4 st
The next part is pretty tricky, follow the steps below:
- Slip stitch into the next chain space
- Insert hook over the next chain space
- Pull up a loop and make a slip stitch, do this 3 more times for a total of 5 slip stitches
- Turn your work and insert the hook through a slip stitch and under the chain space, pull up a loop of yarn and slip stitch on top of the last slip stitch you made
- Repeat step four until you have reached the last slip stitch
- Continue to crochet around with the instructions from the beginning of row 6
Weave in the ends and your mini mandala is complete!
I’m going to use mine as a little dish scrubby. You can make a bunch to use as coasters or a bunting. I might test out a few different mandalas and arrange them as a wall hanging to add some color to my bedroom!
You can check out this post to see how I found a perfect peachy color combination and color swatches.
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