♥ A beautiful Christmas themed Mandala ♥
The centre of this pattern is based loosely on a diagram on a page from a 1987 Crochet Magazine I have had forever :::: have I ever mentioned that I am a horder of note! If I could pass on an attribute to the designer I would so happily do so, it is a very pretty and almost delicate little centre, reminiscent of a snowflake!
So here we go:
Yarn: Elle Gold DK in Chilli, Lily and Limeade
Hook: Size 4mm
Puff St ~ link here
Picot ~ find a link here
Row 1: Start with a Magic ring or 5 ch joined to create a circle.
3ch; then 23dc; join with a sl st to top of 3ch to end row. (24 dc)
Row 36ch; (counts as first sc and 5ch; skip 2dc; 1sc into next st. *5ch; skip 2 sts; 1sc into next st. Repeat from * to end of row; sl st into first sc at start of row. (12 x 5ch loops)
Sl st into first 5ch loop and make another sl st, as per photo 4a. This moves the yarn to the top of the loop. Into first 5ch loop: *Puff st; 5ch; 1sc 2ch 1sc into next 5ch loop; 5ch. Repeat from * to end of row; sl st into top of first Puff st to finish row. Photo 4d shows: 6 Puff sts and 6 2ch loops.
Join new colour in a 5ch loop before any Puff st. 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc, 1ch, 2dc all into loop; 1ch; 2dc, 1ch, 2dc into chain loop after Puff st; 3ch. * 2dc, 1ch, 2dc into next chain loop; 1ch; 2dc, 1ch, 2dc into next chain loop; 3ch. Repeat from * a further 4 times. Join to top of starting 3ch.
Join new colour into any 3ch space and work 3ch (counts as 1dc plus 4dc (making a 5 dc cluster); into next 1ch space work 1dc; into next 1ch space make 2dc, 1ch, 2dc; into next 1ch space make 1dc; into next 3ch space work 5dc cluster. Continue to end of row, finishing with a sl st into top of starting 3ch.
Join new colour into third dc of any 5dc cluster and 6ch (stands for 1dc plus 3ch); Puff st into top of next 1dc; 3ch; 1dc into third dc of 5dc cluster; 3ch; Puff st into top of next 1dc. Continue to end of row, finishing with a sl st into third ch of beginning 6ch.
Sl st into 3ch space; Into each 3ch space, work 5dc cluster
Join new colour Into space between 5dc clusters; work 1sc and 6ch; 1sc into next space between clusters; 6ch. After last sc into last space between clusters, finish row with 3ch and 1dc into starting sc.
Sl st across first 3 chain sts; 6ch; sc into next 6 ch space. Finish row after last 6ch with a sl st into 1st sc.
Join new colour into any 6ch space. 3ch and 6dc (making a 7 stitch cluster); next a Picot; 7dc cluster into next 6 chain space; then a Picot. Continue to end, making a Picot seperating each 7dc cluster. Finish row with last Picot and a sl st into starting 3ch.
I must add an apology at this point; after some most annoying problems on my blog template these past few weeks, all is sorted thanks to my beloved son Arend ♥ soo sorry for the delay in getting this post out, soo happy to see it finally on it's way :) Please forgive any out-of-sync looking pics too!
Until next post
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