Lotus Flower Mandala Square Crochet Pattern

This square was for the Moogly 2016 Blanket CAL and is also the first square in my Mandala Blanket CAL! (Click the link to see the intro post for this CAL)

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Materials:

Lion Brands Vanna’s Choice (Worsted Weight Yarn)

I 5.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Difficulty:

Experienced

Gauge:

4Hdc = Approx 1 inch

Size:

12″ x 12″

Stitches:

CH: Chain- Yarn over pull through one loop.

SS: Slip stitch- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull through both the stitch and loop on the hook.

DC: Double crochet- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops.

SC: Single crochet- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops.

HDC: Half double crochet- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through three stitches.

FPDC: Yarn over. Insert hook around the front to back and around stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops.

BPDC: Yarn over. Insert hook around the stitch fron back to front into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops.

Special Stitches:

Drop Dc (Drop Double Crochet): Yarn over. Insert hook into skipped stitch from previous round. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops.

Bobble: (Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch.Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops.) 5 x’s. Yarn over. Pull through all 6 loops on the hook.

V-stitch:  Double crochet. Chain 2. Double crochet.

Notes:

  • Turning chain does NOT count as your first stitch (unless otherwise specified). So, when working flat, be sure to work your first stitch in the very first stitch. And when working in the round, be sure to work your first stitch in the same stitch as join.
  • For SOME round you will turn other rounds you will not! Pay CLOSE attention.
  • All images shown are taking to show the RIGHT SIDE of your work.
  • At the beginning of each row, it will tell you which side should be facing you.
  • With the Drop Dc you will work ontop of any chains to pin them down.

Color Key:

Color A (Grey):  (R1, R7, R13, R15)
Color B (White): (R2, R4, R9, R11)
Color C (Aqua): (R3, R6, R10, R14)
Color D (Teal): (R5, R8, R12, R16)

A, B, C, B, D, C, A, D, B, C, B, D, A, C, A, D

Instructions:

Magic Ring

RS Round 1: Chain 1. 8Hdc. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (8)

RS Round 2: Chain 1. 2Hdc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (16)

WS Round 3: Chain 2 and TURN. *Bobble. Chain 4. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Bobble made. (8 Popcorns + 8 chain 4 spaces.)

RS Round 4: Chain 1 and TURN. *Drop V-stitch (see special stitches.) In the skipped stitch on round 2. Sc in the next bobble stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Dc made.

WS Round 5: Chain 1 and TURN. *Sc in the next Sc. 5Dc in the next chain 2 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the frist Sc made. (8 5dc Shells + 8 Sc.)

WS Round 6: SS into the next Dc. Chain 1. *FPSC around the next 3 stitches. Skip the next stitch. 5Dc in the next Sc. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first SC made. (8 5dc Shells + 8 sets of 3FPSC)

RS Round 7: Chain 1 and TURN. *BPHDC around the next 5Dc. (3Tr. Chain 2. 3Tr) in the next stitch and center of Dc shell from round 5. BPHDC around the next 5DC. Dc in the next stitch and center of Dc shell from round 5. indicated In Figure A.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first BPHDC made.

WS Round 8: Chain 1 and TURN. *Hdc in the next 6 stithces. FPDC around the next 3 stitches. (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.) In the next chain 2 space. FPDC around the next 3 stitches. Hdc in the next 5 stithces.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

RS Round 9: Chain 1 and TURN. Sc in the next 9 stitches. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) In the next chain 2 space. *Sc in the next 19 stitches. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) In the next chain 2 space.* Repeat from * to * around until 10 stitches remain. Sc in the next 10 stitches. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (76 Sc + 4 (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.))

WS Round 10: Chain 2 and TURN. [Bobble. Chain 3. Skip 2.] x’s 3. Bobble. Chain 2. Skip the next stitch. *(Dc. Chain 2. Dc.) In the next chain 2 space. Chain 2. Skip the next stitch. [Bobble. Chain 3. Skip 2.] 6 x’s. Bobble. Chain 2. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * until one corner remains. (Dc. Chain 2. Dc.) In the next chain 2 space. Chain 2. Skip the next stitch. [Bobble. Chain 3. Skip 2.] 3 x’s. Join with a SS to the first Bobble made. (28 Bobble stitches + 4 (Dc. Chain 2. Dc))

RS Round 11: Chain 1 and TURN. [Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches (See special stitches). Sc in the next Bobble stitch.] 3 x’s. Drop Dc in the next stitch. Sc in the next Dc. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) In the next chain 2 space. Sc in the next Dc. Drop Dc in the next stitch. Sc in  the next Bobble stitch. *[Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches (See special stitches). Sc in the next Bobble stitch.] 6 x’s. Drop Dc in the next stitch. Sc in the next Dc. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) In the next chain 2 space. Sc in the next Dc. Drop Dc in the next stitch. Sc in  the next Bobble stitch.* Repeat from * to * until 3 Bobble stithces remain. [Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches (See special stitches). Sc in the next Bobble stitch.] 3 x’s. Join with a SS to the first Dc made.

WS Round 12: Chain 1 and TURN. *Hdc in the next 13 stitches. (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc) In the next chain 2 space. Hdc in the next 12 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (100 Hdc + 4 (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.))

RS Round 13: Chain 1 and TURN. Hdc in the next *Hdc in the next 13 stitches. (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc) In the next chain 2 space. Hdc in the next 14 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (108 Hdc + 4 (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.))

WS Round 14: Chain 2 and TURN. [Bobble. Chain 3. Skip 2.] 5 x’s. *(Dc. Chain 2. Dc.) In the next chain 2 space. Chain 3. Skip the next stitch. [Bobble. Chain 3. Skip 2.] 8x’s. Bobble. * Repeat from * to * until one corner remains. (Dc. Chain 2. Dc.) In the next chain 2 space. Chain 3. Skip the next 2 stitches. [Bobble. Chain 3. Skip 2.] 4 x’s. Join with a SS to the first Bobble made. (36 Bobble stitches. + 4 (Dc. Chain 2. Dc))

RS Round 15: Chain 1 and TURN. [Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches (See Special stitches). Sc in the next Bobble stitch.] 4 x’s. *Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches. Sc in the next Dc. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) in the next Chain 2 Space. Sc in the next Dc. [Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches (See Special stitches). Sc in the next Bobble stitch.] 9 x’s.* Repeat from * to * around Until one corner remains.  Drop Dc in the next two stitches. Sc in the next Dc. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) in the next Chain 2 Space. Sc in the next Dc. [Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches (See Special stitches). Sc in the next Bobble stitch.]  5 x’s.

RS Round 16: Chain 1. Hdc in each stitch around making  (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.) In each chain 2 space. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (140 Hdc + 4 Chain 2 spaces)

Finish off. Weave in Ends. Block out to a 12″ x 12″ Square.

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