Peony Mandala Square Crochet Pattern

This is square #7 of the Mandala Blanket 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.

Tr: Treble- Yarn over 2 times. Insert hook around the stitch front back to front into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. 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.

Triple Treble – TrTr:  Yarn over. hook 4 times. Insert hook in stitch. Yarn over. Draw up Loop. (Yarn over. Draw through 2 loops)5 times.

Puff:  [Yarn over. Draw up loop] a total of 3x’s. Yarn over draw through all 7 loops on the hook.

Cluster: Cluster- *Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over through two stitches.* Repeat from * to * until there are 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all six loops.

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.

Color Key:

Color A (Grey): 11, 12, 14, 15
Color B (White): 1, 13, 19, 21
Color C (Aqua): 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 17
Color D (Teal): 2, 3, 6, 8, 16, 18, 20

Rows: B, D, D, C, C, D, C, D, C, C, A, A, B, A, A, D, C, D, B, D, B

Instructions:

Magic Ring

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

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

Round 3: Chain 1. *Sc. Chain 3. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 4: Chain 1. *Hdc. 2 Drop Dc in the skipped stitch from previous round (leaving your chain space in the front of your work.)* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (24)

Round 5: Chain 1. *Sc in the next 2 stitches. 2Sc in the next stitch. (catching the center chain).* Repeat from * to *  around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (32)

Finish Off.

Round 6: Join with a ss to the third stitch. Chain 2. *Hdc. Chain 2. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Round 7: Chain 1. *Sc in the next stitch. 2 Drop Dc in the skipped stitch from previous round.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 8: Chain 1. *Sc. Chain 4 . Skip the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 9: Chain 1. *2 Hdc in the next stitch. Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches.(leaving your chain space in the front of your work.)* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Round 10: Chain 1. *Sc in the next 3 stitches. Sc pinning down the chain space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 11: Chain 1. *Sc In the next 3 stitches. 2 Sc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 12: Chain 1. *Hdc. Chain 2. Skip 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Round 13: Chain 1. *Sc. Drop Dc.* Repeat from * to * round. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 14: Chain 1. Sc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 15: Chain 1. *Sc in the next 2 stitches. Hdc in the next 3 stitches. Dc in  the next 2 stitches. Tr. in the next stitch. (2Tr. Chain 2. 2Tr.) in the next stitch. Tr in the next stitch. Dc in the next 2 stitches. Hdc in the next 3 stitches. Sc  in the next 5 stitches.

Round 16: Chain 1. *Sc in the next 5 stitches. Hdc in the next 5 stitches. (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.) in the next chain 2 space. Hdc in the next 5 stitches. Sc in the next 8 stitches.

WS Round 17: Chain 2 and TURN. *(Hdc. Chain 2. Skip the next stitch.) x’s 7. (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.) in the chain 2 space. Chain 2.  Skip the next stitch. (Hdc. Chain 2. Skip the next stitch.) x’s 5.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first HDc made.

WS Round 18: Chain 1. *(Sc. Drop Dc in the next stitch.) x’s 7. Sc in the next Hdc. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) in the next chain 2 space. Sc in the next stitch. (Drop Dc. Sc.) x’s 5.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 19: Chain 1 and TURN. Chain 1 *Hdc in the next 13 stitches. (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.) in the next chain 2 space. Hdc in the next 16 stitches.* Repeat from * to* around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Round 20: Chain 2. *(Cluster. Chain 5. Skip the next 3 stitches.) x’s 3. Cluster. Chain 3. Skip the next stitch. (Dc. Chain 2. Dc.) in the next chain 2 space. Chain 3. Skip the next stitch. (Cluster. Chain 5. Skip the next 3 stitches.) x’s 4.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Cluster made.

Round 21: Chain 1. *(Sc. Drop Dc in the next 3 stitches.) x’s 3. Sc in the next cluster. Drop Dc in the next stitch.  Sc in the next stitch. (Sc. Chain 1. Sc.) in the next chain 2 space. Sc in the next stitch. Drop Dc in the next stitch. (Sc in the next cluster. Drop Dc in the next 3 stitches.) x’s 4. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the frist Sc made.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

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