Sunflower Mandala Square Crochet Pattern

This is square #8 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.

Double Treble – DblTr: Yarn over. hook 3 times. Insert hook in stitch. Yarn over. Draw up Loop. (Yarn over. Draw through 2 loops) 4 times.

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.

5Puff:  [Yarn over. Draw up loop] a total of 5x’s. Yarn over draw through all 9 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): 1, 10, 14, 17
Color B (White): 9
Color C (Aqua): 3, 5, 8, 11, 13, 15
Color D (Teal): 2, 4, 6, 7, 12, 16

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

Instructions:

Magic Circle

Round 1: Chain 1. 8 Hdc. 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 first Hdc made. (16)

Round 3: Chain 2. *Puff. Chain 4. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first puff made.

Round 4: Chain 1. *Sc in the next puff. 3 Drop Dc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 5: Chain 2. *Puff. Chain 4. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with the SS to the first Puff made. (16)

Round 6: Chain 1. *Sc in the next puff. 2 Drop Dc in the next stitch. Sc in the next puff. Drop Dc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 7: Chain 1. *Sc in the next 4 stitches. 2Sc in the next stitch.* Repeat from  * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (48)

Round 8: Chain 1. *Sc. Skip the next 2 stitches. 7Tr in the next stitch. Skip the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (8 Shells)

Finish off.

Round 9: Join with a SS to the 2nd treble made. *Bphdc around the next treble. Bpsc around the next 3 stitches. Bpdc around the next treble. Skip the next stitch. (3Tr. Chain 2. 3Tr.). Skip the next Tr. Bpdc around the next stitch. Bpsc around the next 3 stitches. Bphdc around the next stitch. Skip the next stitch. 3Dc in the next Sc. Skip the next Tr* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Round 10: Chain 1. *Sc in the next 5 stitches. Bpdc around the next 3 stitches. (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.) in the next chain 2 space. Bpdc around the next 3 stitches. Sc in the next 8 stitches.* Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

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WS Round 11: Chain 1 and TURN. *Hdc in the next 12 stitches. (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.) in the next chain 2 space. Hdc in the next 9 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

WS Round 12: Chain 2. *(Puff in the next stitch. Chain 4. Skip the next stitch.) x’s 5. Puff in the next stitch. Chain 5. Skip the next 2 stitches. (Dc. Chain 2. Dc.) Chain 5. Skip the next 2 stitches. (Puff in the next stitch. Chain 4. Skip the next stitch.) x’s 4.* Repeat from * to * around Join with a SS to the first puff made.

Round 13: Chain 1 and TURN. *(Drop Dc. Sc in the next puff stitch.) x’s 4. Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches. Sc in the next stitch. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) Sc in the next stitch. Drop Dc in the next 2 stitches. Sc in the next stitch. (Drop Dc. Sc in the next puff stitch.) x’s 5.* Repeat from * to * around.

Round 14: Chain 1.  *Sc in the next 12 stitches. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) Sc in the 15 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. (116 + 4 chain 2 spaces)

WS Round 15: Chain 1and TURN. *(Hdc. Chain 2. Skip the next stitch.) x’s 7. Hdc in the next stitch. Chain 3. (Hdc. Chain 2. Hdc.) Chain 3. SKip the next stitch. (Hdc. Chain 2. Skip the next stitch.) x’s 6* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

WS Round 16: Chain 1. *(Sc. Drop Dc in the next stitch) x’s 8. Sc in the next stitch. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) Sc in the next stitch. *(Drop Dc. SC.) x’s 6. Drop Dc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 17: Chain 1 and TURN. *Sc in the next 15 stitches. (Sc. Chain 2. Sc.) in the next chain 2 space. Sc in the next 18 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first SC made.

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