Fly with me mandala CAL #1

Hey everyone, this mandala has been in the making since 2016! I started it in 2016 and along the years tried to finish it, but never did 😦 ! In February 2018, I wanted to finish projects I had lying around instead of trying to come up with new patterns and wah-lah, I began adding more rows onto this mandala.

Welcome to the first part of the “Fly with me mandala” CAL (crochet-a-long).

I challenged myself to use the entire Lion Brand Mandala cake for this project. I have no idea how many rows it will end up being or if I will add more yarn onto it! We will see how big this mandala will be 😀

WONDERING WHAT TO USE THIS FOR?

> Home decor – wall hangings, accent piece for your couch, chairs, office
> Baby decor – car seat, crib, wall hangings, floor
> Others – mat, rug, etc.

MATERIALS
(use any hook and yarn size you want, but this is what I used)

> H Hook (5mm)
> Lion Brand Mandala Yarn
> Tapestry Needle
> Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

> CH (chain)
> SC (single crochet)
> HDC (half double crochet)
> DC (double crochet)
> SL ST (slip stitch)
> ST (stitch)
> FPDC (front post double crochet)
> YO (yarn over)
> BL (back loop)
> SP (space)

NOTES

> Use any yarn and any hook size you want. Only difference will be the overall dimension
> This pattern is unfortunately not privately tested by anyone, but feel free to message me about any typos, etc. and I will check it out and change accordingly. Since this is a free pattern, I will try to help as much as I can! I will publish a paid PDF file later on with a full picture tutorial, additional details, ad free, and so on. Purchasing the PDF will help me continue to provide free patterns in the future.
Whatever you may want to use this finish item as, use the specific yarn and hook to create it. EX. Rug, use sturdier yarn and larger hook
>
MAKE SURE YOUR STITCH COUNTS ARE CORRECT OR YOU MIGHT HAVE TO FROG IT!

SPECIAL STITCHES

Learn the bobble ST, http://www.redheart.com/learn/articles/how-crochet-bobbles
Learn the third loop, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFBp3E_RVeo

PATTERN

Round 1: CH 3
11 DC in the 3rd CH from the hook
SL ST to the beginning DC to join (11 DC)
row-1-1-e1524676246602.jpg

Round 2: CH 2
[2 DC in each ST] x11
SL ST to the beginning DC to join (22 DC)
Row 2 #1

Round 3 (You will DC into each ST and FPDC around each DC ST)
CH 2
1 DC in the 1st DC ST
1 FPDC around the FIRST DC from the previous round
[1 DC into the next DC ST, 1 FPDC around the same DC ST] x21
SL ST to the beginning DC to join
(22 DC, 22 FPDC)
Row 3 #2.jpg

Round 4: CH 2
1 DC in each “third loop” of each DC
SL ST to the beginning DC to join (44 DC)
Row 4 #4

Round 5: CH 1
1 SC into each “third loop” of each SC
SL ST to the beginning SC to join (44 SC)
Row 5 #3

Round 6: CH 2
[1 bobble ST, 1 SC in the next 3 ST]x11
SL ST in between the CH and bobble ST to join
(11 bobble, 33 SC)
Row 6 #7

Round 7: CH 1
[2 SC in the bobble ST, 1 SC in the next 3 ST] x11
SL ST to the beginning SC to join (55 SC)
Row 7 #2

Round 8: CH 1
[1 SC in the next 3 ST, 1 bobble ST] x11
SL ST into the beginning SC to join
(11 bobble, 44 SC)
Row 8 #2

Round 9: CH 1
[2 SC in the bobble ST, 1 SC in the next 4 ST] x11
SL ST to the beginning SC to join (66 SC)
Row 9 #2

Round 10: CH 2
1 DC into the back loop of each ST
SL ST to the beginning DC to join (66 DC)
Row 10 #2

Round 11: CH 2
[1 DC, CH 2, skip ST] x33
SL ST to the beginning DC to join
Row 11 #2

Round 12: CH 1
[1 SC into the DC ST, 3 SC into the CH space] x33
SL ST to the beginning SC to join (132 SC)
Row 12 #2

STAY TUNED FOR PART 2, DROPPING MAY 8, 2018.

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