Mandalas have a prominent position in the art of crocheting and they are very hot in crochet fashion! The meaning of the word ”Mandala” is a “Circle”. Crochet mandalas are magical. beautiful, easy to make, can be usedi n so many ways : rugs, pillow cushions, coasters, pot holders, blankets, wall decorations… you name it!
But for fashion enthusiasts who have no religion, they can be the most eye-popping geometric design in the whole crochet pattern!
Crocheting a beautiful mandala depends on a few factors! You really need to learn a little about the geometric shapes to crochet a flat and enticing mandala! 2nd thing would be to avoid from adding too much, this can result into a ruffled mandala instead of a sharp flat one, so let the let the mandala grow softly without mixing the too much stitches!
Here is a beautiful free crochet mandala patterns that I would like to share. I have used the mix shades of brown, hence named the pattern as Tawny.
For the Tawny Mandala Project Red Heart crochet thread, size 10 is used. But thicker yarns or thread can be used to increase the size of the pattern.
Crochet Hook Size: To crochet the flower, we used a size I.25mm crochet hook.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
Slip Stitch= sl st
Single Crochet= sc
Chain = ch
Double Crochet = dc
Treble Crochet = tr
Skill Level: Intermediate
Picot – ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook
Instruction For Tawny Mandala:
Make a magic ring
Round 1 – Ch 3, 11 dc in ring,sl st to join -12 dc.
Round 2 – Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join – 24 dc.
Round 3 – [(Ch 6, sc in 4th ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch), skip 1 st, sl st in next] 12 times – 12 points formed.
Round 4 – Sl st to top pf 1st point from Round 3, ch 1, (sc in ch -3 space, ch 4) 12 times, sl st to join – 12 ch-4 spaces.
Round 5 – Sl st in 1st ch-4 space, ch 3, 5dc in same ch-4 space, 6 dc in next 11 ch-4 spaces around -72 dc.
Round 6 – [(Ch 6, sc in 4th ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch), skip 1 st, sl st in next] 24 times – 24 points formed.
Round 7 – Sl st to top of 1st point from Round 6, ch 1, (sc in ch-3 space, ch 4) 24 times, sl st to join – 24 sc, 24 ch-4 spaces.
Round 8 – Sl st in 1st ch-4 space, ch 3, 4 dc in ch-4 space. 5 dc in next 23 ch-4 spaces around -120 sc.
Round 9 – [(Ch 6, sc in 4th ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch), skip 1 st, sl st in next] 40 times – 40 points formed.
Round 10 – Sl st to top of 1st point from Round 9, ch 1, (sc in ch-3 space, ch 4) 40 times, sl st to join – 40 sc, 40 ch-4 spaces.
Round 11 – Sl st in 1st ch-4 space, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-4 space, 4 dc in next 40 ch-4 spaces around – 160 dc.
Round 12 – Ch 1. (sc, ch 6, skip 4 sts) 40 times, sl st to join – 40 ch-6 spaces.
Round 13 – (Sl st, hdc, dc. Tr, picot, tr, dc, hdc, sl st) in each ch-6 space around – 40 points.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
I hope you enjoyed this Tawny Mandala Pattern. Do share your work or view in the comment column.