Almost ready.

Tomorrow is the big day!

The release of my first design!

The Early Spring Mandala!

I’m so excited and scared at the same time.

I’ve had really positive feedback on Instagram, from my family and friends and from my testers. And that’s what gives me the courage to go on. They have giving me the thumbs up.

But still I’m finding it scary. Will people like it, do they want to make it,…

I’m not going to think about that anymore, I’m going to enjoy this special moment in my crochet adventure!

So, if you want to make my mandala, here are some things you need to know.

I rate the pattern as an advanced beginner. However, with some help from YouTube a beginner will be able to do it too.

I’ve used yarn and colors must have for mine, but any other coton will do.

I’ve used a bit more than 50 grams of coton devided over 7 colours.

For those of you that want to use my colours, here they are:

A: green ice

B: deep cerise

C: papaya

D: lemon

E: cottoncandy

F: pearl

G: turquoise

But feel free to choose your own colour combination. I really like how different it looks using other colours.

You also need a 3,5 mm crochet hook, a pair of scissors, a darning needle and some stitch markers.

Other information:

  • The pattern is worked in rounds.
  • I changed colours every round except for rounds 7 and 9.
  • I start every round with a standing stitch and close it with an invisible chain.
  • Standing stitches can be replaced with a chain start and the invisible chain with a slip stitch.
  • Darn in your ends after every round so you don’t end up with lots of ends when you’re done. For some rounds it’s not easy to do that, then it’s best to wait until you finished the next round.
  • You can block your mandala, but it’s not a must.
  • The finished mandala measures approximately 23 cm.

Abbreviations (US terminology)

MR – magic ring

ch – chain

inv ch – invisible chain

sl st – slip stitch

ch sp – chain space

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

puff – puff stitch

pop – popcorn

fpsc -front post single crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

fptr – front post treble crochet

bpsc – back post single crochet

dc3tog – 3 double crochet together

2dcCl – 2 double crochet cluster

pic2 – picot 2

FO – finish of

YO – yarn over

The pattern will include step by step pictures and I will explain the special stitches there too.

So, I guess that’s it for now.

Hope you come back tomorrow for the pattern!

Until then,

Love Ilse

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