Free Crochet Pattern: Mindspace Mandala

By Claire Golden – 1 Comment

I love making mandalas because of their repetitive and calming nature. After acquiring a ball of lovely gray yarn, I thought it would make a pretty mandala, and this is the finished design. Although I chose to make it all in one color, mandalas are an excellent way to experiment with color changing. I’d love to see how this design looks in multiple colors. Or you could make it with crochet thread and a small hook to make a doily.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 4″ (10 cm) in diameter

Materials:
Fine Weight Yarn (approximately 150 yards)
Crochet Hook C (2.75 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
Rounds -3 in pattern measure 1 3/4″ (4.5 cm)

Special Stitches
Puff Stitch: (yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to close puff stitch

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Mindspace Mandala
Round 1: ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch 2, 12 dc in ring, sl st to first dc: 12 dc
Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, ch 3, skip next dc, (3 dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc) around, sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3: 6 ch-spaces
Round 3: ch 2, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 4 dc in next ch-3 space) around, sl st in first dc: 24 dc
Round 4: ch 1, sc in firsr dc, *ch 2, skip 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 8, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 2, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * around, omitting last sc on last repeat, sl st in first sc: 6 ch-8 spaces
Round 5: ch 1, sc in first sc, *(8 tr, ch 3, 8 tr) in next ch-8 space, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, omitting last sc in last repeat, sl st to first sc: 6 ch-3 spaces
Round 6:ch 1, puff in first sc, *ch 1, skip first 4 tr, sc in back loop of next 4 tr, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 space, sc in back loop of next 4 tr, skip next 4 tr, ch 1, puff in next sc, repeat from * around, omitting last ch 1 and puff in last repeat, sl st in first puff: 60 sc, 6 puffs
Round 7: ch 4, tr2tog over puff and following ch-1 space (counts as first tr3tog), *ch 4, skip first 2 sc, dc3tog over next 3 sc, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 4, dc3tog over next 3 sc, ch 4, skip next 2 sc, tr3tog over puff stitch and the chain spaces on either side, repeat from * around, omitting last tr3tog in last repeat, sl st in first tr3tog: 12 tr3tog
Round 8: sl st in next ch-4 space, ch 2, (6 dc in next ch-4 space, 4 hdc in each of next 2 ch-spaces, 6 dc in next ch-space, fpdc around tr3tog from Round 7) around, sl st in first dc: 126 sts
Round 9: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc: 126 sc
Round 10: ch 6, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc) around, ch 3, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-3: 42 dc
Round 11: (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next ch-space, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-space, sc in next ch-space, repeat from * around, omitting last sc in last repeat, sl st in first sc: 21 ch-3 spaces
Round 12: ch 1, puff st in first sc, (ch 3, sc in nex ch-3 space, ch 4, puff in next sc) around, omitting last puff in last repeat, sl st in first puff: 21 puffs
Round 13: ch 4, *(yarn over twice, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull up a loop, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 2 times) 2 times in next ch-space, 1 time in next puff, then 3 times in next ch-space, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook, ch 10, repeat from * around, sl st in first cluster: 21 clusters
Round 14: ch 1, (5 sc, ch 3, 5 sc) in each ch-10 space around, sl st in first sc: 21 ch-3 spaces
Finish off and weave in ends.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

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One Comment

  1. Annmary Charles says:

    How beautiful! Thank you so much for this lovely design! I have recently taken a liking to grey, which I never noticed or used much before. Interesting choice for your colour for this, and I imagine it will suit anywhere.

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