Rainbow Star Mandala

Last week on my Instagram page I shared this mandala pattern just as I had finished it! Now that I’ve had some time to go over the pattern and check for some mistakes (there were a few!), I thought I’d post it here with step by step photos!

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It’s a pretty simple make, so you should be able to get it done in an afternoon! I hope you enjoy it! Keep scrolling for the pattern!


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For a small fee the PDF version of this pattern is also available on Etsy, Lovecrafts & Ravelry.

As well as the pattern, this PDF contains additional information and resources that are not included in this blog post.

These include:
– Ad free & Printer friendly PDF document: Images and pattern are each on separate pages.
-Step by step pictures for ALL rounds
– Full crochet chart.
– Exact amounts for each colour listed in metres and yards.
– Alternative joining method: Invisible join (step by step photo instructions)


YOU’LL NEED:   

– Yarn of your choice
I’ve used Cotton DK (8ply) in the colours listed below:

– Corresponding crochet hook
I’ve used a 4mm (Size G) hook.

– Blocking equipment

– Yarn needle

– Scissors


Finished size: 20 cm


Gauge: Gauge is not important for this pattern.


THIS DESIGN USES US CROCHET TERMS

st(s) stitch
ch chain
– rnd(s) round(s)
rep repeat
slst slip stitch
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
bpsc back post single crochet
sbpsc standing back post single crochet


SPECIAL STITCHES:

Standing back post single crochet:

 In rnds 2 & 4 you’ll need to start the rnd with this stitch. It’s basically just a regular back post single crochet with an extra step:

Attach your yarn to your hook with a slip knot, insert your hook from back to front into the space and continue as you normally would when working a back post single crochet.


Pattern:

Rnd 1: {start with colour A}
In a magic ring: ch 3 {counts as dc}, 11 dc, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
{12 dc}

Fasten off A.

Rnd 2: {join colour B with a sbpsc around any st}
ch 1, *bpsc around next st, ch 1** rep from * to ** 11 times, slst in sbpsc.
{12 bpsc, 12 ch}

Fasten off B.

2M

Rnd 3: {join colour C with a slst in any ch sp}
ch 3 {count as dc}, dc in same ch sp, dc in next bpsc, *(2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in next bpsc** rep from * to ** 11 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
{36 dc}

Fasten off C.

Rnd 4: {join colour B with a sbpsc around any st}
bpsc around each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, *bpsc around each of the next 3 sts, ch 1** rep from * to ** 11 times, slst in sbpsc.
{36 bpsc, 12 ch}

Fasten off B.

4M

Rnd 5: {join colour D with a slst in any ch sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, (2 hdc) in same ch sp, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, *(2 hdc) in next ch sp, hdc in each of the next 3 sts** rep from * to ** 11 times, slst in initial hdc.
{60 hdc}

Fasten off D.

5M

Rnd 6: {join colour B with a slst in any st}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, sc in same st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts** rep from * to ** 19 times, slst in initial sc.
{20 sc, 20 ch-2}

Fasten off B.

Rnd 7: {join colour E with a slst in any ch-2 sp}
ch 3 {counts as dc}, (2 dc) in same sp, skip next sc, *(3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, skip next sc** rep from * to ** 19 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
{60 dc}

Fasten off E.

Rnd 8: {join colour B with a slst between any 3 dc group}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, sc in same sp, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, *sc in next st sp, ch 3, skip next 3 sts** rep from * to ** 19 times, slst in initial sc.
{20 sc, 20 ch-3}

Fasten off B.

8M

Rnd 9: {join colour F with a slst in any ch-3 sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, (sc + hdc + dc + tr) in same sp, ch 1, skip next sc, (tr + dc + hdc + sc) in next ch-3 sp, skip next sc, *(sc + hdc + dc + tr) in in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, (tr + dc + hdc + sc) in next ch-3 sp, skip next sc** rep from * to ** 9 times, slst in initial sc.
{20 tr, 20 dc, 20 hdc, 20 sc, 10 ch}

Fasten off F.

9M

Rnd 10: {join colour B with a slst in any ch sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, *(sc + ch 1 + sc) in ch sp, bpsc around each of the next 8 sts** rep from * to ** 10 times, slst in initial sc.
{80 bpsc, 20 sc, 10 ch}

Fasten off B.

Rnd 11: {join colour G with a slst in any ch sp}
ch 3 {count as dc}, (dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in same ch sp, dc in each of the next 4 sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 4 sts, *(2 dc + ch 1 + 2 dc) in next ch sp, dc in each of the next 4 sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 4 sts** rep from * to ** 9 times, slst in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
{120 dc, 10 ch}

Fasten off G.

11M

Rnd 12: {join colour B with a slst in any ch sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, *(sc + ch 1 + sc) in ch sp, bpsc around each of the next 12 sts** rep from * to ** 10 times, slst in initial sc.
{120 bpsc, 20 sc, 10 ch}

Fasten off B.

12M

Rnd 13: {join colour H with a slst in any ch sp}
ch 1 {does not count as st}, *(hdc + ch 2 + hdc) in ch sp, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, skip next 2 sts, hdc in each of the next 6 sts** rep from * to ** 10 times, slst in initial hdc.
{140 hdc, 10 ch-2}

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Fasten off H.

Weave in all ends and block if necessary.

If you have any questions, or notice errors in this pattern, please feel free to contact me at crochetbycraftycc@gmail.com

-Celine

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