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Friday, 25 April 2014

Rainbow Vermicelli Mandala: Pattern

The Rainbow Vermicelli Mandala was designed for a few ladies new to the art of crochet, who wanted to join in the Mandala fun.

The pattern is extremely easy!    No fancy stitchwork and lots of repeats (so it does not require too much concentration)

 crochet mandala

The design is very simple too - making it perfect for almost any type or colour of yarn


crochet mandala


RAINBOW VERMICELLI MANDALA

Pattern Terms:  US 
Yarn:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK (100% cotton) 
Hook:  4.00mm 
Size:  Diameter 40cm

Foundation:  5ch, ss into first ch to form circle

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc, 2ch into circle;  *2dc, 2ch into circle* *to* x 5 ss into top of 3ch to close

Row 2:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same space as join, 2ch:  *3dc, 2ch into next 2ch space* *to* x 5, ss into top of 3ch to close (6 x 3dc, 2ch groups)

Row 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;  3ch (counts as 1 dc), 5dc into same space as join (6dc group), 1ch;  *6dc, 1ch into next 2ch space (6dc group)* *to* x 5;   ss into top of 3ch to close (6 x 6dc, 1ch groups)

Row 4:  Join yarn in 1st dc of any 6dc group;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same place as join, 1dc into each of next 4dc, 2dc into last dc on 6dc group (8dc group);  *2dc into first dc on next 6dc group, 1 dc into each of next 4dc, 2dc into last dc on 6dc group (8dc group)* *to* all around;  ss into top of 3ch to close (6 x 8dc groups = 48 dc)

Row 5: Join yarn in space before start of any 8dc group;   6ch (counts as 1sc, 5ch), 1sc into space between 4th and 5th dc;   *5ch, 1sc into space before start of next 8dc group;  5ch 1sc into space between 4th and 5th dc* repeat *to* x 5;   5ch ss into first ch of 6ch at start of row

Row 6:   Join yarn in any 5ch space;  3ch, 5dc in same space as join (6dc group);  *6dc into next 5ch space (6dc group) *to* x 11 (12 x 6dc groups)

Row 7:  Repeat row 4 (12 x 8dc groups = 96dc)

Row 8:  Join yarn in any dc;  2ch in same space as join;  1hdc into each dc to end;  ss into top of 2ch at start to close.

Row 9:  Join yarn in space between hdc (in line with sc on Row 5);   6ch (counts as 1sc, 5ch) in same space;  *skip 3 spaces between hdc, 1sc into 4th space between dc, 5ch* *to* all around,  ss into 1st ch of 6ch at start to close

Row 10:   Join yarn in any 5ch space;  7ch (counts as 1sc, 6ch);  *sc into next 5ch space, 6ch* *to* all around, ss into 1st ch of 7ch at start to close;

Row 11:  Repeat Row 10

Row 12:  Repeat Row 6

Row 13:   Repeat Row 4

Row 14:  Repeat Row 8

Row 15:  Join yarn in space between any 2 hdc,  5ch (counts as 1sc, 4ch) in same space as join;  *skip 2 spaces, 1sc in third space between hdc;  4ch* *to* to end, ss into 1st ch of start 5ch to close. 

Row 16:  Join yarn in any 4ch space,  5ch (counts ad 1sc, 4ch) in same space as join;  *1sc, 4ch in next 4ch space* *to* to end, ss into 1st of start 5ch to close

Row 17:  Repeat Row 16

Row 18:  Join yarn in any 4ch space,  3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc in same space as join (3dc group) ;  *3dc into next 4ch space (3dc group)  *to* to end, ss into top of 3ch at start to close.

Row 19:  Join yarn in space between any two 3dc groups;   5ch (counts as sc, 4ch) in same space as join;  *1sc, 4ch in next space between 3dc groups* *to* to end, ss into 1st of start 5ch to close

Row 20:  Repeat Row 18

Row 21:  ss into any dc;  *1ch, 1ss into top of  next dc*  *to* to end 1ch, ss into ss at start of edging.

My mandalas did not really need "blocking",  but I did give them a nice puff of steam with the iron (cotton is not quite as well behaved as the acrylics I am used to working with)!

The pattern for the matching Coasters can be found HERE
 
crochet coasters

24 comments:

  1. You are killing me. Every time I think I have seen the last of the Mandela's that I like, you pop up with another one I just got to make. When will this Mandela Madness end? Just kidding of course. This one is as gorgeous as the the others. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely patterns with us.
    Come and join my Mandela google community.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Thank you so very much for the pattern

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  3. Your mandala patterns are looking wonderful! I really love your Starflower one, and must give it a shot sometime. Lucky you getting recognised by Attic24!!x

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  4. These are so beautiful! I would like to start by making the coasters and I can't get the pattern! It won't come up when I "click here". How can I get the coaster pattern? I really need some and want to make them! Thank you!

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    1. Oh dear! Some gremlins seem to have crept into the link! I have repaired it now and it seems to be working fine! Otherwise just click on "Older Post" in the right corner (at the very bottom of the page) and it will take you there!

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  5. Framed mandalas are going to be the artwork for a long hallway. Keep your beautiful patterns coming.

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  6. I am going to give it a try, today. It looks wonderfull. It is raining, so it is a great day to do some knitting and som croceht. Thank you for sharing another beautyfull pattern.
    Marian

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  7. What a great pattern...I love the simple-ness...and the colours are lovely.
    If it is okay with you I would love to link to your site on my blog...Please let me know...
    Blessings and thanks,
    Jesse

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    1. Thank you Jesse! You are welcome to link to my site on your blog! xxx

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  8. I absolutely love your mandala's. I decided to try this with a #3 crochet thread in many of the colors of the rainbow one that you have posted above. It will have a very different look I'm sure. I wanted to do it in the acylic yarn you used in other mandala's but they are only available in the UK so I decided to use the cotton thread. My question is when you have the rows that are multiple colors like the 3rd, 5th, 8th rows and beyond - do you do one stitch at a time and cut it or carry a color in the back. I've never done something like that so I am not sure how to go about it and your directions seem to address it as one color of yarn. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful creations with us. Sharon

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    1. Hi Sharon - I rejoin my yarn at the start of each row and break off at the end - I weave in the ends afterwards. The multiple-colour rows are actually variegated (self striping) yarn. Hope I am understanding your question correctly?

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    2. Thank you so much. I guess I was going by the colors you had shown by the picture but a variegated yarn makes more sense than each stitch a separate color. I am enjoying your posts so much.

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  9. Hello zelna! This is the first of your patterns that I'm trying (and I already have my eye on a few others here on the blog :) ). It looks lovely! Unfortunately it starts to get very wavy around round 11. I counted and recounted, seemed right. So I started anew and again in round 11 it's getting wavy. Has anyone else encountered this issue or maybe I'm misreading the pattern?

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    1. The ladies who attend my workshops have all made this pattern using either Raeesah Cotton Soft or Elle Cotton On. The cotton is inclined to do its "own thing" a bit (even if you are blessed with perfect tension) - so that could be the problem, in which case a gentle puff of steam from the iron about 7cm away from your work, and then gently smoothing it out with your hands, should even it out. I found the with a few of the ladies they were very nervous when they started and so their tension was tighter over the first few rows, and then more relaxed once they became more confident - where the tension variation was not severe, we also managed to sort this out with a bit of steam and some gentle persuasion! Give it a try and let me know! (Otherwise you are welcome to attach a few photos on my Zooty Owl Facebook page - so that I can try and see what the problem is)

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    2. It's good to know other people made it correctly, if the steam doesn't fix it completely, in the next one I make I'll pay more attention to the tension. Thanks for the quick answer! :)

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  10. Can you explain Row 21 to me? What does it have to do with Row 6? I'm quite understanding it.
    Thanks. Maggie

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    1. Hi Maggie! Thanks for pointing that out! Little gremlin crept in there! Fixing as quick as a wink! Sorry I confused you!

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    2. Thank you for fixing Row 21 so quickly!
      Really like all your Mandalas.
      Maggie

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  11. With your permission, I'd like to try and adapt this pattern to a poncho. It would be strictly for personal use. Since I can't write a pattern to save my life I'd be winging it with your pattern. Would this be OK? Thank you.

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    1. That would be fine Angie! Please post a photo on my Zooty Owl Facebook page when you are done!

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    2. Only if it turns out pretty! Otherwise frogs will be racing to my door!! Thank you

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    3. How do I post a photo? Project is done and looks pretty good!

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    4. Never mind. I did not read completely!!! Going to FB!!! Eeeek

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  12. Love this. Have never heard of a Mandela before but can;t wait to get started.

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