Winter Dream mandala pattern


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Winter Dream Mandala

Yarn: Scheepjes Catona
Hook-size: 3.0 mm Clover Amour
Size: appr. 40 cm after blocking

Good to know
  • Initial stitches are made as standing stitches or replaced with chain stitches;
    ch1 = 1 sc, ch2 = 1 hdc, ch3 = 1 dc
  • End each round with a sl st in the first stitch unless otherwise stated.
  • Continue with given color until a new one is specified.
  • Total number of stitches within () at the end of each round.
  • If the stitches mentioned are not on the round, they should be skipped.
Abbreviations US

st/sts – stitch/stitches
ch – chain
ch-sp – chain-space
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
BLO – back loops only
prev – previous
BPsc – back post single crochet
BPdc – back post double crochet
BPhdc – back post half double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet

FPdc2tog – front post double crochet 2 together around given sts
BPdc2tog – back post double crochet 2 together around given sts
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together in given sts/ch-sp
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together across two sts

*-* – repeat around
(-) – made in same st/ch-sp
[-] – repeat given number of times

Color scheme

Color 1 – 406
Color 2 – 128
Color 3 – 164

Pattern

1. Color 1. In a magic ring; [1 hdc, ch3] 6 times. (6 hdc, 6 ch-sp)

2. Sl st in ch-sp, *3 hdc in ch-sp, ch3, skip hdc, 1 sc in next ch-sp, ch3, skip hdc*. 
(3 sc, 9 hdc, 12 ch-sp)

3. *2 hdc in first hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in third hdc, ch3, 1 sc in ch-sp, ch3, 1 sc in next ch-sp, ch3*.
(15 hdc, 6 sc, 9 ch-sp)

4. Color 2. Begin in second ch-sp of three in one side.
*5 dc in middle ch-sp, ch5, 5 BPsc around the five hdc, ch5*. 
(15 dc, 15 BPsc, 6 ch-sp)

5. Color 3. The dc’s on this round is made around ch5-sp on round 4 and ch3-sp on round 3. Begin around both ch-sp’s after 5 dc’s in the same ch-sp (see picture below).*6 dc around ch-sp on round 4 and round 3, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in third BPsc, skip 2 sts, 6 around ch-sp on round 4 and round 3, 5 sc in the five dc’s*. 
(36 dc, 18 sc)

6. *2 dc in each next 12 dc’s, ch3, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next sc, ch3, skip 2 sts*. 
(72 dc, 3 sc, 6 ch-sp)

7. Color 1. Begin around first dc of 24 after a ch-sp.
*11 BPdc, BPdc2tog in next two sts, 11 BPdc, dc2tog with first dc in ch-sp before sc and second dc in ch-sp after sc*.
(66 BPdc, 3 dc2tog, 3 BPdc2tog)

8. 1 sc in each st around. (72 sc)

9. Color 2. Begin in any st.
*(1 dc, ch2, 1 dc) in the same st, skip 2 sts*.
(48 dc, 24 ch-sp)

10. Sl st in ch-sp, *(1 dc, ch1, 1 dc, ch1, 1 dc) in ch-sp, skip 2 sts*. 
(72 dc, 48 ch-sp)

11. Color 3. *FPdc2tog around last dc in one group and first dc in next group, skip ch-sp, 5 dc in next dc, skip ch-sp*. 
(24 FPdc2tog, 120 dc)

12. Color 1. *FPdc around FPdc2tog, ch3, skip 2 sts, BPsc around next dc, ch3, skip 2 sts*. 
(24 FPdc, 24 BPsc, 48 ch-sp)

13. 3 hdc in each ch-sp around. (144 hdc)

14. 1 hdc in each st around. (144 hdc)

15. *3 dc, ch3, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch3, skip 2 sts* (on the last repeat, skip 2 sts the first time and 1 st the second time). 
(54 dc, 18 sc, 36 ch-sp)

16. Color 2. Begin around first dc of three.
*3 BPdc, 6 dc in sc*. (54 BPdc, 108 dc)

17. Color 3. Begin in ch-sp after sc on round 15.
*3 tr in ch-sp on round 15, skip BPdc, 3 tr in next ch-sp on round 15, skip 1 dc, 4 BPsc, skip 1 dc*.
(108 tr, 72 BPsc)

18. 1 hdc in each st around. (180 hdc)

19. Color 1. Crochet between the groups of treble on round 17.
*5 dc beteen the last tr in one group and the first tr in next group, ch10*. 
(90 dc, 18 ch-sp)

20. Color 2. Begin in any ch-sp.
*(2 sc, 3 hdc, 5 dc, 3 hdc, 2 sc) in ch-sp, 5 BPhdc*. 
(72 sc, 108 hdc, 90 dc, 90 BPhdc)

21. Ch1, *4 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc in next st, 3 hdc, 4 sc, skip 1 BPhdc, 3 sc, skip 1 BPhdc*. 
(198 sc, 108 hdc, 54 dc)

22. Ch1, *5 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc in next st (2nd dc of three in same st), 3 hdc, 5 sc, skip 1 st, 1 sc, skip 1 st*.
(198 sc, 108 hdc, 54 dc)

23. Color 3. Continue in first st on prev round.
*9 sc, 2 sc in next st (2nd st of three in same st), 9 sc, skip 1 st*. (360 sc)

24. Color 1. Crochet in BLO. Begin in a ”walley” between two peaks. In the first and last st of prev round crochet sc2tog.
*sc2tog across two sts, 18 sc*.
(324 sc, 18 dc2tog)

Cut the yarn and fasten the threads. Dampen the mandala lightly and block it for best results.

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