As much as I love making blankets and pillows and scarves, I often feel as though I should be making more practical items. While blankets, pillows, and scarves are generally practical, they start to feel less so the more of them I make. So, when my mother asked for something decorative for her table to keep vases from scratching it, I was excited to feel like I was working on something practical. This project is very beginner friendly, takes minimal yarn, and works up quickly. It’s similar to working on a doily, but the larger yarn makes this mandala centerpiece quicker and simpler.
You will also need the following supplies:
Lily’s Sugar and Cream in Ecru 102018 [Affiliate Link]
4.5mm (US 7) crochet hook [Affiliate Link]
Tapestry Needle [Affiliate Link]
Blocking Board [Affiliate Link]
Blocking Pins [Affiliate Link]
Iron [Affiliate Link]
As you can see in the above picture, this project will also need to be blocked. Even after blocking, the edges will be more scalloped than perfectly round, but the blocking helps even it out a bit. For instructions on blocking cotton yarn, I have a separate post with additional photos and instructions.
Magic circle, *sc into circle, ch 6* repeat 7x, ch 3, dc into first sc
Round 2: *ch 3, sc into top of loop* repeat around, ending with sc into to first sc
Round 3: *into next ch 3 space, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc in sc space at top of loops* repeat around, ending with sl st into first sc
Round 4: *ch 12, sl st into sc between petals* repeat around
Round 5: *into next ch 12 space, 6 sc, hdc, dc, hdc, 6 sc* repeat around, sl st into the first sc of the round
Round 6: *sc into the second stitch of the round, ch 1 and skip one stitch, dc, ch 1 and skip one stitch, dc, ch 1 and skip one stitch, (dc, ch 1, dc in the same stitch), ch 1 and skip one stitch, dc, ch 1 and skip one stitch, dc, ch 1 and skip one stitch, sc, skip last stitch of the round* repeat around
Round 7: *ch 12, sl st into top of petal* repeat around
Round 8: *into next ch 12 space, 14 sc, sc into sc* repeat around
Round 9: crab stitch into each sc around
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: This pattern was designed by me and is intended for your personal use. I have provided it for free on my blog, and the selling of this pattern is strictly prohibited. If you are interested in selling completed items based off this pattern, please notify me and credit me as the designer.