Colorful Mandala Set

Colorful Mandala Set

These mandalas are very easy to make and very colorful to have around the home. I added tones of grey to add a little calmness, but you can use any color combination! As always, I would love to see your own creations.

The pattern of these mandalas is very simple and perfect if you’ve just started to crochet ๐Ÿ™‚ By adding extra rows, you can even transform your mandala into a basket! So, on with the pattern:

Please refer to the Abbreviations and Stitches post for more information.
Repeats are indicated using *….*: repeat everything between the marks until you have as many repetitions as stated behind the mark. For this pattern, work all stitches through both loops.

Round 1: Make a magic ring. ch2 and 11 dc in the magic ring. Cut the yarn, close with a needle join. (12)
From now on, every first stitch consists of ch2 with the new color, then a dc in the same stitch, together forming your first dcinc.
Round 2: dcinc in every underlying dc, NJ (24)
Round 3: *dcinc, 1 dc* 12 times, NJ (36)
Round 4: *dcinc, 2 dc* 12 times, NJ (48)
Round 5: *dcinc, 3 dc* 12 times, NJ (60)
Round 6: *dcinc, 4 dc* 12 times, NJ (72)
Round 7: *dcinc, 5 dc* 12 times, NJ (84)
Round 8: *dcinc, 6 dc* 12 times, NJ (96)
Round 9: *dcinc, 7 dc* 12 times, NJ (108)
Round 10: *dcinc, 8 dc* 12 times, NJ (120)
Round 11: *dcinc, 9 dc* 12 times, NJ (132)
OPTIONAL: Creating a basket
Round 12-30 132 dc, NJ (132)
Instead of stopping at row 20, you can of course make your basket taller or 
shorter. 

That’s all there is to it! Add some more color to your days ๐Ÿ™‚

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