It was so hot in Memphis today! The heat, the sun, and the beautiful pink, purple, yellow sunset inspired me, so I set out to design a mini mandala motif dedicated to this hot hot hot summer and that beautiful sunset. I used Scheepjes Stone-Washed for these motifs. It's a light DK weight yarn and they measure around 4" in diameter. Keep an eye out for a post on squaring them out to use for a blanket!

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The pattern is worked in the round, using a few basic stitches.

Techniques you can learn working this pattern:

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  • chain stitch (ch)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • spike stitch (sp st), also known as long single crochet
  • front post double crochet 3 together (fpdc3tog)
  • Working in both loops (BL) and front loops (FL)
  • Working in back loops only (BLO).
  • You will also learn to increase (two stitches in the same stitch is one increase)
  • Magic Circle

I ordered some Scheepjes Stone Washed a few months ago, and was dying to do something fun and creative with it.  These motifs are soft, and have a “stone-washed”, summery look to them, it seemed perfect for this project.

These mandala’s can be worked together to create a pillow, or headband, or even a blanket if you’re feeling brave!

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I hope you enjoy learning new techniques with this pattern.  If you get stuck, please contact me or comment, I am happy to answer any questions.

Happy crocheting!

❤ Tasha

~Inspire, Learn, Create

 

August 27, 2017

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