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

 

Tasha Margette

Let’s Inspire, Learn & Create together. I hope you find inspiration here, and learn something new today. <3 My name is Tasha Margette, I love colorful patterns, comfy, cozy, and creative. I keep hearing this is a lost art from people who see me crocheting. I’m here to help pass on the craft. Thank you Margaret Alice Reynolds for teaching me to crochet. Love you Grammy.

August 27, 2017

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