Summer Solstice Mini Mandala Motifs

Mini Mandala Motifs

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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!

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

Techniques you can learn working this pattern:

  • 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

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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.

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

Mini Mandala Motifs

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.

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