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Introducing the “Easy Mandala Dreamcatcher”
Learn color changes, and crocheting in the round to create a crochet mandala.
Learn to make a beautiful dream-catcher with multiple colors. In this pattern you will learn color changes, crocheting in the round, to make a beautiful wall hanging for your home. You can make this in 6 fading colors or any combination that you like including just 1 color. This is a quick and easy project that makes a great gift. Please refer to the video tutorial for demonstrations of the color changes and overall step by step instructions
Can’t wait to see your pictures! #EasyMandalaDreamcatcher
Approximately 100 yards (or more) total of worsted weight (#4) cotton yarn. You can use up to 6 different colors. You can use any color combination you like or you can even make this in one solid color.
I used 5 colors of (10-30 yards each). Hobbii Rainbow 8/8 100% Cotton yarn.
Blue Color Fade color numbers: 70, 71, 32, 26, 1
Purple Color Fade color numbers: 39, 68, 40, 67, 41, 1
- Threadart Cotton **
- Bernat Handicrafter Cotton**
- Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn**
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton**
- Crochet hook.5.5 mm (J). **
- Scissors **
- Yarn needle I used: Susan Bates Finishing Needles (Easiest to use) **
- Measuring tape **
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Easy to Moderate. Advanced Beginners can work this pattern using the Video Tutorial.
Stiches Used and Abbreviations
YO = yarn over
DC = double crochet
SC = single crochet
Sl St = slip stitch
St(s) = stitch(es)
2DC Shell = 2 DC sts into 1 st.
V Stitch = DC, Ch1, DC in 1 st.
Picot = Ch3, Sl St into first Ch
NOTE: Starting chain3 at the start of each round counts as a DC stitch.See video tutorial for demonstration of all stitches.
- I refer to Colors A, B, C, D, E, and F, however, you can use any color combination you like (for example 2 or 3 colors) including just one color.’
- Pattern Chart is available in the PDF Version of this pattern.
- For assistance with color changes, please refer to the video tutorial.
[COLOR A] Chain 4 and join to first chain with a slip stitch to form a small circle.
Round 1: [COLOR A] Ch3 (counts as DC), 15 DC into circle. Join with sl st to first 3rd Ch. <<Stitch count: 16 DC>>
Round 2: [COLOR B] Ch4 (counts as DC, Ch1), (DC, Ch1) into each DC. Join with sl st to 3rd chain of first ch3. <<Stitch count: 16 DC>>
Round 3: [COLOR C] In first ch1 space: (Ch3, DC, Ch1), (2DC shell, Ch1) in each ch1 sp of previous row. Join with sl st to 3rd chain of first ch3. <<Stitch count: 16 2DC shells and 16 Ch1 spaces>>
Round 4: [COLOR D] In Ch1 space: (Ch4, DC, Ch1). (V Stitch, Ch1) in every ch1 space. Join with sl st to 3rd chain of first ch3. <<Stitch count: 16 V Stitches and 16 Ch1 spaces)>>
Round 5: [COLOR E] Join new color in ch1 of V stitch.
(Ch1, SC in same space as joined yarn, Ch2, Picot, Ch2). *(SC in next V stitch space, Ch2, Picot, Ch2) ** Repeat * to * to the end. Join with sl st to first SC.
<<Stitch count: 16 SC, 16 picots spaces>>
Round 6: [COLOR F]
- Wrap yarn around crafting hoop tightly to cover entire hoop. See video for demonstration. Tie off with knot and cut a 30” tail.
- Thread a yarn needle with the tail.
- With the yarn needle go into the first picot of the mandala, pull yarn all the way through.
- Then weave the yarn over the top of the hoop and back under.
- Weave through next picot, over and under the hoop, and so on to the end.
- Pull the tail tight fastening with a knot to the beginning.
- Tie a loop of yarn for hanging.
- Attach fringe to the bottom and voila! You’re done!
Sew in ends.
Enjoy your Easy Mandala Dreamcatcher!
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