Mandala Madness Part 11

Mandala Madness Part 11

Mandala Madness Part 11

I hope you are really proud of yourself..... after part 8 and part 10, there is nothing you can not do!
AND some of you got so confident and creative you even added a third colour to your dots and diamonds 🙂

This week is fairly straight forward... honest... I promise it is!
Although,  there is a new texture to add.... I sort of came up with this by accident, but thought it looked really cool, so I hope you enjoy round 73 🙂

BUT..the repeats are becoming longer, and there are some parts where you will want to use some helpful stitch markers...just to make life easier, and re counts shorter, or to identify change of stitch height.

As you finish this week your work should be flat, except on the point areas where it will wobble a bit.

Some of you have asked about measurements, so I felt this is a good point to let you know roughly where you should be size wise: From point to point across.
Merino Soft         with 4mm hook    42 inches - 106.5cm
Colour Crafter     with 4.5mm hook 44 inches - 112cm
Stonewashed XL with 5.5mm hook 57 inches - 144.5cm

Please remember this is my design and is covered by copyright law. You may share a link to this page with anyone, you may print off the photo or written tutorials for your own use, but please do not alter or change in any way.
Please love and respect me, as I love and respect you.

If you haven't read the introduction post, then please find it here. You will find all the information on Yarn Packs, how much yarn you will need, hook sizes, the finished size of your blanket and all the resources available.

It is worth book marking the main Mandala Madness page as it will contain all the posts about the project and each weekly part.

You may also like to add this CAL to your Ravelry Queue.

I also have a group on Ravelry, which covers all of my designs. I will try to check in there every day. I now have some lovely moderators, thank you so much for your help ladies.

I suggest taking a look through the photo tutorial here before downloading the pdf to work from, but if you just can’t wait to get started I have put all the pdf downloads together.

And for those of you who like to follow the Video Tutorial by Esther Dijkstra from, just click here and the link will take you straight to the video for this part.
Again my love and thanks to Esther for the amazing job she has done with these videos.


♥ PDF downloads

Written pattern with just a small picture. mandala madness part 11 written pattern
Photo tutorial.  mandala madness part 11 photo tutorial

♥ Translations

For the translated versions of the CAL, please click on the links here and it will take you straight to your preferred language. With no need to scroll down further on this page.
And another HUGE thank you to the awesome team of translators, from the CAL - Crochet A Long Facebook group, for the fantastic job they have done with all the translations.


Afrikaans                          Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Afrikaans
Dutch - Nederlands      Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Dutch
Danish - Dansk              Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Danish
Finnish - Suomi              Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Finnish
French - Français          Mandala-Madness-Part-11-French
German -  Deutsche      Mandala-Madness-Part-11-German
Greek -  Ελληνικα             Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Greek
Hebrew - עברית                 Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Hebrew
Korean  -   한국어.           Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Korean
Persian -   فارسی                Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Persian
Polish -   Polski                Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Polish
Russian -  на русском    Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Russian
Spanish - Español           Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Spanish
Swedish - Svenska          Mandala-Madness-Part-11-Swedish


Thanks to Natalie for the Russian Video Tutorial
Thanks to Carmen for the Spanish Video Tutorial


Mandala Madness Part 11

mm part 11

For the purposes of this tutorial I am using Scheepjes Merino Soft and a 4 mm Clover Amour Crochet Hook.

The colours used in each round are listed below.

mm round 11 colours

US terms used throughout.

 AbbreviationsAbbreviationsHints: Are typed in italics and coloured purple, they are to help and guide you and hopefully make life a little easier.
Reference to photos is [P] with the relevant photo number.
* Repeat instructions between asterisks the amount of times specified. This is normally a repeat for a complete side and will consist of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat instructions between parentheses the amount of times specified. This is a lower level repeat.

Special Stitches

Long Single Crochet: Insert hook into stitch one round below next st, and pull up a loop to level of current round, then yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.


Hint: the dc increases will fall in alternate fpdc’s, starting with the 2nd diamond.


71. Join with a standing bpdc in last fpdc of any repeat, bpdc in next 7 sts,
*bpdc in next 12 sts, (2 bpdc in next st [P3,4], bpdc in next 11 sts) 4 times,
2 bpdc in next st, bpdc in next 13 sts.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 8 bpdc.
Join to standing bpdc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 79 bpdc.
Total: 632 bpdc.


Hint: This round is slightly asymmetrical...don’t worry it’s all part of the plan!

72. Join with a standing dc in bpdc made in last fpdc [R70]of any repeat [P1], dc in next 2 sts,
*tr in next 3 sts, dtr in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts,
(ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st) 32 times, dc in next 3 sts.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 3 dc.
Join to standing dc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 38 dc, 6 tr, 3 dtr, 32 ch-1 spaces.
Total: 304 dc, 48 tr, 24 dtr, 256 ch-1 spaces.


73. Join with a standing bpsc in dc before last ch-1 space of any repeat [P1], working in front of ch-1 space dtr in skipped st [R72] [P2,3], bpsc in next st,
*sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts,
(working in front of ch-1 space dtr in skipped st [R72], bpsc in next st) 32 times.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last bpsc, dtr and bpsc.
Join to standing bpsc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 16 sc, 32 bpsc, 32 dtr.
Total: 128 sc, 256 bpsc, 256 dtr.


74. Join with a standing sc in last bpsc of any repeat,
*hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dtr in next 4 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 64 sts.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last sc.
Join to standing sc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 64 sc, 2 hdc, 4 dc, 6 tr, 4 dtr.
Total: 512 sc, 16 hdc, 32 dc, 48 tr, 32 dtr.


75. Ch 1 and sc in same st,
*hdc in next 16 sts, sc in next 64 sts.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last sc.
Join to 1st sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 64 sc, 16 hdc.
Total: 512 sc, 128 hdc.


76. Join with a standing hdc in 3rd sc of any repeat, [after hdc group] *(long sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 14 times, long sc in next st, sc in next st,
hdc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 9 sts, hdc in next st.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last hdc.
Join to standing sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 43 sc, 15 long sc, 2 hdc, 22 dc.
Total: 344 sc, 120 long sc, 16 hdc, 176 dc.


Part 11 is now complete, and will be a bit wobbly over the point area, but, as before will become straight again next week.

See you next week. 🙂







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13 Responses

  1. Dear Helen, please help me on part 11, row 76. I’m pulling my hair out here. I have done and undone part 11, all the stitch counts are right all stitches in the right places except row 76. When you get to the hump where you put two double crochets in one stitch twice, they are not lining up in the same place on each hump, where am I going wrong. This is why I have not finished mine as I have left it a few months, to stop me losing it. Looking forward to your reply. xx

    • Helen Helen

      ok your 2 hdc’s should be in the sc’s made into the 2 tr in the centre, maybe put markers into those 2 sts before you start.
      The next bit that can throw you out is just before the point…you do long sc, then 3 sc 14 times, then do 1 more long sc and 1 more normal sc, so you have 15 long sc per repeat. If you still can’t get it, try watching the video as that may show what you are missing 🙂

      • Hi Helen, i also got a lot of troubles at this round. I did many times but just couldnt figure out what was wrong there. I just let it be and got into the next part. And of course the next part also cannot complete because of the wrong sticht. I then had to go to see the video and finally i found out than my mistake was: there are 2 dc in next 2 sts, yet i only made 2dc in next one sts. So i couldnt make it. Now everything is ok. Thank you so much again!

  2. Not sure if I missed something on row 76. Last section says omit last hdc and join to standing sc. What standing sc? I am one stitch short somewhere.

    • Helen Helen

      ooops, have updated the pdf’s it is a standing hdc at the beginning of the round, so at the end you join to the standing hdc 🙂

  3. Joy Barrett

    My mandala is wrinkling sideways at the end of week 10, not curling upwards as referred to in the pattern. Is this a problem? What should I do?

  4. Thanks for this great project. I have survived ‘that’ round and will catch up this week
    Loving the challenge.

    • Helen Helen

      glad you are having fun 🙂

  5. Hi Helen, is the size measurement for the end of week 10 or the end of week 11?
    Thanks 🙂

    • Helen Helen

      the measurements I give in part 11 are for at the end of part 11 🙂

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