Mandala Madness Part 13

Mandala Madness Part 13

Mandala Madness Part 13

All change!!

Mandalas can represent many things in life, and change is certainly something we all have to deal with..... embrace the change...let yourself go with the flow of life, and remember nothing is ever what we assume it to be!!

This week we change shape again, to create yet another design element within your Mandala. Although similar to a section of parts 6 and 7, there is a difference!

So keep your wits about you, and check and double check your stitch counts!

Because the rounds are now taking quite a while to complete, you will not see the full effect until you begin part 15. So you will get the wobbles, but don't worry, it is all part of the madness.

Some of you have asked to see larger photos of the Purple Passion and Big Earth Momma Mandalas, so I have added some extra photos at the bottom of the post.

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 itsallinanutshell.com, 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 13 written pattern
Photo tutorial.  Mandala Madness part 13 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-13-Afrikaans
Dutch - Nederlands       Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Dutch
Danish - Dansk                Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Danish-v2
Finnish - Suomi                Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Finnish
French - Français           Mandala-Madness-Part-13-French
German -  Deutsche      Mandala-Madness-Part-13-German
Greek -  Ελληνικα             Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Greek-v2
Hebrew - עברית                 Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Hebrew
Korean  -   한국어.           Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Korean
Persian -   فارسی                Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Persian
Polish -   Polski                Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Polish
Russian -  на русском     Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Russian
Spanish - Español          Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Spanish
Swedish - Svenska         Mandala-Madness-Part-13-Swedish

 

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

 

Mandala Madness Part 13

mm part 13a

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 13 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.

In Rounds 85 and 87 you will be working back post stitches around 2 stitches together [both at the same time].

Make sure that your 2nd back post stitch sits below the 1st.

 

 

83. Join with a standing sc in 1st bpsc of any repeat, sc in next 6 sts,

*skip next 3 sts, 9 tr in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, skip next 3 sts, 9 tr in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 36 sts.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 7 sc.
Join to standing sc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 71 sc, 18 tr.
Total: 568 sc, 144 tr.

r83

84. Sl-st into next st, ch 1 and hdc in same st, ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next st, ch 1,
[you now have 3 sts remaining before tr shell],

*skip next 3 sts, (tr in next st, ch 1) 9 times,
skip next 3 sts, sc in next 11 sts, ch 1, skip next 3 sts,
in next st (tr, ch 1) 7 times,
skip next 3 sts, sc in next 11 sts, ch 1, skip next 3 sts,
(tr in next st, ch 1) 9 times,
skip next 3 sts, hdc in next st,
(ch 1, skip next st,  hdc in next st,) 7 times,
(hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 7 times, hdc in next st, ch 1.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last hdc, ch 1, hdc.
Join to 1st hdc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 22 sc, 16 hdc, 25 tr, 43 ch-1 spaces.
Total: 176 sc, 128 hdc, 200 tr, 344 ch-1 spaces.

r84

Hint: This is another  very wordy round, as are the next two rounds, so they are split into several sections, with loads of photos.

85. Join with a standing hdc in ch1-space before last hdc of any repeat, bpdc around next st, [P2]

*Shell 1 (dc in ch-1 space, bptr around next st,) 4 times,
2 dc in next ch-1 space, bptr around next st, 2 dc in next ch-1 space,
(bptr around next st, dc in ch-1 space) 4 times,

r85askip next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, long sc in next st, sc in next st, long sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, skip next 2 sts, [P6]

Shell 2, (dc in ch-1 space, bptr around next st) 3 times,
2 dc in next ch-1 space, bptr around next st, 2 dc in next ch-1 space,
(bptr around next st, dc in ch-1 space) 3 times,

r85bskip next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, long sc in next st, sc in next st, long sc in next st,  sc in next 2 sts, skip next 2 sts,

Shell 3, (dc in ch-1 space, bptr around next st,) 4 times,
2 dc in next ch-1 space, bptr around next st, 2 dc in next ch-1 space,
(bptr around next st, dc in ch-1 space) 4 times,

(bpdc around next st, hdc in ch-1 space) 7 times,
2 bpdc around next 2 sts together, [P10,11,12] (hdc in ch-1 space, bpdc around next st) 7 times.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last hdc and bpdc.
Join to standing hdc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: Per repeat:  10 sc, 4 long sc, 14 hdc, 34 dc, 16 bpdc, 25 bptr.
Total: 80 sc, 32 long sc, 112 hdc, 272 dc, 128 bpdc, 200 bptr.

r85cr85e

86. Ch 3 [counts as dc] or make a starting dc in same st as sl-st, dc in next st, [last bpdc before shell] [P1]

*Shell 1, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) twice,
ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,
(ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) twice, [P2] ch 2, skip next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st [long sc], hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st [long sc], hdc in next 2 sts,

Shell 2, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) twice,
ch 2, skip next st,
(dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts) twice, [P4] hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st [long sc], hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st [long sc],  hdc in next 2 sts,

Shell 3, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) twice,
ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,

r86a

(ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts) 10 times.[P7]*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 2 dc.
Join to top of ch-3 or starting dc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 10 hdc, 44 dc, 2 ch-1 spaces, 24 ch-2 spaces.
Total: 80 hdc, 352 dc, 16 ch-1 spaces, 192 ch-2 spaces.

r86b

Hint: as you work the back post stitches around the pairs of stitches, keep your tension soft to hug both stitches, rather than strangle them!

 87. Join with a standing hdc in ch-2 space above bpdc around 2 sts together [R85] of any repeat, hdc in same space, [P1]

(2 bpdc around next 2 sts together, 2 hdc in next ch-2 space) twice, [P2,3] 2 bpdc around next 2 sts together,

*Shell 1, (2 dc in next ch-2 space, 2 bptr around next 2 sts together) 3 times,
3 dc in next ch-2 space, 2 bptr around next 2 sts together, 3 dc in next ch-2 space,
(2 bptr around next 2 sts together, 2 dc in next ch-2 space) twice,

Hint: 3 dc groups sit above 2 dc groups [R85], [P4,5]

r87a2 bpdc around next 2 sts together, skip ch-1 space [above long sc], bpdc around next st, skip ch-1 space [above long sc], 2 bpdc around next 2 sts together,

Shell 2, (2 dc in next ch-2 space, 2 bptr around next 2 sts together) twice,
3 dc in next ch-2 space,
(2 bptr around next 2 sts together, 2 dc in next ch-2 space) twice,
2 bpdc around next 2 sts together, skip ch-1 space [above long sc], bpdc around next st, skip ch-1 space [above long sc], 2 bpdc around next 2 sts together,

Shell 3, (2 dc in next ch-2 space, 2 bptr around next 2 sts together) twice,
3 dc in next ch-2 space, 2 bptr around next 2 sts together, 3 dc in next ch-2 space,

Hint: 3 dc groups sit above 2 dc groups [R85],

(2 bptr around next 2 sts together, 2 dc in next ch-2 space) 3 times,
(2 bpdc around next 2 sts together, 2 hdc in next ch-2 space) 5 times,  [P9] 2 bpdc around next 2 sts together.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 12 sts.
Join to standing hdc, fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 10 hdc, 43 dc, 22 bpdc, 32 bptr.
Total: 80 hdc, 344 dc, 176 bpdc, 256 bptr.

r87b

Part 13 is now complete, see you next week.

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19 Responses

  1. i’ve shocked myself that i’ve successfully made it to part 13 – with many thanks for your purple helpful hints. by starting/stopping the video (to confirm) – am i correct that the 9tc on row 83 goes between the 6th and 7th rope (dtc)?

    • Helen Helen

      well done, yes you are correct, they go in the bpsc between 6th and 7th dtr 🙂

  2. For row 86, after the shells, it says to ch 2, sk 2 dc in next 2 10 times but I only get 8, which is what the pictures show. Should it be 8 or 10

    • Helen Helen

      the repeat starts after the top of shell 3, so you do the 2 dc in the same st at the top of the shell, then start the mini repeat of skip 2, dc in next 2, 10 times, which brings you to the bottom of the next shell 🙂

      • Thank you. I love this project by the way

      • I also seem to be having a problem on this round, Helen. All good with the mini repeat of skip 2, dc 2, 10 times, ending with the 1st dc in the 1st she’ll space. The when I skip 2 and dc in next 2, 2 times, I only end up with 1 stitch to skip before the single bptr at the top of the shell. All stitch counts on the previous row are correct but the stitch calculations on this round don’t seem to add up for me. Can you suggest something that I may be missing?

        • Sorry I forgot to say how grateful I am to you for this gorgeous pattern and how much I am enjoying it. Love from Australia.

        • Helen Helen

          ok are you on round 86? so the 2 that you skip before the 2dc in the top back post st are the 2 sts made in the ch space, so if you have those 2 sts I would suggest maybe you have skipped an extra one further down… the 2 sts go in the st made in the ch space and then the bp st, skip nest 2, work in next 2..so it will always be the st made in the ch space 1st and then the bp st…that may help to see what you missed…if that makes any sense at all!!

          • Well Helen, I pinpointed my error to the bpdc, hdc between shell 3 and shell 1. I went back to the pattern of row 85 and voila, there I had only made 1 bpdc round the 2 sts in the centre. Gee I must be getting old to have missed that instruction. Many thanks for all your help and support. I recently finished your Dream Weaver blanket and it is absolutely gorgeous. Rave reviews from everyone who sees it. Many apologies for being a nuisance with my stupid error.

          • Helen Helen

            Glad you found it 🙂 I would love to see you Dream Weaver, so pleased it’s a hit.

  3. Thank you so very much for this gorgeous mandala. You have taught me so much. I truly love it and you.

    • Helen Helen

      You are most welcome 🙂

  4. Hi Helen, how many rounds are there all together in this project?

    • Helen Helen

      111 rounds in total 🙂

  5. it’s so beautiful …. I greatly progressed I’m surprised to still be with you! I will never look upon the hook the same way !!!thank you … but you my Helen….but youalready know that….

    • Helen Helen

      thank you 🙂

  6. Hi Helen – thank you its so beautiful and I love the colours in the Big Earth Momma. Sadly I have had to put my Purple passion on hold – my back and my thumbs are just too painful at the mo now its big and heavier. I just doing easy little squares at the mo to keep my hands moving. Cross fingers after my back op I can pick up Purple again 🙂 I am following everyone though and I enjoy reading your posts every week.

    • Helen Helen

      Lots of healing hugs to you, I am sure you will pick it back up when you are able 🙂

  7. Thank you so much, for showing larger photos of the other color variations.

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