I am feeling a real mix of emotions.
Sad that this amazing journey has reached the end.
Humbled by the amazing response to my crazy design.
So proud of the amazing work you have all done.
Thrilled by all the love and support. ♥
And so we come to the end of the madness…well this madness anyway!
The pattern and the videos by Esther will remain available and free indefinitely.♥
Before we start on this final part I would like to say something…
I would like to say a HUGE thank you for the amazing love and support this crazy project has generated.
Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and for the love the crochet community shares.
A huge hug and thank you to my amazing and awesome testers, Kay Crone and Terena Todd, I could not have done it with out you.♥
Thank you to Kimberley and the Official CCC group on Facebook for hosting my first CAL.
A MASSIVE thank you to Esther from itsallinanutshell.com for the awesome job she has done with the video tutorials, I know her voice has helped to keep some of you calm through the tough bits.
Another HUGE thank you to the amazing translation teams, who have worked so hard to help share the madness around the world and to the admin team of the CAL Crochet A-Long group on Facebook.
The rest of the Russian and Spanish videos will be added as they are ready.
Thank you to Scheepjes for sponsoring this cal, by providing the yarn for my testers and me.
Thank you to the beautiful souls who help to moderate my Ravelry group.
Thank you to my Crochet Angels who sit on my shoulder and give me these crazy ideas!
But most of all…. THANK YOU to YOU for honouring me by making this Mandala Madness.
There are some extra photos right at the bottom of the page 🙂
Now back to business….
Once you are finished, I advise blocking your Mandala.
It is not easy with something so large, but the final result is worth it.
You can either wet block (spray with water) or steam block, the choice is yours.
I suggest starting in the middle, and gently push outwards to flatten and straighten any areas you need to, I pinned part 7, the 2nd lot of bobbles, the points of the star make it easy to get the shape.
Then pin again at part 12, another easy line to follow, and finally pin around the outer edge. You should only need to gently push out the parts between the suns, to open up the clusters.
I used a tape measure and pined the end to the centre to make sure everything was even.
For the Stonewashed XL Mandala, I had to fold it in half, pin the 1st half, and then pin the 2nd half on top.
♥ 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
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. ♥
Sorry some of the translations are not yet available, I will add them as soon as I get them.
♥ Afrikaans Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Afrikaans
♥ Dutch Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Dutch - Nederlands
♥ Danish Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Danish - Dansk
♥ Finnish Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Finnish - Suomi
♥ French Mandala-Madness-Part-18-French - Français
♥ German Mandala-Madness-Part-18-German - Deutsche
♥ Greek Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Greek - Ελληνικα
♥ Hebrew Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Hebrew - עברית
♥ Korean Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Korean - 한국어.
♥ Persian Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Persian - فارسی
♥ Polish Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Polish - Polski
♥ Russian Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Russian - на русском
♥ Spanish Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Spanish - Español
♥ Swedish Mandala-Madness-Part-18-Swedish - Svenska
♥ Thanks to Natalie for the Russian Video Tutorial
♥ Thanks to Carmen for the Spanish Video Tutorial
Mandala Madness Part 18
For the purposes of this tutorial I am using Scheepjes Merino Soft and a 4 mm Clover Amour Crochet Hook. And a ladder to take the photos!! 🙂
The colours used in each round are listed below.
AbbreviationsHints: 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.
Reverse Single crochet: (crab stitch) chain 1, without turning your work and working in reverse, sc in the previous stitch and each stitch around.
Hint: For those of you using the Colour Crafter pack, fasten off and secure ends of Round 107, and begin this round with a standing sc in 3rd sc above any shell 1, where directions say to ch 1 and sc in same st.
108. ch 1 and sc in same st, sc in next 10 sts,
*hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 4 sts,
skip cluster, tr cluster in ch-1 space, skip next cluster,
[shell 2] tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 4 sts, [P1] skip cluster, tr cluster in ch-1 space, skip next cluster,
[shell 3] tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 4 sts, [P2] skip cluster, tr cluster in ch-1 space, skip next cluster,
[shell 4] tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 4 sts, [P3] skip cluster, tr cluster in ch-1 space, skip next cluster,
[shell 1] tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 11 sts. [P4]*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 11 sc.
Join to 1st sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: 33 sc, 24 hdc, 24 dc, 32 tr, 4 tr cluster.
Total: 264 sc, 192 hdc, 192 dc, 256 tr, 32 tr cluster.
109. Join with a standing dc in any st, dc in next 935 sts.
Join to standing dc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: 936 dc.
110. Join with a standing fphdc in any st, (bphdc in next st, fphdc in next st) 467 times, bphdc in last st.
Join to standing fphdc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: 468 fphdc, 468 bphdc.
111. Ch 1 and reverse sc [crab stitch] in each st around.
Join to 1st reverse sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: 936 reverse sc.
The only thing left for you to do now is to lightly block, your Mandala, which will open up the last few clusters and give you an even edge.
I hope you enjoy your Mandala Madness for many years to come.
And that is the end of our journey together…..for now.
I hope you have enjoyed making this Mandala as much as I enjoyed creating and designing it.
Here is a little shot of me with all three Mandalas.