Mandala Madness Part 2

Mandala Madness Part 2

Mandala Madness Part 2

WOW, thank you all so much for your positive and enthusiastic response to part 1 🙂
I am blown away by the gorgeous colour combinations, and the beautiful photos..... keep sharing...and apologies if I missed anyone.

And another thank you to all the admin team of the Official CCC group for the awesome job they do.

 

This week has you all turning into beautiful stars, so let your creativity twinkle and sparkle. And don't forget to share your work with us all, especially on facebook where there is an amazing amount of help waiting for any of you who get a little stuck.
The triple clusters in this part remind me of a Fleur De Lys, which is a stylized lily that is centuries old, it is one of my favourite ways of using clusters.

 

We will be working with clusters this week, you can find a link to my turorial HERE.

This week there are more folding single crochets, if you are still finding them a bit tricky, please have a look at this photo tutorial, or check out Esther's video.

Also this week we will be moving up in rounds, using the same colour, for those of you wanting to learn about starting stitches, instead of using a ch-3 [counts as dc], please have a look at the tutorial.

With rounds 20 and 21 we start to come across those hidden...or sneaky stitches, as I call them, here is a great tutorial by Dedri Uys all about that Elusive Hidden Stitch.

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 have also started a group on Ravelry, which covers all of my designs. I will try to check in there every day. If you would like to help me out and be a moderator for me I would love to hear from you.

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.

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.
I would like to add a HUGE thank you to Esther for the amazing job she has done with these videos.

♥ PDF downloads

Written pattern with just a small picture. mandala madness part 2 written pattern
Photo tutorial.  Mandala Madness part 2 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.

There was a mistake in the Dutch and Swedish translations for week 1..... this has now been corrected, but please check Round 15 should be back post sc.

Afrikaans  Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Afrikaans
Arabic       Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Arabic-منديلا-مادنس-الجزء-الثاني
Dutch        Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Dutch
Danish      Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Danish
Finnish     Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Finnish
French      Mandala-Madness-Part-2-French
German    Mandala-Madness-Part-2-German
Greek        Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Greek
Hebrew    Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Hebrew
Korean     Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Korean
Persian     Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Persian
Polish       Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Polish
Russian    Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Russian
Spanish    Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Spanish
Swedish   Mandala-Madness-Part-2-Swedish

Russian Video Tutorial
Spanish Video Tutorial
Arabic Video Tutorial

Mandala Madness Part 2

ms part 2

Materials and Colours

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 2 colours

US terms used throughout.

AbbreviationsAbbreviations[ ]Hints: Are typed in italics and coloured purple, they are to help and guide you and
hopefully make life a little easier, especially for beginners.
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

Folding Sc: Insert hook into back loop of next tr and into back loop of corresponding stitch in previous round, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through two loops. Learn more here.

Beginning Tr Cluster: Chain 3, yarn over twice, insert hook into same stitch or space, yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice (2 loops on hook), yarn over twice, insert hook into same stitch or space, yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

Tr Cluster: Yarn over twice, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice (2 loops on hook), yarn over twice, insert hook into same stitch or space, yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice (3 loops on hook), yarn over twice,
insert hook into same stitch or space, yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.

To learn more about Clusters and working stitches together click the link.

Instructions

16. Join with a standing sc in 24th bpsc [5th from end] of any group, sc in next st,
*sc in 4th bpsc of next group, sc in next st, ch 5, bpsc at top of central tr [R13] [P4], ch 5,
sc in 24th bpsc, sc in next st.*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 2 sc.
Join to 1st sc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: 32 sc, 8 bpsc, 16 ch-5 spaces.

r16

17. Ch 3 [counts as dc] or make a starting dc, dc in next 3 sts,
*in ch-5 space (2 hdc, 3 sc), skip bpsc, in next ch-5 space (3 sc, 2 hdc), dc in next 4 sts.*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 4 dc.
Join to top of ch-3 with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: 48 sc, 32 hdc, 32 dc.

r17

18. Sl-st into 3rd dc, make a (beginning tr cluster, ch 3, tr cluster, ch 3, tr cluster) all in same st [3rd dc] [P2],
*ch 4, skip next 5 sts, sc in next 2 sts, ch 4, skip next 6 sts,
in next st [3rd dc] (tr cluster, ch 3, tr cluster, ch 3, tr cluster).*
Repeat from * to * 6 more times, ch 4, skip next 5 sts, sc in next 2 sts, ch4, skip next 6 sts.
Join to beginning tr cluster, fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch Count: 16 sc, 24 tr cluster, 16 ch-3 spaces, 16 ch-4 spaces.

r18
19. Hint: In this round you will be working into sts from Rounds 15, 17 and 18, as it is quite wordy I have made the instructions into list form to make it easier to follow.
Join with a standing sc through back loop of 14th bpsc [R15] and 1st sc of any pair of sc [R18],
*skip next bpsc [R15] and make a sc through back loop of next bpsc [R15] and 2nd sc [R18], [P1,2] working in front of ch-4  hdc in next 2 sts [R17],
dc in next 2 sts [R17],
sc in cluster [R18],
3 sc in ch-3 space ,
sc in next cluster, ch-1 [forming point space],
3 sc in next ch-3 space,
sc in cluster,
sc in next ch-4 space,
working in front of the ch-4 and into [R17],
skip 1st st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts,
sc through back loop of 14th bpsc from [R15] and 1st sc from [R18].*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last sc.
Join to 1st sc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: 96 sc, 32 hdc, 32 dc.
Hint: ch-1 point spaces are not included in any stitch counts.

r19

20. Ch 1 and sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts,
*hdc in next 8 sts, in ch-1 point space (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc), hdc in next 8 sts, [taking care not to miss the 1st st], sc in next 4 sts.*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 3 sc.
Join to 1st sc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: 32 sc, 160 hdc.

r20
21. Ch 1 and sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts,
*hdc in next 10 sts, 5 hdc in ch-1 point space, hdc in next 10 sts taking care not to miss the 1st st, sc in next 4 sts.*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last 3 sc.
Join to 1st sc, fasten off and secure ends.
Stitch Count: 32 sc, 200 hdc.

r21
22. Join with a standing tr in front loop of last hdc in any group [P1],
*ch 2, skip next 4 sc [P2], fltr in next 25 sts.*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last fltr.
Join to 1st fltr front loop only with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: 200 fltr, 8 ch-2 spaces

r22
23. Make a folding sc in the standing fltr, *skip ch-2, make a folding sc in the next 25 fltr, [taking care that you are working into the free bl [R22] at the base of each st, especially around the point].*
Repeat from * to *7 more times, omit last folding sc.
Join to 1st folding sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Place a marker in 13th folding sc of each point. [P2]
Stitch Count: 200 folding sc.

r23
Congratulations you now have a beautiful eight pointed star, and have completed part 2….
See you next week ♥

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18 Responses

  1. Not only God blessed you with such a talent, but also gave you a big heart for sharing such a gorgeous pattern with us. And the folding sc is amazing!!!
    Thank you dear Helen!

  2. By the end of Part 1 of your Mandala Madness, I look like I am making a had, rather than a flat. Adding the first ring in Part 2, it is even worse. What have I done wrong? Using 4.25 mm hook and Red Heart super saver yarn. Thank you.

    • Helen Helen

      the best way for me to see where you have gone wrong is to email me a photo, please use the contact form, found on the contacts page at the top of the site 🙂

  3. Is it my imagination, or is there an extra sc in the chain 4 space on the left side of the cluster in Row 19?

    • Helen Helen

      in round 19 you will form a point, there are 5 sc before the ch-1 and then 5 after the ch-1 🙂

  4. How long will the pattern and photo tutorials be on your website

    • Helen Helen

      Always 🙂

  5. Hi Helen, and others,
    I’ve just finished part 2 and marked every 13th sc. I’m a bit concerned now as they’re at the top at all. They all seem a stitch or two/ three before the points. What could be wrong? What do you recommend? Keep on going or move the markers a bit more to the points? Thanks for your help

    • Helen Helen

      your stitch markers will look slightly off to the right…all will work out perfectly 🙂

  6. My sister and I are working this CAL at the same time. Both of us are enjoying it and impressed with the tutorials included!

    • Helen Helen

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Helen, Very beautiful design and your instructions are very clear. I’m using a sport weight cotton and I’m ecstatic with my results. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing. I saw your ‘sneak peak’ a short time after I finished my Sophie and knew this would be my next learning experience.

    • Helen Helen

      Thank you…enjoy the learning process 🙂

  8. Thank you for the wonderful pattern and for putting them in downloadable Pdf files. Finally got my kindle to work again and going to test if with your pattern 😉

    • Helen Helen

      have fun 🙂

  9. […] by Helen Shrimpton. You can find the original, written pattern with many translations on Helen’s blog. Part 3 is the last part that was part of the sneak peak, so after today the rest of the CAL is a […]

  10. Have really enjoyed parts one and two, using stash at moment. I really enjoy learning new things and it is good for me to pace myself, if I were to attempt a whole pattern I would become a social outcast, because I dont know where to stop. Your CAL allows me to have a crochet/life balance that is healthy!!!
    Trish

    • Helen Helen

      So glad you are enjoying it 🙂

  11. […] Part 1      17th March    Part 1 ♥  Part 2     24th March    Part 2 ♥  Part 3     31st March ♥  Part 4       7th April ♥  Part 5     14th April […]

  12. […] After a successful start to the Mandala Madness CAL last week, it’s now time for part 2 of the design by Helen Shrimpton. You can find the original, written pattern with many translations on Helen’s blog. […]

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