Mandala Madness Part 7

Mandala Madness Part 7

Mandala Madness Part 7

I just love some of the names you have come up with for your Mandalas. Some for fun, some to honour people you love, some with deep personal meaning. I love how so many of you are really taking this project into your hearts, it makes it even more special to me to spread more love around the world.....and talking of spreading around the world, we now have some more amazing translators working on Arabic and Persian... I mean WOW talk about a global project. Never in my dizziest daydreams, did I imagine the amazingly positive response to my crazy design! I thank you and love you all for that.

This week we finish our star, and start to grow flowers 🙂
Just like this ever changing world of ours, we are starting to change shape again, so let your creativity continue to blossom, and let your talents burst forth.
This part is a doddle compared to last week!, but I hope you have great fun with the stitches, the extended double crochet may be new to many of you, it is really simple, and Esther shows it perfectly in the video......and don't forget to count, count, count, and watch out for those sneaky stitches!!
In round 52 I suggest you use some stitch markers......they will make life so much easier for you next week!

 

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 7 written pattern
Photo tutorial.  mandala madness part 7 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-7-Afrikaans
Dutch          Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Dutch
Danish        Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Danish
Finnish       Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Finnish
French        Mandala-Madness-Part-7-French
German      Mandala-Madness-Part-7-German
Greek          Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Greek
Hebrew       Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Hebrew
Korean        Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Korean
Persian        Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Persian
Polish          Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Polish
Russian       Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Russian
Spanish       Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Spanish
Swedish      Mandala-Madness-Part-7-Swedish

Huge thanks to Natalie for Russian Video Tutorial
Thanks to Carmen forSpanish Video Tutorial  part 1    part 2

Mandala Madness Part 7

mm part 7

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 colours 7

US terms used throughout.

 Abbreviations

Abbreviations

Hints: 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

Bobble Stitch: make a dc5tog cluster. In indicated stitch, make 5 partial dc’s, yarn over and pull through all six loops on hook. The bobble is formed as you make the next stitch.

Beginning Bobble Stitch: In indicated stitch, ch 2 and make 4 partial dc’s, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook. The bobble is formed as you make the next stitch.

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.

Extended dc: Yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 1 loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, twice.

 

47. Join with a standing hdc in any ch-1 point space, (ch 1, hdc) in same space,
*(bpdc in next st, hdc in next ch-1 space) 24 times, bpdc around next st, in ch-1 point space (hdc, ch 1, hdc).*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last point group.
Join to standing hdc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 26 hdc, 25 bpdc.
Total: 208 hdc, 200 bpdc.

r47

48. Sl-st into ch-1 point space, ch 1 (sc, ch 1, sc) in same space,
*sc in next 22 sts [not forgetting the 1st st], ch 1, skip next 3 sts,
in next st [which will be the bpdc directly above dc3tog] (tr cluster, ch 2, tr cluster, ch 2, tr cluster), ch 1, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 22 sts, in ch-1 point space (sc, ch 1, sc).*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last point group.
Join to 1st sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 46 sc, 3 tr cluster, 2 ch-1 spaces, 2 ch-2 spaces.
Total: 368 sc, 24 tr cluster, 16 ch-1 spaces, 16 ch-2 spaces.

r48

49. Join with a standing sc in any ch-1 point space, (ch 1, sc) in same space,
*sc in next 20 sts, skip next 3 sts, make 5 exdc in next ch-1 space, (fpsc around next cluster, 5 exdc in next ch-2 space,) twice, fpsc around last cluster, 5 exdc in next ch-1 space, skip next 3 sts [watch out for that 1st sneaky st], sc in next 20 sts, in ch-1 point space (sc, ch 1, sc).*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last point group.
Join to 1st sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 42 sc, 3 fpsc, 20 exdc.
Total: 336 sc, 24 fpsc, 160 exdc.

r49

50. Join with a standing sc in any ch-1 point space, (ch 1, sc) in same space,
*sc in next 20 sts, skip last sc, (ch 3, bpsc around cluster [R48]) 3 times, ch 3, skip 1st sc,
sc in next 20 sts, in ch-1 point space (sc, ch 1, sc).*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last point group.
Join to 1st sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 42 sc, 3 bpsc, 4 ch-3 spaces.
Total: 336 sc, 24 bpsc, 32 ch-3 spaces.

 r50

Hint: take care not to miss 1st st “sneaky stitch” after each bobble especially the 1st st
after the point space bobble.

 

51. TURN YOUR WORK [wrong side facing you], make a beginning bobble st in any ch-1 point space,
*(sc in next 5 sts, make a bobble st in next st) 3 times, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 tr in next ch-3 space, (skip bpsc 5 dtr in next ch-3 space,) twice, 5 tr in next ch-3 space, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, (bobble st in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 3 times, bobble st in ch-1 point space.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last bobble.
Join to 1st bobble, with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 32 sc, 10 tr, 10 dtr, 7 bobble st.
Total: 256 sc, 80 tr, 80 dtr, 56 bobble st.

r51

52. Ch 1 and TURN YOUR WORK [right side facing].
*(sc, ch 1, sc) forming new point space in point bobble st, sc in next 21 sts, [not forgetting the “sneaky stitch”] [the 21st st will fall in the 2nd tr], (bpdc in 3rd exdc in shell [R49], skip next st, sc in next 4 sts) 3 times, bpdc in 3rd exdc of last shell [R49], skip next st, sc in next 21 sts.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last point group.
Join to standing sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 56 sc, 4 bpdc.
Total: 448 sc, bpdc.

Hint: place markers around 1st and 4th bpdc as it will help you to identify them in a later round.

r52

Part 7 is now complete. See you next week.

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19 Responses

  1. Hi! I realize I am very late to this party, but I ran across this pattern while looking for a pattern that would be a little more complicated than the crochet I am used to. I am making this as a baby blanket, as I am expecting my first child in August. It is turning out to be the most beautiful thing I have ever made and I just watned to say thank you for all your hard work in designing it.

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  4. Thank you Helen. Another thoroughly enjoyable round.

  5. Just wanted to say rows 46 and 47 are exceptional! Easy to crochet, but really amazing resulting effect.
    Loving your pattern!

    • Helen Helen

      Thank you 🙂 it sort of happened by accident, but yes I love the effect too 🙂

  6. What % of total yarn requirements are used by the end of part 7? I am enjoying this so very much.

  7. Oh my! The Mandela is so beautiful and I love the way it is developing. The colors just take my breath away. Thank you so much for such beautiful patterns and for sharing your talent with all of us all around the world. Hmmm, I wonder if more people crocheted and worked together on creating things of beauty like this Mandela, if the world wouldn’t be a better place. I know it would be more beautiful!
    Terri at the Drake’s Nest in Palm Bay, Florida.

    • Helen Helen

      bless you…and yes the world would be a much happier place 🙂

  8. Hi. I just started the Mandala. I’m using worsted weight I think what is called Aran in places other than the US. I’m using a size G 4.0 mm hook. My center will not close tightly. Do I need to change hook sizes?

    • Helen Helen

      Hi Janet, personally I would use at least a 5mm with aran/worsted weight, if your stitches are too tight, that may be why yopu are having a problem closing the centre. 🙂

  9. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your time and energy to create this beautiful and fun project for us.

    • Helen Helen

      Thank you, and you are most welcome 🙂

  10. Could you post the color numbers for Merino Soft. The color name isn’t on the label. You have posted the numbers on past weeks. Thanks.

    • Helen Helen

      Sorry Wendy, I thought the names were on the labels, it is the 3 blues this week, Soutine 615, Mondrian 611 and Magritte 614

  11. Bonsoir Helen,
    merci infiniment pour ce merveilleux partage. Quel talent vous avez! je viens de souscrire un abonnement à votre site et j’ai hâte de retrouver votre prochain article.
    au grand plaisir de vous lire.
    Mille baisers de TROYES, Aube, France.
    Anne

    • Helen Helen

      Je vous remercie, et mille baisers de nouveau à vous 🙂

  12. How big approximately would this be finished with dk yarn? thanks

    • Helen Helen

      Robin, if you go to the intro post it gives all the details…but dk with a 4mm hook will give you approx 5 feet to 5′ 6″

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