Mandala Madness Part 9

Mandala Madness Part 9

Mandala Madness Part 9

Can you believe we are half way through this amazing journey of creativity and madness!

WOW you guys and gals amaze me!
I did wonder if I was going to have to run for the hills last week!! But you took the challenge of those long and extra long stitches, and your results are amazingly beautiful. 🙂

It gives me such joy to hear how pleased you are with the new stitches or techniques you are learning, I can feel the pride and pleasure oozing out from your amazing photos.

Ok so on to part 9..... an easyish week!! BUT your work will be wobbly...please don't worry about it as part 10 brings it all back together...please trust this crazy, mad, designer 😉 !!

You will need to keep your wits about you though and check which round you need to work into! I have marked some of the instructions in bold and pink to help you to get it right first time.
Remember crochet teaches us mindfulness!
This week we build a frame for your flowers, and change shape again, as we build the foundation for the next step.

 

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 9 written pattern v2
Photo tutorial.  mandala madness part 9 photo tutorial v2

♥ 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-9-Afrikaans
Dutch - Nederlands     Mandala-Madness-Part-9-Dutch
Danish - Dansk             Mandala-Madness-Part-9-Danish
Finnish - Suomi            Mandala-Madness-part-9-Finnish
French - Français         Mandala-Madness-Part-9-French
German -  Deutsche     Mandala-Madness-Part-9-German
Greek -  Ελληνικα         Mandala-Madness-Part-9-Greek
Hebrew - עברית               Mandala-Madness-Part-9-Hebrew
Korean  -   한국어.        Mandala-Madness-Part-9-Korean
Persian -   فارسی              Mandala-Madness-Part-9-Persian
Polish -   Polski              Mandala-Madness-Part-9-Polish
Russian -  на русском  Mandala-Madness-Part-9-Russian
Spanish - Español         Mandala-Madness-Part-9-Spanish
Swedish - Svenska        Mandala-Madness-part-9-Swedish

 

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

 

Mandala Madness Part 9

mm part 9

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 part 9

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.
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

There are no special stitches this week. Just lots of front or back post stitches.
Your work will be wobbly again in this section…
don’t worry, it’s all part of the grand design 🙂

 

Hint: In this round you will be working in both Rounds 56 and 57. 

 58. Join with a standing fphdc around any 1st sc from Round 56 made in point ch-1 space, ch 1, fphdc around next st Round 56, [which will be the 2nd sc made in ch-1 point space]

*(ch 1, fpdc around next st Round 56,) twice, (ch 1, fptr around next st Round 56) 5 times,
fpdc around fpdc [R57], (ch 1, skip next st, fpdc around next st [R57]) 18 times,
ch 1, skip next st, fpdc around fpdc, (fptr around next st Round 56, ch 1) 5 times,
(fpdc around next st, ch 1) twice, fphdc around next st, ch 1, fphdc around next st.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last  fphdc, ch-1 space, fphdc.
Join to standing fphdc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 2 fphdc, 24 fpdc, 10 fptr, 34 ch-1 spaces.
Total: 16 fphdc, 192 fpdc, 80 fptr, 272 ch-1 spaces.

r58

Hint: All stitches made into skipped stitches [R57] are worked in front of ch-1 spaces and not over them, also where there are 2 skipped stitches I advise working into the 1st stitch each time. All front post stitches are made into Round 58.

 59. Join with a standing dc in ch-1 space above 3 hdc group on any repeat,[P1] (ch 1, dc) in same space, [new point space made],

*(fpdc around next st [R58], tr in skipped st [R57]), 9 times,
fpdc around next 2 sts[R58] ,
(tr in skipped st [R57], fpdc in next st [R58]) 3 times,
(dc in skipped st [R57], fphdc in next st[R58]) 3 times,
(hdc in skipped st from [R57], fpsc around next st [R58]) twice,
hdc in skipped st from [R57],
(fphdc around next st [R58], dc in skipped st [R57]) 3 times,
(fpdc around next st [R58], tr in skipped st [R57]), 3 times
fpdc around next 2 sts [R58],
(tr in skipped st [R57], fpdc around next st[R58]), 9 times,
in next ch-1 space (dc, ch 1, dc) [new point space made].*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last point group.
Join to standing dc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 2 fpsc, 3 hdc, 6 fphdc, 8 dc, 28 fpdc, 24 tr.
Total: 16 fpsc, 24 hdc, 48 fphdc, 64 dc, 224 fpdc, 192 tr.

r59

Hint: if you prefer, substitute ch-4 for starting dc and ch-1.

 60. Sl-st into ch-1 point space, ch 4 [counts as dc plus ch-1] dc in same space,

*dc in next 23 sts, tr in next 25 sts, dc in next 23 sts, in ch-1 point space (dc, ch 1, dc).*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times.
Join to 3rd link of ch-4, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 48 dc, 25 tr.
Total: 384 dc, 200 tr.

Hint: your work will be slightly wobbly at this point, and until the end of part 10, when all will be nice and flat again.

r60

61. Join with a standing sc in any ch-1 point space, (ch 1, sc) in same space,

*bpsc in next 21 sts, fphdc in next 3 sts, fpdc in next 3 sts, fptr in next 19 sts, fpdc in next 3 sts, fphdc in next 3 sts, bpsc in next 21 sts, in ch-1 point space (sc, ch 1, sc).*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last point group.
Join to standing sc with a sl-st.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 2 sc, 42 bpsc, 6 fphdc, 6 fpdc, 19 fptr.
Total: 16 sc, 336 bpsc, 48 fphdc, 48 fpdc, 152 fptr.

r61

62. Sl-st into ch-1 point space, ch 1,

*in ch-1 point space (sc, ch 1, sc), sc in next 19 sts, [not forgetting the 1st st],
hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st [last bpsc],
fptr around next 31 sts,
dc in next st [1st bpsc], hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 19 sts.*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last point group.
Join to 1st sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 40 sc, 4 hdc, 2 dc, 31 fptr.
Total: 320 sc, 32 hdc, 16 dc, 248 fptr.

r62

Hint: Before starting this round I want to let you know that part 10 is worked in 2 colours, colour 1 is the background colour, and colour 2 is the highlight colour.

This round forms the foundation or border of part 10 and I advise selecting the highlight colour you will use for the next part. You may want to leave this round until you see part 10, but part 10 is quite big, so this is a slight head start.

63. Join with a standing sc in any ch-1 point space, (ch 1, sc) in same space,

*bpsc in next 21 sts [the 21st st falls in 1st hdc [R62]],  bphdc in next 2 sts, bpdc in next 31 sts, bphdc in next 2 sts, bpsc in next 21 sts, in ch-1 point space (sc, ch 1, sc).*

Repeat from * to * 7 more times, omit last point group.
Join to standing sc, fasten off, and secure ends.
Stitch Count: Per repeat: 2 sc, 42 bpsc, 4 bphdc, 31 bpdc.
Total: 16 sc, 336 bpsc, 32 bphdc, 248 bpdc.

r63

Part 9 is now complete. See you next week.

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31 Responses

  1. I started this is August of this year and am now just starting Part 9. I am madly in love with this creation of yours! I have been crocheting for 30+ years but in this one project I have learned so many new things, so thank you for broadening my horizons.
    Once I am done this first one (in the Scheepjes rainbow colors) I will be starting my next one with wool I got from Lady Dee’s in Germany.
    I think no matter what wool one uses, this pattern makes it all look good!
    Thank you for your hard work!

  2. Row 63 says to work 21 bpsc….then 2 bphdc…THEN 31 bpdc , which adds a certain height to work that I do not see in your illustration for the row. Yours looks low, like a sc. ?????

    • Helen Helen

      The 31 bpdc are above the curve, when you work the next round you will see how the stitches lift up slightly, although a back post dc will only look like an sc from the front, as half of the stitch is behind the work…I hope that makes sense 🙂

  3. Video for mandala madness part 9 is not available. Iam getting a blank screen,audio is clear though

    • Helen Helen

      plays fine for me, but if you still have a problem it may be best to contact Esther at itsallinanutshell 🙂

  4. Hi Helen, is there no chain 1 between the fptr and first fpdc around fpdc (round 57) in round 58?

    • Helen Helen

      Correct, no ch-1 there are 2 front post stitches next to each other.

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  6. Hello Helen! I am having so much fun with this pattern. Thank you so much for all of the hard work I know you must have put into creating this!! Your design is just stunning. I am wondering if you can let me know please what the diameter of the mandala should be when we are finished with this round? I am working in the Merino Soft colorway and am curious to know how my tension compares to your anticipated measurements. (I think my piece may be a little smaller than what it’s supposed to be…) Thank you so much!

    • Helen Helen

      The merino soft one after part 10 is 40 inches 🙂

      • Eeep! My mandala after row 8 is only 32 inches so clearly I must have very tight tension (unless of course, row 9 is 8 inches wide. Ha…) Oh dear. Well, I’ll just have to make a second one with looser stitches! LOL. Do you think I will need additional yarn to finish this one with the current tension?

        • Oops, I just reread your reply, and you said that it is 40 inches after part 10, so maybe I’m okay with my tension. I’m at 32 inches at the end of part 8, about to start part 9. Did I mention how much I LOVE this pattern? <3

          • Helen Helen

            sounds like you are fine with tension 🙂

  7. Hi Helen, awesome design thank you for sharing. Do you mind if your design is entered into competitions? I would love to enter my version of Mandala Madness into our local show but request formal permission first. Many thanks again, <3

    • Helen Helen

      Yes that would be wonderful, You are able to do what ever you want with your finished Mandala, or any of my designs. 🙂

  8. I just discovered your page and the Mandala Madness, l have made a simple and small version from yesterday till today with my own Colores, l hope its ok for you that we change Colores? I will buy the pattern when l have yarn and time. I just want to say lm imressed of everything you make and wonder if you have help to make everything or if not how do you find the time??

    • Helen Helen

      Yes you can use any colours you like. The Mandala Madness pattern is free!
      I make them all myself, The Mandala Madness took 6 months of hard work last year, so it may seem like I am doing a lot, but it is just the way it worked out with things being held back for a while 🙂

  9. I’m a bit stuck on Round 59.
    fpdc around next 2 sts[R58] , (so that’s the dc at the top where the long stitches are pulled together and then the next tr)
    (tr in skipped st [R57], fpdc in next st [R58]) 3 times, (what skipped stitch? Are you referring to the pair of stitches that are between the sc in R56?)
    (dc in skipped st [R57], fphdc in next st[R58]) 3 times,
    (hdc in skipped st from [R57], fpsc around next st [R58]) twice,
    hdc in skipped st from [R57], (which stitch is this?)
    Usually I’m really good with written patterns and yours has been wonderful to work on. I don’t know why I’m having trouble with this round.

    • Helen Helen

      Hi Becky, yes the skipped stitches in round 57 are the ones that are between the stitches you made in round 58…it can look confusing,, check the photo tutorial or the video to help you to see 🙂

      • R

        I’m confused about the same thing. There are two skipped stitches there. Which one are we supposed to crochet into? It wasn’t made clear in the video.

        • Helen Helen

          follow the instructions in the pattern, but it really doesn’t matter which st you use 🙂

          • R

            Thanks for replying, Helen. I’ve just been choosing the stitch that looks like it’s in the center of the fp stitches, I think it looks ok.

  10. So do I understand correctly, round 63 will be the start of the background color for part ten? Thank you.

    • Helen Helen

      no, round 63 is the highlight colour for part 10 🙂

  11. I’m gonna jump in on this a bit late. 😉 I really love the stonewashed one, fantastic colours. But i wonder what size the finished project will have? I want to give it to my mum when i’m done and i want it to be the perfect size.

    • Helen Helen

      All the finished sizes are in the chart about half way down the intro post…but the stonewashed xl one comes up at a bout 7 1/2 feet if I remember correctly 🙂

      • Oh, i missed that!!! Thank you! It’s a lovely pattern!

  12. Shouldn’t this last instruction of R58 in the last row be R56 as well?
    (fpdc around next st, ch 1) twice, fphdc around next st, ch 1, fphdc around next st.*

    • Helen Helen

      Yes the last part is worked into Round 56, I will add that in later when I am infront of my pc 🙂 thank you for letting me know 🙂

  13. Love the pattern Ofcourse. … but I wanted to tell you… I really like your personal note every week!!

    • Helen Helen

      Thank you 🙂 I feel it givess us a little bit more of a connection 🙂

  14. Hurray! Can’t wait to get started again! 😀

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