I am calling this project a doily, I hope you don’t mind. Mandalas are everywhere so, let us call ours a doily, okay 🙂
Tips: I am using my left over yarn of various colors so I am not going to point out any changes of colors. You can decide to change or not to change colors.
If you choose to use several colors then try to use colors that are pleasant with each other. If you think you need a little help, please click here. For the Color Wheel.
Okay, now we are ready to start: Chain 3 and close the circle with a slip stitch, next chain 2 and make 7 half double crochet (HDC) in the circle, for a total of 8 HDC, then close the row with a slip stitch.
Row 1: in this row we are working in the back loop of our DC. You want to put 3 double crochet in the back loop of each DC from the previous row, so at the end of the row you will have a total of 24 double crochet (DC), then close with a slip stitch.
Row 2: in this row we are using the slip stitch (SS) and working into the space between each DC, close the row with a slip stitch.
Row 3: in this row we are having two change-up, chain 3 then DC in the next slip stitch then single crochet in the next SS. In other words: after your SS you chain 3 then double in the next SS then a SS in the third SS, from the previous row.
Nutshell: 3 CH – 1 DC – 1 SS, this makes a nice little petal.
Row 4: in this row we are working in the space between each petal, above each petal and anchoring with a single crochet (SC) in the SS from the previous row. So, chain 3 then 1 DC in the same space then chain 3 and anchor with a single crochet (SC) in the SS from the previous row. Nutshell: 3 CH – 1 DC in the same space – 3 CH – 1 SC.