SCRAPSADELIC FRUTTI TUTTI MANDALA SQUARE

Scrapsadelic Frutti Tutti Mandala Square - Free Crochet Pattern | Scraps Of Yarn Mini Crochet Along Series | Creative Crochet Workshop

SCRAPSADELIC FRUTTI TUTTI MANDALA SQUARE

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Scrapsadelic Frutti Tutti Mandala Square – Free Crochet Pattern

This Scrapsadelic Frutti Tutti Mandala square is part of the Scraps Of Yarn Mini Crochet Along Series.
Pretty & versatile to use as decor or turn it into a functional item for your own use
or for gift giving!

Scrapsadelic Frutti Tutti Mandala Square - Free Crochet Pattern | Scraps Of Yarn Mini Crochet Along Series | Creative Crochet Workshop

Part Of The Scraps Of Yarn Series Mini Crochet Alongs

We all have those little balls of left over yarns that most of the time make up for a huge amount of our stash! Although there are plenty of left over yarn projects readily available – I thought I would create a series of patterns that could be done in less than a day but can also be converted into larger optional projects! Pretty yet functional items to decorate, gift or use!

Scrapsadelic Frutti Tutti Mandala Square!
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SKILL LEVEL:

Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing. Concentration required.

Yarn:

Cotton – or any yarn! Completely your choice!!
Recommended – leftovers!

approx 60 g for the complete project

My yarn colors:
yellow – 4 g
natural – 7 g
variegated – 13 g
peach – 15 g
pink – 19 g
Total: 58 g

Hook: 4, 00 mm

Size: Final square size – approx 9,5 inches

Notes:

Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Abbreviations:

CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
TR – treble crochet (UK – DTR)

Design Notes:

This pattern can be adapted and converted into several projects! Suggestions and ideas will be given!

Special Stitches:

FPDC – front post double crochet

Insert your hook into the front of your work, behind the indicated stitch, and then through your work such that your hook is now at the front of your work again. Pull through final 2 loops on your hook.

Credit for stitch resources – New Stitch A Day

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INSTRUCTIONS:

PART ONE:

With first color – I used yellow (butternut actually)

CH 6; SL ST to form a ring

RND 1: CH 3 (this counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into ring; CH 1;
*work 3 DC; CH 1 into ring.
Repeat from * 4 more times.
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH (18 DC; 6 x 1 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 2:  join new color (natural) into any 1 CH space;
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; 1 CH; 3 DC] into SAME space;
*work [3 DC; 1 CH; 3 DC] into NEXT 1 CH space.
Repeat from * 4 more times.
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 3: join new color (yellow) into any 1 CH space with an SC;
*CH 3; work 1 SC in-between NEXT 2 groups of 3 DC clusters;
CH 3; work 1 SC into NEXT 1 CH space.
Repeat from * all around. (12 x 3 CH spaces; 12 SC)
SL ST into first SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 4: join new color (variegated) into any 3 CH space;
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 3 DC into SAME space; CH 1
*work 4 DC into NEXT 3 CH space; CH 1.
Repeat from * 10 more times.
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weaves in ends.

RND 5:  this round the SC are worked into the back loops only:
join new color (natural) into FIRST DC of a 4 DC group with an SC (this counts as your FIRST SC);
work 1 SC into next 3 DC; work FPDC over RND 3 SC (yellow);
*work 1 SC into next 4 DC; work FPDC over RND 3 SC.
Repeat from * 10 more times. (12 x FPDC; 48 SC).
SL ST into FIRST SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional: First project complete – these first 5 rounds make a lovely coaster! Make in assorted colors to make a set for yourself or to give as a gift!
Or continue onto Part 2!

PART TWO:

RND 6: join new color (peach) into the TOP  any FPDC stitch;
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [2 DC; CH 2; 3 DC] into SAME FPDC;
*work [3 DC; CH 2; 3 DC] into NEXT FPDC.
Repeat from * 10 more times. (12 x petals)
SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 7: join new color (peach) with an SC (this counts as your FIRST SC)) in-between ANY two petals;
*SKIP 3 DC; work [3 DC; CH 3; 3 DC] into 2 CH space; SKIP 3 DC; work 1 SC in-between next two petals.
Repeat from * 11 more times;
SL ST into FIRST SC worked. (12 SC; 12 petals worked ‘on top’ of previous round’s petals)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 8: join new color (variegated) with an SC (this counts as your FIRST SC) into any 3 CH space;
work [3 CH; 1 SC] into SAME 3 CH space; CH 3; SKIP 3 DC; work 1 SC into next SC;
CH 3; SKIP NEXT 3 DC.
*Work [1 SC; 3 CH; 1 SC] into NEXT 3 CH space; CH 3; SKIP 3 DC; work 1 SC into next SC;
CH 3; SKIP NEXT 3 DC.
Repeat from * 10 more times; SL ST into first SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional: Second project complete – you now have a pretty Flower doily if you wish to stop here. Or if you would like to try something unique and different. Either get a canvas that’s already printed or paint (if you have that extraordinary talent) and attach your Flower Doily!
Or continue onto Part 3!

PART THREE:

RND 9: join new color (pink – although in the photos it looks like purple) with an SC into ANY 3 CH space between 2 SC; CH 4; work 1 FPDC around next SC; CH 4.
*Work 1 SC into next 3 CH space between 2 SC; CH 4; work 1 FPDC around next SC; CH 4.
Repeat from * 10 more times. SL ST into FIRST SC worked.
Do NOT fasten off.

RND 10: CH 1 (does NOT count as a stitch); work 1 SC into same ST; work 4 DC into NEXT 4 CH; CH 2; SKIP FPDC; work 4 DC into NEXT 4 CH.
*Work 1 SC into NEXT SC; work 4 DC into NEXT 4 CH; CH 2; SKIP FPDC; work 4 DC into NEXT 4 CH.
Repeat from * 10 more times. SL ST into FIRST SC worked. (96 DC; 12 x 2 CH spaces)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 11: join new yarn (peach) into any SC;
CH 4; SKIP 4 DC; work 1 SC into 2 CH space; work 1 FPDC around RND 9 FPDC; work 1 SC into 2 CH space; CH 4; SKIP 4 DC.
*Work 1 SC into NEXT SC; CH 4; SKIP 4 DC; work 1 SC into 2 CH space; work 1 FPDC around RND 9 FPDC; work 1 SC into 2 CH space; CH 4; SKIP 4 DC.
Repeat from * 10 more times.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional: Third project complete – at this stage the mandala makes great dishcloths or potholders!
Just remember that cotton/kitchen cotton works best for this!
Or continue onto Part 4!

PART FOUR:

RND 12: join new color (variegated) into ANY SC;
CH 4 (counts as 1 TR); work [2 TR; CH 3; 3 TR] into SAME SC; CH 4;
work 1 DC into next FPDC; CH 4;
work 1 HDC into next SC; CH 4;
work 1 SC into next FPDC; CH 4;
work 1 HDC into next SC; CH 4;
work 1 DC into next FPDC; CH 4.
*Work [ [3 TR; CH 3; 3 TR] into SAME SC; CH 4;
work 1 DC into next FPDC; CH 4;
work 1 HDC into next SC; CH 4;
work 1 SC into next FPDC; CH 4;
work 1 HDC into next SC; CH 4;
work 1 DC into next FPDC; CH 4.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into 4 CH of 4 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 13: join new color (pink) into ANY 3 CH corner space;
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into SAME corner space;
work 1 DC into next 3 TR; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next HDC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next SC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next HDC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 3 TR.
*Work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into NEXT corner space;
work 1 DC into next 3 TR; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next HDC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next SC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next HDC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next DC; work 4 DC into next 4 CH space;
work 1 DC into next 3 TR.
Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH. (39 DC on EACH side)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional: Fourth project complete – at this stage you now have the mandala square! You can make more to create a blanket/throw or use it for smaller projects like to create a bag or embellish one!
If you are interested in the pattern for the bag in the photos you can find that here!
Or continue onto Part 5!

PART FIVE:

RND 14: (optional – work into back-loops only) join new color (variegated) with a SC into the FIRST DC of a side (the very first DC at the beginning of a side);
*CH 3: SKIP NEXT DC;
work (1 SC into next 2 DC; CH 3) 11 times;
work 1 SC into next 1 DC; CH 4 for corner; **
work 1 SC into the FIRST DC of the next side.***
Repeat from * to *** 2 more times;
then Repeat from * to ** once more.
SL ST into FIRST SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 15: join new color (natural)  with a SC into ANY 4 CH corner;
CH 3; work 1 SC into SAME corner;
*[CH 3; work 1 SC into next 3 CH space] 14 times;
CH 3; work [1 SC; 3 CH; 1 SC] into next 4 CH corner space.
Repeat from * 2 more times;
[CH 3; work 1 SC into next 3 CH space] 14 times; SL ST into first SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

RND 16: join new color (peach and pink – I used both because I did not have enough of either to complete the round – but I like it this way – gives a pretty effect!)  with a SC into ANY 3 CH corner;
work [1 HDC; 1 DC; 1 TR; 1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into SAME corner;
*work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC; 1 TR] into next 3 CH space;
work [1 TR; 1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next 3 CH space**
Repeat from * to ** 6 more times.
(Work [ [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC; 1 TR; 1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into NEXT corner;
*work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC; 1 TR] into next 3 CH space;
work [1 TR; 1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next 3 CH space**
Repeat from * to ** 6 more times.)
Work instructions between ( ) 2 more times. SL ST into FIRST SC worked.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional: Fifth and final project complete! Leave as is for a pretty table doily or make more to make a beautiful throw or blanket!

This is a photoshop image created to give an inspired look of what a blanket could look like!
What will you do with YOUR mandala square?

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    You are so welcome! Happy that you enjoy it 😉

  2. I just wanted to say thank you for your CAL. I belong to the face book group, this is just right for me.

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