Tutorial mandala/doily

Tutorial mandala/doily:

I use UK terms. Start every round with another colour.
Doily1

Chain five and close to a ring.

Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr). (US: dc/NL: stokje) An advice: hold the tail end in your left hand and crochet over it.

This first round has eight clusters. Very easy to make, here it goes:

Yarn over, insert hook into the ring, pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (2 loops on hook left). Yarn over, insert hook into the ring, pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (3 loops left). Yarn over, pull yarn trough all three loops. Chain 2.

*Now yarn over, insert hook into the ring, pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (2 loops left). Yarn over, insert hook into the ring, pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (3 loops left). Yarn over, insert hook into the ring pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (4 loops left). Yarn over, pull yarn trough all four loops. Chain 2. *

Repeat between *and * six more times. You now have eight clusters. Fasten off.

Always hold the tail ends firmly and crochet over them. When your round is finished just give it a firm pull.

Round 2: You crochet double clusters in each space. Again, easy to make, I guarantee.
Grab a new colour. Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr).

Now yarn over, insert hook into a space, pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (2 loops on hook left). Yarn over, insert hook into the space, pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (3 loops left). Yarn over, pull yarn trough all three loops. Chain 2.

*Yarn over, insert hook into the SAME SPACE, pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (2 loops on hook left). Yarn over, insert hook into same space, pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (3 loops on hook left). Yarn over, insert hook into the same space, pull up yarn, pull yarn through two loops (4 loops on hook left). Yarn over, pull yarn trough all four loops. Chain 2. *

Repeat between * and * six more times. You now have eight double clusters, so sixteen clusters in total. Fasten off.

Round 3: Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr; US: dc/NL: stokje), 2 tr.
3 tr in every space (16 x 3 tr). Fasten off.

Round 4: Almost the same as round 2.
Repeat as in round 2 however between the two clusters in one space chain 1. Between two double clusters chain 2.

Round 5: Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr. Chain 1. * 3 tr, chain 1 *. Repeat between * and * till the end of round. Fasten off.

Rounds 6 and 7: repeat as in round 5.

Rounds 8 and 9: Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr. In next space 3 tr., * 3 tr *. Repeat between * and * in every space till the end of round. Fasten off.

Round 10: Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr), 3 tr. In next space 4 tr. Continue round like this. Fasten off.

Round 11: Check out round 4 of Lucy’s mandala.

Round 12: Check out round 5 of Lucy’s mandala.

Rounds 13: Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr. In all next spaces 2 tr. Fasten off.

Rounds 14 – 18: repeat round 13.
Doily detail

In rounds 8 and 15 I made a surface chain. Here’s the link how to make this chain.

Don’t forget to weave in all ends.

I’ve blocked it, sprayed it with water and left it like that for one night to dry. If you like you can iron it with a damp towel on it. That’s all!

The facts:
Cotton used: several brands, including Phildar (Phil Coton 3), Crelando and Record (the denim colour).

Size: 34,5 cm diameter.
Weight (who wants to know? 🙂 ): 82 grams.
Doily with flowers

Photo: my doily happily united with my tray. And with some pretty flowers from K’s birthday/Solstice 2014 party.


Enjoy and happy hooking!

xxxxxx

 PS: This tutorial was created for you to use for free. I very much enjoyed making this tutorial, but it took a lot of time and energy to create it. So please mention my blog or make a link to my blog when you this pattern. Thank you!

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One Response to Tutorial mandala/doily

  1. Pingback: Finished!!! My tray doily … | Corine24

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