Project Description

Have you spotted all those sweet mandala/doily patterns on Pinterest? I did! But most of them are writing in charts, Russian text, and more symbols I don’t know. Today I want to share a pattern with you and yes, I wrote every row down in plain English! Much better to understand, don’t you think?

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PROJECT

Crochet

MATERIALS

Yarn, 2.5 mm hook, needle, metal ring approx. 35cm

DIFFICULITY

Easy / Beginner

SOCIAL

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All those sweet doily and mandala patterns; gotta love them right. I do! But most of the patterns are written in a language only Russian people will understand. Also, most patterns are drawn out in charts/symbols with no description of what they are. To give you a head start; I wrote down a pattern for you which I took from Pinterest. If you can read charts and symbols, please create the doily! For all others who can’t: I wrote every row down for you to follow.

The Patterns

Below you can see the chart in symbols of the pattern. The pattern is very easy and once you created this the first time, the next time you can do it with just the chart. I promise you!

Step by step

  • Magic Ring

  • SlSt = Slip Stitch

  • SC = Single Crochet

  • DC = Double Crochet

  • TC = Triple Crochet

  • Start: Create a magic ring with 12 S.C. inside OR chain 12 and SlSt them together
  • Row 1: Chain 3, “D.C. in stitch, chain 1” x 11, end with SlSt in the top of the chain 3 you made in the beginning.
  • Row 2: SlSt into the next stitch, chain 4, TC in chain, TC in stitch, chain 1. Now add another “TC in same stitch as before, TC in chain, TC in stitch, chain 1” and repeat. End with a SlSt in the forth chain which you created in the beginning.
  • Row 3: As you can see, you SlSt into the first TC, so turn your work, SlSt back one stitch, turn work. Now chain 4, TC in same stitch (the loose chain between the 2 T.C. Chain 3. “Add 4 T.C. into the loose chain, chain 3 again. Now add 2 T.C. into the loose chain, chain 3 again“, repeat till end and join with SlSt.
  • Row 4: Chain 3, 1 DC in stitch, “3 DC in loose chains, chain 7, 3 DC in loose chains, chain 2, 2 DC (each in 1 stitch)” and repeat till done. End with SlSt.
  • Row 5: Chain 3, DC, chain 2. “Add 3 DC into the first DC of the previous row. Chain 3. Add 3 SC into the top of the chain off the previous round. Chain 3, 3 DC into last DC of previous row. Chain 2. Add 2 DC, in each stitch of the previous round, chain 2”, repeat till done, end with SlSt.
  • Row 6: Chain 3, DC, chain 2, “skip the chain previous round, 3 DC in stitch. Chain 3, 5 SC (1 in chain, 1 in each stitch, 1 in chain), chain 3, skip 2, 3 DC in stitch, chain 2, 2 DC (1 each stitch), chain 2”, repeat till end, join with SlSt.
  • Row 7: Chain 3, 1 DC, chain 3, skip chain previous round, 3 DC in stitch, chain 4, 7 SC (1 in chain, 5x in stitch, 1 in chain), chain 4, 3 DC in stitch, chain 3, 2DC (1 in each stitch), chain 2”, repeat till end. Join with SlSt.
  • Row 8: Chain 3, 1 DC, “chain 7, skip 2, 3 DC in stitch, chain 4, skip first stitch, 1 SC in 5 following stitches, chain 4, 3 DC in stitch, chain 7, 2 DC (1 in each)”, repeat till end. Join with SlSt.
  • Row 9: Chain 3, 1 DC, “chain 9, skip first stitch, 3 SC (1 in each stitch), chain 9, 2 DC (one in each stitch)”, repeat till end. Join with SlSt.
  • Row 10: Chain 3, 1 DC, “chain 11, skip 2, 3 DC in stitch, chain 4, 1 SC in the middle, chain 4, 3 DC in stitch, chain 11, 2 DC (each in 1 stitch)”, repeat till end, join with SlSt.
  • Row 11: Chain 3, 1 DC, “chain 13, skip 2, 3DC in stitch, chain 3, 3 DC in stitch, chain 13, 2 DC (each in 1 stitch)”, repeat till end and join with SlSt.
  • Row 12: Chain 3, 1 DC, chain 3 (these will hold the thread when setting it into a ring), ““skip 1 stitch, 2 DC in same stitch, into the next stitch do again 2 DC in same stitch, chain 3”, repeat this till you have 4 sets of these double crochet + chains within*. Now chain 3, place 3 DC into the loose chain from the next round. Chain 3 again. Now repeat the section of creating the 4 sets of DC and chains etc.”, join with SlSt at the end.

*If you find it difficult to set the DC into the chain, you can also just wrap the yarn around the chain-link.

  • Row 13 (optional): If you want to set this yarn work into a ring, this is how! Place your work into the center of the ring. Now cut off a very long tail of the yarn you used for this project. Tie the yarn onto the ring and slip it through the first ‘chain 3’ from the last round you created. Now pull up around the ring. Repeat this with all the next ‘chain 3’ you come across. Tie the end pieces of yarn together with a knot.