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Free crochet mandala patterns

Get totally absorbed in your crochet with these fabulous free crochet mandala patterns!

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Celebrate the changing season with these free crochet mandala patterns in cool cotton and vibrant spring colours! They’re perfect as decorative doilies for your easter table, or try using them as mats and coasters! And if you’re new to crochet mandala patterns, take a look at our how to crochet a mandala tutorial.

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Our first free crochet mandala pattern is a beautiful design by Anne Egan, featuring some cute colourwork hearts and bright spring colours, and you’ll find more fab crochet mandala patterns further down this post.

You will need

New to crochet? Then check out our beginners guide to what you need to start crocheting

Measurements

Large mandala: approx 24cm (9½in) diameter
Small mandala: approx 10cm (4in) diameter

Abbreviations

2-tr cluster (Yrh, insert hook in space indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice, inserting the hook in the same space each time, yrh and pull through all loops on hook

3-tr cluster As above, working () 3 times

ttr2tog (Yrh 3 times, insert hook in next space, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops 3 times) twice, yrh and pull through all loops on hook

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You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

Rounds 10-12 are worked using the tapestry crochet method; change colour in last yrh of prev st and work dropped yarn inside sts until required.

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Large Free Crochet Mandala Pattern

Using Yarn A, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), (tr, ch1) 11 times into loop, ss into 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join. Fasten off. [12tr, 12 ch-1 sp]

Round 2 Join Yarn B in any ch-1 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), (dc, ch2) in same ch-1 sp and each ch-1 sp around, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off. [12 dc, 12 ch-2 sp]

Round 3 Join Yarn C in any ch-2 sp, ch3, 2-tr cluster in same ch-2 sp, ch3, (3-tr cluster in next ch-2 sp, ch3) 11 times, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fasten off. [12 3-tr clusters, 12 ch-3 sp]

Round 4 Join Yarn B in any ch-3 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), (dc, ch3, dc) in same ch-3 sp and each ch-3 sp around, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off. [24 dc, 12 ch-3 sp]

Round 5 Join Yarn D in any ch-3 sp of Rnd 3 behind the ch-3 sp of Rnd 4, ch1 (does not count as st), (2dc, ch2) in same ch-3 sp and each ch-3 sp around always working behind Rnd 4, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off. [24 dc, 12 ch-2 sp]

Round 6 Join Yarn E in any ch-2 sp of Round 5, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same sp, (4tr, ch1, 4tr) in next ch-2 sp, *dc in next ch-2 sp, (4tr, ch1, 4tr) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 4 more times, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off. [6dc, 48 tr, 6 ch-1 sp]

Round 7 Join Yarn B in any ch-1 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), (dc, ch11) in same ch-1 sp and each ch-1 sp around, ss to first dc to join. [6dc, 6 ch-11 sp]

Round 8 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same dc, *6dc in next ch-11 sp, ttr2tog over the two ch-3 sps of Rnd 4 directly below, 6dc in same ch-11 sp, dc in next dc; rep from * around omitting final dc, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off. [6 groups of (13 dc, ttr2tog)]

Round 9 Join Yarn C in first dc, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st around, ss to first dc [84sts]

Round 10 Ch1 (does not count as st_ dc in same dc, *dc in next 2 dc, change to Yarn A, dc in next dc, change to Yarn C, dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around, omitting last dc, ss to first dc to join. [96 dc]

Round 11 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same dc, *dc in next dc, change to Yarn A, dc in next 3 dc, change to Yarn C, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, omitting last dc, ss to first dc to join.

Round 12 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same dc, *dc in next dc, change to Yarn A, dc in next dc, change to Yarn C, dc in next dc, change to Yarn A, dc in next dc, change to Yarn C, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, omitting last dc, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off Yarn A.

Round 13 Ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in first dc, *dc in next 7 dc, 2dc in next dc; rep from * around, omitting last 2dc, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off. [108 dc]

Round 14 Join Yarn B in any dc, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in next 7 dc, 2tr in next dc, *tr in next 8 dc, 2tr in next dc; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. [120 tr]

Round 15 Join Yarn D around post of any tr, working from behind Round 14; work 1dc around the posts of first 2 tr, ch1, *work 1dc around the posts of next 2tr, ch1; rep from * around, ss to first dc to join. Fasten off. [60 dc and 60 ch-1 sp]

Round 16 Join Yarn E in any ch-1 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in same ch-1 sp, *skip next ch-1 sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next ch-1 sp, skip next ch-1 sp, 2dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, omitting last 2dc, ss to first dc to join.

Fasten off, weave in all ends and block.

Small Free Crochet Mandala Pattern

Work as for Large Mandala for Rounds 1-4 without fastening off Yarn B. [24 dc, 12 ch-3 sp]

Round 5 Ch1 (does not count as st), *6dc in ch-3 sp, dc between next 2 dc; rep from * around, ss to first dc to join. [84 dc]

Round 6 Join Yarn D in any ch-3 sp of Round 3 behind the ch-3 sp of Round 4, ch1 (does not count as st), (2dc, ch2) in same ch-3 sp and each ch-3 sp around, always working behind Round 4, ss to first dc to join.

Fasten off, weave in all ends and block.


Free crochet Mandala pattern – Here Comes Spring

If you want to hook up a crochet mandala with a difference, then try this bright and beautiful design with pretty floral detail by Martine de Regt. With it’s pretty flowers and spring colours, this free mandala crochet pattern would make a brilliant centrepiece for your dinging table!

You will need

Sirdar Happy Cotton (100% cotton, 20g/43m)

1 ball of each:

  • Fizz (779)
  • Juicy (792)
  • Quack (788)
  • Bathtime (765)
  • Cream (761)

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Tension

Tension is not critical, but may affect yarn quantities required

Measurements

Mandala measures 36cm (14¼in)

Abbreviations

5-tr cluster (Yrh, insert hook in space/st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 5 times, inserting the hook in the same space/st each time yrh and draw through all loops on hook

4-tr cluster As above repeating bracketed instructions 4 times

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

On the Mandala all sts are worked into the space between sts. Insert hook between the posts of 2 sts rather than into the top of a st.

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Free crochet Mandala Pattern – Here Comes Spring

Using Fizz, ch5, ss to last ch from hook to form loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), 11tr into loop, ss to top of beg ch-3. [12 sts] Fasten off. Join Juicy in sp between any 2 sts.

Round 2 (RS) Ch3, 3tr into same sp, (skip 2 tr, 4tr into next sp) 5 times, ss to top of beg ch-3. [6 4-tr groups]

Fasten off. Join Quack into central sp (between 2nd and 3rd st) on any 4-tr group.

Round 3 Ch3, 5tr in same sp, tr into next sp between 4-tr groups, *6tr in central sp on next 4-tr group, tr into next sp between 4-tr groups; repeat from * 4 times more, ss to top of beg ch-3, (mark 1 central sp on any 6-tr group). [6 6-tr groups, 6 tr]

Fasten off. Join Cream into central sp on any 6-tr group.

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Round 4 *Ch5, skip 3 tr, dc in sp before next tr, skip 1 tr, dc in sp after tr, ch5, ss into the centre sp on next 6-tr group; repeat from * 5 times more. [12 ch-5 sps]

Round 5 Ss into next ch-5 sp, ch1, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) into each ch-5 sp, ss to beg dc. [12 ch-3 sps, 48 dc]

Fasten off. Join Bathtime into ch-3 sp to the right of marked sp from Round 3.

Round 6 Ch3, 4-tr cluster (ch3, 4-tr cluster counts as 5-tr cluster), ch1, 5-tr cluster in same sp, dtr into marked sp (remove marker), *(5tr cluster, ch1, 5-tr cluster) into next sp, dtr in sp between 2 dc from Round 5, (5tr cluster, ch1, 5-tr cluster) into next sp, dtr in central sp on 6-tr group from Round 3; repeat from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [24 5-tr clusters]

Fasten off. Join Juicy into any ch-1 sp.

Round 7 (Ch8, ss in next ch-1 sp) 12 times.

Round 8 Ss into next ch-8 sp, ch1, (6dc, ch3, 6dc) into each ch-sp around, ss to top of beg dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Flowers (make 12)

Using Quack, ch2.

Round 1 10dc into last ch from hook, ss to top of beg dc. [10 sts]

Fasten off. Join Juicy into any st.

Round 2 (Ch3, skip 1 st, ss into next st) 5 times.

Round 3 Ss into ch-3 sp, ch1, (dc, 2tr, dc) into each ch-3 sp around, ss to top of beg dc. [5 petals]

Fasten off. Join Cream in sp between 2 petals.

Round 4 (Ch5, ss in next sp between 2 petals) 5 times, ss into any ch-3 sp from Round 8 of Mandala.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make 5 more Flowers as above, then make 6 Flowers using Juicy for Round 1 and Yellow for Rounds 2-3. Alternate the Flowers as you join them around the Mandala.

Leaves (make 12)

Using Fizz, ch8.

Round 1 Ss into second ch from hook, htr in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in next ch, tr in next ch, htr in next ch, ss in next ch, working along opposite side of foundation ch, htr in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in next ch, tr in next ch, htr in next ch, ss in last ch, ss into ch-5 sp on Round 4 of Flower that sits opposite the join to the Mandala.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Top crochet mandala patterns

If you’ve really got hooked on mandala’s, here’s some more of our favourite patterns, including plenty of free crochet mandala patterns.

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Free mandala crochet throw sampler pattern

If you love crochet mandalas, this fabulous sampler throw pattern by Red Heart lets you combine several free mandala patterns into a fabulous throw that is sure to impress your friends and family!

Find the free pattern at Yarnspirations

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Rainbow crochet mandala waistcoat pattern

Bring some colour into your wardrobe with this incredible rainbow crochet mandala waistcoat pattern by Simply Crochet editor Sara Huntington. This waistcoat pattern has been hugely popular with readers, and the pattern also includes instructions for a pastel colourway too – plus there’s even a kids sized version of the pattern too!

Buy the pattern on Ravelry


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Free Kaleidoscope mandala crochet pattern

This amazing Kaleidoscope throw mandala crochet pattern is designed by the fabulous Hannah Cross, and although it was initially promoted by Deramores as a crochet-along, you can still download the pattern for free!

Find the free pattern at Deramores


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Crochet mandala pillows pattern

Give your sofa a mandala makeover with this gorgeous crochet mandala pillow pattern by LaMartiz, which includes different colourway options and detailed assembly instructions so you can make a whole range of cushions – after all why stop at just one?!

Buy the pattern on Etsy


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Free passionflower mandala crochet pattern

If you’re looking for a free crochet mandala pattern that is chock-full of fancy stitches, then you’ve got to give this passionflower mandala pattern by Anna Virkpanna a try! Post stitches, popcorns and picots, it’s got it all!

Find the free pattern at annavirkpanna.com


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Lily in bloom mandala crochet pattern

As much as we love super-colourful projects, sometimes it’s the more natural tones of yarn that can really show off your stitches to the fullest! This gorgeous Lily in Bloom mandala crochet pattern by KnothingUsusal is the perfect example of where the stitches are the starts of the show!

Buy the pattern on Etsy


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Free fancy Nancy crochet mandala pattern

We absolutely love this gorgeous Fancy Nancy free crochet mandala pattern by Dedri Uys! With those rainbow stripes, mosaic crochet stitches, and beaded shell stitches, all perfectly displayed on a stylish embroidery hoop, this is a project that you’ll really treasure!]

Find the free pattern at lookwhatimade.net


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Mandala crochet slippers pattern

If you look hooking up crochet mandalas, then these mandala-style crochet slippers will be right up your street… and perfect for your feet! This fab mandala crochet slippers pattern by Tuula Kyrölä is full of fabulous colour and fun stitch combinations – we think you’ll love every minute of making them!

Buy the pattern on Etsy


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Hula hoop mandala crochet pattern

Make your crochet mandala’s super-epic with this incredible Hula Hoop mandala crochet pattern by CypressTextiles. The pattern also includes 2 different hula hoop mandala options, one solid colour version for DK yarn and this multi-coloured version for Aran yarn!

Buy the pattern on Etsy


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Mandala earrings

If you just can’t get enough of mandala’s and want to accessorise your outfits with teeny tiny mandalas, then check out these gorgeous earrings. Steffi Glaves specialises in super-small crochet makes, and measuring at just 2cm wide these are some of the smallest mandalas you’ll ever find! If you fancy trying your hand at some super-small crochet, you’ll also find some fab patterns in her Etsy store too.

Buy the pre-made earrings on Etsy