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Free Mindful mandala crochet patterns

Lace doilies + 21st-century update = mandala magic! Here's 5 free crochet mandala patterns for you to try!

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Mindfulness is having a fashion moment, appearing everywhere from social media to supermarkets. Now you can practise perfect presence as you protect your furnishings, with these beautiful free mandala patterns. Go for pretty pastels with our first 3 crochet mandala patterns, or celebrate the changing season with our spring-inspired free crochet mandala patterns in cool cottons and vibrant colours! They’re perfect as decorative doilies for your table, or try using them as mats and coasters!

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We’ve also included a list of some of our favourite crochet mandala patterns for you to try at the end of this post. Keep reading to work through the mandala patterns or use these handy links to jump straight to the pattern you want:

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Free crochet mandala pattern in 3 sizes

Our first free crochet mandala patterns are by Ayda Algin and come with instructions for how to make a crochet mandala in 3 different sizes. Ayda lives in Istanbul and works full time as an engineer, part time as a blogger on cafenoHut, where she shares interior design ideas, inspiring photography, recipes and DIY craft projects. She has recently released a book, Made For Baby, which features sewing projects designed for little ones. www.cafenohut.com.

You will need

Any 4ply or Dk cotton in a variety of colours (why not try Sirdar Happy Cotton (100% cotton, 20g/43m) – in the examples we’ve used the following colours.

  • Light Melon
  • Orange
  • Light Mint Green
  • Pale Green
  • Grass Green
  • Bright Green
  • Green
  • White
  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Coral

A 2.5mm (US C/2) hook if using 4ply yarn

A 4mm (US G/6) hook if using DK yarn

Tapestry needle

Finished size

Approximate diameters: large 24cm (9½”), medium 18.5cm (738“), small 13cm (5¼”) – measurements correspond to using 4ply yarn.

Abbreviations

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.

picot ch5, ss to 5th ch from hook

puff st (yrh, insert hook in st indicated, yrh and pull up loop to the height of a tr) 3 times, inserting the hook in the same st each time, yrh and draw through all 7 loops on hook, ch1 to complete st

Notes

Although tension isn’t too important for this design, crochet mandalas require a firm finish and a slightly smaller hook than usual for the yarn, so create a firm finish that you’re happy with and aim for the approximate sizes given.

Each crochet mandala is made in the round following the colour scheme mentioned (or your preferred colour scheme). If the colour doesn’t change between rounds, then simply ss along to the point where you start the next round, otherwise join the new colour of yarn with a ss into the starting point. When you change colours, fasten off and sew your ends immediately as this will give the neatest finish and save a lot of sewing in at the end.

How to make a large crochet mandala

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Colour scheme

Foundation and Round 1: White
Round 2: Green
Round 3: Blue
Round 4: Pale Green
Round 5: Coral
Round 6: Coral
Round 7: Purple
Round 8: White
Round 9: Bright Green
Round 10: White
Round 11: Yellow
Round 12: White
Round 13: Orange
Round 14: White
Round 15: White
Round 16: White
Round 17: Pale Green
Round 18: Bright Green

Free large mandala crochet pattern

ch7 and join into a ring with a ss.

Round 1 Ch2 (does not count as st), 11 puff st in the ring, remembering to lock each with a ch1. Join by making a ss into the top of the first puff st. Fasten off.

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Round 2 Join yarn between any 2 puff sts, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in the same place. Work 3tr in each gap between puff sts, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3. Fasten off [11 groups of 3tr]

Round 3 Join yarn in the gap between any two 3tr groups, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in the same place, ch2, (3tr in the next gap between two 3tr groups, ch2) 10 times, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3. Fasten off [11 groups of 3tr and 2ch-sps]

Round 4 Join yarn in any 2ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 4tr in the same 2ch-sp, ch1, (5tr, ch1) in each 2ch-sp around, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3. Fasten off [11 groups of 5tr and 1ch-sps]

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Round 5 Join yarn in any 1ch-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in same 1ch-sp, ch7, (1dc in the next 1ch-sp, ch7) 10 times, ss to 1st dc to join [11 7ch-sps]

Round 6 Ss in 7ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 7tr in same sp, 8tr in every 7ch-sp around, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3. Fasten off [88tr]

Round 7 Join yarn in any tr, ch3 (counts as 1tr), ch1, miss 1 st, *1tr in next st, ch1, miss 1 st; repeat from * to end of round, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3. Fasten off [44tr and 1ch-sps]

Round 8 Join yarn in any 1ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in the same space, ch1, (2tr, ch1) in each 1ch-sp around, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3. Fasten off [88tr and 44 1ch-sps]

Round 9 Join yarn in any 1ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in the same space, ch2, (2tr, ch2) in each 1ch-sp around, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3. Fasten off [88tr and 44 2ch-sps]

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Round 10 Join yarn in any 2ch-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in the same space, 1dc between the next 2trs along, *2dc in next 2ch-sp, 1dc between next 2 trs along; repeat from * to end of round, join to 1st dc with a ss. Fasten off [132dc]

Round 11 Join yarn in any dc, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in each dc around, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3. Fasten off [132tr]

Round 12 Join yarn in any tr, ch1 (does not count a st), 1dc in tr, 1dc in each tr around, join to 1st dc with a ss. Fasten off [132dc]

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Round 13 Join yarn in any dc, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in the same dc, (ch1, miss 1 st, 1tr in next st) twice, ch1, miss 1 st, *2tr in next st, (ch1, miss 1 st, 1tr in next st) twice, ch1, miss 1 st; repeat from * to end of round, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3. Fasten off [22 groups of 2tr, 44 single tr and 66 1ch-sps]

Round 14 Join yarn in the centre of any 2tr group, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr in the same place, 2tr in the next 1ch-sp, 1tr in the next 1ch-sp, 2tr in the next 1ch-sp, *2tr in the centre of the next 2tr group, 2tr in the next 1ch-sp, 1tr in the next 1ch-sp, 2tr in the next 1ch-sp; repeat from * to end of round, join with a ss in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 [154tr]

Round 15 Ss along to first gap between a 2tr group and a single tr, ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in gap at base of ch, 1dc in next gap (between the 1tr and the next 2tr group), ch9, miss 6 sts, *1dc in each of next 2 gaps (either side of the next single tr), ch9, miss 6 sts; repeat from * to end of round, join to 1st dc with a ss. Fasten off [22 9ch-sps]

Round 16 Join yarn in any 9ch-sp, *(2dc, 5tr, 2dc) in 9ch-sp, 1dc in gap between next 2dc along; repeat from * to end of round, join to 1st dc with a ss. Fasten off [22 shells]

Round 17 Join yarn in any dc, ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in each st around, join to 1st dc with a ss. Fasten off.

Round 18 Join yarn in any dc between ‘shells’, ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in each of next 5 sts (brings you to the st above a centre tr from the shell), 1picot, 1dc in each of next 5 sts; repeat from * to end of round, join to 1st dc with a ss. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

How to make a medium crochet mandala

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Colour scheme
Foundation and Round 1: Yellow
Round 2: Orange
Round 3: Nile
Round 4: Purple
Round 5: White
Round 6: White
Round 7: Grass Green
Round 8: Light Melon
Round 9: Purple
Round 10: White
Round 11: Bright Green
Round 12: White
Round 13: Orange

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Rounds 1-12 Work first 12 rounds as for the large mandala.

Round 13 Join yarn in any dc, ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in each of next 4 sts, 1 picot; repeat from * to end of round, join to 1st dc with a ss. Fasten off [33 picot sts] Weave in all ends.

How to make a small crochet mandala

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Colour scheme
Foundation and Round 1: Light Melon
Round 2: Coral
Round 3: Purple
Round 4: Blue
Round 5: Light Mint Green
Round 6: Light Mint Green
Round 7: Bright Green
Round 8: Bright Green
Round 9: White

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Rounds 1-6 Work first 6 rounds as for the large mandala.

Round 7 Join yarn in any gap between 8tr groups, ch11, miss all sts until the next gap between 8tr groups, dc in that gap; repeat from * to end of round, join to 1st st with a ss [11 11ch-sps]

Round 8 Ss into 1st 11ch-sp, *(2dc, 5tr, 2dc) in 11ch-sp, 1dc in next dc along; repeat from * to end of round, join to 1st dc with a ss. Fasten off [11 shells]

Round 9 Join yarn in any dc between ‘shells’, ch1 (does not count as st), *1dc in each of next 5 sts (brings you to the st above a centre tr from the shell), 1picot, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, 1dc in next dc; repeat from * to end of round, join to 1st dc with a ss.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends and you’re done! Three gorgeous crochet mandala hoops ready for you to display proudly in your home.

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Free spring heart crochet mandala pattern

Our next 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

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.

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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.


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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 dining table!

You will need

Sirdar Happy Cotton (100% cotton, 20g/43m) or alternative DK cotton yarn

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.

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


8

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

We hope you’ve enjoyed these crochet mandala patterns, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.