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Circular Fall Mandala Crochet Throw

Circular Fall Mandala Crochet Throw
Circular Fall Mandala Crochet Throw
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When it comes to adding a splash of color to a room, why stop at just one or two hues? With the Circular Fall Mandala Crochet Throw, you'll add a delightful and bold look to your bedroom or favorite sitting area! The intermediate crochet throw pattern incorporates a number of stitches, resulting in a design that is as intricate as it is stunning. This beautiful throw is one you'll want to crochet for your own use, or even as a gift for someone who is very special to you. The enormous crochet mandala uses only seven skeins of yarn and is the perfect challenge for crocheters on the lookout for a larger project. You won't be disappointed when you pick up your crochet hook and start this pattern!

Intermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook, K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeRounds 1–3 = about 4" [10cm] diameter. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeThrow measures about 50" [127 cm] diameter

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each of 1207 Cornsilk A, 1542 Aubergine B, 1939 Papaya C, 1601 Lettuce D, 1914 Berry Red E, 1308 Tan F, and 1621 Evergreen G
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9] and 6.5mm [US K-10.5] 
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Special Stitches

  1. Cl (2 double crochet cluster) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); yarn over, insert hook in same stitch or space and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

  2. Fpdc (Front post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops. Skip the stitch "behind" the Fpdc.

  3. Fpsc (front post single crochet) = Insert hook from front to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on your hook. Skip the stitch "behind" the Fpsc.

  4. Fptr (Front post treble crochet) = [Yarn over] twice, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of the indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times. 

  5. petal = (Hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) in indicated stitch or space.

  6. popcorn = Work 5 dc in indicated stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc of the 5 dc just made, return dropped loop to hook and draw through. 

  7. puff = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop to height of other stitches in current round (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop to current working height, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

  8. sc2tog-over-spaces (single crochet 2 spaces together) = Insert hook in same chain-space as last stitch completed and pull up a loop, insert hook in next chainspace and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

  9. spike-tog (spike 3 stitches together) = Insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook – first leg made), yarn over, working over the top of the next ch-1 space, insert hook in space between (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) groups 2 rounds below, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook – center leg made), insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop (3rd leg made), yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Special Technique

join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

Notes

  1. Throw is worked in joined rounds with right side always facing.

  2. When instructed to work in a stitch "2 rounds below" work in the indicated stitch in the round numbered 2 less than the round you are working. For example, if you are working Round 6, a stitch "2 rounds below" is in Round 6 – 2 = Round 4. Similarly, if you are working Round 13, a stitch "3 rounds below" is in Round 13 – 3 = Round 10.

  3. The yarn color is changed every round. To change color, fasten off the old color then join the new color as instructed.

  4. Throw can be worked by following the written instructions or reading the stitch diagrams, and changing yarn color as in color sequence.

Color Sequence

Work 1 round with A, 1 round with B, 1 round with C, 1 round with B, 1 round with A, 1 round with B, 1 round with D, *1 round with E, 1 round with F, 1 round with G, 1 round with A, 1 round with C, 1 round with E, 1 round with F, 1 round with B, 1 round with D, 1 round with A, 3 rounds with G, 1 round with F, 2 rounds with C, 1 round with E, 1 round with A, 1 round with B, 1 round with D; repeat from * once more, 1 round with C, 1 round with E, and 1 round with F.

Throw

  1. With larger hook and A, ch 6; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

  2. Round 1 (right side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in ring, [ch 1, dc in ring] 10 times, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—12 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off A.

  3. Round 2: With right side facing, join B with sc in any ch-1 space, [ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space] 11 times, ch 2; join with slip st in first sc—12 sc and 12 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off B.

  4. Round 3: With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in any ch-2 space, ch 3, dc in same ch-2 space, *ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—24 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off C.

  5. Round 4: With right side facing, join B with sc in any ch-1 space, *ch 4, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 4; join with slip st in first sc—12 sc and 12 ch-4 spaces. Fasten off B.

  6. Round 5: With right side facing, join A with sc in any ch-4 space, (hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in same ch-4 space, (sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in each remaining ch-4 space around; join with slip st in first sc—12 (sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) groups. Fasten off A.

  7. Round 6: With right side facing, join B with sc in first sc of any group, ch 1, skip next hdc, sc in next 2 dc, ch 1 skip next hdc, sc in next sc, Fpdc around next sc 2 rounds below, *sc in first sc of next group, ch 1, skip next hdc, sc in next 2 dc, ch 1 skip next hdc, sc in next sc, Fpdc around next sc 2 rounds below; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc – 12 Fpdc and 12 (sc, ch 1, 2 sc, ch 1, sc) groups. Fasten off B.

  8. Round 7: With right side facing, draw up a loop of D in any Fpdc, ch 1, Fpdc around same Fpdc, dc in next sc, 2 dc in each of next 2 sc, dc in next sc, *Fpdc around next Fpdc, dc in next sc, 2 dc in each of next 2 sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first Fpdc—12 Fpdc and 72 dc (6 dc between Fpdc sts). Fasten off D.

  9. Round 8: With right side facing, draw up a loop of E in any Fpdc, ch 1, Fpdc around same Fpdc, dc in next 6 dc, *Fpdc around next Fpdc, dc in next 6 dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first Fpdc. Fasten off E.

  10. Round 9: With right side facing and working in front loops only, join F with slip st in any st, slip st in each st around—84 slip sts. Fasten off F.

  11. Round 10: With right side facing and working in the back loops of Round 8 sts (behind the Round 9 slip sts), draw up a loop of G in any st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 19 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 20 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—88 dc. Fasten off G.

  12. Round 11: With right side facing, join A with sc in any dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to last 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip last dc; join with slip st in first sc—44 sc, 22 ch-1 spaces, and 22 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off A.

  13. Round 12: With right side facing, join C with sc in any ch-1 space, (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) in next ch-2 space (petal made), *sc in next ch-1 space, petal in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—22 petals and 22 sc. Fasten off C.

  14. Round 13: With right side facing, join E with sc in first hdc of any petal, sc in next dc, 3 sc in next tr, sc in next dc, sc in next hdc, dc in next skipped dc 3 rounds below, *sc in first hdc of next petal, sc in next dc, 3 sc in next tr, sc in next dc, sc in next hdc, dc in next skipped dc 3 rounds below; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—154 sc and 22 dc (one 7-sc group between dc sts). Fasten off E.

  15. Round 14: With right side facing, join F with sc in back loop only of 4th sc of any 7-sc group, skip next 3 sc, (tr, 3 dc, tr) in next dc, skip next 3 sc, *sc in back loop of 4th sc of next 7-sc group, skip next 3 sc, (tr, 3 dc, tr) in next dc, skip next 3 sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—22 (tr, 3 dc, tr) groups and 22 sc. Fasten off F.

  16. Round 15: With right side facing and working in back loops only, draw up a loop of B in any sc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sc, dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next sc, dc in next 5 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—154 dc. Fasten off B.

  17. Round 16: With right side facing and working in back loops only, draw up a loop of D in any dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off D.

  18. Round 17: With right side facing and working in back loops only, draw up a loop of A in any dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, *dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * to last 7 dc, dc in last 7 dc; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—175 dc. Fasten off A.

  19. Round 18: With right side facing and working in back loops only, join G with sc in any dc, sc in next 5 dc, 2 sc in next dc, *sc in next 6 dc, 2 sc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—200 sc.

  20. Round 19: With G, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip next sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, skip last sc; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—100 dc and 100 ch-1 spaces

  21. Round 20: With G, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch-1 space around; join with slip st in first sc—200 sc. Fasten off G.

  22. Round 21: With right side facing, draw up a loop of F in any sc, ch 3, dc in same sc (beginning ch-3 and following dc count as first Cl), ch 1, skip next sc, Cl in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, Cl in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, skip last sc; join with slip st in first dc—100 Cl and 100 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off F.

  23. Round 22: With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in any ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same ch-1 space, *skip next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last ch-1 space, skip last ch-1 space; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—50 (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) groups.

  24. Round 23: With C, slip st in next dc, slip st in next ch-3 space, ch 1, (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) in same ch-3 space (petal made), *ch 1, petal in each ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in first hdc—50 petals and 50 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off C.

  25. Round 24: With right side facing, join E with sc in first dc of any petal, 3 sc in next tr, sc in next dc, spike-tog, *sc in next dc, 3 sc in next tr, sc in next dc, spike-tog; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—250 sc and 50 spike-togs (one 5-sc group between spike-togs). Fasten off E. Change to smaller hook.

  26. Round 25: With right side facing and smaller hook, draw up a loop of A in first sc of any 5-sc group, ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next 4 sc, Fptr around center leg of next spike-tog, *tr in next 5 sc, Fptr around center leg of next spike-tog; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-4—250 tr and 50 Fptr. (5 tr between Fptr sts). Fasten off A. Change to larger hook.

  27. Round 26: With right side facing and larger hook, draw up a loop of B in any Fptr, ch 1, Fpsc around same Fptr, sc in next 5 tr, *Fpsc around next Fptr, sc in next 5 tr; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first Fpsc—250 sc and 50 Fpsc (5 sc between Fpsc sts). Fasten off B.

  28. Round 27: With right side facing, draw up a loop of D in any Fpsc, ch 1, Fpdc around same Fpsc, dc in next 5 sc, *Fpdc around next Fpsc, dc in next 5 sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first Fpdc—250 dc and 50 Fpdc (5 dc between Fpdc sts). Fasten off D.

  29. Round 28: With right side facing, draw up a loop of E in any Fpdc, ch 1, Fpdc around same Fpdc, dc in next 5 dc, *Fpdc around next Fpdc, dc in next 5 dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first Fpdc. Fasten off E.

  30. Round 29: With right side facing and working in front loops only, join F with slip st in any st, slip st in each st around—300 slip sts. Fasten off F.

  31. Round 30: With right side facing and working in the back loops of Round 28 sts (behind the Round 29 slip sts), draw up a loop of G in any st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 13 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 14 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—320 dc. Fasten off G.

  32. Round 31: With right side facing, join A with sc in any dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to last 4 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip last 2 dc; join with slip st in first sc—128 sc, 64 ch-1 spaces, and 64 ch-3 spaces. Fasten off A.

  33. Round 32: With right side facing, join C with sc in any ch-1 space, (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) in next ch-3 space (petal made), *sc in next ch-1 space, petal in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—64 petals and 64 sc. Fasten off C.

  34. Round 33: With right side facing, join E with sc in first hdc of any petal, sc in next dc, 3 sc in next tr, sc in next dc, sc in next hdc, dc in next skipped dc 3 rounds below, *sc in first hdc of next petal, sc in next dc, 3 sc in next tr, sc in next dc, sc in next hdc, dc in next skipped dc 3 rounds below; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—448 sc and 64 dc (one 7-sc group between dc sts). Fasten off E.

  35. Round 34: With right side facing, join F with sc in back loop only of 4th sc of any 7-sc group, skip next 3 sc, (tr, 3 dc, tr) in next dc, skip next 3 sc, *sc in back loop of 4th sc of next 7-sc group, skip next 3 sc, (tr, 3 dc, tr) in next dc, skip next 3 sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—64 (tr, 3 dc, tr) groups and 64 sc. Fasten off F.

  36. Round 35: With right side facing and working in back loops only, draw up a loop of B in any sc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—384 dc. Fasten off B.

  37. Round 36: With right side facing and working in back loops only, draw up a loop of D in any dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 3 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 37 dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch3—394 dc. Fasten off D.

  38. Round 37: With right side facing and working in back loops only, draw up a loop of A in any dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off A.

  39. Round 38: With right side facing and working in back loops only, join G with sc in any dc, sc in next dc, *2 sc in next dc, sc in next 27 dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—408 sc.

  40. Round 39: With G, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip next sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, skip last sc; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—204 dc and 204 ch-1 spaces.

  41. Round 40: With G, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch-1 space around; join with slip st in first sc—408 sc. Fasten off E.

  42. Round 41: With right side facing, draw up a loop of F in any sc, ch 3, dc in same sc (beginning ch-3 and following dc count as first Cl), ch 2, skip next sc, *Cl in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, Cl in next sc, ch 2, skip next sc, Cl in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, ch 1, skip last sc; join with slip st in first dc—204 Cl, 102 ch-2 spaces, and 102 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off F.

  43. Round 42: With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in any ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same ch-2 space, *skip next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * to last ch-1 space, skip last ch-1 space; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—102 (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) groups. 

  44. Round 43: With C, slip st in next dc, slip st in next ch-3 space, ch 1, (hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) in same ch-3 space (petal made), *ch 1, petal in each ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in first hdc—102 petals. Fasten off C.

  45. Round 44: With right side facing, join E with sc in first dc of any petal, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next tr, sc in next dc, spiketog, *sc in next dc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next tr, sc in next dc, spike-tog; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—408 sc, 102 ch-1 spaces, and 102 spike-togs (one (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) group between spike-togs). Fasten off E.

  46. Round 45: With right side facing, draw up a loop of A in first sc of any (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) group, ch 4 (counts as tr), skip next sc, (tr, ch 1, tr) in next ch-1 space, skip next sc, tr in next sc, Fptr around center leg of next spike-tog, *tr in next sc, skip next sc, (tr, ch 1, tr) in next ch-1 space, skip next sc, tr in next sc, Fptr around center leg of next spike-tog; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-4—408 tr, 102 ch-1 spaces, and 102 Fptr. (one (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) group between Fptr sts). Fasten off A

  47. Round 46: With right side facing, draw up a loop of B in any Fptr, ch 1, Fpsc around same Fptr, sc in next tr, skip next tr, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next ch-1 space, skip next tr, sc in next tr, *Fpsc around next Fptr, sc in next tr, skip next tr, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next ch-1 space, skip next tr, sc in next tr; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first Fpsc—102 (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) groups and 102 Fpsc (one (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) group between Fpsc sts). Fasten off B.

  48. Round 47: With right side facing, join D with sc in any dc, ch 1, sc in same dc, skip next 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next Fpsc, *skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next dc, skip next 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next Fpsc; repeat from * to last 2 sts, skip last 2 sts; join with slip st in first sc—102 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups and 102 (dc, ch 2, dc) groups. Fasten off D.

  49. Round 48: With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in any ch-1 space, ch 1, puff in same ch-1 space, *ch 4, popcorn in next ch-2 space, ch 4, puff in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last ch-2 space, ch 4, popcorn in last ch-2 space; join with slip st in first puff—204 ch-4 spaces, 102 puffs and 102 popcorns. Fasten off C.

  50. Round 49: With right side facing, draw up a loop of E in any ch-4 space, ch 1, sc2tog-over-spaces, *ch 3, sc2tog-overspaces; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc2tog—204 sc2tog and 204 ch-3 spaces. Fasten off E.

  51. Round 50: With right side facing, working behind sts of Round 49, draw up a loop of F in any ch-4 space of Round 48, ch 2 (counts as hdc), (dc, hdc) in same ch-4 space, *ch 1, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next ch-4 space of Round 48; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2—204 (hdc, dc, hdc) groups and 204 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off F.

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Finishing

Weave in ends. 

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Abbreviations

A, B, C
Color A, Color B, Color C etc.
ch
chain
dc
double crochet
hdc
half double crochet
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble (triple) crochet
( )
work directions in parentheses into same st
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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Wow, this is stunning. You could probably even use it as a rug, though I'm not sure you'd want to put it on the floor! Maybe a wall hanging to spice up my living room decor! Or ya know, a beautiful blanket that gives my bed a polished look even if my sheets under the comforter are tangled. :)

I have seen a lot of mandala patterns but this is the first time I have seen one designed into a throw. Red Heart is ahead of the curb with this design. Fall is a beautiful season but I think that if I put all the work into a pattern like this, I would like a warmer palette. I guess I am going to have to get my color wheel out and find seven replacement colors. This is going to be so much fun.

Wow! OMG! I am at a loss for words. This circular throw is almost making me wish I had a circular bed! The colors are beautiful and the design with all the texture is a piece of artwork. With all of the special stitches and color changes, I would consider this an advance piece myself. I am not sure if I can pull this one off but it is going into the files.

This Circular Fall Mandala Crochet Throw is so beautiful! I bet it will look great in any room and great to wrap up in. I love all the colors used and all the different stitches makes one sweet looking throw. I'm going to give this one a try and put my crochet skills to the test. It's been awhile since I've done a few of these stitches so this one will be fun. I am happy to see the charts shown for this and the idea of the pattern right here is also helpful. Thanks!! With the end of January coming I think this will be a great time to start this one, I love working on a warm blanket. Thank you for sharing this great crochet throw pattern.

Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to make it!

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