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Friday, December 02, 2016

Sweet Memories Mandala Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You


Sweet Memories Mandala Doily

by Elizabeth Ann White

for BellaCrochet

Please Note: This design incorporates Double Love Knots in Rnds 5, 14 and 15. If you are not familiar with Double Love Knots, you can learn more about them here: Love Knot Tutorial

Size: About 14” across Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread:
 150 yards main color (called Color A in the pattern)
 75 yards each of 4 different accent colors (called Color B, C, D, or E in pattern)
Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hookSkill Level: Intermediate- for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet

Special Stitches:
For step by step tutorial on how to make Double Love Knot (dlk), see:
http://bellacrochet.blogspot.com/2011/05/love-knots-tutorial.html
Make all lps on Double Love Knots 1/4” throughout

For 2 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook

For 3 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook

For Picot: (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch sp indicated

Doily
Rnd 1: With color A (main color), ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 3, dc in ring, ch 2, (2 dc in ring, ch 2) 7 times, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (8 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 2: Join color B with sl st in first ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp as joining, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each remaining ch-2 sp around, join. Fasten off. (8 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 3: Join color A with sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 6, (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 6) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 4: (Sl st, ch 3, 7 dc) in first ch-6 sp, 8 dc in each remaining ch-6 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (Ch-3 counts as first dc now and throughout; 64 dc made)

Note: Make all lps on Double Love Knots 1/4” long

Rnd 5: Join color C with sc in first st, double love knot (see dlk tutorial) skip next 3 dc, (sc in next dc, dlk, skip next 3 dc) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join color A with sc in center sc of first dlk, ch 6, (sc in center sc of next dlk, ch 6) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 7: (Sl st, ch 3, 7 dc) in first ch-6 sp, 8 dc in each remaining ch-6 sp around, join. Fasten off.


Rnd 8: Join color D with sl st in first st, (ch 5, dc) in same st as joining, ch 1, skip next 3 dc, *(dc, ch 2 dc) in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5.

Rnd 9: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 6 times in next ch-2 sp (first fan made), *sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 6 times in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (16 fans made)

Rnd 10: Join A with sc in 4th ch-1 sp (the center ch-1 sp of first fan), ch 5, dc in next sc, ch 5, (sc in center ch-1 sp of next fan, ch 5, dc in next sc, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 11: (Sl st, ch 3, 5 dc) in first ch-5 sp, 6 dc in each remaining ch-5 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Join color E with sl st in first st, (ch 2, 2 dc cl—see Special Stitches) in same st as joining, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc cl—see Special Stitches-- in next st, ch 3, skip next 2 dc) around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off.

Rnd 13: Join color A with sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp as joining, 3 dc in each remaining ch-3 sp around, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 14: Join color B with sc in first st, dlk, skip next 3 dc, (sc in next dc, dlk, skip next 3 dc) around, join.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, sc in sc at center of first dlk, dlk, (sc in sc at center of next dlk, dlk) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 16: Join color A with sc in sc at center of first dlk, ch 6, (sc in sc at center of next dlk, ch 6) around, join.

Rnd 17: (Sl st, ch 3, 5 dc) in first ch-6 sp, 6 dc in each ch-6 sp around, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 18: Join color C with sl st in first st, (ch 5, dc) in same sp as joining, skip next 2 dc, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, skip next 2 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off.

Rnd 19: Join color A with sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, *sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 20: Join color D with sc in first ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sc, *sc in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 21: Join A with sc in first ch-2 sp, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next sc, *sc in next ch-2 sp, (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next sc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 22: Join color E with sc in first ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc) in same sp as joining (beginning picot made), ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 2, 9 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 3, *picot (see Special Stitches) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 2, 9 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next sc, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 23: Join color A with sc in ch-3 sp of beginning picot, (ch 3, sc) in same sp as joining (beginning picot made), ch 1, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 9 times, *picot in ch-3 sp of next picot, ch 1, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 9 times; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 24: Join color B with sc in ch-3 sp of beginning picot, (ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp as joining, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times, skip next ch-1 sp, *(sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 sp of next picot, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times, skip next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off. 

Special thanks go to Jewel Fernley, Jolene Ortiz, and Rosina Smith for testing this  pattern. I don't know what I would do without my awesome testers!!!!

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