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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Autumn Spice Mandala Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

Autumn Spice Mandala Doily

By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet

NOTE: This design incorporates Eyelet Foundation spaces in Rnds 6 and 13  . If you are not familiar with working in Eyelet Sps, you can learn more about it here: 
Eyelet Foundation

Size: About  14 1/2” across

Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread:
 100 yards Rust
 75 yards Coral
 50  yards each Dk Brown, Camel, Orange, and Dk Green
Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook

Skill 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 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 Vst: (dc, ch 2, dc) in st or ch sp indicated

Pattern Notes:
Work into ch-2 sps of Vsts unless otherwise noted
Skip all stitches listed within { }

Doily
Rnd 1: With Rust, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 2, 2 dc cl (see Special Stitches) in ring, ch 3, (3 dc clsee Special Stitches—in ring, ch 3) 7 times, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off. (8 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 2: Join Dk Brown with sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 2, *(3 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off. (16 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 3: Join Rust with sl st in first ch-2 sp, (ch 5, dc) in same sp as joining, Vst (see Special Stitches) in  each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off. (16 Vsts made)

Rnd 4: Join Camel with sc in ch-2 sp of first Vst, 7 dc in ch-2 sp of next Vst, (sc in next Vst, 7 dc in next Vst) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join Rust with sc in first sc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, *sc in next sc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join Orange with sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 3 times, skip next {ch-4, sc, ch-4}, *sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 3 times, skip next {ch-4, sc, ch-4}; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (24 eyelet sps made)

Rnd 7: Join Rust with sl st in first eyelet sp, (ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp as joining, ch 1, (4 dc in next Eyelet sp, ch 1) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (24 groups of 4-dc, 24 ch-1 sps made)

Rnd 8: Join Orange with sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 5, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (24 ch-5 sps made)


Rnd 9: Join Dk Green with sl st in first ch-5 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 3, *(3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-5 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off. (48 clusters, 48 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 10: Join Rust with sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 5, dc) in same sp as joining, Vst  in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off. (48 Vsts made)

Rnd 11: Join Coral with sc in ch sp of first Vst, 7 dc in ch-2 sp of next Vst, (sc in next Vst, 7 dc in next Vst) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Join Rust with sc in first sc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, *sc in next sc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 13: Join Dk Brown with sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 2 times, skip next {ch-4, sc, ch-4}, *sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 2 times, skip next {ch-4, sc, ch-4}; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (48 eyelet sps made)

Rnd 14: Join Rust with sl st in first eyelet sp, (ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp as joining, ch 1, (4 dc in next eyelet sp, ch 1) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (48 groups of 4-dc, 48 ch-1 sps made)

Rnd 15: Join Dk Brown with sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 5, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (48 ch-5 sps made)

Rnd 16: Join Camel with sl st in first ch-5 sp, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 3, *(3 dc cl, ch 3, 3 dc cl) in next ch-5 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off. (96 clusters, 96 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 17: Join Rust with sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 18: Join Orange with sl st in ch sp of first Vst, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 3, *(3 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in ch sp of next Vst, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off.

Rnd 19: Join Rust with sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 20: Join Dk Green with sl st in ch sp of first Vst, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in same sp as joining, ch 3, *(3 dc cl, ch 2, 3 dc cl) in ch sp of next Vst, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cl. Fasten off.

Rnd 21: Join Rust with sc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Vst in next ch-3 sp, ch 2) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 22: Join Coral with sl st in ch sp of first Vst, (ch 3, 6 dc) in same sp as joining, ch 1, (7 dc in ch sp of next Vst, ch 1) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 23: Join Rust with sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 3, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.



Special thanks go to Jewel Fernley, Jolene Ortiz, and Rosina Smith for testing this  pattern.
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14 comments:

Linda Williams said...

Wow, beautiful and my colors!!!

Brenda Stratton said...

Beautiful doily...but yours always are! :) Love, love, LOVE the eyelet foundation. I've used it for years, too!

Małgorzata Nowak said...

Piękna serwetka.Wzór mi się bardzo podoba.Pozdrawiam cieplutko.

patio garden furniture said...

I love the colors. And the design is stunning!

my3boys said...

This is beautiful! What brand thread and dk yarn do you use? I don't think I've seen these colors at my local store.

Ann White said...

Thank you all!
I just pulled thread from my stash; some was Aunt Lydia's, some South Maid, some America's Best (which is no longer made)
The great thing about this doily is you can use up old partially used balls of thread, mixing and matching to make your own creation.

Pati Bravo said...

Me encantó está hermoso!!😊

Unknown said...

How are you intending for us to join each new color? There are so many methods for joining new color. Help!

Ann White said...

Hi Unknown (ah, a mystery crocheter!)
Each Rnd tells exactly what stitch to join with, where to join and even what color to use. You will not be changing colors in the middle of any round, only at the beginning of the rounds. I hope you will enjoy the pattern!

Emily Why said...

Almost finished with my one-color mandala. Love this pattern. Thank you!

Sandra said...

Such a beautiful autumn mandala! The colours are beautiful!

Amélia Maria Oliveira said...

Muito obrigada por compartilhar. Graças a esta postagem fiz um em tons de azul. Muito obrigada.

Lucy Attic24 said...

Hello :)
I just wanted to let you know how much I have loved using your Autumn Spice Doily pattern and to thank you for sharing it. I up-scaled it using a DK weight cotton on a 4mm hook to make some mandala decorations and they turned our beautifully. I have shared a link to your pattern/blog from my own blog, thanks again!
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2016/09/mandala-hoops.html

Lucy Attic24 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Just Kitty said...

Such awesome colors and beautiful stitches. Makes me want to go back to my thread roots (how I learned) even though it's been over fifty years since I tried "threads".