Crochet Mandala Pattern: Free Tutorial
Originating in Hindu and Buddhist religion, the mandala is a circle designed to represent the universe, and symbolise cosmic and psychic order… but in recent years it’s enjoyed a colourful revival at the hands (or hooks) of crochet enthusiasts! Even if boho is not your thing, we think there’s a place for a beautiful crochet mandala in every home – whether you use it as a coaster, pot holder, table decoration, or something else entirely. Charlie Mumford has created a lovely mini mandala here, that’s ideal for adding to your table top, and makes the perfect project for beginners to crochet. Created using basic stitches, this crochet mandala pattern can be repeated and adjusted as your crochet confidence grows, so you can make a mandala as big or as small as you like!
Time to Make: 30 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
You Will Need:
- Yarn – DK – in various colours (I’ve used white, red, blue and green)
- Knitters’ sewing needle
- Crochet hook – 4mm
- Stitch markers
- CH – chain
- SS – slip stitch
- TR – treble crochet
- DC – double crochet
Crochet Mandala Pattern:
Round 1: Using green, make a magic adjustable ring and 10DC into it.
Round 2: 2DC into each stitch around.
Round 3: 1DC into first stitch of round, 2CH, skip next stitch, 1DC in next stitch, *2CH, skip a stitch, then 1DC* – repeat *to* around then join the last stitch to the beginning stitch of this round, with a SS. Fasten off this colour.
Round 4: Attach blue yarn with a SS in the 1st chain space.
*2TR in the chain space then CH1* – repeat *to* around and SS to the first stitch in the round. Fasten off.
Round 5: Join white yarn in first chain space of round with a SS.
*2DC in the chain space then CH2* – repeat *to* around then SS last stitch to beginning of the round and fasten off.
Round 6: Join red to the first stitch of the round and 1TR into each stitch around, completing the round with a SS, and then fasten off.
Round 7: Join the white yarn again to any of the chain spaces and 1DC into each space around, finishing with a SS. Fasten off and weave in ends.
This lovely little crochet mandala pattern can be used with a variety of colourful yarns of your choice, and you can extend the pattern to create a mandala as grand as you wish! If you’re relatively new to crochet and you’re keen on creating smaller crochet projects first, then you could use mini mandalas as crochet coasters!