Crochet Mandala Stitch Along
We are kicking off 2020 just a week early on Boxing Day, Dec 26, 2019, with the Red Heart Mandala Throw Pattern.
Technically speaking, the pattern is already out in the public domain through Yarnspirations.com. So crocheters can start at any time but the video tutorials will be timed to match the crochet along schedule. We do larger projects in increments as more people can have a success story when we work as a community together.
Bernat Super Value, A – Topaz, B – Navy, C – Aqua, D – Lush, E – Teal, F – Taup & G – Forest Green.
Please note that I subbed round 48 using B instead as I ran out of C to be able to do that. It is the only round I substituted a colourway.
It’s time now to choose your colours and get yourself ready. We will have prizes for finished examples. If you have already done this throw, you can still qualify as you put in the work already.
Playlist Tutorials for this Series
Mandala Worksheet – 2 Pages
To help with this amazing throw, I have made a worksheet that will help you get started. You can download/print the worksheet to use at any time. Page one has tips and marking in which colours you have selected. Page 2 has what Mikey will be using plus an empty colouring book-style option to draw in your own colours to test try ideas.
- I ran out of yarn using Bernat Super Value for Round 48. I frogged and subbed C for B. It’s the only round I went out of colour sequence. I looked at remaining ball colours and the last two rounds left and determined I didn’t need to buy more yarn, I just used what I had.
- Colour B is actually Navy. I have Marine on PDF but that is French for Navy.
A brief introduction to what a mandala is.
Mikey will provide the tutorials in 4 weeks starting on Dec 26th. Crocheters will learn how to read the diagrams and be able to follow on camera.
Do yourself a favour and do the gauge test. If your afghan isn’t sitting down at some point and you never ran a gauge test, you may just regret getting started. See the worksheet for tips. Mikey will have a gauge testing video in the future for this as well.
Rounds 1 – 10 Week 1
Rounds 11 – 25 Week 2
Rounds 26 – 40 Week 3
Rounds 41 – 50 Week 4 Final
This is intended for a fun community challenge only. We each are deserving of the highest praise possible for our own creativity. Let’s have fun.
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Comments on “Crochet Mandala Stitch Along Pattern + Tutorial”
I did not do this CAL, but really thought it was beautiful. Now I have the time, but would like to do it in #10 thread for a small-ish table overlay. (My greatgrandma’s “tea table”).
My question is regarding the hook sizes. Obviously, I can’t use an I & K. I know you made that gorgeous wall hanging from the Flora CAL in thread and was hoping you could steer me in a general direction. I’ve done a lot of thread work in my life, but never tried to convert a yarn pattern before.
I’m looking for a “best guess/experienced” guideline, not a “gospel” answer. I need to start somewhere so your opinion on this would be very grateful.
Thank you, again, for all the joy you have added to my crocheting life.
Match your hook size to whatever is recommended on your ball of yarn or thread and you should be fine.
I’ve made 2 of these, one just large enough to make a table cover with 4 smaller ones as table mats.
My daughter then wanted one and I’ve done all 50 rows on that one.
I then tried a couple of ways to make it square to enlarge it but failed miserably.
I’d love it to be big enough for her to use as a sofa blanket.
Any ideas about how many stitch increases on rows I’d need to keep making it larger please if I kept going round?
Heya Linda. I would physically have to do it in order to give an answer. Unfortunately, I already donated my sample to charity. I don’t have any answers for you, unfortunately.
Ahh, thanks for your reply.
I’ve posted on the fb group, hoping somebody may have tried it.
I’ve also posted on fb group in case anyone has tried it.
My 20 year old daughter wanted a blanket. I imagined purple and white gingham. She imagined dark stripes. Bought the yarn and started dark stripes. I was miserable. Don’t know how but I found this CAL. Took a scissor to Dark Stripes and gave the yarn to a neighbor. Another daughter and I went out and she chose colors for this. SO MUCH FUN ! It is for her Christmas prsent so to throw her off, I sent a jumbled picture of a mess of yarn to her last night as if her cats attacked ! Crocheting with Mikey is a pleasure. I have learned so much. Such a pleasant voice. So detailed. Just perfect. Thank you.
Wow that sounds like a ton of drama. I really enjoyed crocheting this project… A LOT! 😀 Enjoy the stitching journey.
It is all finished and beautiful. Thank you so much.
I want to say thank you for all the time and effort that goes into a stitch along, videos, tutorials and posts. I am about halfway through the Fall Mandala in peacock shades, and am pretty pumped. This was out of my comfort zone, but I looked at the pattern and resources and thought there’s so much help out there if I need it I can’t go wrong. It’s actually easier than you would think, and I’m so pleased with my progress. the Footsie Blanket for my mom is next.
THank you for trusting in my pattern Kalina. I’m glad you had fun with it and thanks for following along with our journey. Michael
Thanks Marina. The link worked perfectly.
awesome! happy to hear it worked 🙂
I just started this project last week and I’ll looking to finish this week. I was wondering where would I send pictures that I want to share with the group? This was my first time following along with your tutorials, I am HOOKED!!
You can always share pictures at our Stitch Social Site. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCrochetCrowdStitchSocial/
Thank you so very much.
Please explain round 40…starting with color G and ending with E.
That’s a typo Carol. Good eye to catch that. Use G please.
I would love to make this as a wall hanging. Has anyone done this and does it lay ‘flat’ on the wall? How did you hang it? Thanks!
I have made Mandela’s to hang, I crocheted mine onto a ring to help keep its shape. I made mine in thread yarn to make it smaller, but I have seen larger ones attached to Hoola hoops as well.
When are the winners chosen? I totally enjoyed this crochet along. I also loved the Study of Planet Earth. Thank you so much for doing these, and sharing with us..
The winners were chosen and posted yesterday
Where was it posted
On the stitch social I believe
I just found the post. Thank you for responding.
I cannot find the email address in order to submit my finished project picture. Help?
Sorry, we were experiencing technical issues earlier today. This should be up and ready for you now. – Michael
Hi Mikey, I loved doing the CAL Madala. I love the way it turned out. The part I can not find is the e mail address to send it in for the contest. Can you help me?
We are experiencing a temporary content missing issue. I have messaged into our service for help. – Michael
Thank you Mikey
Hello Mikey, where can I find the chart for this mandala? The link for the PDF is only 2 pages containing colors, stitch gauge and layout (to use with your own colors), but there is no stitch chart/diagram.
Click on the blue button, that will take you to the Yarnspirations page that will take you to where you can download the pattern. I just reloaded the link to make sure it takes you to the right place.
Absolutely obsessed. Just finished my second and starting on my third.
Thank you and Cheers !
You are most welcome. 😀
Hi! I am having so much fun with this pattern! I am confused on round 50, though. Pattern states to work behind stitches from round 49 and crochet into the round 48 4-chain space. Your demo on on the video shows differently. Can you please clarify? I’m actually doing as the pattern states and liking the result. Thanks so much!
Morning. The Video tutorial for the series should be able to help you out. It’s the last video and and I think you are one the last round here.
Hi, I can’t find the diagram. Is it because I’m seeing this page on my phone?
Are you unable to see the written part of the patterns too, or just the diagram? It’s at the very end of the written, I looked and am able to see it on my laptop.
HI Mike your tutorial on 26 40 will not open is there something wrong
I have just completed round 21 & I’m only stopping to write today’s blog post & my progress on this project is the topic. Crochet is a big part of who I am and this project will be the first crochet project featured in A Life Knot Tangled.
I love your mandala. I need to know how many skeins of yarn for each color?
7 colours. 1 Ball for each.
Color C has run out for me, as it did for Mikey on his video. Either get 2 color C skeins, or you can use what is left of another color.
On rnd 17 I ended with 177 stitches instead of 175, although the directions came out perfect for the finish. I frogged and redid numerous times with same outcome. The previous rnds counted correct. I continued to have 1 extra stitch so on rnd 21 I had one extra cl so on the next round I adjusted. so far it seems ok now.
Ok, wish me luck! I am already a week behind. I will go through my collection of yarns to see if I have 7 skeins of different colors that look good together. I’ll have to make what I have work since most of it has sat for a year without being touched. I’ve never tried a Mandala but love how they look and your instructions so far make it seem possible, even for me. I’m excited to finally feel good enough to tackle another Stitch-Along… so thank you and here we go!!!! Love and Hugs!!
This will be my first stitchalong! I’m a week behind already…but still need to choose my yarn. I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and this mandala will hopefully be a source of comfort, commitment and a great distraction from life at the moment. Cheers!!!
Asking if there is a typo in round 9? Round 9 does not tell me to join the slip stitches so I did not. Round 10 does not look right without round 9 being joined.
I didn’t notice that there was no slip st when I was filming this. I just assume it did but I didn’t notice it was missing. I showed in the tutorial how to do the invisible sl st join to make it look consistent.
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
When will the next videos be on making this?? I don’t want to miss them and how many total. I am ordering my yarn so can make one. Have never followed a graft so new to me. Decided this is a me project for 2020. Going to use fall colors. Think it will be pretty.
Tomorrow is week 2. (Every Thursday for the remaining 3 weeks.)
You are such an inspiration. I love this mandala pattern. Thank you for all you do. God bless you.
I need to do this with stash yarn, but I don’t think I have enough of any one color in worsted weight to do the color sequence as shown. I think I am going to move ahead with stash, and see how it goes. It will be very different from the examples. Is anyone else doing this with stash and winging it on the colors?
I’m working my way out of a deep blah. Nothing got done for Christmas….except successful surgery, an old mum passed on, a new great Grandsweetie on Christmas….
…..I think I want to take direction from someone else for a while…
It’ll have to be from stash….lol….
Wish me persistence in abundance people!
Hi I just completed round 10 and wanted to make sure about the size. I measured my piece it is 10 inches.
Keeping in mind stitch tension is different for everyone, and the weight of yarn may not be the same, but that is pretty close to what mine measures, (mine was a little smaller because I’m a very tight crocheter)
Thank you,I love this. Cant wait for the follow up, when will it be?
We started Boxing Day… This coming Thursday is the start of Week 2.
I was reading the pattern ahead of time and was wondering on row 4o how can you start with color g but you fasten off color E?
Round 40: With G, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch-1
space around; join with slip st in first
Fasten off E.
It’s a typo. I checked into that. I also mentioned it in the video. Good eye to catch that though. It’s the only typo I did see in the project though.
Oppo is there any way you could put captions on your tutorials for stitch alongside. I am hearing impaired but love the mandalas. Unfortunately, I can’t hear all of what you explain. Would be able to this better then thanks.
They should be on there. The CC team has already done the Stitch Along Videos. Please let me know.
How do we get to the gallery to see if our picture is posted?
It was a blue button near the bottom of the article for the gallery. Here is the link it takes you to. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeyssmail/albums/72157712307983653
Ok i think i wsnt to try this… how do i wpply?
I think it is a typo. I also found errors or some things not working out right. I have made adjustments. If it is my mistake somewhere I couldn’t find it. My problem started with row 17.
Where are the typos? I only know of a colour difference in one of the rounds.
One ball/skein of each color? I can’t seem to find the amount needed.
7 balls, each a different colour. The pattern that is linked also has that. 😀
Thanks! I got so excited I forgot to download the pattern and look at it!
I like yarn.
Where will the stitch along be? On FB?
Will be here on this page, plus through YouTube Videos.
I’m so excited to participate in these crochet alongs!!!
Mandala comments in alterations from this am
not trying to be negative or critical Lord knows you have been working diligently on this and it is much appreciated and i may be the confused one here but
RE: Round 48. I frogged and subbed C for B.
Pattern says to use C “Round 48: With right side facing, draw up a loop of C ”
thus i am confused
I substituted the colour. I’m not the designer. I’m just sharing that I subbed the colour as I would have ran out of C if I had done as instructed. Instead of buying more yarn, I subbed.
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