This pattern will be written in UK English terms. Patterns written in US English terms often contain the same abbreviations but the stitches differ slightly.
We will be working on a Mandala, incorporating different stitches which I will explain as we go. You can't see the finished project, as there is no finished project, I will be working on it one step ahead of you working on it, so at this moment in time there is no set plan and it could end up as almost anything!
Today though, it should end up looking something like this...
So, let's begin.
We are going to be using a Magic Ring, Slip Stitch (SS) then Chain Stitch (CH) Double Crochet (DC) and Treble Crochet (TR) .
- Make a Magic Ring.
- CH-3 (this counts as your 1st TR) then TR-11 into the ring. (12 stitches)
- Pull the ring tight and SS into the first stitch to join.
- * CH-11 then SS into the next TR of the previous row.
- Repeat from * all the way round, you should have 12 loops.
- To finish a colour, make one chain stitch after you have finished your round, cut of the yarn and pull that chain up and out, this should form a knot.
- Add a new colour into one of the 12 loops by pulling the yarn through, wrapping BOTH strands around your hook and pulling them through to make a chain, drop the tail end and continue working. Sew in the tail later.
- CH-3, then into the SAME loop make TR-3 (this gives you TR-4 into that loop)
- ** Into the next loop TR-4.
- Repeat from ** using all the loops, then SS to join into the first stitch. (48 stitches) Fasten off.
- This row we are going to work into the BACK of the loops, see photos below for where to place your hook. The first photo shows where you would normally insert, the second is where you are going to insert this round. This technique forms a nice ridge around your work to give a little pattern.
- Join your yarn into any of the stitches and work a DC all the way around. SS to join (48 stitches)
I hope you enjoyed that, Part 2 is coming soon :)