Thursday, 24 October 2013

Crochet along .... Mandala (3)

If you are following my "Crochet along" series of posts, then this is number 3  :)

This pattern is written in UK Crochet terms, for a conversion chart please click HERE.

If you fancy having a go and crochet along with us you can find Part 1 HERE, and Part 2 HERE, which should get you to this stage.....

Today we will be using the stitches - TR (Treble)  Pop (Popcorn), HTR  (Half Treble), DTR (Double Treble),  CH (Chain), SS (Slip Stitch)



Away we go then :)

Attach a new colour in any space in between the clusters of 3 TR and 2 TR from the row below the last one (see photo).


Ch3, then do 4 TR in the same space  (5 TR in total)


Pull the loop up as shown, then insert your hook into the 1st stitch of that cluster.


Grab loop and tighten it around your hook.


Pull the loop through the first stitch.  This is called a Popcorn Stitch.


Chain 3 then repeat the popcorn stitch in the next space.


Repeat all the way round and SS to join.


Join new colour into one of the 3 chain spaces. Then CH1, HTR, TR, DTR, TR, HTR, DC.

Half Treble (HTR) is where you start to do a Treble stitch, put your hook through your work, pull yarn through leaving three loops on your hook, then wind your yarn over your hook and pull through all three stitches at once.  It is slightly higher than a double and slightly smaller than a treble.

Double Treble (DTR) is where you start to do a Treble stitch, but instead wrap your yarn round your hook TWICE. Put your hook through your work, pull yarn through leaving four loops on your hook, then wind your yarn over your hook and pull through two stitches (leaving 3), then yarn round, through two (leaving 2) then yarn round, through 2.  It is slightly higher than a Treble.


This form a little shell, or fan like pattern. In the next space work - DC, HTR, TR, DTR, TR, HTR, DC.
Repeat in each space.


Attach a new colour into one of the spaces between the fans, and CH4.


Dc into next 'fan space', CH4. 
Repeat all the way round then SS to join but don't cut yarn as we will be using it for the next row.


Bring your fan / petals through to the front.


Push a fan forward to work, you can push it back again later. 
CH3, then work 5TR's in the chain space, ***1TR in DC, 5 TR's in next chain space repeat from *** all the way round. (144 stitches)




That's the end of Part three.  Part four coming soon  :)

Previous parts can be found by clicking on the links below:


Remember, anyone who joins in with this crochet along and provides a photo at the end will be entered into a competition to win a lovely prize of a full set of coloured crochet hooks in a case just like this one...



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