Shooting Star Mandala CAL

28.11.2017

Crocheting mandalas is so much fun and there are so many beautiful pieces by so many talented crocheters out there. I was inspired by stars and flowers when creating this pattern. The wonderful team of crochet testers, organisers and proof readers in the Facebook-group "Crochet A Long" made it possible to complete this my first mandala pattern. Thank you so much. Enjoy!

Sheepjes Catona 50g/colour, Finished size 34 cm.

A 394 Shadow Purple, B 398 Colonial Rose, C 238 Powder Pink, D 105 Bridal White, E Helio.

#shootingstarmandala

Abbreviations

st stitch

rnd round

ch chain

sl st slip stitch

sc single crochet

dc double crochet

tr treble crochet

dtr double treble crochet

sp space

fphdc front post half double crochet

fpdc front post double crochet

fptr front post treble crochet

fpdtr front post double treble crochet

puff st puff stitch (yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on the hook)

pc Popcorn (crochet 6 dc in same st, remove hook from last loop, insert hook into 1st st and the last loop, pull through both loops)

picot (ch3, sl st in base of ch3)

* End each round with a sl st in 1st stitch

Part 1

Colour A: Ch5, sl st in first ch to form a ring

Round 1: Ch1, 8sc in ring, sl st in first sc.

(8 sc)

Round 2: Starting in next sc, * 1 puff stitch, ch 2 *, repeat *-* around, join with sl st to top of puff st. Fasten off.

(8 puff st, 8ch2sp)

Round 3: Colour B, join in any ch2 space:

*(ch4, 1 sl st, ch4, 1 sl st) in same ch2, sl st in next ch2* repeat *-* around, join with sl st to base of beginning ch4. Fasten off.

(16 petals)

Round 4: Colour A, working behind the petals, join in the top of any puff st of round 2:

ch1(doesn't count as a st)* (1 sc, ch9, 1 sl st in same sc) in puff st of rnd 2, ch3*. Repeat *-* around, join with slst in first sc.

(8 ch3sp, 8 ch9sp)

Round 5: Colour A, sl st to ch9 space:

ch1(doesn't count as a st) * (hdc, 4 dc, 3 tr, 4 dc, hdc) in ch9sp, 2 hdc in ch3sp* repeat *-* around, join with slst in first hdc. Fasten off.

(8 petals, 16 hdc between petals)


Round 6: Colour C, join in first hdc of any petal after 2hdc between petals. Work in front loops of sts from rnd 5:

Ch1(doesn't count as a st)*6 sc, (sc, picot) in the 2nd tr from round 5 at the top of the petal, 6 sc, hdc2 together (using both loops of the 2 hdc between two petals)* repeat *-* around, joining with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

(96sc, 8 picot, 8 hdc2 together)

Round 7: Colour C. Join in st after picot, and work in back loops of sts from rnd 5:

Ch1(doesn't count as a st)* 2 sc in same st, 2 sc, (skip 3 back loops), fpdc2 together in the last hdc (of the right petal) and 1st hdc (of the left petal), skip 3 back loops, 2 sc, 2 sc in same st, sc in next sc* repeat *-* around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

(8 fpdc 2 together, 72 sc in back loops)

Part 2

February 24th

Round 8: Colour B, join in any fpdc2 together of rnd 7:

Use ch3 for the first dc of the first pc of this round. *pc, ch1, skip 1 sc, 2

sc, skip 1 sc, 1 hdc, ch2, 1 hdc through both the picot loop of rnd 6 and sc of rnd 7 , skip 1sc, 2 sc, skip 1 sc, ch1* repeat *-* around, join with sl st in pc. Fasten off.

(8 Pc, 16ch1sp, 32 sc, 16 hdc, 8ch2sp)

Round 9: Colour D, join in any st before a pc:

Ch1(doesn't count as a st) * hdc (behind the pc), 2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc, 3 dc through picot loop of rnd 6 (behind ch2 space of rnd 8), 2 hdc, 2hdc in next st* repeat *-* around, join with slst in first hdc. Fasten off.

(72 hdc, 24 dc)

Round 10: Colour C, join in 1st dc (out of 3 dc in the picot loop of rnd 6):

Ch1(doesn't count as a st) *3 sc, skip 1 hdc of rnd 9, fpdtr (around the left fpdc of rnd 7), 7 sc, skip 1 hdc of rnd 9, fpdtr (around the right dc of rnd 7)*. R repeat *-* around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

(16 fpdtr, 80 sc)

Note! Fpdtr will fall diagonally (across) the Popcorn of rnd 8. A bit of a challenging round.

Round 11: Colour B, join in first sc of the 3 sc between fpdtr of rnd 10:

Ch3(counts as first st), 10dc, 2dc in next st *11 dc, 2dc in next st* repeat *-* around, join with sl st in beginning ch3. Fasten off.

(104 dc)

Round 12: Colour C, join in 2nd dc of 2 dc in same st of rnd 11:

Ch1(doesn't count as a st) *1 sc, 1 fpdtr around fpdtr of rnd 10, skip 1 st, 10 sc, fpdtr around fpdtr of rnd 10, skip 1 st* repeat *-* around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

(88 sc, 16 fpdtr)

Round 13: Colour E, join in first fpdtr of rnd 12:

Ch3(counts as first st), 11dc, 2dc in next st *12 dc, 2 dc in next st* repeat *-* around, join with sl st in beginning ch3. Fasten off.

(112 dc)

Round 14: Colour C, join in 1st dc after 2 dc in same st of rnd 13, work in back loop only.

Ch1(doesn't count as a st) *13 blsc, fpdtr2 together, skip 1 st * repeat *-* around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

(104 sc, 8 fpdtr2 together)

Round 15: Colour D, join in sc after fpdtr 2 together of rnd 14:

Ch1(doesn't count as a st) *(sc, ch1, skip 1 st) 6 times, sc, 5 dc in fpdtr 2 together * repeat *-* around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

(8 groups of 5dc, 56 sc, 48 ch1 sp)


Part 3

March 3rd

Round 16: Colour A, join in 1st ch sp after 5 dc group:

The first dc in chsp of this round will be ch3 *1 dc in ch sp, 1 fptr around sc 5 times, 1 dc in the last ch sp, skip 1 sc, 1 fpdtr around the left fpdtr of rnd 14, 1 (puff st in dc, ch1) 4 times, puff st in dc, 1 fpdtr around right fpdtr of rnd 14, skip 1 dc*. Repeat *-* around. Join with a slst in first dc. Fasten off.

(=16 FPdtr, 40 puff st, 32 ch1 sp, 48 dc, 40 FPtr)

Round 17: Colour B, join in 1st puff st:

ch1 *(sc in puff st, skip chsp) 4 times, sc in puff st, hdc 2 together over next 2 sts, fpdc round fptr of round 16, 1 hdc x 4 times, fpdc round fptr of round 16, hdc 2 together over next 2 sts*. Repeat *-* around. Fasten off.

(= 40 sc, 16 hdc 2 together, 40 fpdc, 32 hdc)

Round 18: Colour D, join in any 2 hdc2 together to the left of puff st:

Ch1*2 sc, 1 fptr in fpdtr of rnd 16, skip 1 st, 2 sc, 2 fptr 2 together around 2nd fpdc and 4th fpdc of rnd 17, skip 1 st, 2 sc, 1 fptr around fpdtr of rnd 16, (skip 1 st, 4 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc*. Repeat *-* around.

(= 16 fptr, 8 fptr 2 together, 112 sc)

Round 19: Colour B, join in sc after fptr 2 together of rnd 18:

Ch3, 15dc, Pc in space below fptr 2 together of rnd 18,*16dc, Pc in space below fptr 2 together of rnd 18* repeat around, fasten off

(= 8 Pc, 128 dc)

Round 20: Colour D, join in last dc before Pc of rnd 19:

Ch1 *3sc, fptr around next fptr of rnd 18, skip 1st, 3sc, fptr around the 4th sc after fptr of round 18 **make 3 picots on top of fprt just made as follows (ch3, slst in 1st ch,(ch3, slst in same place as 1st picot)twice** skip 1st, 5sc, fptr around the 7th sc of round 18, repeat from ** to **, 3sc, fptr around next fptr of round 18, skip 1st, 3sc, fptr around fptr of rnd 18, skip 1st, 3sc, ch1, (puff st in next st, ch1) 6 times, 3sc, fptr around fptr of rnd 18, skip 1st* repeat *-* around

(= 24 puff sts, 8 picot flowers, 24 Ptr, 92 sc)


Round 21: Colour E, join in any sc after last puff st:

Ch1*1 hdc, 2 dc, 2 dc in next st, 7 dc, bptr around" picot flower = the dc will fall behind the flower), 5 dc, bptr around" picot flower like before, 3 dc, 2 dc in next st, 6 dc, 1 hdc, (1 fptr around dc of rnd 19) to right of puff st, + 1 sc in puff st) x 6, fpdc*. Repeat *-* around.

(=8 hdc,108 dc, 8 bptr, 28 fprt, 24sc)

Part 4

March 10th

Round 22: Colour D, start in 2nd dc out of the 2 dc group after picot flower:

Ch1 (doesn't count as a st) *2 sc, fptr 2 together around both fptr of rnd 20, skip 1 st, 4 sc, hdc, (skip fptr, ch1, hdc in next st) 7 times, 5sc, fptr 2 together around both fptr of rnd 20, skip 1 st, 5sc, sc through both the top loop on picot flower and through st behind, 5 sc, sc through top loop on picot flower and through st behind, 4 sc* repeat *-* around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

(8 fptr together, 32 hdc, 108sc)

Round 23: Colour C, start in fptr 2 together after "the part with puff st" of rnd 22:

Ch3 (counts as first dc), bldc in same st as ch3 *18 bldc, (2 bldc in next st, 8 bldc) twice, 2bldc in next st* repeat *-* around omitting last 2bldc in next st from final repeat, join with sl st in top of ch3. Fasten off.

(160 dc)

Round 24: Colour B, start in 2nd dc out of 2 dc above the 2 fptr together:

Ch1(doesn't count as a st), 2sc in same st as ch1, 19sc *2 sc in next st, 19 sc* repeat *-* around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

(168 sc)

Round 25: Colour A, start in any st:

Ch1*1 puff st, ch2, skip 1 st* repeat *-* around, join with sl st in top of first puff st. Fasten off.

(84 puff st, 84 ch2sp)

Round 26: Colour C, join in any skipped st of rnd 24 and working behind the puff st and ch1sp of round 25:

Ch3(counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each skipped sc of rnd 24, join with sl st in top of ch3. Fasten off.

(168 dc)

Round 27: Colour B, start in any puff st. This last round will be worked in both rnd 25 and 26:

Ch1*1 sc (through puff st of rnd 25 and space between two 2 dc groups of rnd 26, 2 sc through both the inner ch2 of rnd 25th ch and rnd 26 st* repeat *-* around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

(204 sts)