Free Crochet Doily Pattern

Mint Chocolate Chip Mandala Doily Pattern

Mint Chocolate Chip Mandala Doily

Pattern by Doily Designs ~ Cathleen Wake Gorbatenko ©2014

Free decorative doily pattern.

Printable pattern here.

PDF Pattern Download also available in Doily Designs Etsy shop.

Written in US terms
Level: Easy
Measures: approximately 13 inches across
Yarn: small amount of ww/worsted weight yarn (note, yarn used in pictured doily is
        Hobby Lobby, "I Love This Yarn", Lt Sage, Brown, and Ivory)
Hook: Size L (11 - 8 mm)
Gauge: 12 x 6 dc = 4 inches, gauge not crucial

Stitch Key
Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
lp: loop
pic: picot
sp: space
beg: beinning
mr: magic ring

Special stitches:
Vst/v stitch: groups of (dc, ch sp, dc) in same space
sh/shell: groups of (2+ dc, ch sp, 2+ dc) in same space
pic/picot: ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, continue as instructed
mr/magic ring: **please see notes at the end of pattern**
 Doily Designs ~ Cathleen Wake Gorbatenko ©2014

Begin with magic ring,**

Row 1:  Ch 3 = Dc, 19 Dc in lp, join in 3rd Ch of beg Ch 3 (20 Dc)

Row 2:  Ch 4 = Dc + Ch 1, (Dc, Ch 1) in each Dc around, join in 
    3rd Ch of beg Ch 4 (20 Dc, 20 Ch 1 sps)

Row 3:  Sl st into Ch 1 sp, Ch 4 = Dc + Ch 1, Dc in same sp, 
    (Dc, Ch 1, Dc = Vst) in each Ch 1 sp around, join in 3rd Ch 
    of beg Ch 4, change color here* (20 Vsts)

Row 4:  (with new color) Join in Ch 1 sp of previous Rnd, Ch 5 = 
    Dc + Ch 2, Dc in same sp, (Dc, Ch 2, Dc) in each Ch 1 sp around,
     join in 3rd Ch of beg Ch 5. (20 Vsts)

Row 5:  Sl st into Ch 2 sp, Ch 3 = Dc, (Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) in same sp, 
    (2 Dc, Ch 1,  2 Dc = Sh) in each Ch 2 sp around, join in 3rd Ch of 
    beg Ch 3. (20 Sh)

Row 6:  Sl st into next Dc, Sl st into Ch 2 sp, Ch 3 = Dc, (Dc, Ch 2, 
    2 Dc) in same sp, (2 Dc, Ch 2, 2 Dc) in each Ch 1 sp around, 
    Sl st in 3rd Ch of beg Ch 3, change color here* (20 Sh)

Row 7:  (with next color) join in Ch 2 sp, Ch 3 = Dc, (Dc, Ch 3, 2 Dc)
    in same sp (2 Dc, Ch 3, 2 Dc) in each Ch 2 sp around, join in 3rd 
    Ch of beg Ch 3. (20 Sh)

Row 8:  Sl st in Dc, Sl st in Ch 3 sp, Ch 3 = Dc, Dc 8 x's in same sp, 
    *(2 Dc, Ch 2, 2 Dc) in next Ch 3 sp, 9 Dc in next Ch 3 sp*, repeat 
    *  to * around, finishing with Sh, change color. 
    (10 Sh, 10 - 9 Dc clusters)

Row 9:  (with next color) join in 1st Dc on 9 Dc, Ch 3 = Dc, Dc in 
    each of next 8 Dc, *(2 Dc, pic, 2 Dc) in next Ch 2 sp, Dc in each of
    next 9 Dc*, repeat * to * around, ending with pic/Sh, join in 3rd Ch 
    of beg Ch 3, Fasten off, Weave ends.

*Magic ring:
Holding yarn between thumb and first 2 fingers on left hand, wrap yarn around first 2 fingers so yarn falls to the back and furthest away from you, insert hook between these 2 fingers and under the top strand, grab second hanging strand next to it with your hook and pull yarn through the loop. Make a chain with this and begin the pattern, working in the circle around tail of yarn.  For closing, untwist the tail from the loop, join before pulling tightly closed, pull gently but firmly, closing slack in the center circle.

Try different yarns and hooks for different sizes and feels. Original pattern uses size L hook giving the finished project a softer feel with the loosely crocheted stitches. The smaller your hook, the stiffer and smaller your finished project will be. 

Please, email and let me know if you have any questions, would like to share your finished doily, or for any reason.

Printable pattern available here;  Mint Chocolate Chip Crochet Mandala Doily Pattern
You may also purchase the downloadable pdf pattern at Doily Designs Etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by. May you find joy and inspiration. 

Below are some color ideas from doilies that I have made through the years. You can visit the Ravelry projects page, to see more examples of this doily, and to share your project. Happy crocheting!

Chocolate Chip Mandala Doily made with Red Heart 'Cafe Latte', Hobby Lobby, 'I love this yarn', Ivory and Brown

Neapolitan Doily

Christmas Doilies

Autumn Doilies

Summertime Watermelon Doily

Patriotic Mandala Doily

Valentine's Doilies

St Patrick's Day Doily

Mardi Gras Doily

My very first chocolate chip mandala doily 2011



  1. I love this pattern! So beautiful and versatile!

    1. Thank you! I really like the versatility too :) Hope you enjoy.

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