Free Doily Pattern

Mint Chocolate Chip Crochet Mandala Doily Pattern

Mint Chocolate Chip Mandala Doily

Pattern by Doily Designs, Cathleen Wake Gorbatenko ©2014

Free decorative doily pattern.
Printable pattern here on Google Docs.
PDF pattern download also available in Doily Designs Etsy shop.

Written in US terms
Skill: Easy, Beginner
Measures: approx 13 inches across
Yarn: small amount of ww/worsted weight yarn (note that yarn used in first 
          pictures 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: Begin/ning
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 sp
Pic/Picot: Ch 2, sc in 2nd Ch from the hook, continue as instructed
mr/magic ring: ***please see notes at end of pattern***

You may choose different colors or make all one color. Color changes (as pictured below) are marked with (**)  through out pattern.

Begin with magic ring***

Rnd 1:  Ch 3 = Dc, 19 Dc in lp, join in 3rd Ch of beg Ch 3 (20 Dc)
Rnd 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)
Rnd 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)
Rnd 4:  (**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)
Rnd 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 Shs)
Rnd 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, join in 3rd Ch of beg Ch 3,
             **change color** (20 Sh)
Rnd 7:  (**new 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)
Rnd 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 from * to * around,
             finishing with Sh, **change color** (10 Sh, 10 - 9dc clusters)
Rnd 9:  (**next color**) join in 1st Dc of 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 the yarn between your thumb and first 2 fingers on your left hand, wrap the yarn around first 2 fingers so that the yarn falls to the back and furthest away from you, insert the hook between these 2 fingers and under the top strand, grab the second hanging strand next to it with your hook and pull it through the loop, then make a chain with the loop on your hook and begin the pattern, working around the tail in the circle.  For closing; untwist the tail from the loop, pull the tail gently, join your circle before  closing tightly, pull gently but firmly closing the slack in the center of the circle. Be careful not to pull too tight, as this can break the yarn.

Try different yarns and hook sizes for different size and feel doilies. 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 if you have questions, would like to share, or for any reason.

Printable pattern is available here on Google Docs as well as available for purchase in Doily Designs Etsy shop.

Below are some color ideas from doilies that I have made through the years. We would love to see your creations! If you are a member on Ravelry, please share at Mint Chocolate Chip Mandala Doily. If you are not already a member, it is easy to join and a wonderful resource for crochet and knitting.

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

Mardi Gras Doily

St Patrick's Day Doily

Valentine's Day Doily

My first Mandala Doily 2011

Thank you for stopping by.
May you find JOY and Inspiration!
Best wishes and happy crocheting!!


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

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

  2. Hello Marianne! I will email you and we can get you taken care of!

  3. Can you make it with crochet thread?

  4. Thank you for your interest and question. No, sorry, crochet thread is not recommended for this pattern.


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