Free Patriotic Mandala Doily

Free Crochet Pattern
Patriotic Mandala Doily


Written by Doily Designs ~ Cathleen Wake Gorbatenko ©2014


Free crochet pattern for this decorative mandala doily.

Printable pattern available on Google Docs.
Pdf downloadable pattern also available in Doily Designs Etsy shop.

Written in US crochet terms
Skill:  Beginner, Easy
Hook:  Size L (11 - 8 mm) and/or K (10 - 6.5)
Yarn:  Small amount of size 4 ww/worsted weight yarn. 
            Pictured doilies use, Hobby Lobby, "I Love This Cotton!", red, white and blue, 
            Watermelon/I love this cotton, burnt sienna, apple green and forest.
Measures:  Approximately 13 inches across (K hook/11 inch)
Note:  Try different yarns and different hooks for different sizes and feels. 
            
Stitch Key
Ch = chain stitch                        Pic = picot
Sc = single crochet                    lp = loop
Dc = double crochet                  mr = magic ring
Sl st = slip stitch                        Vst = v stitch
sp = space                                 Sh = shell

Special Stitches
Vst/Vstitch:  (Dc, Ch sp, Dc) in same space.
Sh/Shell:  (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 instructions *mr* following end of pattern.

  
Beg with *mr* 

Rnd 1:  Ch 3 = Dc, do 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, fasten off and change color
             here. (20 Vsts)

Rnd 4:  Join with next color 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 sp around, join in 3rd Ch of beg Ch 5 (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, fasten off, change colors here
             (20 Shs)

Rnd 7:  Join with next color 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 Shs)

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,
             ending with Sh, fasten off, change colors (10 Shs, 10 groups of 9 Dc)

Rnd 9:  Join with starting color in 1st Dc of 9 Dc, Ch 3 = Dc, Dc in each of next 8 Dc
             *(2 Dc, Pic, 2 Dc) in next Ch 3 sp, Dc in each of next 9 Dc*, repeat * to *
             around, ending with Sh/Pic, join in 3rd Ch of beg Ch 3, fasten off. Weave
             ends. Wash and block.


*Mr/Magic Ring:
Holding the yarn with your thumb, wrap yarn around your first 2 fingers on your left
hand, leave the tail so that yarn falls to the back and furthest away from you. Insert your hook between these 2 fingers and under the top strand, grab the yarn with your hook and pull yarn through the loop. Make a chain, according to pattern. To close, unwind the tail from around the center loop (if twisted), pull the tail gently but tightly, closing the circle, follow the pattern as instructed.

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Printable pattern available on Google Docs.
Pdf downloadable pattern also available in Doily Designs Etsy shop.

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May you find joy and inspiration!
Best wishes and happy crocheting!!

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