“Lovely Mandala Trivet” – Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

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Introducing the “Lovely Mandala Trivet”

Learn to Make a Mandala Trivet

Learn to make a beautiful trivet with multiple colors. In this pattern you will learn color changes, crocheting in the round, and different types of double crochet clusters. You can make this in 6 colors or any combination that you like including just 1 color. This is a super fast project that makes a great gift especially if you make a set in different colors. Please refer to the video tutorial for demonstrations of the color changes and overall step by step instructions. https://youtu.be/49HRAIgynHQ

BONUS USES!!

FRISBEE? Yes, a Crochet Frisbee!

My son always has creative ideas for my crochet. This time he found a super cool idea: This trivet makes an Awesome Crochet FRISBEE!!

Wall Hanging

This crochet mandala would also make a beautiful art piece for your walls.

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Materials:

You will need: approximately 100 yards (or more) total of worsted weight (#4) cotton yarn. You can use up to 6 different colors. You can use any color combination you like or you can even make this in one solid color.

I used 6 colors of (10-30 yards each). Hobbii Rainbow 8/8 100% Cotton yarn.

Colors in the Valentine’s Day version (bright pink) starting at the center out:

41, 40, 62, 44, 39, 45

Other Cotton Yarn options:**

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Video Tutorial

Watch how to make this trivet here on YouTube.

Pattern Instructions

Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate. Advanced Beginners can work this pattern using the Video Tutorial.

Stiches Used and Abbreviations

Ch= chain

YO = yarn over

DC = double crochet

SC = single crochet

Sl St = slip stitch

St(s) = stitch(es)

4DC Shell = 4 DC sts into the Ch2 space.

5DC Shell = 5 DC sts into the Ch2 space.

2DCtog (2DC Cluster) = 2DC together in same stitch:

YO, insert hook into st (stitch), YO pull thru a loop, (3 loops on hook),

YO pull through 2 loops, (2 loops on hook),

YO, insert hook into st (stitch), YO pull thru a loop, (4 loops on hook),

YO pull through 2 loops, (3 loops on hook),

YO, pull through all 3 loops on the hook.

3DCtog (3DC Cluster) = 3 DC together in same stitch:

YO, insert hook into st (stitch), YO pull thru a loop, (3 loops on hook),

YO pull through 2 loops, (2 loops on hook),

YO, insert hook into st (stitch), YO pull thru a loop, (4 loops on hook),

YO pull through 2 loops, (3 loops on hook),

YO, insert hook into st (stitch), YO pull thru a loop, (5 loops on hook),

YO pull through 2 loops, (4 loops on hook),

YO pull through all 4 loops.

NOTE: Starting chain3 at the start of each round counts as a DC stitch.

See video tutorial for demonstration of all stitches.

Dimensions & Gauge

The trivet made as described is approximately 7” in diameter.

Instructions

NOTES:

  1. I refer to Colors A, B, C, D, E, and F, however, you can use any color combination you like (for example 2 or 3 colors) including just one color.
  2. For Round 5, only work 1: either the Round 5 or the ALTERNATE Round 5. See Video tutorial for a demonstration of both. See BLUE mandala picture below to see how the Alternative version looks.
  3. For assistance with color changes, please refer to the video tutorial.

BEGIN: (Be sure to read notes above)

[COLOR A] Chain 4 and join to first chain with a slip stitch to form a small circle.

Round 1: [COLOR A] Ch1, 12 SC into the circle. Join with sl st to first SC. <<Stitch count: 12 SC>>

Round 2: [COLOR B] Ch3, DC in same st. 2DC in each SC around. Join with sl st to 3rd chain of first ch3.      <<Stitch count: 24 DC>>

Round 3: [COLOR C] Ch3, 2DCtog in between 1st and 2nd DC of previous row, Ch2, *(3DCtog in between next pair of DC from previous row, Ch2)* Repeat * to * to end. Join with sl st to 3rd chain of first ch3.    <<Stitch count: 12 3DC clusters and 12 Ch2 spaces>>

Round 4: [COLOR D] In Ch2 space: (Ch3, 3DC). (If using one color only, slip st over to the ch2 space)

4DC in every ch2 space to the end. Join with sl st to 3rd chain of first ch3.

<<Stitch count: 12 (4DC clusters)>>

Round 5: [COLOR E] Join new color in space between 2 (4DC clusters)

Ch1, SC in that space, Ch2, *[SC in space between 2nd and 3rd DC of next cluster, Ch2, SC in between next 2 (4DC Clusters), Ch2]* Repeat * to * to the end. Join with sl st to first SC.

<<Stitch count: 24 SC, 24 CH2 spaces>>

ALTERNATIVE Round 5: [COLOR E] Join new color in space between 2 (4DC clusters)Ch1, DC in that space into the 3DC cluster of Round 3, Ch2, *[SC in space between 2nd and 3rd DC of next cluster, Ch2, SC in between next 2 (4DC Clusters) into the 3DC cluster of Round 3, Ch2]* Repeat * to * to the end. Join with sl st to first SC.

<<Stitch count: 12 SC, 12DC, 24 CH2 spaces>>

Round 6: [COLOR F] Join yarn in any Ch2 space. Ch1, SC in same Ch2 sp, 5DC Shell in next Ch2 sp, *(SC in next Ch2 sp, 5DC Shell in next Ch2 sp)* Repeat * to * to the end.  Join with sl st to first SC.

<<Stitch count: 12  5DC Shell, 12 SC>>

Finishing

Cut yarn. Pull yarn through last loop. Pull tight to fasten. Sew in ends.

Enjoy your Lovely Mandala Trivet!

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