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King Cole Giza Cot­ton 4ply (100% cot­ton, 50g/158m), 1 ball of each: White (2190) Black (2201) Plum (2198) Coral (2196) Rose­hip (2197) Pink (2192) A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook For yarn stock­ists, con­tact King Cole 01756 703670 www.king­cole.com MEA­SURE­MENTS Fin­ished Mandala mea­sures 19cm (7 in) di­am­e­ter (af­ter block­ing) AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS Pi­cot Ch2, ss in sec­ond ch from hook For a full list, see page 92 This de­sign is the sixth in our se­ries of man­dalas for 2017, hooked with King Cole’s Giza Cot­ton 4ply yarn. The pat­tern matches the June illustration in your

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MANDALA Us­ing Rose­hip, ch5, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1(RS) Ch3 (counts as tr), 15tr into the ring, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join.

Fas­ten off. [16 tr] Round 2 Join Black to first st, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st at base of ch-1, 2dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2dc in next st; rep from * an­other 6 times, ss to first dc.

Fas­ten off. [24 dc] Round 3 Join Pink to first st, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in st at base of ch-3, *2tr in next st, tr in next st, 2tr in next st; rep from * an­other 7 times, omit­ting last 2 tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. [40 tr]

Round 4 Join Coral to first st, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch1, skip next st, (dc in each of next 4 sts, ch1, skip next st) 7 times, ss to first dc. [32 dc, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 5 Ss in next st, *ch3, Pi­cot, tr in st at base of ch-3, Pi­cot, (tr, Pi­cot) twice in next st, (tr, Pi­cot, ch3, ss) in next st, ss in each of next 3 sts; rep from * an­other 7 times, omit­ting last ss. Fas­ten off. [8 Petals]

Round 6 Join Black to any skipped tr in Round 3, ch4 (counts as dtr), ch13, (dtr in next skipped tr in Round 3, ch13) 7 times, ss to top of beg ch- 4. Fas­ten off.

Round 7 Join Black to 4th ch of any ch-13 loop, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same ch, *dc in next ch, skip next ch, 5tr in next ch, skip next ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, ch4, dc in 4th ch of next ch-13 loop; rep from * an­other 7 times omit­ting last dc, ss to first dc. Fas­ten off.

Round 8 Join White to cen­tre tr of any 5-tr group, ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in

same tr, *dc in next tr, htr in next tr, tr in each of next 2 dc, tr in next ch, ch2, skip next 2 ch, tr in next ch, tr in each of next 2 dc, htr in next tr, dc in next tr, 2dc in next tr; rep from * an­other 7 times, omit­ting last 2 dc, ss to first dc. [48 tr, 32 dc, 16 htr, 8 ch-2 sps]

Round 9 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st, *dc in next st, ch3, skip next (dc, htr and tr), dc in next tr, skip next tr, (3tr, ch9, ss to 9th ch from hook, 3tr) all in ch-2 sp, skip next tr, dc in next tr, ch3, skip next (tr, htr and dc), dc in next dc; rep from * an­other 7 times, omit­ting last dc, ss to first dc. Fas­ten off.

Round 10 Join Rose­hip with a ss to first ch of ch-9 loop, *(2dc, 9htr, 2dc) in ch-9 sp, ch3, skip next 3 tr, dc in next dc, tr in each of next 3 skipped sts in Round 8, ch2, tr in next 3 skipped sts in Round 8, dc in next dc in Round 9, ch3, ss to first ch of ch-9 loop; rep from * an­other 7 times. Fas­ten off. [8 loops of (2 dc, 9 htr and 2 dc), 16 dc, 48 tr, 16 ch-3 sps, 8 ch-2 sps]

Round 11 Join Plum to first ch-3 sp, ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in same ch-3 sp, *(dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next ch-sp) twice, now work­ing be­hind next loop, ch1, 2dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * an­other 7 times, omit­ting last 2 dc, ss to top of first dc. [112 dc, 8 ch-1 sps]

Round 12 Ch3 (counts as tr), * tr in each of next 13 dc, now work­ing be­hind loop, 3tr in next ch-1 sp, tr in next dc; rep from * an­other 7 times omit­ting last tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [136 tr]

Round 13 Ch3 (counts as tr), * tr in each of next 13 tr, now work­ing be­hind loop, 2tr in next tr, tr in next tr, 2tr in next tr, tr in next tr; rep from * an­other 7 times omit­ting last tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [152 tr]

Round 14 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st, *dc in each of next 15 tr, dc in cen­tre htr of loop in Round 10, skip next tr of Round 13, dc in each of next 3 tr; rep from * an­other 7 times omit­ting last dc, ss to top of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. [152 dc]

Round 15 Join Pink to any dc, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in same st and in each st around, ss to first dc.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends. With Black, em­broi­der a di­a­mond shape over cen­tre 2 rounds us­ing the im­age as a guide. Sur­face cro­chet a chain stitch over Rounds 13 and 14 us­ing Pink, and the im­age as a guide.

Missed our 2017 colour-in mandala cal­en­dar with is­sue 51? See page 94 for back is­sues.

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