boho chic MAN­DALA

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A gi­ant man­dala hoop that’s big on colour and tex­ture? Say yes to Lucy from Attic24’s gor­geous gar­den de­sign. Style­craft Clas­sique Cot­ton DK (100% cot­ton, 184m/100g), 3 balls of

Yarn A Shell Pink (3666) 1 ball of each: Yarn B Soft Lime (3663),

Yarn C Sky Blue (3667), Yarn D Tof­fee (3656), Yarn E Fon­dant (3094), Yarn F Laven­der (3673), Yarn G Azure (3671),

Yarn H Hot Pink (3668) A white coated lamp­shade ring 45cm (17 in) di­am­e­ter (avail­able from www. dan­nells.com) A 4.5mm (US 7) hook (see Note)

NOTE

The first 5 rounds should mea­sure 13.5cm (5 in) when stretched; change your hook size down or up if too big/small, or you may find that the fin­ished man­dala will not fit the lamp­shade ring.

MAN­DALA

Us­ing Yarn E, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), (tr into ring, ch1) 7 times, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch- 4 to join. Fas­ten off. Round 2 Join Yarn A in any ch-1 sp, ch3 (counts as tr through­out), tr in same ch-1 sp, ch2, (2tr in next ch-1 sp, ch2) 7 times, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fas­ten off.

Round 3 Join Yarn F in any ch-2 sp, ch3, 4tr in same ch-2 sp, (5tr in next ch-2 sp) 7 times, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fas­ten off. Round 4 Join Yarn G in first tr, ch1 (does not count as st through­out), dc in each tr around, ss to first dc to join. Fas­ten off. [40 dc]

Round 5 Join Yarn C in first dc, ch1, dc in same dc, *skip next dc, 7tr in next dc, skip next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around omit­ting last dc, ss to first dc to join.

Fas­ten off. [10 7-tr groups and 10 dc] Round 6 Join Yarn E in first dc, ch6 (count as tr, ch3), *skip next 3 tr, dc in next tr, ch3, skip next 3tr, tr in next dc; rep from * around omit­ting last tr, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch- 6 to join. Fas­ten off.

Round 7 Join Yarn B in any ch-3 sp, ch3, 2tr in same ch-3 sp, ch1, *3tr in next ch-3 sp, ch1; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fas­ten off.

Round 8 Join Yarn A in any ch-1 sp, ch1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch4, *dc in next ch-1 sp, ch4; rep from * around, ss to first dc to join. Fas­ten off. Round 9 Join Yarn F in any ch- 4 sp, ch3, 4tr in same ch- 4 sp, 5tr in each ch- 4 sp around, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fas­ten off. [100 tr] Round 10 Join Yarn C in first tr, rep Round

4. Fas­ten off. [100 dc] Round 11 Join Yarn E in first tr, rep Round

5. Fas­ten off. [25 7-tr groups and 25 dc] Round 12 Join Yarn G in first dc, ch5 (counts as tr, ch2), *skip next 3 tr, dc in next tr, ch2, skip next 3tr, tr in next dc; rep from * around omit­ting last tr, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to join. Fas­ten off. Round 13 Join Yarn B in any ch-2 sp, ch3, 2tr in same ch-2 sp, ch1, *3tr in next ch-2 sp, ch1; rep from * around, ss to top of beg

ch-3 to join. Fas­ten off.

Round 14 Join Yarn E in any ch-1 sp, ch1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch3, *dc in next ch-1 sp, ch3; rep from * around, ss to first dc to join. Fas­ten off.

Round 15 Join Yarn A in any ch-3 sp, ch3, (tr, ch1, 2tr) in same ch-3 sp, *(2tr, ch1, 2tr) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fas­ten off.

Round 16 Join Yarn F in any ch-1 sp, ch1, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch4, *dc in next ch-1 sp, ch4; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fas­ten off.

Round 17 Join Yarn C in any ch- 4 sp, ch3, 3tr in same ch- 4 sp, 4tr in each ch- 4 sp around, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join. Fas­ten off. Round 18 Join Yarn B in first tr, rep Round

4. Fas­ten off. Round 19 Join Yarn E in any st, ch1, dc in same dc, ch3, skip next dc (dc in next dc, ch3, skip next dc) around, ss to first dc. Fas­ten off.

Round 20 Join Yarn E in any skipped st from prev round and rep Round 19, work­ing be­hind the sts of Round 19, do not fas­ten off. JOIN­ING TO THE HOOP

Round 21 Ss into next 2 ch, ch1, dc in same ch-3 sp, ch3, take the hoop and place it be­tween the sts of Rounds 19 and 20, *dc in next ch-3 sp of Round 19 work­ing over the hoop, ch-3, dc in next ch-3 sp of Round 20 work­ing over the hoop; rep from * around, en­clos­ing the hoop as you go, ss to first dc. Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

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