Crochet Patterns

African Daisy Mandala

Apart from being a crochet addict, I’m also a gardening enthusiast, and just like crochet, plants and flowers bring me joy and happiness. African Daisy is one of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen. This stunning South African beauty is just like the rainbow itself as the flowers are available in almost every possible colourway. Thanks to that you can add a lot of colour to your house and garden. This mandala reminds me of the astounding and unforgettable South African nature, which, regardless of the time of year, it is always full of colour.

Pattern: by Tally’s Crafts

Recommended yarn: Scheepjes Catona/Scheepjes Stonewashed

Recommended hook size: 3.5mm

Finished size: approx. 25cm

Abbreviations (US terms)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble

fpsc – front post single crochet

fphdc – front post half double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

fptr – front post treble

bp – back post

ch – chain

sk – skip

st – stitch

slst – slip stitch

pop –popcorn

sp – space

cl – cluster

Special Stitches:

cluster(4) – yarn over, insert hook in st, yarn over, pull through st, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook – 4 times, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook, pull through the remaining 2 loops, ch 1 to close the cl

popcorn – 5dc, remove your hook from the loop, insert your hook it in the 1st dc and the last loop, pull through, close with ch1

V-st – dc, ch2, dc in the same st

V(tr)-st – tr, ch4, tr

Round 1

start with a magic circle, ch3 (counts as dc), ch2…repeat 9 more times…join with a slst

[10dc, 10ch2]

Round 2

pop in any ch2sp, ch2, pop in the next ch2sp…repeat, join with a slst

[10pop, 10ch2]

Round 3

fpsc around any pop, [sc, fptr around dc from R1, sc, ch8, sc, fptr around the same dc from R1, sc in the next ch2sp, fpsc around the next pop…repeat, join with a slst

[40sc, 10fpsc, 20fptr, 10ch8]

Round 4

fpsc around any fpsc, [7hdc, ch2, 7hdc in the ch8sp], fpsc around the next fpsc…repeat, join with a slst

[10fpsc, 10 petals=140hdc, 10ch2]

Round 5

fpsc around both fptr from R3 (so that the fpsc is made above the pop), ch5, fpsc around the next pair of fptr from R3…repeat, join with a slst

Push the ch5 behind the petals

[10fpsc, 10ch5]

Round 6

bpsc around the 7th hdc (the one before ch2), [sk ch2sp], bpsc around the next hdc, ch6, bpsc around the 7th hdc of the next petal…repeat, join with a slst

[20bpsc, 10ch6]

Round 7

V-st in the space between the 2 bpsc (the space right behind ch2sp), [6dc in the ch6sp], V-st in the next space between the 2 bpsc…repeat, join with a slst

[10V-st, 60dc]

Round 8

standing sc in the 5th dc made in any ch6sp, ch2, [cl, ch3, cl in the V-st], ch2, [sk 1dc], sc in the 2nd dc made in the next ch6sp, ch3, [sk 2dc], sc in the next dc…repeat, join with a slst

[20 clusters, 20ch3, 20ch2, 20sc]

Round 9

fpsc around the first cl, ch2, pop in the next ch3sp, ch2, fpsc around the next cl…repeat, join with a slst

[10V-st, 40ch2, 10pop, 20fpsc]

Round 10

fpsc around any pop, fpdc around the next fpsc made around cl from R
8, ch2, [cl, ch3, cl in the next V-st], ch2, fpdc around the next fpsc made above cl from R8, fpsc around the next pop…repeat, join with a slst

[20 clusters, 10ch3, 20ch2, 20fpdc, 10sc]

Round 11

fpsc around fpsc, ch3, fpsc around the next cl, ch2, pop in the ch3sp, fpsc around the next cl, ch3, fpsc around the next fpsc…repeat, join with a slst

[20ch2, 10pop, 20ch3, 30fpsc]

Round 12

fpsc around fpsc made around the 2nd cl, [5tr, ch2, 5tr in the next fpsc], fpsc around the next fpsc, [2sc in the ch2sp], fpsc around the next pop, [2sc in the ch2sp], fpsc around the next fpsc…repeat, join with a slst

[10 petals (100tr, 10ch2), 30fpsc, 40sc]

Round 13

V(tr)-st in any fpsc made around pop, ch2, [sk3tr], bpsc around each of the next 2tr, [sc, ch2, sc in the ch2sp], bpsc around each of the next 2tr, [sk the next 3tr], ch2, V(tr)-st in the next fpsc made around pop…repeat, join with a slst

[10 V(tr)-st, 30ch2, 40bpsc, 20sc]

Round 14

[sc, ch2, sc in ch2sp made in any petal], sc in each of the next 3st, [5tr, ch2, 5tr in the V(tr)-st]…repeat, join with a slst

[80sc, 20ch2, 100tr]

Round 15

sc in the small ch2sp, fpdc around the 1st tr, dc in the space between the two tr, fpdc around the next tr…repeat till the ch2sp, [dc, ch2, dc in the ch2sp], fpdc around the next tr, dc in the space between the two tr, fpdc around the next tr…repeat till you reach the last tr, sc in the next small ch2sp…repeat, join with a slst

[10sc, 100fpdc, 100dc, 10ch2]

This is a free pattern designed by Tally’s Crafts. You may use the photos as long as you credit me and link to my website https://www.tallyscrafts.com/ or Instagram @tallyscrafts. You are not allowed to post the pattern and the photos as your own.

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