Crochet Patterns

Cotton Candy Mandala

Do you remember old festivals and fairs? Back then, the best things for a child to get were cotton candies and fizzy drinks. At least, those are the two things I remember from my childhood memories. This mandala reminds me of those careless times.

Pattern: by Tally’s Crafts

Recommended yarn: Scheepies Cahlista
Recommended hook size: 4.5mm

Finished size: approx. 27cm

Abbreviations (US terms)
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
fpsc – front post single crochet
fphdc – front post half double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
fptr – front post treble
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sk- skip
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
pop – popcorn stitch (5 dc in same st and close with a ch)
sp – space
cl – cluster
R – round
pic – picot

Special stitches:

cluster – 3dc together, ch1 to close the cluster

Round 1

start with a magic circle, cl, ch2, cl, ch2…repeat, join with a sl st

[6cl, 6ch2sp]

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Round 2

fpsc around any cl from the previous round, (2sc, ch2, 2sc in the ch2sp), fpsc around the next cl…repeat, join with a sl st

[6fpsc, 24sc, 6ch2sp]

Cotton Candy 2png

Round 3

fpsc around any fpsc from the previous round, (5dc, ch1, 5dc in the ch2sp), fpsc around the next fpsc…repeat, join with a sl st

[6 petals, 6fpsc, 6ch2sp]

Cotton Candy 3png

Round 4

standing sc in any ch1sp, (5tr, ch1, 5tr in the ch2sp), sc in the next ch1sp…repeat, join with a sl st

[6sc, 6 petals, 6ch1sp]

Cotton Candy 4png

Round 5

sc in any ch1sp, sc in each of the next 2tr, (5dc, ch1, 5dc in the next sc)…repeat, join with a sl st

Cotton Candy 5png

[30sc, 6 petals, 6ch1sp]  

Round 6

standing sc in any ch1sp, ch4, (dc, ch2, dc in the sc made in the ch1sp from R4), sc in the next ch1sp4, ch4…repeat, join with a sl st

[6sc, 12ch4sp, 6ch2sp, 12dc]

Cotton Candy 6png

Round 7

fpdc around any sc from the previous round, (3dc, ch2, 3dc in the ch4sp), pop in the next ch2sp, (3dc, ch2, 3dc in the ch4sp)…repeat, join with a sl st

[6fpdc, 12ch2sp, 72sc, 6 pop]

Cotton Candy 7png

Round 8

fphdc around any fpdc from the previous round, bphdc in the next st till ch2sp, (sc, ch1, sc in the ch2sp), bphdc in the next 3 st, fptr around the 1st dc from R6 (the V-st), fphdc around pop, fptr the second dc from R6…repeat, join with a sl st

[12fphdc, 72bphdc, 12sc, 6ch2sp, 12fptr]

Cotton Candy 8apng
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Round 9

sc in any ch1sp, ch4, fpdc around the next fphdc, ch4, fpdc around both fptr from R8, ch4…repeat, join with a sl st

[24ch4sp, 12sc, 12fpdc]

Cotton Candy 9png

Round 10

(4sc in every ch4sp), fphdc around every fpdc and sc from the previous round…repeat, join with a sl st

[96sc, 24fphdc]

Cotton Candy 10png

Round 11

fpsc around fphdc made above ch2sp from R7, sc in the next st, (5dc, ch2, 5dc in the fphdc), sc in the st before the next fphdc, fpsc around the fphdc, sc in the next 4 st, V-st in the next fphdc, sc in the next 4 st, fpsc around the next fphdc …repeat, join with a sl st

[6V-st, 6 petals, 12fpsc, 60sc]

Cotton Candy 11png

Round 12

fpsc around fpsc made above ch2sp from R7 (the one before the group of 4sc and V-st), (5tr, ch2, 5tr in the V-st), fpsc around the next fpsc, bphdc around the next 5 st of the petal from R11, (sc, ch2, sc in the ch2sp), bphdc around the next 5dc, fpsc around the next fpsc…repeat, join with a sl st

[12fpsc, 6 petals, 60bphdc, 6ch2sp, 12sc]

Cotton Candy 12png

Round 13

fpsc around any fpsc, bphdc around all petal st till the ch2sp, (sc, picot, sc in the ch2sp), fpsc around the next fpsc, bphdc around the next st till ch2sp, (sc, picot, sc in the ch2sp)…repeat, join with a sl st

[12fpsc, 120bphdc, 24sc, 12 picots]

Cotton Candy 13png
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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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