Crochet Patterns

Limes and Lemons Mandala

We all have our ups and downs in life; however, even if we stumble and fall, we should always keep trying. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Life is about being positive and sharing your passion and love with others. This mini mandala reminds me of our constant need for improvement. This 10-round pattern is both beginner-friendly and fun to make. I hope you enjoy it.

Pattern: by Tally’s Crafts

Recommended yarn: Scheepjes Catona

Recommended hook size: 3.5mm

Finished size: approx. 14.5cm

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
slst – slip stitch
sp – space
R – round
pop – popcorn

Special stitches:

V-st – (dc, ch2, dc)

V-st(3) – (dc, ch3, dc)

popcorn – 5 dc in same st, take the hook out, insert your hook in the first dc and the ch left at the fifth dc, pull through 2 loops, close with a ch

Round 1

start with a magic circle, ch3(counts as dc), make 11 more dc, join with a slst

[12dc]

Round 2

standing fpdc around any dc, ch2, fpdc around the next dc, repeat…join with a slst

[12fpdc, 12ch2]

Round 3

pop in any ch2sp, ch3, pop in the next ch3sp, repeat…join with a slst

[12pop, 12ch3]

Round 4

standing fpsc around any pop, ch2, fptr around fpdc from R2, ch2, fpsc around the next pop, repeat…join with a slst

[12fptr, 24ch2, 12fpsc]

Round 5

pop in any ch2sp made right after fptr, ch1, pop in the next ch2sp, ch3, [sk fptr, pop in the next ch2sp, ch1, pop in the next ch2sp, ch3, repeat…join with a slst

[24pop, 12ch3, 12ch1]

Round 6

standing fpsc around any pop made before fptr, ch1, fptr around the next fptr, ch1, fpsc around the next pop, ch3, fpsc around the next pop, ch1, fptr around the next fptr, repeat…jpin with a slst

[12fptr, 24fpsc, 24ch1, 12ch3]

Round 7

standing fpsc around any fptr, [5dc, ch2, 5dc in the ch3sp], repeat…join with a slst

[120dc, 12ch2, 12fpsc]

Round 8

pop in any fpsc, ch3, [sk the next 4dc], bpsc around the 5th dc, ch1, bpsc around the next dc, [sk the next 4dc], ch3, pop in the next fpsc, repeat…join with a slst

[12ch1, 24ch3, 12pop, 24bpsc]

Round 9

standing fpsc around any pop, ch3, cl(4) in the ch3sp, ch3, cl(4) in the next ch1sp, ch3, cl(4) in the next ch3sp, ch3, fpsc around the next pop, repeat…join with a slst

[36cl(4), 48ch3, 12fpsc]

Round 10

fpsc around any pop from R8, [3sc in the next ch3sp], fphdc around the next cl, [3dc in the next ch3sp], fptr around the next cl, [3dc in the next ch3sp], fphdc around the next cl, [3sc in the next ch3sp], fpsc around the next pop from R8, repeat…join with a slst

[72sc, 72dc, 12fptr, 24fphdc, 12fpsc]

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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