Crochet Patterns

Peacock Feather Mandala

Have you ever seen a male peacock strolling along a park or a forest proudly presenting his tail? Those majestic birds amaze me every time I encounter one. You have to agree that their metallic blue-green feathers are breathtaking. This blue-green mandala pattern reminds me of their beautiful tails.

Pattern: by Tally’s Crafts

Recommended yarn: Scheepjes Catona

Recommended hook size: 3.5mm

Finished size: approx. 30cm

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 ring, ch2 (counts as the first hdc), 11 hdc, close with a slst

[12hdc]

Round 2

standing dc in any hdc from the previous round, fptr around the next hdc, dc in the next st (make sure you don’t sk any st)…repeat, join with a slst

[12fptr, 12dc]

Round 3

standing fptr around any fptr from the previous round, V-st in the next dc, fptr around the next fptr…repeat, join with a slst

[12fptr, 12V-st]

Round 4

standing fptr around any frtr from the previous round, dc before V-st, ch1, pop in the V-st, ch1, dc after the V-st, fptr around the next fptr from the previous round…repeat, join with a slst

[12pop, 12fptr, 24dc, 24ch1sp]

Round 5

standing fphdc around any fptr from the previous round, sc in the next dc, sc around pop, sc in the next dc, fphdc around the next fptr…repeat, join with a slst

[12fphdc, 36sc]

Round 6

standing fphdc around any fphdc from the previous round, sc in the next sc, sc in the sc made around pop, fptr around the first dc of the V-st from R3, fptr around the second dc of the V-st from R3, sc in the next st, fphdc around the next fphdc…repeat, join with a slst

[12fphdc, 36sc, 24fptr]

Round 7

standing fpdc around any fphdc from the previous round, ch1, V-st(3), ch1, fpdc around the next fphdc…repeat, join with a slst

[12fpdc, 12V-st(3), 24ch1sp]

Round 8

standing fpsc around any fpdc from the previous round, (5dc, ch2, 5dc in the next ch3sp), fpsc around the next fpdc…repeat, join with a slst

[12fpsc, 12 petals, 12ch2sp]

Round 9

pop in any fpsc from the previous round, ch4, (bphdc around the fifth dc of the petal, ch1, bphdc around the next dc), ch4, pop in the next fpsc…repeat, join with a slst

[12pop, 24ch4sp, 24bphdc]

Round 10

standing fpdc around any pop from the previous round, (5dc in the ch4sp), ch2, (sk the next hdc, ch1sp, hdc), (5dc in the next ch4sp), fpdc around the next pop…repeat, join with a slst

[120dc, 12fpdc, 12ch2sp]

Round 11

standing fptr around the second hdc from R9, (5tr, ch2, 5tr in the next fpdc), fptr around the first hdc from R9, ch2, fptr around the next hdc, (5tr, ch2, 5tr in the next fpdc)…repeat, join with a slst

[24fptr, 12 petals, 12ch2sp]

Round 12

start from the first fptr next to any petal

standing fpsc around BOTH fptr from the previous round and dc from R10 (the one before ch2sp) – grab them together, fptr in the top of the petal from R8, fpsc around the next fptr from R11 and dc from R10 – TOGETHER, bphdc in each of the next 5tr, (5sc in the ch2sp), bphdc in the next 5tr…repeat, join with a slst

[24fpsc, 12fptr, 120bphdc, 60sc]

Round 13

(standing fptr, ch5, fptr around fptr from the previous round), ch3, sc in each of the sc made in ch2sp, ch3, (fptr, ch5, fptr around the next fptr)…repeat, join with a slst

[24fptr, 12ch5sp, 60sc]

Round 14

there were 5sc made in R13, you will always skip the first and the last sc of the 5sc from the previous round, meaning that you will only work in the top 3 sc

standing sc in the third sc from R13 (counting from the left side),sc in the next sc, (6tr, ch2, 6tr in the ch5sp), sc in the second sc from R 13, sc in each of the next sc, (6tr, ch2, 6tr in the ch5 sp)…repeat, join with a slst

[36sc, 12 petals, 12ch2sp]

Round 15

standing fpsc around the second sc from R14 (the middle one), fpdc around BOTH ch3 from R13 and the first tr of the petal – TOGETHER, dc before the next tr, fpdc around the next tr, dc before the next tr…continue…fpdc around the last tr before ch2sp, ch2, fpdc around the next tr, dc before the next tr, fpdc around the next tr…repeat, join with a slst

[12fpsc, 144fpdc, 120dc, 24sc, 12ch2sp]

Round 16

(standing bptr, ch6, bptr around any fpsc from the previous round), sk the first dc, bphdc around the next 4 dc, (sc, ch2, sc in the ch2sp), bphdc around the next 4 dc, sk the next dc, (bptr, ch6, bptr around the next fpsc)…repeat, join with a slst

[12ch6sp, 24bptr, 96bphdc, 24sc, 12ch2sp]

Round 17

standing sc in the first bphdc after any ch2sp, (7tr, ch2, 7tr), sc in the fourth bphdc from R16, (sc, ch2, sc in the ch2sp), sc in the next bphdc, (7tr, ch2, 7tr)…repeat, join with a slst

[12 petals, 24ch2sp, 48sc]

Round 18

standing sc in any ch2sp made between the petals, (insert your hook in the second bphdc from R17, grab the first tr and make fpdc around both of them), dc before the next tr, fpdc around the next tr…repeat till ch2sp, ch2, fpdc around the next tr, dc before the next tr, fpdc around the next tr…repeat to the 6th tr, dc after that tr, (grab the next tr and insert your hook in the 3rd bphdc from R17 and fpdc around BOTH of them), sc in the next ch2 sp…repeat, join with a slst

[12sc, 168pfdc, 144dc, 12ch2sp]

Round 19

standing bpsc around any sc from the previous round, bphdc around each of the next dc from the previous round (sk all fpdc) till ch2sp, (sc, ch2, sc in the ch2sp), bphdc into each of the next dc, sc bpsc around the next sc…repeat, join with a slst

[144bphdc, 12bpsc, 24sc, 12ch2sp]

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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