Have you seen the new crochet book by Ana Morais Soares called Cozy Crochet Blankets to Snuggle Under. Ana is from One Skein of Love blog, and is the creator behind the MUST FOLLOW One Skein of Love account on Instagram, and she is one of the admins in my It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts Facebook group. I have never met Ana in person, but we have know each other for a few years now. I would like to show you her new book and what I made from it.
About Cozy Crochet Blankets
Cozy Crochet Blankets contains 15 colorful blankets in different styles and techniques, such as mosaic crochet and overlay crochet. There are easy blankets for the beginner, and more detailed blankets for those feeling up for a challenge! Each pattern has a written description, detailed photo tutorials for each step of the pattern and every blanket has a full color chart.
Twinkeling Star Mandala
There are many lovely blankets in Ana’s book, but I cannot make all of them, time is just not on my side. I chose to make a small mandala from the center of the Twinkeling Star blanket, a beautiful blanket with many textured details. I would like to share with you how I made my mandala, and what you need to make it.
- Cozy Crochet Blankets Book
- Scheepjes Cotton 8 (50g/170m, 100% Cotton) in colors 501, 622, 563 and 515
- 3mm crochet hook
- 15cm diameter mandala ring
Abbreviations / US Terms
bpdc back post double crochet
dc double crochet
hdc Half double crochet
sc2tog two single crochet stitches worked together
ss slip stitch
Rounds 1 to 9: Work the pattern as given in the book Cozy Crochet Blankets, page 115 & 116.
Round 10: Attach in any st with a standing hdc, work 1hdc in every st, join with invisible join.
Round 11: Attach in any st with a standing dc, work 1dc in every st, join with invisible join.
Round 12: Attach in any st with a standing bpdc, work 1bpdc in every st, join with invisible join.
Round 13: Work all sts in this round over the mandala ring, attaching the mandala to the ring. Attach in any st with a ss, ch1, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, sc2tog over the current st and the next st to end, join with invisible join.
Use the following colors for each round of the mandala. I used 4 colors of Scheepjes Cotton 8, namely Cream (501), Light Blue (622), Blue (563) and Black (515).
Look how lovely the little mandala looks, ready to go on my wall.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
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