Crochet, Pattern, Video tutorial

Triptych Mandalas Part 1 – Free Crochet Pattern

Today I release the first of three parts that are Triptych Mandalas. In this first part we complete the smallest of the three mandalas and we make a start on the medium and large mandalas. Voor Nederlands, zie aub DEZE post.



You will need 6 colors of Scheepjes Catona (50g/125m) yarn and 3 mandala rings to make your Triptych Mandalas. I have designed 3 colorways as a suggestion to give you an idea of what your mandalas could look like. The colorways are Forest Fern, Blue Moon, and Rainbow Bright. You can find the colors and yarn amounts per colorway HERE.

You will also need 3 rings to finish the mandalas. You will need rings with diameter 40cm (16″), 25cm (10″) and 15cm (6″). We make the mandalas using a 3mm crochet hook.

I also have yarn kits available for all 3 colorways of Triptych Mandalas in my shop. The mandala kits include everything you need to make these mandalas including the pattern, yarn and the mandala rings.

Scheepjes Catona is available from Wool Warehouse (UK), Jimmy Beans Wool (USA), The Knitting Network (UK), Love Crafts (USA / UK), Caro’s Atelier (NL / EU), and many other Scheepjes stockists.

Triptych Mandalas Part 1 – Pattern

Triptych Mandalas Part 1 – Video Tutorials

The left handed and right handed video tutorials for Triptych Mandalas are available on my YouTube channel. Please note that these videos are in US Terminology. I appreciate that these mandalas are a little tricky from time to time and I hope the videos make it possible for everyone to make these mandalas.

What if your mandalas don’t fit in the ring?

The mandalas are designed to be approximately 10% smaller than the rings they go into. This means the small mandala is 13cm before it goes into the 15cm ring. If your small mandala is larger than 13cm/5inches, replace the dc stitches of Round 8 with hdc stiches, or even sc stitches if needed. If your small mandala is smaller than 13cm/5inches, replace the dc stitches of Round 8 with tr stitches. All these stitches are US Terminology. If you make these changes for the small mandala, also do this for the medium and large mandalas.

Full pattern in one document

The pattern for Triptych Mandalas is available for free in 3 parts on my blog. If you prefer to have the pattern as one document, you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry or in my SHOP for a small fee.


We will make these 3 mandalas during a short 3-week make along. The project will be hosted by Scheepjes in the English and Dutch Facebook groups. You can join these groups if you need any help, or want to share your work. I will be in the groups as much as possible to help you with any questions you might have, and to admire your beautiful mandalas.


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