In this post you can find the pattern and video tutorial for Part 2 of Enigma Mandalas. In part 2 we complete the medium mandala, and grow the large mandala so we can finish it next week. Voor Nederlands, zie aub DEZE post.
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You will need 6 colors of Scheepjes Catona (50g/125m) yarn and 3 mandala rings to make your Enigma Mandalas. I have designed 3 colorways named Gingerbread, Raspberry Milkshake and Bubblegum. You can find information about color numbers and yarn amounts HERE. You can buy your supplies from any yarn shop close to you, and the rings are often available from craft shops, but you can also buy a full kit with everything you need from my webshop.
I also have yarn kits available for all 3 colorways of Enigma Mandalas in my shop. The mandala kits include everything you need to make these mandalas including the pattern, yarn and the mandala rings.
This pattern uses US Crochet Terminology
ch-sp(s) Chain space(s)
dc Double crochet
sc Single crochet
sc2tog Work two single crochet stitches together over two sts
sl st Slip stitch
tr Treble crochet
BLO back loop only
pul pull up loop
yrh yarn round hook
invisible join Cut yarn, pull yarn through last stitch made, thread yarn on needle, insert needle under both loops of first st after initial chain sts, pull yarn through, insert needle into top of the last stitch made, pull yarn through
standing sts With a slip knot on hook, make stitch as normal
2dc-cl 2 double crochet cluster. [yrh, insert hook into st, yrh, pul, yrh, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yrh, draw through all 3 loops on hook
trPC tr popcorn: 5tr in st, remove hook, insert hook in first tr made, replace loop on hook, draw loop through first st, ch1
bpdc Back post double crochet, work the double crochet around the post of the st inserting hook from back to front to back again
At the end of Round 10, the mandala is 13cm / 5inches in diameter, at the end of Round 17, the mandala is 22cm / 8 inches, and at the end of Round 29, it is 36cm / 14 inches.
Please refer back to the materials list for the specification per colorway in regards to which color is Color A up to Color F. The yarn amounts per round serve as a guide and are only important when you are making the mandalas from left-over yarn from other projects. This way you can determine before you start a round if you have enough yarn to complete it. If you are using full balls of Scheepjes Catona 50g, you will have enough yarn to complete all 3 mandalas.
Tip: if you want to use the same colors as in one of the given 3 colorways, but you want a different look to the mandalas, consider changing the order of the colors A to F. Also feel free to change the colors placement for a specific round if you feel it looks better that way.
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Enigma Mandalas Pattern – Part 2
Work part 2 of the medium and large mandalas using the color chart. The small mandala was completed at the end of part 1, and medium mandala will be complete at the end of part 2. Continue the pattern of part 2 from Round 10 of the small mandala.
Work 2 of mandalas according to the pattern given in Round 11 to 17. One mandala will be finished and attached to the medium sized ring; the other will be grown further in the last part of the pattern.
Round 11 Join the indicated color in BLO of any st with a standing sc, *1sc in BLO of next 13 sts, 2sc in BLO of next st, 1sc in BLO of next st; repeat from * to end omitting final sc, join to first standing st with sl st. Fasten off.
Round 12 Join the indicated color in any st with a standing 2dc-cl, *ch4, skip next 3 sc, 2dc-cl in next st; repeat from * to end omitting final 2dc-cl, join to first standing st with sl st. Fasten off.
[24 2dc-cl, 24 ch4-sp]
Round 13 Join the indicated color in any ch4-sp with a standing sc, 1sc in same ch4-sp, *1tr in 2nd of skipped sc from Round 11 working in front of the ch4-sp, 2sc in same ch4-sp, skip next 2dc-cl, 2sc in next ch4-sp; repeat from * to end omitting final 2 sc, join to first standing st with sl st. Fasten off.
[24 tr, 96 sc]
Round 14 Join the indicated color in the first sc after any tr with a standing dc, 1dc in next 3 sc, *ch2, skip next tr, 1dc in next 4 sc; repeat from * to end omitting final 4 dc, join to first standing st with sl st. Fasten off.
[96 dc, 24 ch2-sp]
Round 15 Join the indicated color in 2nd of any 4 dc with a standing sc, 1sc in next 2 sts, *1sc in ch2-sp, 1trPC in skipped tr from Round 24 working in front of ch2-sp, skip next dc, 1sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * to end omitting final 3 sc, join to first standing st with sl st. Fasten off.
[96 sc, 24 trPC]
Round 16 Join the indicated color in sc immediately after any trPC with a standing dc, 1dc in next 3 sc, *2dc in trPC, 1dc in next 4 sc; repeat from * to end omitting final 4 dc, join with invisible join.
Round 17 Join the indicated color in any st with a standing bpdc, 1bpdc in each st around, join to first st with sl st. Fasten off for large mandala, leave yarn attached for medium mandala.
Finishing medium mandala
Work away all yarn tails on all the mandalas. The mandalas are now approximately 22cm/8.5inches. Attach the medium mandala to the 25cm ring with the same color as in Round 17. Leave the other mandala for the moment; we will finish it in part 3.
To finish the medium mandala, ch1 (does not count as a st), *sc2tog in the current stitch, the next stitch AND the ring, repeat from * to end. Close with an invisible join.
Work an optional hanging chain to hang the mandala. Attach the same color as used to attach the mandala to the ring with a slip stitch in any st, chain the number of sts needed to get the required length, close the loop with a slip stitch in the same st as in which the yarn is attached. Tie a knot between the two yarn tails to secure the loop. Work away the yarn tails.
Tips if your medium mandala is too large or too small
If your medium mandala is larger than 22cm/8.5inches at the end of Round 17, replace the dc stitches of Round 16 with hdc stitches. If your medium mandala is smaller than 22cm/8.5inches, replace the dc stitches of Round 16 with tr stitches.
There are free video tutorials available on my YouTube channel to help you make Enigma Mandalas. The video’s are available in English US Terms, in left handed and right handed versions. I hope the videos make it possible for everyone to make these mandalas.
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