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Mandala Madness Part 4

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Mandala Madness Part 4

This week we change shape again, this time into an octagon. The octagon symbolises balance between the material, and the spiritual, between heart and mind. It is also thought to represent a vehicle for the advent of good health and good fortune.


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So I wish each and every one of you a mind that is peaceful, a heart that is full of love, and health and good fortune always.

This may look like a relatively easy week!
Not too many rounds… BUT there are some tricky front and back post stitches, and lots of popcorns, so please pay really close attention to the placement of your stitches.
With the back post stitches, try to get around the post rather than just the top of the stitch as it will give you a beautifully pronounced ridge above your ruffles. 🙂

I am aware that some of you have been wondering if you will be able to stop, round off, or square up at any point… this would be a good stopping point for a smaller piece. At the end of this week you will have an octagon (ish). Because I wanted to design something totally different to anything else out there, your work will not be totally round until we finish, the shape keeps changing week after week….that’s where the madness comes in. 🙂

In the intro post I shared my recommendations for joining yarn mid-round, but here is a little reminder with a link to one of my tutorials…. 3 Ways to Join Yarn.

Merino Soft – I found the best technique for joining a new ball of yarn is what I call the “Text Book Join”, this yarn is too silky for a magic knot to be really secure, and the twist is too loose for a satisfactory Russian Join.
Colour Crafter – You can use either the “Magic Knot”, “Russian Join” or the standard “Text Book Join”.
Stonewashed XL – Again you can use either the “Magic Knot”, “Russian Join” or the standard “Text Book Join”, personally I found the Russian Join to be the most effective.

If you haven’t read the introduction post, then please find it here. You will find all the information on Yarn Packs, how much yarn you will need, hook sizes, the finished size of your blanket and all the resources available.

Mandala Madness part 4 is available as

 US terms Photo Tutorial -US terms written pattern – Video tutorial US terms.
 UK terms Photo Tutorial coming soon

And also in the following languages
 Afrikaans  Danish – Dansk  Dutch – Nederlands  Finnish – Suomi  French – Francais 
 German – Deutsche  Greek – Ελληνικα  Hebrew – עברית  Korean – 한국어. 
Persian – فارسی  Polish – Polski  Russian – русский  Spanish – Español  Swedish -Svenska

Please select your option, add to your basket and you will receive your download Free.

And another HUGE thank you to the awesome team of translators, from the CAL – Crochet A Long Facebook group, for the fantastic job they have done with all the translations.

Russian video tutorial

Spanish Video Tutorial

 US terms Video Tutorial by Esther Dijkstra from
Again my love and thanks to Esther for the amazing job she has done with these videos. 

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1 review for Mandala Madness Part 4

  1. Mine Woo

    Did I miss something? There seems to only be a video tutorial and no written instruction.

    • Helen

      the pattern is free but you need to become a free or monthly member to access any of the free patterns

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