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Little V's Rainbow Sky Mandala is my first crochet mandala pattern. It makes a stunning doily type table decoration, a wall hanging, or if you use chunky yarn and a big hook it can become a rug or blanket! Please note that this listing is for the PDF crochet pattern and tutorial, not a finished item. I may occasionally have rug versions available in my shop.
The mandala represents the sun, white fluffy clouds, rain, a rainbow and storm clouds. It uses a variety of crochet techniques with clear instructions and photographs given for the more unusual stitches. It probably isn't suitable for your very first crochet pattern, but I would say that an ambitious beginner could manage it and I'm available to help if anything is unclear.
I made the original version of this mandala in 4ply mercerised cotton with a 3.5mm hook and came out approximately 30cm in diameter. I have included my colour pallette in the tutorial. Do not feel limited by this though, the pattern can be made with any yarn and appropriate sized hook. You will see a rug sized version in the photos made with a 10mm hook as well as a massive version with multiple strands and a 20mm hook!
This pattern uses UK crochet terms
Pattern, text and photographs © Natalie Slow
You may reproduce this pattern for your own personal use but please don't publish or otherwise distribute it without my express permission in writing. Please feel free to sell items that you've made from this pattern, ensuring that you follow any local tax and selling laws. Please credit Little V & Me as the pattern designer and when selling online include a link to www.littlev.co.uk or to this listing.
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