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The Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL – Part Four | Free Crochet Pattern

It’s time for the final part of the Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL! I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone and how wonderful it’s been to meet new crafters and see your throws growing week by week. If you’d like to share yours with me then please tag me @hanjancrochet #hanjancrochet or join in our Facebook Group here.

If you haven’t started and want to then it’s not too late! The pattern will remain on my blog for free and you can also download a free PDF of the pattern from Deramores here.

Find Part One of the CAL here.

Find Part Two of the CAL here.

Find Part Three of the CAL here.

Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL by Hannah Cross free crochet pattern

About the Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw

The Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw is an explosion of colour and fun designed to challenge and excite the crocheter and to look absolutely stunning too. Whether used to drape on a sofa or armchair or spread on a bed in all it’s glory, the 135cm round throw is a beautiful addition to any home or garden.

The construction comes from a central round section that has twelve motifs worked onto it in rows which are then joined by a section edging to create the basis for the next set of twelve motifs and so on. Great big chunky tassels finish off the design and add more weight to enhance the glorious drape and shape of the throw.

The pattern is here free for everyone to enjoy in both UK and US terms (which makes it a very long post even when you break the pattern into smaller parts I’m afraid!). The post contains affiliate links that help me to keep bringing free and exciting new crochet patterns to you.

To start the post I’ll detail the yarn, materials, size, tension, glossary, notes and special stitches. Then comes the UK versions of the pattern followed by the US version. I’ll try and make it as clear as possible by adding a full size picture like the one below between sections to make things easier to find when you’re scrolling. At the end of Part One I added some step by step pictures of the first part of the throw to help show exactly how it all comes together as it’s quite an unusual construction but one that I hope you’ll enjoy! Find the construction pictures here.

Free crochet pattern Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL by Hannah Cross and Deramores

There are lots of long and special stitches in the pattern that you will need throughout the coming weeks so I’ll add them all to each post so you can look through them ahead of time if you can. If anyone needs any help with anything at all then please just let me know either on Instagram, Facebook or here on the post and I’m happy to help.

The Yarn

I designed the mandala using the glorious shades of Scheepjes Cahlista and have partnered with Deramores to offer you a choice of three different colourways at a reduced price if you would like them.

Rich Jewels Yarn Pack

Rich Jewels

April Fools Yarn Pack

April Fools

Deep Pools Yarn Pack

Deep Pools

Tension and Sizing

The finished throw measures 135cm (53in) in diameter without the tassels and the first centre three rounds = 10cm. Tension isn’t really important in this project though, as long as you remain consistent throughout the throw will look fabulous.

Materials

Along with the yarn, you will need:

A 5.5mm crochet hook

Scissors

Needle

Glossary

ch -chain,

ss – slip stitch,

FP-front post,

beg-beginning,

st-stitch,

FL-front loop,

BL-back loop,

inc-including,

RS-right side,

WS-wrong side,

tog-together,

sp-space,

yrh – yarn round hook

Notes

The ch1 at the beginning of a round/row does not count as a st; the ch3 at the beginning of round/row does count as a st.

The Mandala has a centre piece worked in the round. 12 segments are each worked separately in rows around the centre piece then an edging in colour A which is worked in the round, around the last row sts of each of the segments to join them into a circle. This process is repeated, so that the next round of 12 segments are worked in rows, into the edging stitches of the previous round, followed by an edging round.

The colour order of each round is B,C,D,E,F,G. Refer to the image for colour changes and pay attention to RS and WS rows as they do not always follow in logical order.

The next part of the post contains the UK version of the pattern so if you’d like the US version then just scroll down until you find the next picture of the throw like the one below.

Free crochet pattern Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL by Hannah Cross and Deramores

UK Terminology

dc-double crochet, htr-half treble, tr-treble, dtr-double treble, ttr- triple treble, qtr- quadruple treble

UK Special Abbreviations

Picot – ch the specified number then ss in first ch

6ttr cluster – *Yrh 3 times, insert into st, yrh and pull through st, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) three times; rep from *into the same st 5 more times.

Qtr- Yrh 4 times, insert hook into st, yrh and pull through st, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) 5 times.

Dtr5(8)tog – *Yrh twice, insert hook in next st, yrh and pull through st, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) twice; rep from * 4(7) more times, yrh and pull through all loops on hook.

FPdtr – Yrh twice, insert hook around the post of specified st from front, to back, to front, yrh and pull up the loop, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) twice.

FPttr – Yrh 3 times, insert hook around post of specified st from the front, to back, to front, yrh and pull up the loop, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) three times

UK Pattern – Part Four of the Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL

EIGHTH SEGMENT –
With RS facing, join correct colour to the st in the edging above the tr left of centre of the Seventh Segment.
Row 1(RS): ch1, htr in BL of 17, skip 2, htr in BL of 17 [34] TURN at end of each row now
Row 2: FL only – ch1, htr2tog, htr in 30, htr2tog [32]
Row 3: BL only – ch1, htr in 6, (ch1,skip 1,tr), four times, ch1, skip 1, dtr in 2, (ch1, skip 1, tr) four times ch1,skip 1, htr in 6
Row 4: FL only – ch1, htr in each across
Row 5: BL only – ch1, htr in each across
Row 6: FL only – ch1, ss in each across
Row 7: BL only – ch1, htr2tog, htr in 5, tr in 5, dtr in 8, tr in 5, htr in 5, htr2tog [30]
Fasten off.
Repeat Eighth Segment in colour sequence around.

EDGING –
With WS facing, join A to FL of first st of any Eighth Segment
Round 1(WS): *ss in FL of 30, 7ss evenly along side of Segment, dc in FL of unworked st from Seventh Segment edging, 7ss evenly along next side of Segment, rep from * around, ss in first to join
TURN to RS facing – [540]
Round 2: BL only – ch1, *dc, htr, tr, dtr in 2, dtr5tog, dtr in 2, tr, htr, dc, htr in 30, rep from * around, ss in first to join [492]
Round 3: ch1, *dc in 2, htr in 2, tr, (3dtr, ch5-picot, 2dtr) in next, tr, htr in 2, dc in 2, dc in BL of 5, htr in BL of 5, tr in BL of 4, dtr in BL of next, ch4-picot, dtr in BL of next, tr in BL of 4, htr in BL of 5, dc in BL of 5, rep from * around, ss in first to join [540]
Fasten off.

TO FINISH –
Make two tassels in each colour, expect A, and attach to the ch-5 picots of the last round to complete.
To make a tassel take approximately 40 strands measuring 30cm. Fold in half and bind with yarn about 4cm from the top of the tassel.
Weave in all ends.

Free crochet pattern Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL by Hannah Cross and Deramores

US Terminology

sc – single crochet, hdc-half double crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, dtr – double treble crochet, ttr – triple treble crochet

US Special Stitches

Picot – ch the specified number then ss in first ch

6dtr cluster – *Yrh 3 times, insert into st, yrh and pull through st, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) three times; rep from *into the same st 5 more times.

Ttr- Yrh 4 times, insert hook into st, yrh and pull through st, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) 5 times.

Tr5(8)tog – *Yrh twice, insert hook in next st, yrh and pull through st, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) twice; rep from * 4(7) more times, yrh and pull through all loops on hook.

FPtr – Yrh twice, insert hook around the post of specified st from front, to back, to front, yrh and pull up the loop, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) twice.

FPdtr – Yrh 3 times, insert hook around post of specified st from the front, to back, to front, yrh and pull up the loop, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) three times.

US Pattern – Part Four of the Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL

EIGHTH SEGMENT –
With RS facing, join correct colour to the st in the edging above the dc left of centre of the Seventh Segment.
Row 1(RS): ch1, hdc in BL of 17, skip 2, hdc in BL of 17 [34] TURN at end of each row now
Row 2: FL only – ch1, hdc2tog, hdc in 30, hdc2tog [32]
Row 3: BL only – ch1, hdc in 6, (ch1,skip 1,dc) four times, ch1, skip 1, tr in 2, (ch1, skip 1, dc) four times ch1,skip 1, hdc in 6
Row 4: FL only – ch1, hdc in each across
Row 5: BL only – ch1, hdc in each across
Row 6: FL only – ch1, ss in each across
Row 7: BL only – ch1, hdc2tog, hdc in 5, dc in 5, tr in 8, dc in 5, hdc in 5, hdc2tog [30]
Fasten off.
Repeat Eighth Segment in colour sequence around.

EDGING –
With WS facing, join A to FL of first st of any Eighth Segment
Round 1(WS): *ss in FL of 30, 7ss evenly along side of Segment, sc in FL of unworked st from Seventh Segment edging, 7ss evenly along next side of Segment, rep from * around, ss in first to join
TURN to RS facing – [540]
Round 2: BL only – ch1, *sc, hdc, dc, tr in 2, tr5tog, tr in 2, dc, hdc, sc, hdc in 30, rep from * around, ss in first to join [492]
Round 3: ch1, *sc in 2, hdc in 2, dc, (3tr, ch5-picot, 2tr) in next, dc, hdc in 2, sc in 2, sc in BL of 5, hdc in BL of 5, dc in BL of 4, tr in BL of next, ch4-picot, tr in BL of next, dc in BL of 4, hdc in BL of 5, sc in BL of 5, rep from * around, ss in first to join [540]
Fasten off.

TO FINISH –
Make two tassels in each colour, expect A, and attach to the ch-5 picots of the last round to complete.
To make a tassel take approximately 40 strands measuring 30cm. Fold in half and bind with yarn about 4cm from the top of the tassel.
Weave in all ends.

That’s it! The Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw is complete is all it’s colourful glory! I’d absolutely love to see your finished throws so please do share them with me using #hanjancrochet and/or add your project to Ravelry here.

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