The Shangri-Mandala Cal part 1

shangri mandala

Hi lovely people on the internet!

Welcome to my 1st (mini-)CAL!

I’m super happy to share this design with you. Hubby came up with the name by the way and it made me laugh so it was here to stay.

I will publish the pattern in five different parts every other day, but if you can’t wait, or would like to have a printable PDF-version of the pattern you could buy it for the price of a cup of coffee. Big bonus here is that you’ll support me 🙂 Yay!

Please follow me on Instagram and share a photo of your work using #shangrimandala and #knotsosquare That would make me very happy!

The pattern

Skill level: Advanced

Materials needed:

  • Cotton yarn
  • Crochet hook 3 mm
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Metal ring 35 cm

Version A: Yarn and Colors Must-Have (50gr/125m)

  • A: Colour 101 Rose 19gr
  • B: Colour 89 Gold 11gr
  • C: Colour 18 Bronze 15g
  • D: Colour 15 Mustard 15g

Version B: Drops Safran (50gr/160m) 

  • A: Colour 18 Off-white 13g
  • B: Colour 21 Beige 8g
  • C: Colour 58 Amethist 17g
  • D: Colour 23 Brown 12g

Hook used: 3 mm Clover Amour                                                                   

Gauge: Round 1-4= 5.5 cm diameter. Finished size 32 cm.

Standing double crochet: alternative for slst and ch 3. Video here.

Popcorn stitch= 5 double crochet + chain1. Video here.

V-stitch= double crochet, chain 1, double crochet,

Big V-stitch= double crochet, chain 2, double crochet.

Picot= chain3, slip stitch in 1st chain.

OK, here we go!

Round 1
A: Start with a mr, ch1, 12sc, slst in first sc, close mr, fo.
(You can find the instructions for a mr here.: Alternatively you can ch4 and slst in first ch.) (12sc)

Round 2
Att B in any st, ch2, dc3tog (1st dc4tog made) or standing dc4tog, ch2, sk1, dc4tog, ch2, sk1 Rep** 5x, slst in 1st dc4tog, fo. (6xdc4tog, 6x ch2)


Round 3
Att A with stdc (or slst and ch3) in any sc that you skipped in round 2 enclosing the ch2-sp, ch4, dc in next skipped sc, ch4 Rep** 5x, slst in 1st dc, fo. (6x dc, 6x ch-4sp)

Round 4
Att C with stFpdc around any dc of round 3, (dc, 2tr, dc) in next ch-sp, Fpdc around next dc Rep 6x from * ending last rep at **, slst in 1st fpdc, fo. (6x [dc, 2tr, dc], 6x Fpdc).

Round 5
Att A with stBpdc (or slst and ch4) around any Fpdc of round 4, ch6,* BPdc around next Fpdc, Rep 6x from* ending last rep at **, slst in 1st Bpdc, fo. (6x Bpdc, 6x ch6-sp)