Lace Mandala Crochet Pattern (Free!)

I am so excited to share a beautiful crochet lace pattern I have been working on for awhile…meet the Stellar Mandalas! This lace mandala crochet pattern uses beautiful pineapple lace & shell stitches to create a stunning piece you will definitely want hanging on your wall.

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If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you probably know how much I love crocheted lace.

It’s just kinda my thing, you know?

When it comes to Mandalas, I had actually never tried them before I designed this pattern. Honestly, I don’t like crocheting with thread & tiny hooks. It can be so tedious!

So when I set out to design mandalas, there was absolute NO way I was using thread AND a minuscule hook that I could hardly see the end of.

I did end up using the thread (more on that soon) but for this pattern, you’ll get to use a 3mm hook, which in my mind is much better than a hook under 1mm! 😉

Lace Mandala Crochet Pattern Inspiration…

As far as my inspiration for these beauties, I have a few different things to share.

First of all, I wanted to create something that was stunning to look at, just due to the stitches.

No fancy colors…just lace.

And more than that, I wanted my mandala to be a modern take on old crochet doilies.

By combining various eye-catching lace stitches, but removing the stale “whiteness” of old doilies, I hope you’ll agree that I achieved the desired result!

Anyhow, I am pretty in love with these as wall decor…shall we take a look at them?!

Pin this pattern to your pinterest boards HERE

Lace Mandala Crochet Pattern (Free!)

The Sizes

One very important I want you to know right off the bat is that there are 2 sizes to this mandala. The smaller size is free here on the blog (just keep scrolling!)

However, the pattern for larger size took a lot more time & effort to put together. Take a look at the beautiful pineapples it incorporates!

Lace Mandala Crochet Pattern (Free!)

SO: this large mandala is available as a premium PDF only.

This PDF is available on both Etsy & Ravelry! Here is a quick overview of what it includes:

  1. Written Instructions to make a small AND large mandala (12″ & 23″)
  2. Easy to reference stitch charts for visual learners
  3. Formatted for easy printing
  4. Download instantly and save forever!

The Thread

All right you guys, I am in love with the thread I used for these mandalas. It is called Curio by We Crochet.

Now, before you start to worry, remember I said I usually don’t crochet with thread. So if I like this, I’m sure you will too! 😉

SHOP CURIO HERE

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Lace Mandala Crochet Pattern – 12″ Stellar Mandala

Just want to make the smaller mandala? Awesome! Let’s start making the 12″ lace mandala crochet pattern together.

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Materials:

  • Size 10 Crochet thread, or other lace-weight yarn
  • I used WeCrochet Curio for the small mandala, and Gloss Lace for the larger one. I do recommend using cotton. 
  • Suggested substitute: Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread size 10
  • 3mm Crochet Hook 
  • Yarn needle

Notes:

  1. Mandala is worked from the center outward in joined rounds
  2. Ch 3 at beginning of rnds counts as a dc.
  3. A tutorial for attaching mandala to hoop is at the bottom

Measurements: 

Smaller Mandala should fit a 12” hoop

Note: you may want to wait to buy your hoop until after you’ve made your mandala. You want to get a hoop that is 1-2” bigger than your finished mandala!

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Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Single crochet – sc

Double crochet – dc

Triple crochet – tr

Double triple crochet – dtr 

Repeat – rep

Round(s) – rnd(s)

Skip – sk

Space(s) – sp(s)

Chain space(s) – ch-sp(s)

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Special Stitches:

Shell (sh): (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated sp

Instructions:

12” MANDALA

Ch 4.

Rnd 1: Work 7 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Turn. (8 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st. 2 dc in ea dc around. Join with sl st to beg ch-3. Turn (16 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 10 (counts as first dtr plus ch 4), *dtr in next dc, ch 4; rep from * around. Join with sl st in 6th ch of beg ch 10. (16 dtr, 16 ch-4 sps) 

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp. *Dc in next dtr, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to beg ch-3. (80 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc. *Ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next 4 dc. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc. Rep from * until 1 dc left. Ch 3, sk last dc, join with sl st to beg ch 3. (80 dc, 8 ch-3 sps) 

Rnd 6: Sl st in the ch-3 loop to your right – right behind the join you made at the end of rnd 5. *Ch 13, sl st in second ch from hook (picot made). Ch 11, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * around. Sl st to first ch of beg ch 13. Fasten off. (8 picot sts atop large ch loops, 8 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 7: Rejoin yarn with a sc in any of the picot stitches you made in rnd 6. Ch 10, (dtr, ch 2, dtr) in next ch-5 sp. *Ch 10, sc in next picot. Ch 10, (dtr, ch 2, dtr) in next ch-5 sp. Rep from * 6x more. Ch 10, join with a sl st to beg sc. (16 ch-10 sps) 

Rnd 8: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st as sl st. Ch 4, 14 dc in next ch-2 sp. *Ch 4, sh in next sc. Ch 4, 14 dc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 6x more. Ch 4, join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (8 sh, 8 14-dc clusters, 16 ch-4 sps). 

Rnd 9: Sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp. Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in last dc. *Ch 3, sh in ch-2 sp of next sh. Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in last dc. Rep from * 6x more. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.(8 sh, 16 ch-3 sps, 128 dc) 

Next Step: BLOCK your mandala before you attach it to a hoop! Your goal is for your mandala to block to about 11”—one inch smaller than your hoop. 

Want to make a 23″ mandala now?

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Attaching Mandala to Hoop (see video tutorial farther above in this post for help!)

Join yarn with a sc in the ch-2 space of any sh. *Ch 14, loop ch around hoop. Sk 4 dc, sc in next dc. Ch 14, loop ch around hoop. Sk 6 dc, sc in next dc. Ch 14, loop ch around hoop. Sc in ch-2 sp of next sh. Rep from * around, except on last repeat, omit last sc and simply sl st to your first sc. 

Finishing

Weave in all your ends, and you’re done! Go hang up that amazing lace mandala on your wall.

Overall, I hope you have enjoyed this lace mandala crochet pattern! I had so much fun designing it.

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