Heart Mandala: Half-Square Pattern

 

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Heart Mandala: Half-Square Pattern

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Special Stitches (American terms)

DC Cluster:  In the same stitch, work 2 DC stitches up to the final step, leaving behind a loop each time. YO and draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook.

TR Cluster: In the same stitch, work 3 TR stitches up to the final step, leaving behind a loop each time. YO and draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern

Ch-3, join to make a Ring

Row 1: 4 SC in Ring, cut yarn and finish off.

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Row 2: Join new color in first SC with Row 1 facing up. (SC, Ch-2, DC Cluster) in same stitch. (Ch-3, DC Cluster) 3 times, Ch-2, DC in same stitch as final DC cluster, cut yarn and finish off.

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Row 3: Join new color in first chain of beginning Ch-2. (SC, Ch-4) in same stitch, (TR Cluster, Ch-3) in first chain space. (TR Cluster, Ch-2, TR Cluster, Ch-3) in next chain space 3 times, TR Cluster in final chain space, Ch-2, TR in final DC of Row 2, cut yarn and finish off. TURN WORK.

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Row 4: Join new yarn in second chain of Ch-4 space of Row below. (SC, Ch-1) in same stitch, 2 DC in first chain space, (Ch-2, SC in next chain space, Ch-2, 5 DC in next chain space) 3 times, Ch-2, SC in next chain space, Ch-2, 2 DC in final chain space, DC in final stitch. Turn work.

Row 5: SC in first stitch, Ch-1, DC in next 3 stitches, (Ch-2, 2 DC in next DC, DC in next 3 DC, 2 DC in next DC) 3 times, Ch-2, DC in next 3 DC, DC in final stitch. Turn work.

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Row 6: SC in first stitch, Ch-1, DC in next 4 stitches, (Ch-2, 2 DC in next DC, DC in next 5 DC, 2 DC in next DC) 3 times, Ch-2, DC in next 4 stitches, DC in final stitch. Turn work.

Row 7: SC in first stitch, skip 1 stitch, 7 DC in next stitch, (SC in Ch-2 space, skip 2 stitches, 7 DC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, SC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, 7 DC in next stitch) 3 times, SC in Ch-2 space, skip 2 stitches, 7 DC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, SC in final stitch. Finish off.

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 Square Off

DTR stitch: Wrap yarn around hook 3 times. YO and pull through 2 loops on hook until all loops are used (4 times total).

2DCdec: Make a DC cluster, but instead of working both “legs” in the same stitch, work them in the two stitches indicated.

2SCdec: Decrease the 2 indicated stitches together by working (insert hook in first stitch, YO, draw up a loop, insert hook in second stitch, YO draw up a loop, YO, draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook.)

Pattern

With right side facing up, attach background color in first SC. Ch-5,  3 DTR in same stitch, skip 2 stitches, ***TR in next stitch, DC in next 3 stitches, 2DCdec over last stitch of this shell and first stitch of next shell. DC in next stitch, SC in next 4 stitches, 2SCdec over last stitch of this shell and first stitch of next shell, SC in next 4 stitches, DC, 2DCdec as before, DC in next 3 stitches, TR, (3 DTR, Ch-3, 3 DTR) in next SC, repeat from *** to final SC. 3 DTR, Ch-2, DTR in final SC. Cut yarn and finish off.

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With right side facing, attach same back background yarn in the first chain space, 3 SC in same chain space, SC in all stitches around, putting 5 SC in corner chain space, ending with 3 SC in final chain space. Finish off and smile! 🙂

Check out the original motif by the talented Crochet_Millan!

See the post where I square off the original mandala pattern.

And the Quarter-Square Motif, too!

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