Heart Mandala: Quarter-Square Pattern

Heart Mandala: Quarter-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: 2 SC in Ring, cut yarn and finish off.

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, 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, 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), 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), Ch-2, DC in next 3 DC, DC in final stitch. Turn work.

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), 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), 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, skip 2 stitches, (3 DTR, Ch-2, DTR) in final SC. Cut yarn and finish off.

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

Check out the original motif by the talented Crochet_Millan!

See the pattern for the original squared off version of this mandala.

And the Half-Square motif too!

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