WWDD: 8 Mandala Patterns I Used for My DIY Crochet Mandala Wall Hanging

I love the idea of this DIY Crochet Mandala Wall Hanging kit because each person’s mandalas have the potential to be totally different and entirely unique to them I chose to make my entire wall hanging collection in only 1 color; because of this monochromatic palette, I wanted to pick mandalas in a range of dimensions and styles. These 8 mandala patterns are my absolute favorite for this type of wall hanging because of the variety in size and appearance.

1. Daisy Chain Mandala

by Deborah Bagley from Love of Crochet Spring 2017

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The Daisy Chain Mandala was the first mandala I made for this project. The pattern is relatively easy and is perfect for a beginning crocheter. The pattern also includes written instructions for each round AND a chart to help you visualize the stitches. If you’ve never worked from a crochet chart before, read Love of Crochet Spring 17’s tutorial on how to read a chart. This mandala is the example from the article, so you can follow along step-by-step.

2. Desert Rose Mandala

by Deborah Bagley from Love of Crochet Spring 2017

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Once you’ve mastered the Daisy Chain Mandala, the Desert Rose is the next one to try! This pattern is only slightly more difficult than the Daisy Chain and is a great way to further your chart-reading skills. This design is also a fantastic project for practicing the spike stitch and it uses worsted-weight yarn you probably already have on hand!

3. Mehndi Coaster

by Lori M. Carlson from Love of Crochet Spring 2017

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The Mehndi Coaster mandala is an excellent project for a smaller mandala. To make your wall hanging really pop, you’ll want to create mandalas in a range of sizes. This will also help you fill the varying sizes of embroidery hoops. When worked in size 20 thread, the coaster is only 4″ in diameter, so would fit into your 4″ embroidery hoop!

4. Rose Window

by Melinda Miller from Modern Crochet Mandalas

This is one of my favorite designs and it works beautifully in either a single color or multiple colors. My favorite part of this is in the last few rounds. Front Post double treble crochet frames the popcorn stitches, giving the border a most unique patterning. This is definitely one you’ll have to try!

5. Puffs and Picots

by Sandra Eng from Modern Crochet Mandalas

I love this pattern because it is written for a single color. As I mentioned, my wall hanging is made in 1 color, so this design fits with my color theme. Even if your project incorporates a lot of other colors, it is nice to include a single color mandala so the project doesn’t feel too busy. This is the one that will add some balance to your overall wall hanging project.

6. Art Nouveau

by Stephanie White from Modern Crochet Mandalas

The Art Nouveau project is the one to use to fill up one of your larger embroidery hoops. The abundance of chain stitches work up fast and use less yarn from your stash.

7. Mint Chips

by Kerry Bogert from Modern Crochet Mandalas

Mint Chips is a smaller mandala. Its open stitch patterning allows light to show through and works in contrast to some of the mandalas that have a denser look to them, like the Desert Rose. The other awesome thing about this mandala is that it uses so little yarn! It’s the project to use up all you yarn leftovers!

8. Lucky Mum

by Kerry Bogert from Modern Crochet Mandalas

The Lucky Mum is a fun, leafy-looking mandala. Expand your mandala knowledge and try the long stitch worked over multiple rows. It’s a great trick to learn for making layered mandalas. This one can be worked with a smaller yarn and hook to fill up medium-sized embroidery hoops or worked with larger yarn to fill a larger hoop. It is a very versatile mandala!
Are these your favorites, too? Which mandalas do you plan to include in your wall hanging project? Let me know in the comments!

-Sara Dudek
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet


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