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Heart Mandala: Octagon to Square

 

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This Heart Mandala is absolutely addictive and completely, divinely beautiful! I’m in love with it 🙂 Check out the related links at the end of this post.

Try this fun pattern in a built tough, but super soft DK weight yarn like:

 Square Off Heart Mandala

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.

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.)

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Pattern

Round 1: With right side facing up, attach background color in any SC that falls in the center of a heart (not an SC made in a chain space). All in same stitch, (SC, Ch-6,  3 DTR), ***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 *** around to beginning corner. 2 DTR in same SC as beginning corner. Join with a slip stitch to 3rd chain in Ch-6 loop.

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Round 2: 5 SC in first chain space, SC in all stitches around, putting 5 SC in every corner chain space. When you arrive at the beginning, join with a slip stitch in beginning SC. Finish off and smile! 🙂

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Check out the original motif by the talented Crochet_Millan!

See the Half-Square Motif!

And the Quarter-Square Motif, too!

Using these partial motifs, you can make a square or rectangle blanket with the squares turned on the diagonal, for a neat effect. Use an opulent join such as my Celtic Lace Join for a beautiful lacy lattice to show off these gorgeous Heart Mandalas.

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13 comments

  1. TENGO EL PATRON PERO NO TENGO LA TERMINACION DEL MANDALA i ES DECIR LA TERMIANCION BLANCA) POR FAVOR ENVIAR EL PATRON. ES MUY HERMOSA.

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  2. Lovely square! And, it is wonderful that you include the half and quarter patterns to assemble the squares in diamond format. Thank you so much!

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