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Crochet Mandala Cowl – Free crochet pattern

The Crochet Mandala Cowl, is designed to go with the Mandala yarn by Lion Brand yarns.

The detail of the stitching in this cowl creates a beautifully unique texture that will keep you stylish and warm.

I got inspired by the name and the yarn construction. This yarn has some beautiful color changes that create a lovely gradient and presents many colors, without needing to do the color changes yourself, and without having to purchase 5 different balls of yarn to be able to have 5 different colors.

Crochet Mandala cowl, free crochet pattern for the mandala yarn by Lionbrand. Includes written pattern and video tutorial.

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. So, of

So, of course I had to ceate a circular project, and so a cowl came to mind. Most mandala’s designs also change every new round, to add a new design or motif, but that is attached or surges from the previous one, so I tried to mimic this attribute, and I created a new pattern for almost every row.  Some repeats, only appear in one row, while others have 2 or 3 rows to realy show the texture. So is the case of single crochet rows, as they are too small, so they need to be repeated a bit more than rows with double crochet.

This design, also complements the color changes of this yarn, since the color changes are a bit too abrupt, not all designs look nice with this yarn, at least not to those with any level of OCD that will get a strange feeling of a new color appearing in the middle of a row or round. But, because this cowl changes pattern repeats so often, is hard to spot those color changes, because the fabric created is not plain and is a bit more intricate. And to add to this feature, since cowls will never sit over your neck completely strechted, this waves created while you wear the mandala cowl, will also help in hiding those color changes.

Crochet Mandala cowl, free crochet pattern for the mandala yarn by Lionbrand. Includes written pattern and video tutorial.

Crochet Mandala Cowl – Free crochet pattern specifics;

Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: in double crochet 15 st. by 10 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) After blocking.

Stitches used and abbreviations: (links are for video tutorials)

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Dc = double crochet

Sl St = Slip Stitch

Dc3tog = double crochet 3 together

Dc4tog = double crochet 4 together

Fpdc = front post double crochet

Bpdc = back post double crochet

Blsc = back loop single crochet

Rep = repeat

Yarn: Mandala by Lion Brand. Lightweight; DK (#3) (11 wpi)

Yardage: 590 yards (539 meters)

Hook: Crochet hook G (4.25 mm) or necessary hook to obtain gauge.

Measurement:  25 by 12 inches (64  by 30 cm) not  including fringe

 

To get to the free pattern and video, keep scrolling down.

Or you can get an Ad-free printable PDF here: Crochet Mandala Cowl PDF

 

Crochet Mandala Cowl – Free crochet pattern

Ch 199. Sl St to close

Round 1: Ch3, dc around, sl st to close.

Round 2: Ch4, skip 1 st, dc in next st., *ch1, skip 1 st, dc in next st Rep from * to end of round, sl st to close.

Round 3: Ch3, dc, *ch1, skip 1 st., dc in next st, Rep. from * to last st, ch1, skip last st, sl st to close.

Round 4: Ch4, skip 1 st, dc3tog in ch space, *ch1, skip 1 st, dc3tog in ch space, Rep from * to end, sl st to close.

Round 5:  Ch1, sc around, sl st to close.

Round 6 & 7: Ch1, blsc around, sl st to close.

Round 8: Ch3, *skip 2 st, [dc, ch1, dc] in next st, Rep from * to last 3 st, skip 2 st, dc in last st, sl st to close.

Round 9: Ch3, *[dc, ch1, dc] in next ch space, Rep from * to last ch space, dc in last st, sl st to close.

Round 10: Ch3, *dc3 in ch space, Rep from * to last ch space, dc in last st, sl st to close.

Round 11 & 12: Ch1, sc, *ch2, skip 2 st, sc in next st, Rep from * to last st, sc in last st, sl st to close.

Round 13: Ch3, *dc2, ch1, skip 1 st, Rep from * to last st, dc in last st, sl st to close.

Round 14: Ch5, skip 2 st, dc3tog in ch space, *ch2, skip 2 st, dc3tog in ch space, Rep from * to last ch space, ch2, dc in last st, sl st.

Round 15: Ch3, dc around, sl st to close.

Round 16 & 17: Ch3, *fpdc, bpdc, Rep from * to end, sl st to close.

Round 18: Ch3, dc3, *ch3, skip 3 st, dc4, Rep from * to end, sl st to close.

Round 19: Ch3, dc, ch2, skip 2 st, *dc3 in ch space, ch4, skip 4 st, Rep from * to end, st st to close.

Round 20: Ch3, dc, ch2, skip 2 st, *dc3, ch2, sc2 in ch space, ch2, skip remaining ch st, Rep from * to end of round, sl st to close.

Round 21: Ch3, dc, ch2, skip 2 st, *dc3 in ch space, ch4, skip 4 st, Rep from * to end, st st to close.

Round 22: Ch1, sc around, sl st to close.

Round 23: Ch1, sc, *ch1, skip 1 st, sc in next st, Rep from * to last st, sc in last st, sl st to close.

Round 24: Ch1, sc2, *ch1, skip 1 st, sc in next st, Rep from * to end, sl st to close.

Round 25: Ch4, skip 1 st, dc, *ch1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, Rep from * to last st, ch1, skip last st, sl st to close.

Round 26: Ch3, *dc4tog in ch space, ch1, skip 1 st, Rep from * to last ch space, sl st to close.

Round 27: Ch4, skip 1 st, *dc4tog in ch space, ch1, skip 1 st, Rep from * to last st, sl st to close.

Round 28: Ch3, dc around, sl st to close.

Round 29: Ch3, bpdc around, sl st to close.

Round 30 & 31: Ch3, *skip 1 st, dc in next st, then dc in the skipped st (going thru the back) Rep from * to end, sl st to close.

Round 32: Ch4, skip 1 st, dc in next st, *ch1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, Rep from * to end, sl st.

Round 33: Ch3, *dc in next st, ch1, skip 1 st, Rep from * to end, sl st to close.

Round 33: Ch3, dc around, sl st to close.

 

Fasten off, and add fringe.

 

Crochet Mandala Cowl – Video Tutorial

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Crochet Mandala Cowl – Free crochet pattern”

  • I believe you left out the ch 2 in row 14. It should read:
    Round 14: Ch5, *CH2 skip 2 st, dc3tog in ch space, Rep from * to last ch space, ch2, dc in last st, sl st.

      • I am having a terrible time trying to figure out row 21. Skipping 4 stitches doesn’t leave me in ch spaces because there is ch. Spaces on both sides of 2 single crochet, can you tell me if pattern row is correct?

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