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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Port Shepstone Mandala

Hello Seaside CAL-ers!

I hurt my elbow a few weeks back and the pain has been getting gradually worse.   I have been trying to rest my arm as much as possible - only crocheting for a few minutes at a time, so my carefully planned schedule has taken a bit of a knock! 


I added a few rows to the Port Shepstone centre to make a matching mandala.   The Mandala is not part of the Seaside Winter Blanket and is an optional extra.



PORT SHEPSTONE MANDALA PATTERN:


PATTERN TERMS:  US


Follow the link provided, work up Rounds 1 - 8 of the PORT SHEPSTONE SQUARE  and then come back here to complete the mandala.

Round 9:  Join yarn in any 3ch space.  [3ch, 1trc in same sp as join (counts as 2trc tog);  (2trc tog, 3ch) x4 (fan);  (skip 4sc, 1sc into each of next 5sc, skip 4sc)]

[2trc tog, (3ch, 2trc tog into same 3ch sp) x4;  (skip 4sc, 1sc into each of next 5sc, skip 4sc)] x7.   Sl st into top of start 2dc tog to close.   Break off yarn.



Round 10:  Join yarn in 1st 3ch of any fan.  [4hdc into same sp as join;  (4hdc into next 3ch sp) x3;  6ch]

[(4hdc into next 3ch sp) x4;  6ch] x7.  Sl st into 2nd of start ch to close.   Break off yarn.


Round 11:  Join yarn in 1st hdc on any fan.   2ch (counts as 1hdc);  1hdc into each of next 15hdc; [hold ch to the front of your work, work 1trc into sc behind ch (Round 9);  hold ch to the back of your work, work 1trc into sc in front of chain.) x2   hold ch to the front of your work, work 1trc into sc behind ch]; 

{1hdc into each of next 15hdc;  [hold ch to the front of your work, work 1trc into sc behind ch (Round 9);  hold ch to the back of your work, work 1trc into sc in front of chain.) x2   hold ch to the front of your work, work 1trc into sc behind ch]} x7.   Sl st into 2nd of start ch to close.


Row 12:  Join yarn in any stitch.   Sl st in each stitch around mandala.  Sl st in start sl st to close.   Or join using the INVISIBLE JOIN