Was hooked on'' Tigers in the House'' from BBC 2 this week: catching up on i-player before it was taken off. It was absolutely BRILLIANT! And so CUTE!
and I'm not even a cat person, but I got totally smitten by these two.
And while watching I made a mandala, my first floral one but I got the pattern wrong due to watching tv and not paying attention: so here follows my adaptation for a 10 petal one instead of 16 petals?
It weighs about 30 g in DK cottons , made with a 4 mm hook and you need at least 5 colours.
For a small 8'' or smaller one you need the above but you could make it bigger.
Here was the call for Mandalas from Lucy at Attic 24:
And this is the FREE pattern from Ravelry that I did not manage to follow properly: but maybe you can?
Thanking Jennifer Martin for the free pattern.
This was the one sent away, before petal outlining.
Then in your petal outlining colour- mine is royal blue- you put a loop on the hook and attach to a Treble, then chain 3 and work a treble into the same stitch, now work 2 TR into each Tr below and slip stitch to close: 30 sts.
I'm sorry there's no photo as I was racing ahead, got watching ''EPISODES'' and kept going too fast, sorry.
Then ss into the space between a twin of trebles and chain 3, work a TR into same space, 1 ch, 2 Tr, * miss 2 sts, work ( 2Tr, 1ch, 2Tr= a shell) and then repeat this all around from * and close with ss. - 10 shells.
Put loop on hook and attach new colour to the 1 ch space in a shell.
Episodes by the way it's season 3 but I missed it and it's very funny! I also now have received series 1 and 2 from Amazon to catch up. I just love Tamsin Greig and a greyed and ironic Matt leBalnc is not so bad either?
Ok so with orange work the same row as just done in blue but add a 1 ch between the shells as well as in the middle of a shell. Work loose as the work needs to stretch and lie flat?
Now red is my final colour on this one so choose your final petal edge - before edging- colour?
Put the loop on the hook ready made.
Then insert the hook into a shell centre 1 ch space and yarn over and pull through in one.
Voila all attached, now chain 3:
In my Yarndale mandala I had worked an extra row of 2tr shells so I needed to space these scallops by a 2ch. See how you go, make sure it still lies flat and doesn't ''bowl up''?
Work 10 dc ( USA sc) into those 10 Tr scallop tops and a dc around the 1 ch spacer as seen below:
Then after the dc around the 1 ch, work a ch going down in the spaces between the shells working towards the centre, work a dc around each coloured row ch spacer and a ch before you work around the next colour. work into the royal blue shell space and continue to the first royal blue row, ss or surface chain, then turn and work back up again to the outer edge repeating the 1 dc around a 1ch in a colour row and a ch in space as it were.Then work dc around the next 10 Tr petal and so forth.
Courtesy of Episodes series 1 or 2.... This was such fun it was like a mini holiday and made me laugh.
Oh what a place, what a VIEW?!!!
And here is the completed mug rug mandala: