The original plan was to provide photos of each row - but there was such a high demand for the pattern (long weekend = lots of crochet time) - so I decided to go ahead and publish with just the few photos of the first four rows!
Hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people have by now made the Starflower Mandala (the pattern has been viewed some 65 000 times! - and counting!)
YAY! So exciting to see all the colourful versions of my pattern showing up everywhere!
I thought I would do a row by row breakdown of the pattern anyway - "pattern-speak" can make the mind boggle a bit and a picture always makes it a bit easier to fathom!
My patterns are all written in US TERMS, which could prove a bit confusing if you are used to UK Terms! I made this little conversion chart, which I will include in all my patterns from now on, for ease of reference.
My original STARFLOWER MANDALAS were crocheted with Stylecraft Special DK and a 3.50mm hook, giving a finished Mandala of 33 cm in diameter.
The Starflower Mandala in this post was made with Raeesah Cotton Soft DK and a 4.00mm hook, giving me a finished Mandala of 45cm in diameter.
Yarn weights are referred to quite differently in various regions, so I thought I would also include this rather useful RAVELRY LINK for Standard Yarn Weights.
Crochet Hook Sizes are also referred to differently - if you need to know which hook to use go and have a look HERE
The photos were taken at various times over the course of a few days - so there is a bit of variation in the colouring.
The Starflower Mandala pattern can be found HERE!
The photo above is a little bit out of focus (I was precariously perched on a wall when taking this photo!)