Crochet Mandala Flower Large Granny Square for Crochet Afghan

Yarn: weight 4, worsted Hook: 4.5 mm Size: 12 inches, 31 cm

Crochet Terms: US
Abbreviations: st – stitch, sl-st – slip stitch, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, fp – front post, tr – treble crochet, tr5tog – 5 treble crochet together, dc3tog – 3 double crochet together.

ROUND 1. Magic ring, ch2, 16dc into ring. Join to 1st dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends.

ROUND 2. Join with a standing sc in any st, *ch7, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last sc. Join to standing sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends.

ROUND 3. Join with a standing hdc in any sc before ch7 space, *fptr around dc of round 1 in which is made sc before ch 7 space, skip ch7, hdc in next st, ch1, hdc in next st*. Repeat ** 8 times. Omit last hdc. Join to standing hdc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends.

ROUND 4. Join with a standing popcorn in any ch 1 space, *ch3, skip next st, popcorn in next st, working in back of ch 7 of round 2, ch3, skip next st, popcorn in ch 1 space*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last popcorn. Join to standing popcorn with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends.

ROUND 5. Join with a standing sc in any ch3 space, * skip next st, 5sc in next ch3 space*, repeat ** 16 times. Omit last sc. Join to standing sc with a sl-st.

ROUND 6. ch8, *tr5tog over next 5 sts, ch5*, repeat ** 16 times. Instead of last tr of last tr5tog, join to 4th chain of ch8 with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends.

ROUND 7. Join with a standing sc in ch5 space, * fpsc around next st, 7sc in ch5 space*, repeat ** 16 times. omit last sc. Join to standing sc with a sl-st.

ROUND 8. ch2, dc3tog over same and next 2 sts, *dc in next 5 sts, dc3tog over next 3 sts*, repeat ** 16 times. Omit last dc3tog. Join to 1st dc3tog with a sl-st.

ROUND 9. ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 6 sts, * hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, in mext st (2dc, ch2, 2dc), dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 13 sts*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last 7 sts. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st.

ROUND 10. ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, * hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, in ch2 space (2dc, ch1, 2dc), dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 11 st*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last 6 sts. Join to 1sc sc with a sl-st.

ROUND 11. ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, *hdc in next 7 sts, dc in next 5 sts, in ch 1 space (2dc, ch1, 2dc), dc in next 5sts, hdc in next 7 sts, sc in next 7 sts*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last 4 sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st.

ROUND 12. ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 17 sts, *in ch1 space (sc, ch1, sc), sc in next 35 sts*, repeat ** 4 times. Omit last 18 sts. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends.

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