Crochet Mandala for Halloween

I wanted a table topper to go under my Halloween tree, and that’s when I came up with the idea of a crochet mandala. I crocheted 13 rings (since 13 is a “scary” number) in orange and black and finished with a scalloped edge.

crochet mandala for Halloween

Here’s the crochet mandala pattern you can follow to make a Halloween table topper:

Materials:

  • 4.00 mm (G) hook
  • Orange and black yarn – I used what I had on hand – an acrylic blend.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in any loose ends

Notes:

There are different methods (carry-through method, jogless, etc.)  for starting news colors when crocheting. I ended each ring with a slip stitch and tied off the yarn. Then I wove the tail in when I added the new color. Choose the method that works best for you.

Instructions:

Begin with an adjustable ring.

  1. Work 12 dcs into the loop (12 dc)
  2. Work 2 dcs in each dc around (24 dc)
  3. [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (36 dc)
  4. [dc in next 2 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (48 dc)
  5. [dc in next 3 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (60 dc)
  6. [dc in next 4 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (72 dc)
  7. [dc in next 5 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (84 dc)
  8. [dc in next 6 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (96 dc)
  9. [dc in next 7 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (108 dc)
  10. [dc in next 8 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (120 dc)
  11. [dc in next 9 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (132 dc)
  12. [dc in next 10 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (144 dc)
  13. [dc in next 11 dcs, 2 dc in next dc] repeat around (156 dc)
  14. Finish off.

For border trim:

Add slip knot to hook. Join yarn to ring anywhere with a sc. Then ch1, skip 2 stitches, 6dc in dc, ch1, skip 2 stitches. Repeat around. Weave in any loose ends.

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