Sun Mandala


I’m still working on more mandalas for my Mandala Wall Art project and I finally managed to write down the pattern for this beauty:

Sun Mandala - Pops de Milk

Sun Mandala - Pops de Milk Sun Mandala - Pops de Milk

The original pattern for this mandala was very briefly written down, while I drank wine and watched Sherlock, so of course I was way too distracted and the instructions were pretty much unusable. This is where I had to spend an entire day “decoding” the design – it involved quite a bit of guess work and a whole lot of testing and experimenting. But at last I have worked on the pattern and can now share it with you below. Or you can always support my craftiness by purchasing the PDF pattern (which includes loads of images) on my Etsy shop here.

Pattern Notes:

Pattern is suitable for most crochet levels but some knowledge is needed so if this is your first mandala I would suggest trying something smaller and simpler to start.

Special stitches used:

cluster stitch

spike stitch

standing stitch

Finished size: Approx. 13” across.


-Size 3.50mm crochet hook

-Worsted weight yarn in assorted colours of choice.

-Yarn needle

Notes: With exception of first two rounds, each round begins with a standing stitch and ends with a slip stitch to join and fasten off.

Round 1: ch 6, sl st to join, do not FO.

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ring, *ch, 2 dc* repeat around to make 16 dc, ending with ch and sl st to top of beginning ch.

Round 3: in any ch space start *4 dc cluster, ch 3* repeat around.

Round 4: in any cluster st, start *sc, 4 sc in ch space* repeat around.

Round 5: in any st start *2 dc, ch, sk next st, 2 dc in next st* repeat around.

Round 6: in any ch space start *dc, ch 3, dc in next ch space, ch 3* repeat around.

Round 7: in any ch space start *3 dc in ch space, dc in next dc st* repeat around.

Round 8: in any dc st start *3 dc, ch, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next dc, ch* repeat around, sk extra dc and sl st to beginning st.

Round 9: in any ch space start *sc, in next ch space make 2 tr, ch 5, 2 tr* repeat around.

Round 10: in any ch space start *sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, sc, dc spike st between dc sts from round 7. Repeat around ending with spike st and sl st to beginning sc.

Round 11: in any spike st make *2 dc, dc in next 8 sts* repeat around.

Round 12: in between any 2dc st make *tr, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st* repeat around.

Round 13: starting in any tr make *sc, ch 5, sk 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 5* repeat around.

Round 14: in any ch space start *5 dc, ch, sk st(s)* repeat around.

Round 15: in ch space make *sc, ch 3, sc, sc in each dc* repeat around.

Weave ends with yarn needle and admire your beautiful mandala!

I hope you enjoy this mandala design and I’d love to see your creations!

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  1. I just wanted to tell you that this mandala is beautiful! After seeing Attic 24’s and now your post, I am really getting inspired to make some! Just in time as well because I move into a new house at the end of August, I think that these would look positively lovely on my bedroom wall! :)

  2. I love that!! So bright and cheery! How many do you have done? How’s it looking so far?

  3. This is beautiful! my grandma used to make a bunch of these, sure brings back lots of memories :)

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  5. Thank you so much… Mandalas and their therapeutical effect :)

  6. Thank you very much for the pattern, it’s very beautifull !

  7. Grazie!
    Bellissimo mandala…

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