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The Caboodle Mandala Placemat

This is a free pattern that has plenty of texture and a couple of techniques that are easy to learn.

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Caboodle Mandala Placemat ©

Materials

J Hook

Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn: 169 yds/153.5 m

Stitch Marker

Yarn Needle

Stitch Abbreviations

Magic Ring- mr

Stitch/Stitches- st/st’s

Back Side Slip Stitch- bs sl st

Chain- ch

Space- sp

Slip Stitch- sl st

Single Crochet- sc

Double Crochet- dc

Popcorn Stitch- ps

Front Post Double Crochet- fpdc

Alternate Double Crochet- alt dc

Alternate Front Post Double Crochet- alt fpdc

Measurement

14 ¼ inches/36.9500 mm

Special Stitches and Instructions

If you prefer, video tutorials for Magic ring, the Popcorn Stitch and the Front Post Double crochet, and the alternate double crochet are available on my YouTube Channel.

Front Post Double Crochet Instructions

Yarn over and place your hook around the post from front to back of the next double crochet or front post double crochet.

Yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook.

Yarn over and pull through 2 the last 2 loops.

Popcorn Stitch Instructions

Work 4 single crochet (sc) stitches in the same stitch.

Drop the loop from your hook.

Insert your hook from back to front under the top 2 loops of the first single crochet of the group.

Yarn over and pull through the first single crochet.

Chain one.

This will make your Popcorn stand on the opposite side of your work, which is where you want it.

Alternate Front Post Double Crochet Join

This join Is used to make a smooth transition from a double crochet to a front post double crochet row at the end of a double crochet or another Half double crochet row. It also eliminates the standard chain 3 and prevents a seam.

Yarn over and place your hook around the back of a double crochet or front post double crochet post just like you would to make a front post double crochet.

Yarn over and draw up a loop around the post.

 yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through two loops again.

Alternate Double Crochet

In the indicated stitch make a slightly loose sc. Place hook in the left loop of the single crochet. Yarn over and pull through loop, yarn over and pull through both loops.

Back side Slip Stitch

Whenever the pattern calls for a slip stitch, place your hook through the back of the top of the stitch to slip stitch.

Pattern

Row 1- In mr dc 12. Join to top of first dc with a bs sl st. 12 st’s

Row 2- Alt dc, dc in same st, 2 dc in each stitch around.  Alt fpdc join. 24 st’s

Row 3- Ch 1, *fpdc in next st, ch 1*.  Repeat from *to* around. Alt fpdc Join to first fpdc. 24 fpdc, 24 ch 1’s.

Row 4- Ch 1, Fpdc in the next st, ch 1, *fpdc in next st, ch 1.*  Repeat from *to* around.  Bs sl st to first fpdc.   24 fpdc, 24 ch 1’s.

Row 5- Alt dc in first st, dc in the next st, dc in ch 1 sp, *dc in next st, dc in ch 1 sp.*  Repeat from *to* around.  Join with a bs sl st to top of 1 st dc.  48 st’s

Row 6- Alt dc, ch 1, dc in first st, ch 1, *dc in the next st, ch 1.* Repeat from *to* around.  Alt fpdc Join to 1st dc.  48 dc st’s, 48 ch 1’s.

Row 7- Ch 1, Fpdc around the next st, ch 1. Repeat around. Bs sl st to 1st fpdc.  48 fpdc, 48 ch 1 sp’s.

Row 8- Alt dc in the top of the first fpdc, dc in the ch 1 sp, *dc in the next fpdc, dc in the ch1 sp.* Repeat from *to* around. Join with a bs sl st to 1st dc. Turn. 96 dc’s.

Row 9- Ch 1 ps in the first st, sc in the next 2 st’s. Repeat around. Do not join. Turn. 32 ps’s, 64 sc.

Row 10- Alt dc in the first sc (the last from the previous row), dc in the next st, ch 1 and skip the ps, *dc in the next 2 st’s, ch 1 and skip the ps, dc in the next 2 st’s.*  Repeat from *to* around. Bs sl st to first dc. 64 dc, 32 ch 1 spaces.

Row 11- Alt dc, dc in the next st, 1 dc in the ch 1 sp, *dc in the next 2 st’s, 1 dc in the ch 1 sp.*  Repeat from *to* around. Alt fpdc to the first dc. 96 dc

Row 12- Fpdc in each stitch around. Alt fpdc to the first st. 96 fpdc

Rows 13-16 – *Fpdc in the next st, ch 1.* Repeat around. Alt fpdc to the first st. 96 fpdc and 96 ch 1 sp’s for each row.

Row 17- Fpdc in each st around (skipping the ch 1 sp’s), sl st to the first st. Turn. 96 fpdc

Row 18- Ch 1, sc in first 2 st’s, ps in the third st, *sc in next 2 st’s, ps in the third st.* Repeat from *to* around. Join with a bs sl st to the first sc. Finish off and weave in ends. 32 ps’s, 64 sc.

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Caboodle Mandala Coaster

Perfect for today’s HUGE coffee mugs and pairs perfectly with the Caboodle Mandala Placemat!

The Caboodle Coaster mimics the pattern for the Caboodle Mandala Placemat. It’s the perfect size for today’s huge coffee mugs and is pretty enough for a coffee table as well.

This pattern is available as a free download in my Ravelry Store. https://www.ravelry.com/designers/lee-wilson

Materials

Cotton Yarn. I used Lilly’s Sugar and Cream

H size Hook

Stitch Marker

Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations

Magic Ring- mr

Chain- ch

Stitch- st; Stitches- st’s

Single Crochet- sc

Double Crochet- dc

Front Post Double Crochet- fpdc

Popcorn Stitch- ps

Alternate Double Crochet- alt dc

**Be sure to keep your stitches a little loose. Several stitches are crocheted into a single stitch and cotton yarn is not too stretchy.

Alternate Double Crochet Instructions: This stitch is used in place of a starting chain at the beginning of a round and is a very simple alternative to learn with only 2 steps:

In the top of first stitch single crochet loosely, chain 1 loosely. You’re done!

Pattern

Round 1- In mr crochet 8 dc. Sl st to top of first dc.  8 dc.

Round 2- Alt dc in first dc, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to first dc.  16 dc.

Round 3- Alt dc in first dc, fpdc around same stitch, *dc in next st, fpdc around same st.* Repeat from *to* around. Sl st to alt dc. (may be hidden behind fpdc) 16 dc, 16 fpdc.

Round 4- Fpdc around each dc and fpdc. Repeat around. Sl st to first fpdc. 32 fpdc.

Round 5- Fpdc around first st, ch 1, *fpdc around next st, ch 1.*  Repeat from *to* around. Sl st to first fpdc.  32 fpdc, 32 ch 1 spaces.

Round 6- Alt dc in first st, dc in ch 1 space, *dc in next st, dc in ch 1 space.* Repeat from *to* around. Sl st to alt dc. Turn. 64 dc

Round 7- Ch 1, ps in same st, sc in next 3 st’s, *ps in next st, sc in next 3 st’s.* Repeat from *to* around. Sl St to the back of the first ps. Finish off and weave in ends.

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  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form. You may sell your item made from this pattern only. If you do sell your item made from this pattern you must credit the pattern to me and accompany the link to my website.
  • Do not make a video tutorial of this pattern. For a detailed explanation of why third-party tutorial videos hurt designers, please contact me.