Crochet Mandala 1 Meter

crochet mandala 1 meter

I came up with the idea to crochet a mandala of 1 meter in december 2019. I was inspired by all the beautiful mandalas I saw on Facebook and Instagram, that I couldn’t resist to make one my own.

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Last year we bought our first house, and that’s almost one year ago. Our bedroom is still very empty and not really cosy. I thought a mandala was the perfect way to change this! It was a very challenging project for someone who only started with crochet 2 months earlier, but it didn’t hold me back to just start and go!

The pattern

I found the pattern on Pinterest. It consists of 2 parts:

The pattern is designed by Kazuko Hayashi of Ondori, a Japanese company that made multiple crochet magazines. Unfortunately, the company does no longer exist, which is a shame.

The pattern was published in ‘Classic Crochet Lace‘ of 2006, in which it’s called the ‘Peacock Table Center’. You can find more info about this pattern on Ravelry.

Disclaimer: I did not make this pattern and do not own any rights.

The symbols in the pattern

I have made an overview of the symbols that are used in this particular pattern:

= chain stitch. One circle is one stitch, so if there are 5 circles you need to ch5

= single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)

= the 3 chain stitches you start your round with, equals 1 double crochet (US)/treble (UK)

= double crochet (US), treble (UK)

= decrease in double crochet (US), decrease in treble (UK). The amount of sticks indicates the amount you must decrease, e.g. you also see 3 and 5 in this pattern.

= double crochet 2 together (US), treble 2 together (UK)

= double crochet 3 together (US), treble 3 together (UK)

= double crochet 3 together (US), treble 3 together (UK), but you make the stitches around the chain 2 in the round below.

= chain 4 picot

It’s hard to see on the pattern, but you use a slip stitch to end each round.


The details of my mandala:

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Whirl Blueberry Bambam (started from the inside). The yarn was 1000 meters, but I did not use it all. I have 34 grams of yarn left, that equals approximately 150 meters. That means I have used approximately 850 for the complete mandala.
  • Hook: 2,5 mm
  • Diameter ring: 1 meter

This project was a huge challenge for me. At a certain point, I developed a love/hate relationship with it. It has so many details, that it’s easy to make a mistake. Most of the mistakes I only discovered a round later. That meant that I needed to pull apart one complete round, and start over. One time I noticed a mistake 10(!) rounds later, which resulted in a major detail that got lost. It was hard to pull it apart, but I thougth that it was much harder to see the ‘imperfect’ mandala on my wall every day and annoy myself about it.

1 meter?

I bought a ring of 1 meter, but the pattern was not sufficient to reach this width. Also, in the original pattern it is required to detach and attach the yarn a few times per round. I didn’t want to do this, so I adjusted the pattern a bit and added some details of my own, starting in round 46, see the image below. I want to suggest to buy a ring AFTER you have finished your mandala. The ring must be 5-10 cm larger than your crochet work.

I fastened the mandala on the ring by using yarn strings. After that, I started to crochet around the ring by using single crochet (US)/double crochet (UK).

In the end I am super happy with the result! The mandala hangs above our bed. Meanwhile, I already started my next project, which is also a mandala! I’m sure many will follow. If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail at!