Layered Flower Mandala Tutorial

Two layers of petals weave in and out of each other, coming together at the end with a circular border. Wall decoration, trivet, or part of a bag, use this layered flower mandala just about anywhere!

Layered Flower Mandala Crochet Tutorial on Stitches n Scraps

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Bag Along CAL

The layered flower mandala is part of this Crochet Mandala Bag Pattern, and you can find the full written instructions for the mandala there.

This is the third of 6 bag patterns in the 2022 Bag Along CAL. See the full schedule and learn how to join in the fun, in the main Bag Along CAL post.

WeCrochet provided the Brava Bulky yarn that I used for the mandala bag design. This thick, acrylic yarn is light and lofty so it works up fast without weighing you down!

Brava Bulky yarn in colors Solstice Heather, Denim, and Brindle.

In the video, you will see the colors Brindle (brown), Solstice Heather (dark blue), and Denim (light blue).

Mandalas Everywhere

There are so many uses for crochet circles! This layered flower mandala is nice and thick because of the layers, so it makes a fabulous trivet. You can also use it as a decorative doily, part of a blanket, or half of a circular pillow.

Sew it onto a slightly larger embroidery hoop, and it makes a great wall hanging too! To do this, use a long piece of coordinating yarn or thread and whipstitch around both the hoop and the mandala. Make evenly spaced stitches all the way around, making sure the mandala stays centered. Here’s a great tutorial showing the same technique, with a different mandala.

Stitch Markers Matter

There are a lot of stitch markers in this pattern, and it’s important not to skip them. Stitches and spaces that are easy to find when you make them sometimes get much harder to find when you have 2 layers to work with.

Rnd 3 of flower mandala

I’ve mainly used stitch markers to mark stitches and spaces that I had a hard time finding on my first time through the design.

Third Loops

In addition to the normal front and back loops, half double crochet stitches have an extra, third loop. Working into this loop is a great way to add ridges and texture.

Working into the 3rd Loop of HDC tutorial - Stitches n Scraps

Check out this tutorial for a closer look at working into the third loops of hdc stitches.

Follow Along

The video works through the entire layered flower mandala, round by round. This mandala is part of the larger, Crochet Mandala Bag pattern.

Mandala Bag - Free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps - shows 2 different sides to the bag, and the inside lining.

For detailed written instructions, including stitch counts, follow along with the written pattern.

Layered Flower Mandala Video Tutorial

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