Bursting Blooms Flower Mandala- free pattern

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Here is the pattern I created from a picture I saw…I will make a pic tutorial of the tricky parts when the children are back in school, really!
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Rnd 1: with first color, dc 12 in magic circle. Finish off.
Rnd 2: with next color, sc, ch 1 around. Finish off.
Rnd 3: with third color, sc, ch 2 around. Finish off.
Embroider crochet into first round with yet another color of your choice.
Rnd 4: Join petal color in any ch-2 sp. Ch 3, then crochet 4 dc in same to make first shell. *Sc in next sp. 5dc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * around. Sc in final ch 2 sp. Join with sl st to first ch 3. Finish off.
Embroider crochet in rnd 4 to create petal-shaped outline.

Weave in ends.
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Here is a video of how to embroider or surface crochet:
http://www.mooglyblog.com/surface-crochet-tutorial/

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Please add corrections or suggestions in the comment section, thank you!

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Pretty Flower Mandalas

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We are having a bitter cold snap, like much of the north! Schools and some businesses are closed. So I am playing a bit with color, per customer request.

She wanted lavender, purple, peach, pink and teal…not sure what I will end up with, but I am enjoying myself. 🙂
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This is the lovely sunny spot I have to work in…we did a bit of New Year cleaning this morning and relocated large furniture pieces after taking out the tree, allowing me to sweep and vaccuum underneath. Now the children are all playing happliy in there…they do love a clean room to play in!

And I have my sunny nook all to myself…although two of the children are crocheting as well, and I get a call for help with tangles or stitches occassionally.

Stay safe and warm today!