One thing about starting a project with an idea and posting it as you go along is that you come up against a few hurdles along the way which have to be solved creatively! Such as naming patterns. When I started my Flower Wheel Mandala Series I had an idea for the circles to grow from a coaster to a place mat to a centre piece, but in reality those are not the sizes, so the medium size circle has now got the very fitting name of Flower Wheel Circle. It is a slight enlargement of the Flower Wheel Coaster, which will then be transformed into a square in the next instalment. This is the 5th instalment of the series, you can see all the patterns under Flower Wheel Mandala Series in Categories.
I make each pattern in 3 different yarns: Drops Nepal which is an Aran weight yarn, Drops Belle which is DK weight and Scheepjes Catona which is 4-ply. With Drops Nepal and a 5 mm hook it measures 24 cm/9 1/2 inches across and you need just under 70 m (just under one 50 g ball) of yarn. With Drops Belle and a 4 mm hook it measures 18 cm/ 7 inches and you need around 60 m (1/2 ball) of yarn. And with Scheepjes Catona and a 3 mm hook it measures 15 cm/ 6 inches across and you need 45 m of yarn.
Please remember that this is my design and my copyright. You’re most welcome to use the pattern for yourself, but please do not copy, reproduce, translate or publish it as your own. If you sell what you make or post pictures of your makes I would appreciate if you mention where you got the pattern and direct people to my site. Thanks!
I usually start rounds with standing stitches and end with invisible joins (except when working in one colour). If you are not sure how to do that you can see instructions here – it is much neater than turning chains, so I would recommend you use it. The pattern follows on from the last round of the Flower Wheel Coaster, please see this post for the pattern up to Round 8 and special stitch guidelines.
Flower Wheel Circle UK Terms
ROUND 9: standing htr in any st, 1 htr in each st, join with invisible join to standing htr. (96 htr)
ROUND 10: standing tr in any st, ch 1, 1 tr in same st, * ch 1, skip 3 sts, (1 tr, ch 1, 1 tr) in next st * repeat from * to * 22 more times, ch 1, join with invisible join to standing tr. (24 V stitches)
ROUND 11: begtr4tog in any ch sp that’s within the V of two tr, * ch 1, 1 tr in next ch sp, ch 1, tr4tog in next ch sp * repeat from * to * 22 more times, ch 1, ss in top of begtr4tog. (24 tr4tog and 24 tr)
ROUND 12: standing dc in any chsp, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch sp, 3 dc in each chsp, join with invisible join to standing dc. (144 dc)
Flower Wheel Circle US Terms
ROUND 9: standing hdc in any st, 1 hdc in each st, join with invisible join to standing hdc. (96 hdc)
ROUND 10: standing dc in any st, ch 1, 1 dc in same st, * ch 1, skip 3 sts, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st * repeat from * to * 22 more times, ch 1, join with invisible join to standing dc. (24 V stitches)
ROUND 11: begdc4tog in any ch sp that’s within the V of two dc, * ch 1, 1 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, dc4tog in next ch sp * repeat from * to * 22 more times, ch 1, ss in top of begdc4tog. (24 dc4tog and 24 dc)
ROUND 12: standing sc in any chsp, ch 1, 2 sc in same chsp, 3 sc in each ch sp, join with invisible join to standing sc. (144 sc)
The next instalment of the series will be this circle squared – you will then be able to mix and match all the different squares so far to make a blanket/afghan or anything else you might fancy! You can share photos of the square on Instagram using #flowerwheelcircle and tagging me @saraphir.
© Saraphir Qaa-Rishi