Anniversary Mandala by Julie Yeager
Glad to see you all enjoying the pattern so far. At this point I am planning for 5 weeks of instructions. The first 4 weeks will complete one skein of the Caron Anniversary Cakes yarn; the fifth week will expand on the pattern for those using a thinner yarn and I’m not certain yet on how much yarn it uses.
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Note: At this point the giant skein was collapsing so I balled up the yarn according to color. I had 2 balls each of the 5 colors (but still used the two similar oranges as one color.) From here on out I used two sections of each color. So Rounds 23 – 26 use two sections of Color A, etc.
Round 23: Join Color A with sl st in any ch-5 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1) in same sp, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1) in next ch-5 sp] 47 times, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (192 dc, 96 ch-1 sp)
Round 23: Join Color A with sl st in any ch-4 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1) in same sp, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1) in next ch-4 sp] 47 times, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (192 dc, 96 ch-1 sp)
Round 24: Sl st in next st and in ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc) in same sp, [ch 1, sk 2 st, (CL2, ch 2, CL2) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, sc in ch-1 sp] 47 times, ch 1, sk 2 st, (CL2, ch 2, CL2) in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (96 CL2, 48 sc, 48 ch-2 sp, 96 ch-1 sp)
Round 25: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, [3 sc in ch-2 sp, (sc in ch 1 sp) twice] 47 times, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in ch 1 sp, sl st to first sc. (240 sc)
Round 26: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 3, sk 3 st, sc in next st) 59 times, ch 3, sk 3 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 sc, 60 ch-3 sp)
Round 27: Join Color B in any ch-3 sp with sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same sp, [ch 1, 4 dc in next sp] 59 times, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (240 dc, 60 ch-1 sp)
Round 28: Ch 1, sc in same st, [dc in next 2 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sc in next st] 59 times, dc in next 2 st, sc in next st, ch 1, sl st to first st, fasten off. (120 dc, 120 sc, 60 ch-1 sp)
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