Anniversary Mandala by Julie Yeager
So happy to see all the exciting photos of your mandalas popping up on FB, Ravelry, and Instagram. I love to see your progress! This week completes the first four weeks, and finishes the one cake of Anniversary Cakes if that is what you are using. If you are using a thinner yarn or just wish to expand with more of the super-bulky, I have about fourteen more rounds to come in Week 5 to give you an idea of the final size.
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N-V stitch – narrow V- stitch: (dc, ch 1, dc) in st or sp
Round 29: Join Color C with sc in first dc of any group, sc in next st, sk sc, (NV-st in next ch-1 sp, sk sc, sc in next 2 dc, sk sc) 59 times, NV-st in next ch-1 st, sk sc, sl st to first sc. (60 NV-st, 120 sc)
Round 30: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, ( 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sc) 59 times, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st to first sc.(240 sc)
Round 31: Ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 3, sk 2 st, sc in next st) 79 times, ch 3, sk 2 st, sl st to first sl st, fasten off. (80 sc, 80 ch-3 sp)
Round 32: Join Color D with standing dc in any ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 2) in same sp, (2 dc, ch 2 in next ch-3 sp) 79 times, sl st to top of first dc. (160 dc, 80 ch-2 sp)
Round 33: Sl st in next dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) 79 times, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (240 dc, 80 ch-1 sp)
Round 34: Sl st in next 2 st and in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 4, sk 3 st, sc in next sp) 79 times, ch 4, sk 3 st, sl st to first sc. (80 sc, 80 ch-4 sp)
Round 35: Sl st in ch-4 sp, ch 1 [(sc, dc, ch 1, dc, sc) in ch-3 sp] 80 times, sl st to first sc. (160 sc, 160 dc, 80 ch-1 sp)
Round 36: Slip stitch in BLO in each st, join to first sl st. (400 st)
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