Mini Mandala Earrings, A Free Crochet Pattern
Hi! I hope you’re all well today, out there in the world. I’m sitting watching a gentle rain fall outside and catching up on tv from yesterday.
This week’s design is a variation of Memory Mandala, because the anniversary of when I made it is coming up, a little while ago and thought it would make a pretty pair of earrings. This pattern is worked a bit different from the Memory Mandala, it’s written where you work the next row where the last one ended. I worked this design in 2 colors but you could definitely work it in more if you’re were so inclined.
Either way, I hope you like this week’s design and I’ll see you next week!
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- 2.00 mm crochet hook
- Size 10 crochet thread
- I used Aunt Lydia‘s
- Needle that will weave in your ends
- Fabric stiffener (optional)
- Jump rings
- Metal french hooks
- Jewelry pliers
- Seed beads
- 8 scs x 8 rows = 1″ x 1″
Terms/ stitches used:
- Magic circle
- Ch: Chain
- St: Stitch
- Slip St: Slip Stitch
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- Dc cluster: the same as a dc3tog but in 1 stitch
- The ch 1, at the beginning of the some rows does not count as a stitch.
- This pattern is worked in the round with a slip st into the first st from the last.
- When beginning a new row with a new color, just pull it up at the beginning of the row.
- Color A is the tan and color B is brown in the photos.
- You need to know how to ch with a bead for this pattern.
- Each row starts where the last one ended.
Finished measurements (not including findings):
- Height: 2.75″ (point to flat)
- Width: 2.75″ (point to flat)
Mini Mandala Earrings Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Create a magic circle, ch 2 (counts as the first leg of the dc cluster) dc2tog into the magic circle, ch 3, *dc cluster, ch 3,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 5 dc clusters, 5 ch-3 spaces
Row 2: Ch 1, slip st into the ch-3 space, ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc 4 times into same ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next dc cluster, *dc 5 times into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next dc cluster,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the top of the ch-3 – 25 dcs, 5 ch-1 spaces
Row 3: Ch 1, slip st into the next dc, ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc into the next 2 sts, ch-6, skip the next [dc, ch-1, dc], * dc into the next 3 sts, ch 6, skip the next [dc, ch-1, dc],* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the top of the ch-3 – 15 dcs
Row 4: Ch 1, slip st into the next st, ch 1, sc into the st, skip the next st, [6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc] into the ch-6 space, skip the next st, *sc into the next st, skip the next st, [6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc] into the ch-6 space, skip the next st,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 5 scs, 60 scs, 5 ch-3 spaces
Row 5: (thread the beads for this row if you’re using them) B: Ch 1, sc into same st as join, ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, dc into the next 4 sts, [2 dc, ch 1, ch 1 w/ bead, ch 1, 2 dc] into the ch-3 space, dc into the next 4 sts, ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, *sc into the next sc, ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, dc into the next 4 sts, [2 dc, ch 1, ch 1 w/ bead, ch 1, 2 dc] into the ch-3 space, dc into the next 4 sts, ch 3, skip the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 dcs, 10 ch-3 spaces, 5 ch-3 w/ bead spaces
As with all my earring patterns, you definitely want to use fabric stiffener on these lils before you wear them. Just wet them down and lay them flat to dry completely, when they’re dry, attach the findings and wear everywhere.
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9 thoughts on “Mini Mandala Earrings, A Free Crochet Pattern”
Could make them in size 20 thread and smaller hook, for those who do not like the larger size.
they are gorgeous! had so much fun making them, thank you!! am always so thankful for people who share patterns <3
Thank you. These are so cute!
I’m glad you like them!
I’m new-ish to crochet at this scale. I’m confused. In the first round, do we have 2 or 3 legs in each ‘dc cluster’ and the a chain 3? It didn’t make sense when it came to the next row the way I did it. Thank you 🙂
it’s 3 double crochets in 1 cluster 🙂