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"Lilla Bjorn" means "little bear" in Swedish. I am not from Sweden... But I love cold and gray sea, fresh windy air, and I like to crochet little bears.

I am not an educated designer. I studied ...

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Mandala with Flower - overlay crochet

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Mandala with Flower - overlay crochet
Mandala with Flower - overlay crochet
Mandala with Flower - overlay crochet
Mandala with Flower - overlay crochet
Mandala with Flower - overlay crochet

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This is a pattern for intermediate crocheters. You should just already know how to crochet in rounds in back or front loops, how to make magic ring, sc, dc, tr, inc and front post stitches (everything is explained in the pattern)! This easy to follow pattern (22 pages) is written for one size. It contains step by step full written instructions in English using standard crochet abbreviations and US terms (stitch guide is given in the pattern). It also contains lots of pictures explaining all the tricky and difficult places.

Pattern Description:

This mandala is ideal as a decoration for a table or as a decor for a pillow cover. It can be also used for meditation or even hanged on a wall.

Recently I've got acquainted with completely new crochet technique for me - Overlay Crochet. And I fell in love with it! I really enjoy creating mandalas. when I crochet them I get a feeling as if I am actually drawing: round after round, layer after layer. And with different color combinations the result is always unpredictable. :)


Gauge is not important for this pattern but mandala should stay flat!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The size of finished mandala depends on the yarn and hook you use. My mandala is approx. 27 cm (11 inches) with dots.


  • You will need yarn of six colors (I used 100% viscose yarn "Jazz" (100g/3.5 oz., 236m/216 yds.), steel crochet hook which will give you acceptable gauge (I used US 3 hook/ 3 mm), scissors and tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Suggested yarn:

450 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Viscose or Cotton yarn


You can use any colors you like!

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