As promised the Mandala Pattern
Before I start, there is a couple of things you need to know when working POST STITCH in the round,
SOME TIMES I have used the post stitch as an increase stitch but mostly it is a replacement stitch.
The pattern is quite long and detailed, so I am splitting it into three posts today and tomorrow for the front and the back on Monday.
Shout if you need any help and let me know if I written something that doesn't make sense .
I had run out of some colours so used a replacement from the original Blue and Green one
Fair Isle Mandala Pattern
Chain 4 and sl st into a circle
Round 1: 12dc into the circle, sl st to complete round
Round 2: 1dc in every space with 1ch between each. (24 sts)
Round 3: 3dc, in each space, sl st to complete. (36 sts)
Round 4: sc in first space, ch3,sc into second space, repeat to complete round sl st to finish (12 chain loops)
attach yarn in spoke space as picture above
Round 5: 4dc in each chain loop with a chain between OOPS! MY APOLOGIES YOU ARE RIGHT THERE SHOULD BE A CHAIN BETWEEN HERE
Round 6: 5dc in each space 2ch between
Round 7: 3dc in each space and 3dc in 3rd dc of the round before
Round 8: sc in every stitch (72 sts)
Round 9: Attach yarn one stitch away from the space in 2 rounds below as picture below
do 1sc in 2 more stitches (3total)
1st tr post stitch (2yo, 3 pull though's)
into the middle dc 3 rounds down
complete the dc (2yo, 3 pull though's)
this round is an increase round so don't miss the sc stitch behind the post, do 1sc in next 3 sts, (including the one behind the post st)
The next post st is a tr post st (3yo, 4 pull through's) though 2 posts, ( middle 2dc of 4 rounds down
repeat this pattern to complete the round (96 sts)
(12dc post sts, 12tr post sts, and 72 sc) total 96 sts
Round 10: sc in every stitch (96sts) at this stage it could look a tiny bit frilly..dont worry.
Round 11: Attach yarn one stitch before the tr post st as picture below
do 3 sc, dc post st, into the first st of 2 rounds down that are visible
as picture below
complete the dc,
this round is NOT an increase round so the dc post st, is a replacement st, so miss the sc st,
behind the post st,
1sc, in next 3 stitches
repeat dc post st, in the same st of the next section and every section until the round is complete
picture below show the st that is replaced by the dc post st.
sl st to complete the round (24post sts, 3 sc between 96sts in total)
Round 12: dc in every stitch (96sts)
Round 13: sc in every stitch (96sts)
Hope you can all understand the pattern so far