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Mod Floral Mandalas: Free Pattern Excerpt and Giveaway!

Reveal Day is always so exciting for me when I’ve been working on a project for a few weeks, and this is no exception. In fact, it’s even more of a thrill than usual, because I’m celebrating with an excerpt from the pattern and a giveaway!

Mod Floral Mandalas at Polka Dot Cottage

The crochet pattern is actually a 3-in-1. It starts with 5-inch flower coasters, moves on to a 12-inch mini mandala (which I will show you how to make below) and finishes up with a mega mandala which is more than two feet across! For more information on the pattern, check out the Mod Floral Mandalas page in the shop. Or, if you already know you want it, you can just press that button right there ↙

For the giveaway, I’m offering up the mini mandala and the two flower coasters pictured! If you’d like these little guys for a special corner of your home, (or Mother’s Day is coming, maybe Mom would like them?) enter the giveaway at the end of this post for a chance to win.

The Pattern Excerpt

When you make these, I hope you’ll share on social media – I’d love to see your results! I’m using the #pdcmodfloralmandala hashtag on Instagram, and you should, too 😊

The mini mandala has 14 rounds and measures about 12 inches across.



  • Less than 1 ball each inexpensive worsted weight (#4) cotton yarn in the following colors:
    • One or two shades of red and/or pink
    • One or two shades of blue-green
    • One or two shades of yellow-green
    • White
  • Crochet Hook, size G
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

A note about yarn colors: You can make this design with 3 colors and white, or with six colors (two in each color family) and white. I’ve chosen the latter for this sample.


The central flower motif should be 5 inches across, although gauge is not crucial in this pattern.


sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sc3tog – single crochet 3 together

The pattern is written in US crochet terms. This chart from Mollie Makes can help you translate, if you’re used to UK terms.

These stitches are demonstrated in my Mod Floral Blanket video, if you need a refresher.

Mini Mod Floral Mandala

The foundation ring: With blue-green #1: ch4, join with sl st in 1st ch.


Round 1: ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), ch1, [dc into center, ch1] 11 times. Join with sl st at top of beginning chain. (12 dc, 12 ch – 24 sts total)


Round 2: ch3, [2dc in next dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, (dc ch1 dc) in next dc] 3 times, 2 dc in next dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch1. Join with sl st at top of beginning chain. Fasten off blue-green. (32 sts)


Round 3: With yellow-green #1: ch1, [hdc in next dc, 2dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in ch1 sp] 8 times. Join with sl st in ch1. Fasten off yellow-green. (40 sts)


Round 4: With red/pink #1: [ch1, 5dc in second dc, ch1, sc in next sc] 8 times. Join with sl st in ch1. (64 sts)


Round 5: ch1, [sc in ch1 sp, dc in next dc, 2dc in next 4 dc, sc in ch1 sp] 8 times. Join with sl st in ch1. Fasten off red/pink. (88 sts)


Round 6: Join white at 5th dc on any petal, ch1, sc in next 3 st, [sc3tog, sc in next 8 sts] 7 times, sc3tog, sc in next 5 st. Join with sl st in ch1. (72 sts)


Round 7: sl st in next 2 sc, [sc, ch5, skip 3 sc, sc, ch5, skip 4 sc] 4 times. Join with sl st in sc.


Round 8: [ch3, 4dc] in ch5 sp, ch1, [5dc in ch5 sp, ch1] 15 times. Join with sl st in top of ch3.


Round 9: [ch6, dc] in ch1 sp, skip 2 dc, [dc, ch3, dc] in dc, *[dc, ch3, dc] in ch1 sp, skip 2 dc, [dc, ch3, dc] in dc, repeat from * 7 times. Join with sl st in 3rd chain of ch6.


Round 10: [ch3, 2dc] in ch3 sp, ch1, * 3dc in ch3 sp, ch1, repeat from * 31 times. Join with sl st in top of ch3.

Round 11: [sc in ch1 sp, ch4 ] 32 times. Join with sl st in sc.


Round 12: With blue-green #2: [ch3, 3dc] in ch4 sp, ch1, * 4dc in ch4 sp, ch1, repeat from * 31 times. Join with sl st in top of ch3. Fasten off blue-green.


Round 13: With yellow-green #2: [sc in ch1 sp, ch4 ] 32 times. Join with sl st in sc. Fasten off yellow-green.


Round 14: With red/pink #2: [sc, 4dc, sc] in ch4 sp 32 times. Join with sl st in sc. Fasten off red/pink.

Weave in ends and block if desired.

The eBook

The Mod Floral Mandalas eBook features three patterns: a coaster, the mini mandala above, and a mega mandala which has 30 rounds and measures 26 inches across.

If you know your way around a crochet hook and don’t need step-by-step photos and such, you’ll be fine with the “Just the Pattern” version.

If you feel the need for a little bit more hand-holding, then the Tutorial version may be more your speed.

The Giveaway

Mod Floral Mandalas at Polka Dot Cottage

One lucky winner will get to take home the exact Mini Mod Floral Mandala that was featured in the excerpt above, plus two Mod Floral Coasters.


Mod Floral Mandalas giveaway at Polka Dot Cottage
Another lucky winner will get a printed copy of the Mod Floral Mandala pattern+tutorial, plus any one handmade crochet hook that is available at the time of the drawing.

There are several ways to enter, so choose your favorites. Good luck!

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The fine print: choice of prize goes to the first winner drawn. The remaining prize will go to the next person drawn who has specified a preference for that remaining prize.


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9 thoughts on “Mod Floral Mandalas: Free Pattern Excerpt and Giveaway!

  1. Love the mandalas!

  2. Lovely giveaway, I would use the pattern and hook to practice crocheting

  3. It’s been fun watching you work through this entire process. I AM going to teach myself crochet so I can have one on my nightstand. (it’s going to be so nice, it will need a new lamp to go with it! ;D)

  4. I am so much loving this and the mandala design afghan pattern,…just lovely need to save some $ to buy it…gorgeous.

  5. I would use it to make a collection of mandalas.

  6. Love the mandalas too..I want to learn how to make them, I have two dear friends who are crazy about mandalas 🙂 Your crochet hooks are gorgeous!! My blog page is here, I would love for you to pop in for a visit 🙂

  7. As per usual, your finished work is lovely. The colors are right up my alley! I do already have your Mod Floral Blanket pattern and have created a few of the squares, but haven’t gotten farther than that…so far, lol. I really enjoy reading your posts!

  8. I don’t have a twitter or instagram account, but I did the other ones requested, I would love,love to win these mandalas, they are beautiful, thank you for all the information that you give us on making things. I really appreciate it!

  9. Hello, and lovely post. 🙂

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