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Traditional Log Cabin blanket

by Justdunny (Toni)

You are welcome to make items from this pattern for your own use. Please do not duplicate, distribute, re-post or copy any of the contents. You are welcome to link to this page.

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All rows begin with chain substituting for the first stitch or a standing stitch. I have used three different squares with slight changes in colour layout. A chart is included in the written instructions.

For the square pictured, I’ve used 8 ply (DK) acrylic yarn with a 4.25 mm (US G) hook.
This pattern does not require a specific tension or yarn, but the size of the square will vary with different materials. 


NOTE – I have used UK terms throughout.

• beg – beginning
• ch - chain
• sl st – slip stitch
• dc – double crochet (US sc)
• tr – treble (US dc)

COLOUR CHART for blocks worked after centre

Please note – all centres are worked in red in the pictured...

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by Justdunny (Toni Andmarc). Please leave some kudos so I know you’ve been here.

Continuing the pattern for the central part - http://justdunnycrochet.svbtle.com/magic-carpet-ride-mandala-experiment-pattern

After squaring off the central mandala, I have continued to increase the size of the blanket. You may stop at any size you desire.

swirly sun mandala frame & outer SIGNED.jpg

Just adjust the number or size of the medallions added at two ends to make the blanket rectangular.

swirly sun mandala medallions joined SIGNED.jpg

There is a picture chart in the pattern that will help with the little white accents added between the medallions.

swirly sun mandala square motifs EDGED CLOSE.jpg


  1. Work one row in PURPLE – (1 tr in next 3, 1 ch, sk 1). You’ll fill the gaps with the next row.
  2. PURPLE – work 1 tr into each tr, 1 dtr into mauve row below in ch gap to end.
  3. MAUVE – 1 tr in each st to end.
  4. MAUVE – start curvy part – 5 dc, 5 tr to end. Rather than counting the number of sts on a...

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Rounded Mandala Geometric blanket

by Justdunny (Toni Andmarc). Please leave some kudos so I know you’ve been here.

This version adds curves to the outer parts that accentuate the inner mandala section.

MANDALA RND COMPLETE 130712sml signed.jpg

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Blanket measured about 5’ x 4’6” using 8 ply (DK) acrylic yarn and 4mm hook.

English terms have been used in this pattern.

A separate pattern has been produced for the QUARTER-CIRCLE SQUARES - http://justdunnycrochet.svbtle.com/rounded-mandala-geometric-pattern

Throughout the pattern, I’ve used my flat, no-hole corner method. A photo tutorial is here – http://justdunnycrochet.svbtle.com/nohole-corner-method-crochet-granny-square

Most of the rest of the blanket is made the same as the original Mandala Geometric blanket. The only other squares that vary...

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Quarter-circle square for Rounded Mandala Geometric pattern

by Justdunny (Toni Andmarc). Please leave some kudos so I know you’ve been here.

This version of the blanket uses a quarter-circle square to accentuate the inner mandala.

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::Quarter-circle Granny Square**

  1. Into a chain ring, work 7 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr, 1 ch (left of pic), 3 tr, 1 ch, sl st to beg. (The pic has been worked in reverse. Ignore that LOL) You will work over the 7 trs so it will be like a mitred square, but curved.

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  1. Sl st back into the ch. Work 1 tr in next 3, INC (2 tr in next), 1 tr, INC, 1 tr in next 3.

!rounded sq 2 SML.jpg

  1. Work 1 tr in next 2, INC three times, 1 tr in next 2.

!rounded sq 3 SML.jpg

  1. Work 1 tr in next 3, INC, 1 tr in next 2, INC, 1 tr in next 3, INC, 1 tr in next 3.

!rounded sq 4 SML.jpg

  1. Work 1 dc in each st.
  2. Work 1 tr next 4, INC, 1 tr next 3, INC, 1 tr next 3...

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Original Mandala variation in progress

by Justdunny (Toni Andmarc). Please leave some kudos so I know you’ve been here.

I’m often asked to fill an order. It’s just not my ball of yarn ;-)

A while ago I was asked to do a blanket in similar colours to the mandala blanket, but with just mitred granny squares. I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

When pressed months later, my response was that I’d try to do a variation of the mandala blanket (I try never to make the same thing twice) and see what came out. It’s been quite a good exercise! There are elements to refine and embellishments for interest.

Here’s a progress shot -

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Will update as go. Often there are changes along the way, but my yarn is limited in these colours, so I don’t have a lot of room to move.
5 July 2014

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Triangle half-square - no-hole method

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Several of my designs have cried out for a half-square that can be worked from the centre out so colours can be carried through, to fill spaces between squares turned diagonally.
I’ve never found a pattern that suited, so I worked this out.

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NOTE - I prefer not to have corner holes, so have worked out a way not to have corner holes or the bulk of a lot of stitches worked into the corner. I’ve used this method for the right angle here as well as the other corners. You can use any method you like for the right angle.

(English terms - Begin each row with ch or standing st)

  1. Work into chain ring - 2 tr (US dc), 1 ch, 4 tr, 1 ch, twice, 2 tr. Join to beg st.
  2. Work 1 tr into each tr to first corner ch. 1 tr into corner ch st. Turn work to the right so tr just worked is horizontal to the...

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Rounded Mandala Geometric variation - pattern coming

When I finished the Mandala Geometric, I wondered if it might be better with some curves instead of all those corners!

With some fiddling, I was fairly happy with the results. This blanket was donated for a raffle to help a local lady seek treatment overseas.

The pattern will be added soon.

MANDALA RND COMPLETE 130712sml signed.jpg

It was very hard to choose between the two versions. I think it’s probably a personal thing.

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No-Hole corner - SWEDISH translation - Tät mormorsruta utan hål i hörnen för virkning

Granny sq w flat cnr wholeSML.jpg

Granny sq w flat cnr.jpg

Svensk översättning av Petra Söreskog

Det här är en enkel mormorsruta med slät yta som kan användas för alla sorters projekt. Hörntekniken kan även användas i flera andra mönster. Varje varv börjar med en stående stolpe eller luftmaskor och slutar med en smygmaska.
Steg-för-steg beskrivning för hörnen kommer här.


  1. Mitten – Gör en lm ring eller magisk ring, virka 2 st, 1 lm, (3 st, 1 lm) x 3, 1 st, avsluta med sm i första st/ lm kedjan. Det här skapar 5 maskor att jobba i på varje sida: 3 st + 1 lm vid varje slut. Varje lm kommer att virkas i två gånger.

  2. Gör 1 st i varje st, 1 st i hörnets lm, vänd arbetet 90 grader (se bilder nedan), 2 lm eller stående st och fortsätt gör 1 st i varje st nerför nästa sida. Repetera till slutet av varvet. Varje varv kommer öka med 4 st – de extra 2 lm i varje sida. (Om du gör 3 lm som första stolpe, kommer du kanske behöva justera lite...

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Mandala Geometric - SWEDISH translation

by Justdunny (Toni Andmarc). Please leave some kudos so I know you’ve been here.

Huge thanks go out to Petra for translating this pattern for her crochet group.

**Geometrisk Mandala Filt

mandala geom PETRA SORESKOG 070714.jpg

Svensk översättning: Petra Söreskog**

Mandal geom rug.jpg

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Gjorda i rutor, så lätt att jobba på året runt.

Genom att tillåta åtkomst till detta mönster, ger jag er rätten att göra denna filt för vilket syfte som helst, inklusive kommersiella ändamål. Det skulle glädja mig om jag tillkännages som designer, men jag kommer inte att jaga dig. Jag innehar dock alla rättigheter till bilderna.

Filten är gjord med 8 ply (DK) akryl garn och 4,00 mm virknål, men masktätheten är inte viktigt för en filt. Storleken kan variera, dock. Denna filt är ca 180 cm lång och ca 150 cm bred.

förklaringar -
sm – smygmaska
lm – luftmaska
fm – fastmaska

st - stolpe

Färger som används:
Vit – liten mängd för mittpartier –...

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The greatest pay-off!

My Mandala Geometric blanket was the first design to attract attention on the internet. It relies heavily on my no-hole corner method to get a seamless look in the squares of the design.

I’ve seen a few versions of my design on Ravelry that are stunning in their own right.

Yesterday I found this version - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Chippzan/mandala-geometric-crochet-blanket - that has made my blood sparkle!

It really pops and the blending is great. It’s when you see your idea (completely improvised from the first stitch) taken beyond what you’ve done and made a separate reality from someone else’s mind and hands that it becomes real for you. Now I can REALLY appreciate this design.

Thank you so much, Petra! I can’t wait to see it completed.

Can’t imagine how I’ll feel when someone takes this idea and moves things around and makes something new out of it ;-)

Oh! That reminds...

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