Mandala Tunic

A Free Crochet Pattern

One thing I love about summer is the ability to make lacy accessories or garments. This Mandala Tank was designed to be worn over a camisole and can be made in multiple colors, as well as one. It is made completely from 2 circles, and is very stretchy,  so it should be able to customize the sizes if you want it looser or tighter.

The yarn used for this top is Furls Whims Merino Worsted. If you have never used this yarn, you should give it a try. It is so soft and is made in a z-twist, which compliments crochet stitches better than the typical s-stitch. It is very easy to work with.

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Finished Measurements:

(UNSTRETCHED)Small-34″, (Medium38″, Large-42”, Extra-large-44″,2-xl -46″)

Guage:

Rounds 1-4=5 ½ inches across

Materials:

Furls Whims Merino Worsted Yarn, 2,(2,2,2,3) skeins in pink (MC)

Furls Whims Merino Worsted Yarn, 2,(2,2,2,2) skeins in charcoal (CC)

H-5 mm hook

Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

Ch=chain

SlSt= slip stitch

Sc=single crochet

Dc=double crochet

Special Stitches:

V-st=v-stich: (dc,ch 2,dc) in same stitch

Notes:

  The cover-up is made in 2 pieces, in the round,then joined at the straps and the sides. Beginning chains count as a stitch ,unless stated otherwise. Each size is separated for the main body, to keep it from becoming  confusing or overly complicated. Each piece is a circle and is very stretchy. If you prefer your tops tighter, you can size down.

Gauge Swatch

Instructions:

Body

(Make 2)

Small

 With MC, Ch 4. Join to 1st ch with a slst.

Rnd 1: ch.3(counts as a dc here and throughout,  unless stated otherwise), dc 11 times in center of ring.

Rnd. 2:Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2),*dc in dc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 3:Slst in 1st ch-2. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2),dc, ch 2 in same ch-2 space. *V-st, ch2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 4:Slst in ch-2 space. Ch 8(counts as a dc and ch-5). * Dc, ch 5 in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * around. Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch.Change to CC.

Rnd. 5:Slst in ch-5 space.  Ch 11(counts as a dc and ch-8) in same ch. *dc,ch 8 in next ch-8 sp. Repeat from *around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 6:slst in ch-8 space. Ch 13 (Counts as a dc and ch 10) ,*dc, ch 10 in next ch-8 space.  Repeat from *around.  Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch. Change to MC.

Rnd.7: Slst to ch-10 sp.Ch 15( counts as dc and ch 12), *dc, ch 12 in next ch-10 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 8: Slst in ch-12 space.  Ch 17 (counts as dc and ch 14), * dc, ch14 in next ch-12 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 9: Slst to ch-14 space. Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), (dc,ch1) in same space, 5 more times. *(dc,ch1) in next ch-14 sp 6 times. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 10: Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1), *dc, ch 1 in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.Change to CC.

Rnd. 11:Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch4(counts as dc and ch1),dc in same sp. *Skip a dc, ch 1, and dc . (v-st,ch 1) in next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 12: Slst to ch-1 sp. Ch4 (counts as a dc and ch-1), dc in same space.  *(v-st,ch1) center of v-st [ch-2 space]. Repeat from *around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends


 

Medium

With MC, Ch 4. Join to 1st ch with a slst.

Rnd 1: ch.3(counts as a dc here and throughout,  unless stated otherwise), dc 11 times in center of ring.

Rnd. 2:Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2),*dc in dc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd.3:Slst in 1st ch-2. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2),dc, ch 2 in same ch-2 space. *V-st, ch2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 4:Slst in ch-2 space. Ch 8(counts as a dc and ch-5). * Dc, ch 5 in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * around. Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 5: Slst in ch-5 space. Ch 1,*sc,ch 8 in ch-5 space. Repeat from * around. Slst to 1st sc. Change to CC.

Rnd. 6:Slst in ch-8 space.  Ch 11(counts as a dc and ch-8) in same ch. *dc,ch 8 in next ch-8 sp. Repeat from *around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 7:slst in ch-8 space. Ch 13 (Counts as a dc and ch 10) ,*dc, ch 10 in next ch-8 space.  Repeat from *around.  Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch. Change to MC.

Rnd.8: Slst to ch-10 sp.Ch 15( counts as dc and ch 12), *dc, ch 12 in next ch-10 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 9: Slst in ch-12 space.  Ch 17 (counts as dc and ch 14), * dc, ch14 in next ch-12 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 10: Slst to ch-14 space. Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), (dc,ch1) in same space, 5 more times. *(dc,ch1) in next ch-14 sp 6 times. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 11: Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1), *dc, ch 1 in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch. Change to CC.

Rnd. 12:Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch4(counts as dc and ch1),dc in same sp. *Skip a dc, ch 1, and dc . (v-st,ch 1) in next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 13: Slst to ch-1 sp. Ch4 (counts as a dc and ch-1), dc in same space.  *(v-st,ch1) center of v-st [ch-2 space]. Repeat from *around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends

 


 

Large

With MC, Ch 4. Join to 1st ch with a slst.

Rnd 1: ch.3(counts as a dc here and throughout,  unless stated otherwise), dc 11 times in center of ring.

Rnd. 2:Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2),*dc in dc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 3: Slst to ch-2 space. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same space. *v-st in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * around. Join with slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd.4:Slst in 1st ch-2. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2),dc, ch 2 in same ch-2 space. *V-st, ch2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 5:Slst in ch-2 space. Ch 8(counts as a dc and ch-5). * Dc, ch 5 in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * around. Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 6: Slst in ch-5 space. Ch 1,*sc,ch 8 in ch-5 space. Repeat from * around. Slst to 1st sc. Change to CC.

Rnd. 7:Slst in ch-8 space.  Ch 11(counts as a dc and ch-8) in same ch. *dc,ch 8 in next ch-8 sp. Repeat from *around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 8:slst in ch-8 space. Ch 13 (Counts as a dc and ch 10) ,*dc, ch 10 in next ch-8 space.  Repeat from *around.  Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch. Change to MC.

Rnd.9: Slst to ch-10 sp.Ch 15( counts as dc and ch 12), *dc, ch 12 in next ch-10 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 10: Slst in ch-12 space.  Ch 17 (counts as dc and ch 14), * dc, ch14 in next ch-12 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 11: Slst to ch-14 space. Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), (dc,ch1) in same space, 5 more times. *(dc,ch1) in next ch-14 sp 6 times. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 12: Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1), *dc, ch 1 in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.Change to CC.

Rnd. 13:Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch4(counts as dc and ch1),dc in same sp. *Skip a dc, ch 1, and dc . (v-st,ch 1) in next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Extra-Large

With MC, Ch 4. Join to 1st ch with a slst.

Rnd 1: ch.3(counts as a dc here and throughout,  unless stated otherwise), dc 11 times in center of ring.

Rnd. 2:Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2),*dc in dc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 3: Slst to ch-2 space. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same space. *v-st in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * around. Join with slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd.4:Slst in 1st ch-2. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2),dc, ch 2 in same ch-2 space. *V-st, ch2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 5:Slst in ch-2 space. Ch 8(counts as a dc and ch-5). * Dc, ch 5 in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * around. Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 6: Slst in ch-5 space. Ch 1,*sc,ch 8 in ch-5 space. Repeat from * around. Slst to 1st sc. Change to CC.

Rnd. 7:Slst in ch-8 space.  Ch 11(counts as a dc and ch-8) in same ch. *dc,ch 8 in next ch-8 sp. Repeat from *around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 8:slst in ch-8 space. Ch 13 (Counts as a dc and ch 10) ,*dc, ch 10 in next ch-8 space.  Repeat from *around.  Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch. Change to MC.

Rnd.9: Slst to ch-10 sp.Ch 15( counts as dc and ch 12), *dc, ch 12 in next ch-10 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 10: Slst in ch-12 space.  Ch 17 (counts as dc and ch 14), * dc, ch14 in next ch-12 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 11: Slst to ch-14 space. Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), (dc,ch1) in same space, 5 more times. *(dc,ch1) in next ch-14 sp 6 times. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 12: Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1), *dc, ch 1 in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd.13:Repeat row 12. Change to CC.

Rnd. 14:Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch4(counts as dc and ch1),dc in same sp. *Skip a dc, ch 1, and dc . (v-st,ch 1) in next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 15: Slst to ch-1 sp. Ch4 (counts as a dc and ch-1), dc in same space.  *(v-st,ch1) center of v-st [ch-2 space]. Repeat from *around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends

 


2-XL

Rnd 1: ch.3(counts as a dc here and throughout,  unless stated otherwise), dc 11 times in center of ring.

Rnd. 2:Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2),*dc in dc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 3: Slst to ch-2 space. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same space. *v-st in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * around. Join with slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd.4:Slst in 1st ch-2. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2),dc, ch 2 in same ch-2 space. *V-st, ch2. Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 5:Slst in ch-2 space. Ch 8(counts as a dc and ch-5). * Dc, ch 5 in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * around. Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 6: Slst in ch-5 space. Ch 1,*sc,ch 8 in ch-5 space. Repeat from * around. Slst to 1st sc. Change to CC.

Rnd. 7:Slst in ch-8 space.  Ch 11(counts as a dc and ch-8) in same ch. *dc,ch 8 in next ch-8 sp. Repeat from *around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 8:slst in ch-8 space. Ch 13 (Counts as a dc and ch 10) ,*dc, ch 10 in next ch-8 space.  Repeat from *around.  Slst in 3rd ch of starting ch. Change to MC.

Rnd. 9: Slst to ch-10 sp.Ch 15( counts as dc and ch 12), *dc, ch 12 in next ch-10 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd.10: Slst to ch-12 sp.Ch 16( counts as dc and ch 13), *dc, ch 13 in next ch-12 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 11: Slst in ch-13 space.  Ch 17 (counts as dc and ch 14), * dc, ch14 in next ch-13 space.  Repeat from * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 12: Slst to ch-14 space. Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1), (dc,ch1) in same space, 5 more times. *(dc,ch1) in next ch-14 sp 6 times. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 13: Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch 4(counts as dc and ch1), *dc, ch 1 in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd.14:Repeat row 12. Change to CC.

Rnd. 15:Slst in ch-1 sp. Ch4(counts as dc and ch1),dc in same sp. *Skip a dc, ch 1, and dc . (v-st,ch 1) in next ch-1 sp.* Repeat from * to * around. Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 16: Slst to ch-2 sp. Ch4 (counts as a dc and ch-1), dc in same space.  *(v-st,ch1) center of v-st [ch-2 space]. Repeat from *around.  Slst to 3rd ch of starting ch.

Rnd. 17: Repeat round 15. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Finishing

Straps

Attach yarn to the center of any v-st. Ch3,v-st in same spot.

*V-st in center of next v-st. Repeat from * 2 more times. Dc in dc. Turn.

Row 2: ch3 (counts as a dc),dc in ch-2 of v-st. V-st in next 2 ch-2. Dc in next ch-2,dc in dc. Turn.

Row 3:ch3, skip next dc, v-st in next 2 ch-2. Skip next dc. Dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 4:ch 3,v-st in next 2 ch-2. Dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 5-7: Repeat row 4. Small size only: fasten off. Continue  to directions for 2nd strap. All other sizes: Continue to next row.

Row 8:Repeat row 4. Medium size only:fasten off. Continue to directions for 2nd strap. Large,X-L and 2XL Continue to next row.

Row 9: Repeat row 4.  Large and X-L fasten off. Continue to directions for 2nd strap.

Row 10-11: Repeat row 4. Fasten off.

Second Strap

Now moving left, and starting at the edge of strap just made, count 6 v-st, and attach yarn to this stitch.There will be five v-st between each strap.

Spacing between the straps

Work row 1-9, as you did for previous stitch.

Repeat both straps on other piece. Once finished, line the edges of the straps together, then using the whip stitch or your favorite seaming method, sew edges together.

Sides

From edge of strap on the back piece, count 3 v-st from strap. Attach yarn and ch 3. Slst to front piece in the 3rd v-st from front strap. Ch 3, slst in center of next v-st on back piece.

Continue on until you have slst in  11 v-st on each side. Fasten off and weave in ends. You can slst in less or more stitches, depending on how short or long you would prefer your side seam.

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