Boho Wall Hangings and Crafty Mandalas are all the rage for home decor! No matter your style, farmhouse, modern, ecclectic…you can find a wall hanging that’s the perfect fit. So, I thought, what better time to create a Star Mandala Wall Hanging in a Fourth of July colorway?!
I used the traditional method of creating a 5-point granny star, crocheting in the round. Then, I experimented a little bit and came up with the perfect formula for turning my star into a mandala.
Since we’re getting so close to the 4th, I’ve got my wall hanging on my front door, just in time to celebrate. But, don’t worry, you have plenty of time to complete yours. The entire project took under 2 hours tod complete using a super chunky yarn and 8.00 mm hook.
Not in the mood to celebrate Independence Day? No worries, switch up the colors and you can create any type of star mandala you like! I’ve already got one in the works with Dallas Cowboys colors as a surprise for my hubby.
- Lion Brand Hometown USA, super bulky weight #6 yarn (100% acrylic; 81 yds/74 m per 5 oz/142 g skein)
- One skein each: red, navy blue, white
- 8.00 mm (L) Crochet Hook
- Latch hook or sewing needle
- 14″ steel ring
- CH – Chain
- DC – Double Crochet
- HDC – Half-double Crochet
- SC – Single Crochet
- SK – Skip a stitch
- SLST – Slip Stitch
- ST(S) – Stitch(es)
- TC – Treble Crochet (triple crochet)
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- US Terminology
- Gauge: not important for this pattern
- Finished Measurements: 14″ round with 18″ fringe
- When a row begins with a CH1, the ch does not count as a ST.
- When the row begins with a CH2, it does count as a ST.
Star Mandala 4th of July Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern
To Make the Star Mandala
Working into a magic ring or CH3 loop
RND 1: CH2 (counts as DC), work 19 DC into loop. Join with a SLST to top of beginning CH2 while switching to white yarn. (20 STS)
RND 2: CH 1, SC into same ST. *SK a ST, (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC) into next ST (point made). SK a ST, SC into next ST.* Repeat from * to * around until you’ve completed 5th point. SLST into beginning SC. (5 SC, 30 DC, 5 CH-3 spaces)
RND 3: Switching to red, SLST into each of next 2 STS, CH 3, DC in next ST, (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC) into CH-3 space. DC in each of next 2 STS. SK 3 STS. *DC in each of next two STS, (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC) into CH-3 space, DC in each of the next two STS, SK 3 STS.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SLST to top of beginning CH3. (50 DC, 5 CH-3 spaces)
RND 4: Switching to white, SLST into the next ST. CH 3, DC in each of the next 3 STS, (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC) into CH3 space. DC in each of the next 4 STS. SK 2 STS. *DC in each of the next 4 STS, (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC) in CH-3 space, DC in each of the next 4 STS, SK 2 STS. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SLST to top of beginning CH3. (70 DC, 5 CH-3 spaces)
RND5: Join blue with a SLST to any DC immediatly after a CH-3 space, *SC in same ST, HDC in each of next 2 STS, DC in each of next 3 STS, TC in each of next 2 STS, DC in each of next 3 STS, HDC in each of next 2 STS, SC in next ST, (SC, CH1, SC) into CH-3 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with SLST to top of beginning SC. (20 SC, 20 HDC, 30 DC, 10 TC, 5 CH-1 spaces)
RND 6: CH2, HDC in the next 2 ST, DC in each of next 3 STS, TC in each of next 3 STS, DC in each of next 3 STS, HDC in each of next 2 STS, SC in next ST, (SC, CH1, SC) in CH-1 space, SK 1 ST, *SC in next ST, HDC in each of next 2 STS, DC in each of next 3 STS, TC in each of next 3 STS, DC in each of next 3 STS, HDC in each of next 2 STS, SC in next ST, (SC, CH1, SC) in CH-1 space, SK 1 ST.* Repeat from * to * around. SC in the last ST, Join with a SLST to beginning CH-2. (20 SC, 20 HDC, 30 DC, 15 TC, 5 CH-1 spaces)
To attach mandala to ring:
The granny circle will seem to be smaller than the ring, but it will stretch to fit as you attach it.
RND 7: Holding the circle inside the steel ring, CH1, SC in each stitch around, wrapping the steel ring with each stitch. Work your way around the ring until the circle is completely stretched and attached.
(sorry for switching colors, I forgot to get photos of this part for the 4th of July star)
To add fringe:
Cut pieces for fringe in 36″ lengths.
14 pieces of blue
32 pieces of white
32 pieces of red
Laying your mandala on the floor. Identify the top. Directly opposite that, at the base of the ring, loop two strands of blue between the stitches and around the ring.
Continue adding double-strands of fringe in this manner, working out from the center. In total, you’ll have 8 red, 8 white, 7 blue, 8 white, and 8 red.
Trim fringe to your liking.
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