Star Mandala Wall Hanging: Free Crochet Pattern

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Boho Wall Hangings and Crafty Mandalas are all the rage for home decor! No matter your style, farmhouse, modern, eclectic…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 to complete using a super chunky yarn and 8.00 mm hook.

Red, white, and blue boho star mandala afghan with long fringe displayed on a white wood background. Text reads: Boho crochet mandala wall hanging. Free pattern.

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.

A red, white, and blue granny star mandala held by two hands on the left hand side in front of a white slat wall

Materials

  • 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
  • Scissors
  • Latch hook or sewing needle
  • 14″ steel ring

Abbreviations

  • 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)

Notes

  • 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.

A red, white, and blue granny star mandala hanging on a black door to celebrate the 4th of July

Star Mandala 4th of July Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern

To Make the Star Mandala

Working into a magic ring or CH3 loop

With red

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)

Star mandala 1st row
CH2, 19 DC in magic ring
Slip stitch
SLST with white to join.

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)

Beginning of 2nd round
CH1, SC in same ST, SK a ST
Point worked for 2nd round
DC 3, CH 3, DC 3 in next ST
Completion of round 2
Completed Round 2

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)

Beginning of round 3
SLST into next 2 STS
Round 3 of the star mandala
CH3, DC in next ST
First point of the 5 star mandala for 4th of July
DC 3, CH 3, DC 3 in CH-3 Space
Round 3 of the 4th of July wall hanging
DC in next 2 STS
Round 3 of 4th of July mandala star wall hanging
SK 3 STS, DC in next 2 STS
Completion of round 3 of the star mandala wall hanging
Completion of Round 3

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)

Beginning of Round 4
SLST into next ST
Red, white, and blue star wall hanging
CH3, DC in next 3 STS
4th of July wall hanging first point made
DC 3, CH 3, DC 3 in CH-3 space
4th of July star wall hanging
DC 4 in next 4 STS
Completion of round 4 of the 5 point star wall hanging
Completion of Round 4

Finish off.

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)

Round 5 of making the star mandala
Join blue with a SLST to any DC right after the CH-3 space
Photo while making the star mandala wall hanging
SC in the same ST
Instructional photo for working the first section of the pattern repeat
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
Tutorial image for the point of the 5-point star in the star mandala wall hanging
SC, CH1, SC in the CH-3 space
Image showing a completed round 5 of the star mandala wall hanging
Repeat pattern around the star and join with a SLST to beginning SC

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)

Photo of the star mandala wall hanging

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)

Tutorial image of how to attach to its ring
Tutorial image of how to attach to its ring

Finish off.

To add fringe:

Cut pieces for fringe in 36″ lengths.

You’ll need:

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.

Photo guide to adding the fringe
Photo guide to adding the fringe step 2
Photo guide to adding the fringe next step

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.

Finish crochet mandala star wall hanging

Trim fringe to your liking.

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2 Comments

  1. 32 pages! That’s much too much to print – that’s like a whole book. You should just give simple instructions separate from all those pictures – only an absolute beginner would need all those pictures.

    1. Hi Mary,
      It seems that you may be attempting to print this web page – which is not exactly the ideal way to go about things. This is why I’ve provided a link to the beautifully formatted, printable, PDF file to print with the full instructions. The PDF file is just 6 pages, including the title page. Accessing that file would make it so much easier for you. You can find it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/701753830/
      I hope that helps!
      Pam

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