Eye of the Emerald Mandala


Eye of the Emerald Mandala

Eye of the Emerald Mandala
Eye of the Emerald Mandala

"This mandala was created with the spirit of the Irish, but would look great in lots of colors. Picot stitches add texture as an art piece but are easy to block flat for use on the table. This design is large for a doily at 24" (61 cm), but the open lace stitches work up quickly in worsted weight. Even at that size, it only uses 5 oz of acrylic yarn! Pattern requires a small amount of blocking to shape the lace, but no pinning required - Just shape and leave flat to dry."

NotesChain stitches at beginning of rounds do not count as stitches.

Finished pattern will need a small amount of blocking. Some ruffling should be expected until working the final round.

Some rounds are joined with half-double or double crochet stitches to take the place of a chain space. When the next round instructs to work into the "half-double crochet joining space", you will be working over the post of the joining stitch.

New colors are joined with standing crochet stitches. If you are unfamiliar with this method, you can join with a slip stitch, chain 1, and make the beginning stitch.


Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeNot important.
Pattern measures 3" (7.5 cm) in diameter at round 2.

Finished Size24" (61 cm)

Materials List

  • Crochet hook size J/10 - 6.00 MM
  • 2 oz (28 g) Main color (A)
  • 3 oz (85 g) Contrasting color (B)
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker (optional)

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Because my paternal grandmother crocheted doilies all the time, for years I thought thats about all you could do with crochet. Most of her vintage grape and other doilies were meant to be used under plants and things. I would be sorely tempted to frame this lovely example for display. Its too pretty and too delicate to sit under a plant pot, and I can include it as part of my St. Paddys Day decorations to honor my husbands heritage.


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