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38+ Stunning Crochet Mandala Patterns

Learn how to crochet a mandala and hook up vibrant and intricate mandala crochet patterns.

By: Julia Wiatr, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated December 17, 2018
38 Stunning Crochet Mandala Patterns

The crochet mandala is a common crochet pattern to work - it can be a simplistic design with only one color and a textured stitch or full of vibrant and varying colors, sectioning off multiple segments in the circle pattern. These 38+ Stunning Crochet Mandala Patterns are so beautiful because of the many color combinations you can use and the forms they can take.

A crochet mandala has many uses: it can be used as a coaster or a doily, as a seat cover or a pillowcase or even as hanging wall art. Since they're worked out from the center, they can be customized to fit your needs, bit or small.

You can even work a mandala design into a crochet tote bag or use one as a rug design, and a mandala crochet blanket pattern would be the perfect thing to add some warmth and color to your home decor. 

The patterns below represent our collection of mandala crochet patterns - take a look around and see what strikes your fancy!


PLUS! Check out the video tutorial below for making a Cute and Easy Crochet Doily. If these delicate patterns intimidate you, then start here. Mary Beth Temple walks you through step-by-step so that you can master your mandalas in no time. 

What Is a Mandala?

Crochet mandalas are popular items to make, can be highly personalized and make great decorating pieces for your home! Mandala is a Sanskrit word for circle, and it represents the universe in Hinduism and Buddhism.

The spirituality of the circle has expanded to other cultures and religions to represent the circle of life, the sun, the earth and the concept of infinity, of something without end.

A crochet mandala is a crochet version of this concept, a circular work that often features multiple bright colors and segmenting lines, but it can also be crocheted in a solid color with textured stitches to add that effect.

A mandala is crocheted outwards from a single point, so as you work you are creating an ever-expanding circle, like a growing ripple in a still pond. 
 

Crochet Mandala Patterns

These designs are your standard mandala designs - although each and every one of them is so bright and gorgeous. However you want to use these is up to you. You can turn them into other projects or use them as coasters or wall decor.

Mandalas may be used as doilies, but they are nothing like what your Grandma is used to. Free mandala patterns are the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday, and they will turn the rainiest and gloomiest of afternoons into a lively crocheting adventure. 

To learn how to crochet a 10 point mandala, you can check out this tutorial from Trifles & Treasures. It is quick to work up and makes for such a pretty accessory. This would be a great tutorial to start with if you are new to mandala patterns.

Once you have mastered this, you will be able to make all of the amazing patterns below. You'll soon find yourself addicted to this type of crochet pattern. 
 

  • Pretty Polly Mandala

    A simple, easy and quick mandala pattern to use up leftover yarn. This is one of the most elegant-looking mandala patterns you will ever see. The pastel shades are so pretty, making this mandala truly live up to its name. 

  • May Mandala

    A brand new mandala design, worked from the center out, full of texture and personality. Using as many or as few colors as you’d like, you can make a beautiful statement piece that would look great on a wall or on table.

  • Blooming Mandala

    Mandalas are gorgeous, there’s no challenging that. In them you can add so much personality, creativity, and even, hope. This is a lovely option.

  • Mini Mandala

    This little mandala was inspired by a ripe box of fresh peaches! You can make it into a piece of wall art or use it as a washcloth or dish scrubby.

  • Mandala Rays Coaster

    This gorgeous mandala coaster radiates outward in rows of stripes and features a floral motif in the very center. This is such a versatile pattern since it has more subtle colors. 

  • Angel Heart Mandala

    The Angel Heart mandala is made in red, pink and purple colors theme. It features a winged heart at the center and is accented by 12 hearts around.

  • Radiant Rose Mandala Doily

    The beauty of traditional Irish lace crochet gets a fresh, updated look in the gorgeous Radiant Rose Mandala Doily. You can experiment with color combinations in this fun pattern.

  • Bright Colourful Rainbow Mae Mandala

    A quick and easy Mandala crochet pattern that's great for beginners to practice stitches and more advanced crocheters to get their crochet-fix fast. Plus, these colors are so fun!

  • Crochet Mandala With Tulips

    These pink and yellow colors look exactly like tulips. This pattern can be used as a wall decoration, and many other ways like a coaster, hot pad for your dining room and the kitchen.

  • Debi's Mandala For Marinke

    Mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning circle. They can be used for decoration or pillow covers. You're going to love the unique look of Debi's Mandala For Marinke. We love this design!

  • Wheel To Love Mandala

    This rainbow-colored combo crochet mandala looks like a delightful ferris wheel. It's a great stash busting project for leftover yarn. It would make a bright and lovely doily or wall decoration. 

  • Matahari Mandala

    All you need for this doily is one or more colors of your favorite 4 or 8 ply cotton, a hook and some pretty beads to hook yourself a modern day doily! (as well as a needle for sewing in ends and thread to sew some beads on). 

  • Borderline Mandala

    This Crochet Mandala crochet pattern makes an excellent decoration for your home.

  • Sunny Crochet Mandala

    With this sunny mandala, you'll always have sunshine in your house and in your heart.

  • Colorful Mandala

    A colorful mandala for you to make, mandala’s have been around for a long time and as there popularity grows more and more keep appearing on various crochet sites, improve your basic skills and learn how to work in the round. What a great project.

  • Magical Mandala

    This multicolored Magical Mandala is a beautiful crochet pattern that's made using spike stitches and shells. It looks like a fairly easy crochet pattern to complete, but is actually an intricate crochet design. Use brightly colored yarn for a summer mandala.

  • Mini-Mollie Mini Mandalas

    These cute little mini-Mandalas are the perfect little project to whip up if you are in a rush, between projects, or lost your Crojo! These would be great for stashbusting. 

  • Colorful Crochet Coaster

    This potholder pattern is ideal for those who are just learning to crochet. But for crocheters who engage in large projects, this is an excellent way to relax and reboot. 

  • Happy Flower Mandala

    This is a great way to use up some of those small leftover yarn balls in your stash. You can use it as a doily, or frame it and hang on the wall. It is so quick and easy.

  • Autumn Fiesta Carnivale Mandala

    Make this colourful carnival floral design crochet mandala using a series of treble crochet, double crochet and puff and spike crochet stitches. 

  • Love Buzz Sacred Heart Mandala

    This crocheted mandala uses a combination of simple stitches to create a beautiful sacred heart design centre piece for the mandala and some back post crochet followed with basic tc (US dc) to make it really 'pop'.

  • Confetti Merry-Go-Round Mandala

    This mandala pattern uses a simple combination of only treble crochet (US dc) stitches, chains, dc (US sc) and some 3 y/o puff stitches but really pops! It's a great pattern for beginners to practice stitches.

Crochet Mandala Rug and Decoration Patterns

Put your mandalas to use with these designs for mandala-themed home decor. Make crochet rugs and wall hangings as well as a pillow to relax on. You can even crochet an extra-extra-extra large mandala and turn it into a cozy and colorful crochet blanket you'll love to cuddle under.

Any guests to your home will be so impressed if you include any of these gorgeous patterns in your home decor. Any room in the house will instantly be turned cheerful and fun with the addition of one of these rugs, table mats, and more. 

There is something about crochet home decor that adds such a personal touch and sense of warmth to your humble abode. The best part, though, is that these crochet patterns are so intricate and beautiful that your friends and family will think they are from a designer store like Anthropologie.

If you're a fan of the boho look in your home decor, you will find plenty of options below to get that coveted carefree and whimsical look. 
 

  • Cute Mandala Rug

    This stunning rug uses front and back post stitches to create an eye-catching mandala. The texture not only creates the beautiful pattern in the rug, but also makes it soft and squishy under foot. 

  • Hoop Crochet Mandala

    This is a quick and easy project to add a pop of color to your walls! With a hoop and just a small amount of yarn, you can create some beautiful and truly unique art for your home. 

  • Mandala Table Mat

    You can crochet this pretty scooped edge doily for use as a plant pot mat, placemat or large coaster etc. It would also look good as a decorative wall art. It's a fun and easy project that works up quicker than you would think. The bold colors make it extra pretty. 

  • North Sea Mandala Crochet Coaster

    Featuring a gorgeous mandala design and beautiful edges, these coasters are a must-have item for any veteran hostess. Fair warning, though, as this easy crochet pattern is so pretty and intricate, you might not want to cover the coasters with a mug.

  • Dream On Crochet Mandala

    This simple and stunning mandala can be created with or without the extra strips of yarn. The extra pieces are used to create an equally stunning dreamcatcher. It's a beautiful addition to your wall decor. 

  • Colorful Mandala Bolster

    The crochet pattern, which is perfect for crocheters at the intermediate level, includes an intricate mandala design on both ends of the pillow. Simply slide in the heating pad or pillow, then get ready to relax.

  • Crochet Mandala Madness

    Colorful and intricate as can be, the Crochet Mandala Madness pattern features a gorgeous design. This crochet pattern is ideal for advanced crocheters and features 18 parts. A hypnotizing design!

  • 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.

  • Crochet Mandala Jar Topper

    Colorful as can be, this crochet pattern is easy to make and is a unique way to show off your crochet skills, too. This design is available in three different colorways, resulting in a truly customized crochet item.

  • Serenity Mandala and Dreamcatcher

    A quick and thoughtful, handmade gift that brings joy and peace all year long, the Serenity Mandala Wall Hanging Crochet project is the perfect gift. Use this mandala motif for afghans, shawls, or a wrap, too!

  • Crystal Crochet Mandala

    This Crystal Crochet Mandala would brighten any room, and you can change up the colors depending on your home decor. It includes several faceted beads that are added with simple jewelry techniques. It would look great in a garden or sun room.

Mandala-Themed Crochet Hats and More!

Yes, you can even turn your crochet mandalas into wearable accessories. Turn one design into a crochet beret for your head, or make the flap of a purse from another design. You can even make smaller mini mandalas and add earrings hooks for some stylish and one-of-a-kind jewelry options. If you can dream it, you can make it!

These patterns would be especially great for the summer months when a boho look is trendier, but they would be wonderful for adding some color and fun design to your outfits any time of the year. 

The patterns below are proof that mandalas don't have to remain as such but can be used as inspiration for your everyday fashions. They all give off the same style and feel of a typical mandala pattern without being too over-the-top or garish for your wardrobe.

What looks fantastic on your wall probably won't work in your closet, but luckily, these patterns are subtle enough that it gives you the perfect touch of mandala madness every time you walk out the door. 
 

  • Bright Crochet Mandala Slouch Hat

    Made from a mandala crochet pattern, you'll definitely be styling in this hat.

  • Minty Mandala Purse

    The half mandala buttons closed to form this crochet bag. The end result is strong and comfortable! 

  • Mini Mandala Earrings

    These mini mandalas jut out around the edges to form tiny, textured shapes on your ears. Get ready for the compliments to roll in whenever you wear these out and about. They would also make a great quick and easy gift. 

  • Stylish Mandala Bracelet

    The easy pattern incorporates the popular crochet popcorn stitch and can be completed within an afternoon, so consider keeping this design in your repertoire the next time you need to make quick gifts for family and friends.

  • Mandala Bag & Blanket

     If you can double crochet and crochet in the round, this blanket bag pattern will be super easy! Perfect for the beach, the park, or even as a sleepover bag.

  • Dreamcatcher Mandala Circular Vest

    This Dreamcatcher Mandala Circular Vest is such a beauty. It will be on constant rotation in your closet, and all your friends will want to borrow it.

What is your favorite color combination to crochet with?
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The first time I saw a mandala was during a lecture at a local university. A group of Buddhist monks were touring, and as the lecture explained the symbol and its meaning, the monks created this large mandala from colored sand. When the lecture was over, they deliberately destroyed the creation using a specific pattern. It was a fascinating and very much like traditional Navajo sand painting used for healing ceremonies. Im glad the crocheted versions are more permanent.

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