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This pattern was updated on 12/11/17 and 7/30/19.
I got my first Lion Brand Mandala cakes, in the colorway “Gnome,” some time last summer, but they sat in my yarn stash for a while before I got the idea to try them with my pattern for the one “big cake” triangle shawl scarf.
Instead of the size K hook I used with the Caron Big Cake, I used a size H hook with the Mandala cake (the size recommended on the label) and it worked beautifully.
As it turns out, I only needed a single Mandala cake to crochet a triangle scarf that is more lightweight, but otherwise comparable to its chunkier cousin made with a Caron Big Cake.
In fact, I think I prefer the lightweight Mandala version of this scarf. It will definitely be wearable well into the spring, when heavier pieces have been packed away.
To make the scarf pictured, I crocheted 38 rows, then added a simple single crochet border, to make a triangle that’s 58″ along the long side, 38″ on each short side, and 27″ tall. In other words, to get the same size triangle as with the Caron Big Cake, I needed to crochet 4 more rows with the Mandala cake. I also had less yarn left over – just half an ounce.
The pattern itself is identical to the big cake version, using the most elementary of crochet stitches; the only changes are the yarn and the hook size. For convenience, I’m reprinting the written pattern below (refer to the big cake pattern for photos), and also including the video tutorial made for the big cake version:
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