Free crochet pattern: One "mandala" cake triangle scarf

One “mandala” cake triangle scarf

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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.

Free crochet pattern: One

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.

Free crochet pattern: One

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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18 responses to “One “mandala” cake triangle scarf”

  1. Hannah Avatar
    Hannah

    I think I am doing something wrong in this pattern. Rows 1-4 go well for me and when I get to the spaced row 5, I end with chaining 1, skipping and crocheting into the stitch immediately right before the chain 2 space from the previous row. Shouldn’t I be chaining 1, skipping, and crocheting into the chain 2 space and not the stitch before it? Something is not right. 😦

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    1. Nina Avatar

      Hannah, I’m not quite clear what you mean. If you email a photo of your work to spoonsandhooks@gmail.com, I can take a look at it.

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      1. Hannah Avatar
        Hannah

        I figured it out! I wasn’t dc, ch1, dc in the last space. Just 2 dc so it wasn’t increasing the same on one side

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      2. Nina Avatar

        Hannah – I’m glad you figured it out. Yes, in this pattern it’s the increases at the three points that can throw things off.

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    2. Krystal Snavely Avatar
      Krystal Snavely

      Im having the same problem about to pull my hair out

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  2. Debbie Trotto Avatar
    Debbie Trotto

    I must say, there are several patterns out there similar to this one and I’ve tried them all! None of them have “clicked”…I’ve had to read the pattern and count stitches each row…Until now! Your pattern is fantastic!! It has a “flow” to it that allows me to easily continue without the pattern or count stitches after establishing a few rows! I am truly thankful to you for sharing this wonderful pattern! It has allowed a “newbie” to make beautiful shawls like a seasoned “hooker”! Thank you sooooo much!

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    1. Nina Avatar

      Debbie – thank you for your kind words! 🙂

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  3. Theresa Avatar
    Theresa

    Funny, I just bought a Mandala cake in “Gnome”. I was checking Pinterest for a design that I haven’t tried before, and there you were! I’m going to start this as soon as I crochet a beanie for my friend. Thanks so much for the beautiful shawl pattern! 👍

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    1. Nina Avatar

      Theresa – isn’t Gnome a fun colorway? I’d love to see how yours turns out!

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  4. Gina Avatar
    Gina

    Hi Ms Nina….I am currently working on this pattern. For the blocked rows, my increase is 6 stitches on each side which totals to 12 stitches per blocked row. I am now on row 18, and so far it’s going well.:)

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    1. Nina Avatar

      Gina – I’m so glad! I’d love to see a photo when it’s finished. 🙂

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  5. Christie Avatar
    Christie

    Hi – I am just about finished this in the “Troll” colour of the Mandala yarn. I am really happy with the way it looks and it has been a fun and easy project. Thanks so much!

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    1. Nina Avatar

      Christie – I’m so happy you like it!

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  6. Lisa Avatar
    Lisa

    When you finish the last “solid” row, your instructions say “do not” turn, but if you don’t, the single crochet row doesn’t match the directions.

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    1. Nina Avatar

      Lisa – I don’t understand your question – how does it not match?

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  7. lupe Avatar
    lupe

    I like the pattern the only thing is that the long side didn’t came straight the shape looks like a v

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  8. Amy Avatar
    Amy

    Am I missing it? I do not see how many to chain to start the poncho?

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    1. Nina Avatar

      Amy – this is a scarf pattern, not a poncho pattern. Which are you trying to make?

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