Marvelous Mandala CALs – Free Crochet Patterns

Who doesn`t love mandala CALs? We all surely do! These beautiful circles create patterns that are cheerful and chic. You can use these designs to make placemats or wall hangings. They are also perfect for cushions and blankets. Different textures of stitches bring depth and dimension to projects such as these Mandala CALs. Although they are seen as mostly for seasoned crocheters, crochet-along patterns are great also for beginners. Why? Well, because with comprehensive step-by-step instructions, you can learn as you go. Trust us! We tried! Will you? Please do! Check out these free patterns under the links below and don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

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Atlanticus CAL Free Crochet Pattern

This is a stunning blanket with a magical mandala motif in the center. Choose your favorite colorway and crochet along with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Hooked on Sunshine will certainly inspire you to create a masterpiece.

Level: intermediate Author: Hooked on Sunshine

The original pattern is on Info about this version by Crocheted by Tess and the photos are on

Sacred Space Free Crochet Pattern

No plans for next month? No worries! Try some crochet patterns for mandalas! During this CAL, you will use soft shades of pink and green and learn some intricate stitches. Doesn’t it sound wonderful? Oh, obviously! Helen Shrimpton is a brilliant designer. Follow her!

Level: intermediate Author: Helen Shrimpton

The original pattern and the photos are on More info on

Carousel Mandala CAL Free Crochet Pattern

This mandala is so elegant! Would you like to learn new stitches? Surely! This is the perfect opportunity, without a doubt! With this pattern by the one and only Anna Nilsson, they will be easy as pie! What colors will you use for your own version of this mandala?

Level: intermediate Author: Anna Nilsson

The original pattern and the photos are on More info on

Carousel Mandala CAL Free Crochet Pattern

A spectacular explosion of colors! We can’t take our eyes off these mandalas designed by Anna Virkpanna and crocheted by knitted flowers. By the way, have you seen this artist’s Instagram feed? It’s so magical!

Level: intermediate Author: Anna Virkpanna/knitted flowers

The original pattern is on The photos are on Instagram: top photo and bottom photo.

Summer Blossom Mandala Free Crochet Pattern

This CAL by Rohn Strong is a highlight of the season, without a doubt! We mean, look at this mandala blanket. Absolutely out of this world, isn’t it? The colors, the textures, the style… We are obsessed. If you have never taken part in a crochet along, this is your chance.

Level: intermediate Author: Rohn Strong

The original pattern and the photos are on More info on

2021 Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

Pure beauty! To celebrate all the good things that happened to you in 2021, make yourself a fabulous blanket following the instructions of crochet_cloudberry. What colors come to your mind when you think of the past months?

Level: intermediate Author: crochet_cloudberry

The original pattern and the photos are on More info on Instagram: top photo, bottom photo.


What kind of yarn to choose for mandala CALs?

Crochet mandalas are a form of art and, as we know, every artists uses different tools to express their vision! If we were to reccomend something, we can tell you that double knitting wool is a very popular choice. In this post, you will find patterns that require different yarns weights though, from fingering to aran!

Are mandala CALs easy enough for beginners?

Well, mandalas are usually pretty intricate and require some crocheting experience and skill, but in this case, we are talkings about crochet alongs. This means you will get step by step instructions and a community to support you, so don’t be afraid to give it a try even if you are still quite new to this!

How to choose the right color for a crochet mandala?

When we think about crochet mandalas, wildly colorful designs usually come to our minds first, right? Feel free to mix and match your favorite colors – the bold ones and the pastel ones – to create the palette of your dreams. If you want to do something different, you can also consider a single shade. Very original and elegant!

4 thoughts on “Marvelous Mandala CALs – Free Crochet Patterns

  1. It’s so amazing and beautiful. These ideas Are Very Impressive thanks for helpful ideas I am very very happy to see this because you give me creative ideas.

  2. I feel happy When I see this. It’s an attractive idea for crocheters who love to crochet. this is so beautiful. really it’s so creative and useful for everyone. Thanks for the helpful ideas. I hope everyone will love this.

  3. Love these Mandala patterns! Currently making the 2021 CAL Meadow Blanket CAL by Lucy @Attic24. Then I get to pick out something new. Really liking these Mandala patterns. Thank you for offering us all the wonderful patterns. They are beautiful! I love making beautiful crochet items for the home. The yarns are fabulous and I am in love with Stylecraft Special DK yarns for the CAL. Even though I live in Honolulu, HI, I pretty much order my yarns from Wool Warehouse in the UK. With their yarns and your crochet patterns I can’t go wrong. Keep up the great job of gathering crochet patterns for us!

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