Crochet Mandala Rattle – a free pattern
Sometimes I fall in love with color combinations. This one has a particular appeal to me: orange, white and blue. Years ago I crocheted a flat round mandala motif with this colors. I forgot about it, but recently I found it again.
Since my son just loves to rattle, it was clear that I would revive this motif in a different way. In fact, this has worked perfectly. The result: The Crochet Mandala Rattle. The free pattern can be found a little further down in this article.
The rattle fits perfectly in small children’s hands and can be particularly well held because of the picots. The colorful dyes arouse the curiosity and with the incorporated rattle disc insert a pleasant, yet loud noise can be heard. A simple but great toy.
The Crochet Mandala Rattle is a very simple motif. It consists of five rounds and a border of picots. Two peculiarities are the deep stitches and the orange thread which is sewed roughly through the last row. Of course, you need two mandalas for the front and back, but that is described in detail in the following free crochet pattern.
You find the english pattern with crochet chart in this free PDF file: Crocheted Mandala Rattle
If you take a closer look at the mandala rattle and the motif, you will notice that the small motif actually has 10 deep stitches, but the rattle has only five. Why? Honestly, I only noticed it after everything was done. I like it both ways. What do you think?
I think these colors please my child even without a rattle in it. At least the flat mandala motif was looked at and touched so closely that it was almost impossible to photograph.