Thanks everyone who waited so patiently for me to produce the Lotus Mandala Vest pattern in PDF form: it’s finally out! I got a lot of very sweet comments from people about this pattern lately, and some questions included in this little FAQ page. Many wanted a version of the pattern they could print or view offline, and since I was planning to clean up this pattern’s writing anyway I decided to wait to release a PDF until I could make it nice and pretty and (most importantly) easier to understand.
So here it is! This PDF is available through my Etsy Shop, Ko-Fi Shop, and Ravelry! The pattern on the blog, however, will remain FREE, FOREVER – and has also been updated to the cleaned-up version.
My Lotus Mandala Vest pattern now in swanky PDF format! This new option includes extra tutorial photos, tips on adjusting size, and a print-friendly text-only version! Please note that the pattern will remain free on my blog, this option is just for those who want the portability and extra tutorial photos featured in the PDF version (or if you just love me and want to give me yarn money).
This bright crochet mandala vest is both visually appealing and simple to work with tons of tutorial photos and a detailed, written pattern. This vest is written in Free Size, which easily fits up to a 42″ bust, and tons of tips for customizing the size are included. This circular lace shawl has a smooth drape and swing-y ruffle to accent movement and looks right at home in any free-spirited outfit.
Yarn: Worked in Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, but also looks fabulous in Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball!
Hook Size: 5.5 mm
All instructions are in US terms
Thank you again to everyone who has posted their comments and tips and shared their beautiful projects for this design! You really make doing this so rewarding!
Absolutely love this! Thank you!
<3 No, thank you!
Thank you so much. It is the dream pattern I’ve always wanted to make .
Wow, thank you!
THANK – YOU !
I got it!!!! Thank you, I’m making one now with sleeves 🙂
Ooh yeah! I’m considering making sleeves on the one I’m doing right now too!
Fantastic project, Ravelry won’t accept the code though xx
Uh oh, I’m not sure what is happening there, most people seem to be able to use it fine but there must be a glitch for you! If you ended up having to pay, let me know and I will e-mail you a free pattern to make up for it 🙂 If you haven’t gotten it yet, I can e-mail you the PDF!
I can’t seem to find it. Could you send me a copy.
Hi there! You can purchase the PDF version of this pattern either in my Ravelry Store or my Etsy shop, links are below:
You can also access the free online version on my blog at:
Thank you! 🙂
Hello Regina :}
So,so excited to do this …& have been for a while Yippie a PDF, can you tell me I’ve had it since you 1st gave the code, my Ravelry name is: bellatess,
so can you help me??
I’m not sure what to do, when I go to it..how do I print it out it just keeps taking me back to your blog ?? Ohhh and one last question.. I know your big on recycling yarn, but can you tell me if you think Red Heart Love would work, or Red Heart Boutique, Loin Brand Landscapes, I just wanna do them all! OK Thank You!!
Blessings & Smiles ,
Hi Theresa! So easiest question first, I would say that all three of those yarn choices would be lovely! I have seen others do this same design in both RH Boutique Unforgettable and Lion Brand Landscapes and the colors come out SO pretty, I haven’t used RH Love or seen it used for this design but I’ve used it in other patterns and I think it would work well also.
As for getting the PDF pattern, if I’m understanding you right, you’re saying you’ve already got the pattern with the code when I first put it out? If that is the case, you can go to the tab that says “My Notebook” (up in the left hand corner right by the big Ravelry logo) and scroll down to “Purchases” and it should show you everything you’ve purchased (even if you got it with a freebie code). Go to the listing for the pattern and look at the column under the heading “receipt.” There should be a link labeled “downloads”. If you click on that link, it will take you to the page where you can download the PDF. If you’re still having problems after trying that just drop me a line at reginaalexisweiss(at)gmail.com and I will e-mail it to you directly!
I have tried for your free pdf pattern in Feb. No luck. Love your work.
If I were to use Shawl in a ball for the vest, would 2 balls be enough?
Yep! It uses about a skein and half of Shawl in a Ball 🙂
I love this pattern. How many balls/skeins where used to make the vest shown above?
The yarn used here is Shawl in a Ball – it uses about a skein and a half to finish one vest 🙂
I’m confused. If i am not working any extra rounds…do i follow the row 17 marked 1or 17 alternate?
If you didn’t work any extra rounds, follow the normal (NOT alternate) instructions. It should say 17 and not 1, that’s a typo 🙂
I fall in love with this pattern! it is easy and beautiful at end result even I was not using the recommended yarns(actually i can’t find the particular yarn in Malaysia).
This is my first crochet vest project, i made it for a friend and im going to make another one for myself !
Hooray! <3 Thank you so much for the awesome compliment – so glad you liked it! 🙂
Have you ever done a tutorial on the Mandela vest pattern? I absolutely love this but I’m a visual learner. I need to see and hear instructions.
Hi Penny! I have not personally done a video tutorial for this pattern, but I did gave permission for to someone else to do a video tutorial for it. The link to her tutorial can be found on my FAQ page for this pattern:
Thanks and enjoy! 🙂
If making for XXL size how many chains do i crochet for arm hole
Hi Shalini –
I can’t say for sure how many chains to make extra for the armhole – I would recommend chaining just enough to make it a comfortable fit for you, then skipping extra chain spaces below by using a ratio of one chain space skipped for every three extra chains added to the armhole chain. Hope that helps!
Is this pattern in English or American terms
Instructions are in US terminology 🙂 Good question!
I love this too!😘 will eventually make this soon Thanks; you are so sweet; helpful and giving heart with your talent ❤️
Thank you so much Connie, I am so glad that you like it 🙂 🙂 <3 Thank you for the kind words!