The first 6 rounds of this Mandala were heavily inspired by Chris Simon’s Lace Petals Square. In fact, if you take away the front post stitches and back loop stitches, it is an unashamed copy of Chris’ gorgeous design.

This is a photo tutorial for Part 1 (of of Sophie's Mandala, inspired by Chris Simon's Lace Petals Square. Part 1 covers making a small crochet mandala.