I've made plenty of coasters, but never kept the yarn on the hook to create a Mandala... until now...
Mandala means circular and crochet mandala's are more commonly known in my household as doilies.
These were made up in cotton DK yarn using this pattern.
I tweaked it a little, using a chain 4 circle at the start as opposed to the magic circle. Then I chained 2 (not classed as a stitch) and did 12 DC (UK TR) into the circle, joining with a sl into the 1st DC. Just my preference.
These can be used to stand plant pots on or even the teapot for Afternoon Tea.
They can also just look pretty on the sideboard or on the dressing table.