Boho Mandala Necklace

Mandala Necklace crocheted in lime green thread with a daisy design in the center on a small metal ring hanging from a tan jewelry display piece with daisies in the background

Boho Mandala Necklace

This mandala necklace is easy to crochet. I love to crochet jewelry and mandalas and this project features both!  I created 2 versions (one large and one small) using a very similar stitch pattern and the same embellishments so that you can easily create the size that best suits your style.

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Rings and Beads

This mandala necklace project uses 2 types of rings that you can find at your local craft store or on-line. One ring is a thin metal version that is ready to go out of the package and is very easy to cover with crochet stitches. The other thicker ring is made of wood and gives a different look to your project. This ring is fun to paint any color you would like to match your beads and cotton thread. I used a variety of wooden beads in my necklaces. I found a big bag of all kinds of shapes, colors and sizes that worked well for all the looks I was trying to achieve.

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial Available!

I’ll take you through each step of this mandala necklace project and you’ll even be able to watch a video tutorial here to help you work the stitches, attach the mandalas to the rings and add the embellishments. The stitches used are all basic crochet stitches but working with the thin Size 10 cotton crochet thread can be challenging so I recommend you practice with medium weight yarn from your stash (and a larger hook). For the tassel I made my own with Clover’s tassel maker – I have a video tutorial on using this neat gadget, too (click here to watch) – I love that you can make your own tassels so they match exactly.

Let’s get started!

Large wooden ring painted dark brown with turquoise thread mandala stretched across it with wooden beads on a tan necklace display with yellow flowers in the background

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Measurements: 

Large Mandala on ring = 3” diameter (7.62 cm)

Small Mandala on ring = 2” diameter (5.08 cm)

Necklace length – Approx. 28-32” (71- 81 cm)


Round 1 of Larger Necklace = 5/8” (15 mm)

Round 1 of Smaller Necklace = 5/16” (7 mm)

(If your mandala turns out larger than the ring you plan to use, then you’ll need to go down in hook size)

Supplies needed to make the Boho Mandala Necklace - thread, hook, rings, wooden beads, tassel maker and needles

Supplies for the Boho Mandala Necklace:

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Cotton Crochet Thread – Size 10 – 1 ball – Click here to purchase Lizbeth Egyptian Cotton Thread

1.5 mm hook by Clover

Clover Small Tassel Maker

Jumbo Tapestry needle

3” (7.62 cm) wooden ring (Large) or 2” (5.08 cm) metal ring (Small)

Wooden beads (various sizes/colors)

Optional: Paint or stain to apply to wooden ring or beads


YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sl st (slip stitch)

Dc (double crochet)

Sk (skip)

Special Stitches:

Adjustable Ring-Wrap yarn around hand to create a loop; pull working end of yarn through lp with hk; work stitches into loop and then pull yarn tail to tighten and close up center hole

*Watch a short video tutorial of this technique here*

Back Loop Only = insert hk through back loop of each stitch

*Watch a short video tutorial of this technique here*

Working around ring = insert hk into next st on mandala while working over ring in front; YO, draw up a lp through st and bring up so on top of ring; YO at top of ring, pull through both lps on hk; (I show you how to do this in the project video tutorial here)


A simple mandala is crocheted and then attached to a ring

Then a tassel, beads and necklace length are added

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PDF Download of the Boho Mandala Necklace Pattern:

Graphic where you can click to purchase an ad-free PDF of this pattern showing the turquoise and brown necklace on a woman wearing a white shirt

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Mandala of the center of the necklace made with thick yarn in a bright pink color
Here is the completed mandala shown crocheted with thicker yarn

Instructions for the Boho Mandala Necklace:

Special stitches are printed in bold and italicized text and defined above

Large Mandala:

Round 1: 

Work ch 3, 11 dc in an adjustable ring (Ch-3 counts as the first dc); join with a sl st in top of starting ch-3. (12 dc)

Round 2: 

(Ch 7, sk next st, sl st in next st) around ending with ch 4, dc in sl st at base of first ch-7. (6 ch-7 sps)

Round 3: 

Ch 1, sc in same sp; (ch 5, sc in next sp, ch 5, sc in same sp) around to last ch-7 sp;  ch 5, sc in 1st ch-7 sp; ch 2, dc in first sc of round. (12 ch-5 sps)

Round 4: 

Ch 6 (counts as first hdc and ch-4 sp); (hdc in next ch-5 sp, ch 4) around ending with sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch-6. (12 ch-4 sps)

Round 5: 

Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc); (4 hdc in next ch-4 sp, hdc in next hdc) around ending with sl st to top of starting ch-2. Fasten off leaving a long tail for attaching to ring.

Video Tutorial – Watch it Here:

**Remember I created a step-by-step video tutorial of this project on my Youtube channel here to help you be successful**

Small Mandala:

Round 1:

Work ch 1, 6 sc in an adjustable ring; join with sl st in 1st sc. (6 sc)

Round 2: 

(Ch 7, sl st in next st) around ending with ch-4, dc in sl st at base of first ch-7. (6 ch-7 sps)

Rounds 3 & 4:

Work as for Large Mandala

*The next round you will be attaching the mandala to the metal ring while crocheting*

Round 5: 

With Right Side of Mandala facing and while holding mandala behind ring, ch 1; Working in back loops only sc in each st around while working around ring; join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.

(Most of my mandalas I crocheted all in one color but you can change colors as you like for each round. For the green necklace with the daisy flower in the center (pictured above), I crocheted Round 1 in yellow, Round 2 in white and then the remaining Rounds in green.)

Yellow Necklace with dark beads and a tassel on a white background

Finishing and Assembly:

Large Mandala:

Optional: Paint or stain wooden ring desired color Position mandala with Right Side facing inside ring; With long yarn tail and yarn needle wrap thread around ring and insert from front to back through every other stitch around; Make sure to knot securely on Wrong Side and weave in ends

Close up of the larger wooden ring painted white with maroon thread mandala in the center

Large and Small Mandala:

Make tassel with matching or coordinating thread – You can watch my video tutorial of how to use Clover’s small tassel maker here

Thread bead onto center cord of tassel and secure to base of mandala on Wrong Side

Chain a length that is about 35” long

(For my Large Mandala Necklace I used 2 chain lengths to give a thicker look)

Fold chain length in half and thread through top of mandala/ring as shown in photos making sure placement is directly opposite tassel so mandala hangs correctly

Attaching the necklace length with a tapestry needle on a tan background

Thread on beads tying various overhand knots along length as desired (see photo below for some bead placement ideas)

Tie ends of chain length in overhand knot or sew together with yarn needle – weave in ends

A variety of boho mandala necklaces laying on a white background made in purple, red, blue, green and yellow with tassels and beads.

Your Boho Mandala Necklace is Complete!

Tada! Your Boho Mandala Necklace is complete 😊

I hope you enjoyed making this project. I was able to make one in less than an hour and love how all the different colors and beads look. These work up so quickly you could make one to match each outfit or to give to several friends as gifts!

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Boho Mandala Necklace long image for pinterest showing green and white necklace and large turquoise necklace

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