For the Mandala flower, here is a step-by-step photo gallery. To do this you start at step 1 with 7 strings attached and 6 with Einhängeschlingen on 7 folded thread. Other threads are then inserted by most of us with an ordinary shoelace knot.
Learn how to crochet four different edgings and trims: Small scallops, Open scallops, Blocks and Arches. If you find these difficult, to make, watch the video tutorial below to learn how to crochet a pretty stitch.