Sun Spring Mandala

I tried creating one of these a year or so ago and ended up frogging the entire thing.  Following the pattern exactly, and this is why I think the patterns are free, ended up with a project way, WAY too big.  Like it was dragging on the ground and I still had many rounds to go on it.

I am doing it again with some changes.  Lion Brand Mandala yarn, 3.75 hook.  No extra V stitch rows, no extra sleeve DC rows.  Variation on the inner order because I hate doing those shell stitches.  And, I may put actual sleeves on it.