Mandala Love

 Hello! Did you all enjoy your looonnngg weekend? We did. In fact we had a lovely night off from being Mummy and Daddy and had a blooming good meal out and then a trip to the cinema. It was great :) Last week, I started looking around at mandala ideas for this years Yarndale. I'm sure most of you know, Lucy from Attic24, gave a little shout out to everyone to help make just one of these wonderful little beauties and send it to her for this year's festival.

I chose to have a dabble at using two patterns from Lucy's recommendation list - Picot Mandala and Flower Potholder (which you can easily adapt to a mandala). Here are the results :)

I love this one, it's sooo pretty. The yarn I used is DROPS Paris 100% cotton in Vanilla, Mustard, Light Blue Purple, Off White, Light Mint Green, Off White, Light Pink and for the final round, Shocking Pink. You can buy this yarn from here (p.s, I love this website!!)

I just love the graduation of colours on the petals on this mandala. The colours, to me, are a little bit retro which I think are just great :) Again, I used DROPS Paris 100% cotton in Light Blue Purple, Denim Blue, White, Off White, Vanilla, Mustard, and for the final round Denim Blue again. The pattern suggests making two flowers and putting them back to back for the final round, but I left this bit out as it's going to be against a wall anyway. I also omitted the hanging ring.

I really, really enjoyed making both of these mandalas. Now the tricky part is choosing which one to send to Lucy to be displayed at Yarndale. To be honest, it just makes me so happy to think my little piece of art will be up on a wall with other crochet fanatics' art for all to admire :)

I hope you will have a go too and maybe send one in to Lucy (you still have a few weeks left for the deadline). You can find out on her brilliant blog what to do and for other mandala patterns to have a go at.

Have a great week my lovelies,

Cheerio for now :)



  1. LOVE your hooky (and photography!!) Just stunning. So clever of you to adapt Lucy's flower xx

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  3. Love these creations, the colours are lush

    Ali x

  4. andrà bene su una borsina gins.......pronta già!!!!!! grazieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee