M is for Mandala

One of my favourite things to crochet, mandalas are really popular and there are tonnes of beautiful patterns out there. I’ve made a few, my favourite (and largest) being Sophie’s Garden. 

Sophie’s Garden, around one third completed

You might now be wondering what a mandala actually is, apart from a circle of crochet. I think Wikipedia sums it up quite nicely. I had never defined it properly, but kind of knew inside what it meant (if that makes sense!) So many people use crochet as a form of relaxation and a chance to practise mindfulness. Mandalas are perfect for this as quite often the stitches are repeated numerous times around the circle so your mind can wander. They are also a chance to try out new stitches and explore techniques; Sophie’s Garden allowed me to learn about working around the posts, something which I’d never tried before. 

The constant colour changes in mandalas also make them quite good stash busters, I only ever use leftover yarn for them!

Another one of my mandalas (much smaller!)

Have you ever made a mandala? Which pattern did you use? 

23 thoughts on “M is for Mandala

      1. Awww, thank you. They must be, I even manage to amaze myself πŸ˜‰ lol Actually stay tuned….last night has inspired me, but I’ll share that during the week. πŸ˜€ If I can wait that long.

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  1. Wow! This is the first time I’ve seen crocheted mandalas and I have plenty of colorful leftovers; I might just pick up a hook & start one after I finish the pullover I’m knitting. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I am really enjoying the ABCs of crochet. Thanks for doing this, it’s very entertaining. The other day you did a super funny one with a title that made me laugh but I didn’t have time to read through it. I’m scrolling down now to find it.

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