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Friday, February 23, 2024

Mini Mandalas

Happy Last Friday of February! 

Last week I mentioned Mini Mandalas and you may be wondering what would you use a Mini Mandala for? These colorful crochet circles can add a splash of color to a jean jacket, pair of jeans or a purse. They can be used as a decor item by making a garland, arranged to make unique wall decor or to decorate a pillow. I have seen them used for ornaments, jewelry, and given as a thank you gift! Just think about all the fun things you could do with Mini Mandalas!

Here we go a skein, fresh off the hook:

                                        Mini Mandalas

These mini mandalas are easy to crochet, are a great stash buster, and a great way to experiment with color!

The pattern was created for people of all skill levels and uses single and double crochet stitches. Each mandala is made using 5 different colors of dk cotton yarn and the pattern includes 2 different edgings.

Grab some crochet supplies and lets get creative!

Have a hooky day! Lynne

*All images are copyright by Lynne Samaan and D60 Crochet, please do not use without permission, Thank you!        

Friday, February 16, 2024

Kaleidoscope Mandala

Hello and Happy Friday! 

The Mandala for this week is called the Kaleidoscope Mandala, it is patterned after the beautiful colors and designs found in a Kaleidoscope. What exactly is a Kaleidoscope? According to https://www.camera-obscura.co.uk/article/a-brief-history-of-kaleidoscopes, they are "amazing optical instruments that show a myriad of beautiful colors and patterns which are pleasing to the eye and mind". 

I remember as a kid, having a kaleidoscope and looking through it, I was always  amazed at the colorful patterns it produced. It was cool seeing how the colors and shapes changed with just a slight turn. In remembrance of times past, I joined different stitches and different yarn colors together for this weeks Mandala.

Here we go a skein:

                                  The Kaleidoscope Mandala


This is an easy pattern that looks complicated but it uses basic crochet stitches, each mandala uses five different colors of yarn to give it the 
Kaleidoscope effect.


This bright color Mandala, was done in Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK yarn, #3662 sunflower, #3673 Lavender, #3672 Poppy, #3671 Azure, and #3670 Saville.


The pastel color Mandala, was done in Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK yarn, #3668 Hot Pink, #3666 Shell Pink, #3673 Lavender, #3663 Soft Lime, and #3664 Wisteria.

*Stylecraft has rebranded this yarn as Naturals organic cotton.

Coming up next week will be a mini Mandala, until then..........

Have a hooky day! Lynne

*All images are copyright by Lynne Samaan and D60 Crochet, please do not use without permission, Thank you!