Crojo Restored – Mandala Madness!

My crojo was fast disappearing last time I wrote – my latest amigurumi attempt, while interesting, was not enjoyable – and I am not into crochet for the struggle! I crochet to relax; to clear and calm my mind; and for the pure joy of creativity and colour! So I put down the 2.5mm and picked up my trusty 4mm. I abandoned the splitty cotton and took out my basket of Patons Cotton Blend 8ply. And then my family went away for the weekend!! Below is what followed, in pictures ☺☺

Picot-Edged Mandala (Designer: Marinke Slump)

Crochet Coaster (Designer: Carmen Hefferman)

Tulips from Amsterdam (Designer: Haafner Linssen)

Dreamcatcher – using the first rounds of Haafner Linssen’s Dainty Daisy mandala pattern

Rounds 1-5 designed by Edie Eckman (Motif #3 from ‘Beyond the Square’); rounds 6-8 my own

And just like that, all is well in my crochet world once more! It’s great to try new things, and I will always strive to stretch the boundaries of my crochet skills – but if a project or technique or yarn just doesn’t feel good, I’ll stop working it. Life too short!

I wish you the crochet joy in your own endeavours that I am once again experiencing. Crojo restored and on fire! And now, back to my current mandala…. 😊😊

Pam

8 thoughts on “Crojo Restored – Mandala Madness!

    • Hi Karen, thank you 🙂 I have them on tables inside the house and outside on the veranda, used as coasters or under potplants or vases of flowers from the garden…or just to look pretty! My daughters often steal them away so I can never have too many and I really do love making them! The first mandala I ever made was designed by Lucy of Attic24 blog fame – I definitely recommend her tutorials, they were part of my early crochet learning journey .

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