Anne’s Cotton Crochet Mandalas + WebMD Depression Resources

anne cotton crochet mandalas

These two gorgeous Mandalas for Marinke come to us from Anne who lives here in San Francisco. They were made in gorgeous Rowan cotton glade yarn using the colorful mandala pattern in Simply Crochet issue #5 and the picot mandala crochet pattern from Simply Crochet issue #7.

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Hannah’s Crochet Mandala + Depression as the Enemy of Creativity

hannah crochet mandala

Some people create during depression. Many people, myself included, create in spurts of energy between depressive periods. The point is not that depression will necessarily kill your creativity, but that neither does it nourish it, and that if you hold any sort of romantic notion that you must “suffer for your art”, it is vital to your well-being to release that notion and devote some energy to improving your own mental health. Creativity can and will thrive when you are well.

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Cai’s Crochet MandalasForMarinke + Wentworth Miller on Fat Shaming / Depression

Cai's Crochet MandalasForMarinke

These two pretty crochet mandalas come to us from Cai, who can be found on Pinterest @craftysillymama, for the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project, which she calls, “a beautiful project to raise awareness for those struggling with or caring about someone with depression”.

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Cassie’s Crochet Mandala + Faking Happiness on Social Media

Cassie's Crochet Mandala

This blossoming crochet mandala comes to us from Cassie of Cassie McSassy Crafts. On Ravelry she shares, “I love crafting, Doctor Who, reading books, and watching TV :) My favorite thing to do while crocheting/knitting is listening to audio books.”

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