Here is a beautiful spring colored crochet mandala from Debbie, which she made using Wink’s Summer Hearts pattern. She had always loved the pattern and had it in her Ravelry queue and “to do” list so the project encouraged her to make this one.
I adore the texture and color of this spoke crochet mandala by Jane Feagans-King, who we know on this blog as gigididthis from Instagram. Describing herself simply, she writes that she is a “mom, nana, video producer, nurse, wife and queer sister” and adds “I crochet because it heals and gives me joy.” She shares her story about how crochet heals.
This pretty package for the Mandalas for Marinke project comes to us from Diane in Oregon, who used Wink’s Summer Hearts crochet mandala pattern worked with Size 5 Perle Cotton thread and a #7 crochet hook.
Today’s crochet contribution to the Mandalas for Marinke project comes to us from Kathryn in Kent, UK. This was the first crochet mandala she ever made, which has been true for a number of the people contributing to the project. I love this because it means that Wink continues to encourage people to try new things in the craft even though she’s no longer with us.
Natasha shares, “I have been struggling with my mental health recently, but having the #mandalasformarinke project to do has helped me stay focused and given me something to look forward to doing. There’s something quite soothing about the repetition of creating a mandala and how rewarding it can be to see it come together.”
This post was contributed anonymously. It’s a terrific variation on the rainbow, made primarily in rainbow colors but with moments of white and grey as well.
This is one of the posts made in honor of Wink, in celebration of crochet mandalas and to raise depression awareness. “The reflective yarn used in the mandala is meant to reflect Wink’s contribution to society as the pattern is hers. It’s hard to see unless light shines on it, especially in the dark.”