3 Thread Crochet Mandalas For Marinke


This enchanting contribution consists of three thread crochet mandalas. I love all of the contributions that are coming in but I have to say I’m especially charmed by the little thread mandalas. Two of these were made using Wink’s free crochet tutorial on Tuts+ and the other is her spoke mandala free crochet pattern.

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Monika’s Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

crochet spoke mandala

This magnificent crochet mandala is made using Wink’s crochet pattern for the spoke mandala, arguably one of the favorites of her crochet patterns. It’s made using shades of red, purple and blue. I love the strategic placement of the white in the shells near the border; they add a pop that appeals to me.

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Karen’s Soft and Special Crochet MandalasForMarinke

Karen's crochet mandalas for marinke

Karen’s amazing contribution includes 2 large crochet mandalas and 6 mini crochet mandalas made using variations of Wink’s 12-round standard free crochet mandala pattern. I adore the soft colors used in each of them; they feel light and lovely

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Meet Marinke (Wink’s Story from Crochet Saved My Life)

marinke slump

As most of you know, Wink and I first “met” when she shared her story with me for Crochet Saved My Life. That was several years ago and we stayed in touch periodically online since that time. I’ve been deeply impacted by her suicide and hope that the Mandalas For Marinke remembrance project will continue to honor her through sharing her work and raising awareness about depression. Today I thought I’d share her story as it was printed in Crochet Saved My Life.

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#MandalasForMarinke: Crochet Project In Memory of Wink from A Creative Being

mandalas for marinke

I have been deeply impacted this morning by the news that Marinke (Wink) of A Creative Being succumbed to suicide. (See full post here.) And I feel like I need to do something. After re-reading her story in Crochet Saved My Life, mulling it over during meditative crochet and mindful walking, I’ve come up with the project. It’s called #MandalasForMarinke.

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