This crochet spoke mandala for the Mandalas for Marinke project was made by Sabina who runs the collaborative crochet healing art project called CrochetPower.net. Learn more about Sabina, her story and art, and agoraphobia in depression awareness from today’s post.
This beautiful thread crochet mandala is made using Wink’s I Love Holland mandala crochet pattern. Wink created this pattern in 2013 in honor of the leadership shift Netherlands saw at that time from Queen Beatrix to King Willem Alexander.
Lynne made two beautiful crochet mandalas, one using the standard 12-round free crochet mandala pattern by Wink and one using her own crochet pattern. The standard mandala incorporates shades of blue and purple as well as pink, red and orange, for a colorful fruit salad of beauty. Her own mandala is a floral design with beautiful bright greens throughout.
This issue also includes my monthly column on crochet health, featuring an interview with Maggie Bausola. Maggie worked as a nurse, which she had to stop doing after she developed hospital-acquired pneumonia and treatment-resistant asthma that left her debilitated.
This crochet mandala is made using Wink’s free crochet mandala pattern for the standard 12-round mandala. It’s worked in terrific colors of teal, orange, yellow, green and white. I love this five-color combo that has no specific pattern repeat.
I think what I love most about the crochet mandala is that the design looks good in any color, whether you work it in a single solid color like we see here or in an array of different colors. There’s just something mesmerizing about the circular shape. This one, in bold pink, makes me smile.
This pretty crochet mandala is made using a variety of different shades of blue. There is a mixture of dark blue and light blue, with a few shades that are teal or blue-green. I love the way it’s worked in the same color family and yet looks very colorful because of the different shades in the work.