Lisette’s Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke + Mental Illness Is Not Contagious

detail of peacock crochet mandala

Crafter Lisette shared: “I saw Wink’s peacock butterfly mandala and fell in love with it, but I had nothing to do with it one completed, so I chose at the time not to make it. When I heard the sad news and learned about this project, I knew it was time to make it.”

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Sarah’s Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke from the UK

crochet sparkly mandal design

“This is my first Mandala and I enjoyed making it so I’m sure that it won’t be my last. It’s not quite perfect but I think that’s quite appropriate given the circumstances as surely if we were perfect we wouldn’t have to live with the terrible illnesses broadly encompassed by the term “depression”.

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Lisa’s Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke + Forest Bathing

yellow edge crochet mandala

This crochet mandala is made using Wink’s standard twelve round crochet mandala free pattern. I love that it begins and ends with sunny yellow. And I also like that there are two rounds of each color in a row, making it unique from many of the other versions out there that change colors each row.

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Leslie’s Beaded Mandalas for Marinke + Peyton Heart Project

beaded crochet mandalas

I absolutely love the way that Leslie dealt with her ends on these mandalas – leaving them long and loose and adorning them with beads and buttons. It’s brilliant, and it’s an idea that I’m definitely going to incorporate into some of my projects! I liked the idea even more when I read all about it in Leslie’s letter.

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Alice’s Crochet Pillows for Mandalas for Marinke

crochet mandala pillows

I was so excited to open this package and discover not only a terrific mandala but three additional mandala pillows. These will be great cushions for the section of the Mandalas for Marinke art show where I hope to be able to provide a sitting space for people who wish to craft at the event.

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