Ruby Jane’s Lane contributed six beautiful crochet mandalas, each one more special than the next. I could say lots about why I like them but I’ll just let their photos speak for themselves.
Crochet cushions are great. There are so many different ways that you can make them. You can create a whole huge set and change them out regularly to keep your space seasonally decorated or just updated in fun new ways. Crochet pillows make great gifts for others; they feel really special and personal without being too personal. There are so many great crochet pillow patterns out there.
This is Wink’s standard 12 round crochet mandala pattern. I love the progression of the colors, with a different color on each round, coming together at the end with the rainbow variegated yarn for the border.
The awareness might be relatively new but crocheting to heal isn’t new at all and I’m always excited when I see references to it in articles from the past. For example, I learned about crocheter Merril Hawkins from a 1974 article in the Ocala Star-Banner.
These two crochet mandalas came together with special love from the maker for the I Love Holland pattern by Wink.
A few days ago we looked at Halloween crochet patterns but I think the real fun of this holiday for crafters is to take inspiration and run with it in creating their own unique designs. Here’s a roundup of Halloween/ autumn crochet photos designed to inspire your own DIY crafting.
I’m going to be changing things up for the rest of the year. There will continue to be lots of beautiful images, sharing the work of Featured Instagrammers who do great things in crochet and also including themed roundups from the first three quarters of the year. Keep on tagging your photos so we can all check them out using the hashtags!
Today is the first day of the 25th annual Mental Illness Awareness Week. The theme this year is building a movement around being stigma-free.