This lovely crochet mandala is made in soft cotton using Marinke’s mandala crochet pattern for the Summer Hearts mandala. It’s made using same basic color suggestions that Wink herself used and is a terrific example of what this mandala was intended to look like.
Here is the next of the beautiful, inspiring, special contributions coming in to the #MandalasForMarinke remembrance project. You are invited to join; learn more here.
I spent the long weekend in Larkspur (north of me in Marin) and when I returned back to San Francisco I found the first of the Mandalas For Marinke contributions waiting for me. Opening this first package made me so happy. The mandalas are beautiful but more than that I just feel the energy and outpouring of love that went in to making them.
Since it’s Memorial Day, I thought I’d remind you that there is still plenty of time available for you to crochet a blanket to donate to Children of Fallen Patriots as part of the World’s Largest Stocking Project.
Did you know that the world has been celebrating Earth Day for over 40 years? It’s a good day to take a minute and think about ways to practice more eco-friendly crochet. I thought I’d share some links if that’s something that interests you.
Back in August I published the story of Joe, a disabled veteran who crochets for charity to help him through PTSD and other health issues. At the time, he was in need of yarn, and several of you stepped up and sent donations his way so that he could continue to heal himself and others through crochet. I thought that you might like an update about what he’s been doing since then.
I recently completed a large granny square crochet blanket. It’s a contribution using Caron United Yarn, a portion of the sales from which go to charity. It is also my contribution to the World’s Largest Stocking.