The smaller one begins with bright, rich colors and blends into softer pinks and corals. The larger one begins with the softer pinks and corals and moves into blues and purples. Together they remind me of a sky at sunrise.
Sarah (Stitchhikers) shares a beautiful contribution to Mandalas for Marinke, along with thoughts about depression, creativity, fibromyalgia and crafting to heal.
This luminous crochet mandala is worked in yellow, orange, white and red to resemble the beauty and brightness of the sun. I love the inspiration, the design and the color combination. Brilliant and beautiful!
This is the spoke crochet mandala pattern by Wink. Maker Sam of PrincessandtheBear shared: “When I chose my mandala pattern I thought, “ooh, it looks easy”, and it was – but I still learned a new way of starting a row, a wonderful way of finishing a row (which I will always use) and a Tunisian crochet stitch. Even though she’s not here anymore, Wink still inspires and teaches.”
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 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.
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.