Last fall I received a beautiful wooden jewelry frame from eWoodStory, which I filled with some textured crochet. I was happy with what I created, but it’s absolutely nothing compared to some of the stunningly beautiful works of art that have emerged inside of these little frames. They aren’t just filled with crochet – people are filling them with embroidery and other stitchery as well – and I swear every time I see a creation I think it’s better than the last.
This pretty floral crochet mandala comes to us from the blogger at The Grange Range. She says, “I am a mother of four grown children so I now have the luxury of time in which I can indulge my creative self. I like exploring woolly projects in the evening and at weekends, and I love to knit and crochet.”
Today’s beautiful spring-colored crochet mandala comes from Liz of LavenderLizard, a married crochet-designing mom of 4 boys who also loves books and baseball.
It’s been awhile since I collected the amazing free crochet patterns from all of the blogs that I follow to share them with you. Here they are!
This set of Mandalas for Marinke comes to us from Selina whose tagline on Ravelry (@knittedruby) reads, “Knitting and crochet are the only things that keeps me sane in this mad, mad world.”
I’ve never been to Coachella but every year I love to check out the beautiful boho fashion that emerges in the photos from the event, with an eye towards the crochet and lace. Here are some beautiful examples from this year’s event.
Amy from Pennsylvania sent in one large crochet mandala and three mini mandalas, each beautifully embroidered with an “XO” for Wink, which is such a special small touch.
Esther writes, “This mandala is made in loving memory of Wink. Depression is such an ugly illness. I’m so sorry you lost your battle and hope you are finally at peace. Thanks for your inspiration.”