Tammy’s Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke + Thoreau on Depression

tammy's crochet contribution to mandalasformarinke

This crochet mandala comes to us from Tammy S. Asad, an American who has been living in Kuwait for the past twenty years. She shared: “My cousin taught me to crochet when I was about 20 but my work and ability to read patterns only took off when I started my blog (T’s Daily Treasures) six years ago. Wink had a knack for color and natural creativity that was so inspiring. I found her blog when looking for a mandala pattern and was immediately drawn to her colorful projects.

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Anneke’s Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

anneke's crochet spoke mandala

Crafter Anneke writes: “As a tribute I used Marinke’s pattern of the very symbolic Spoke Mandala. The colors symbolize the bright, beautiful and talented creative being she was. She brought sunshine in many lives. The blue stands for Sky/ Heaven. Her spirit will live forever.”

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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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40+ Crochet Mandala Patterns

hope mandala crochet pattern

Mandalas for Marinke has received so many great crochet mandala contributions, and the deadline has been extended so even more people can participate. I suggested that people use Wink’s mandala patterns, because it’s a great way to allow her work to continue inspiring others even though she is now gone. However, the project does accept crochet mandalas of any design, and a lot of people have asked me where to get good designs, so I thought I’d round up some other crochet mandala patterns in addition to Wink’s.

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