Today’s beautiful floral crochet mandala for the Mandalas for Marinke project comes from Monique Lubberink from Easy Now Mindfulness, which is a one-woman-business in New Zealand, through which she gives mindfulness training, mindfulness parenting skills, workshops, etc. She formerly worked in The Netherlands as a psychologist for adults with ADHD and / or autism spectrum disorders.
I was really excited to see that there are 3 (maybe 3 1/2) mandala patterns out of the 10. There are many, many people that we can credit with making amazing crochet mandala patterns, but of course I really think that Wink was ate the forefront of bringing the crochet mandala into the eye of the crafting public and it makes me really happy that they continue to be popular in this year of her death.
Crafter Jennifer shared: “I loved seeing Wink’s inspiring colorful mandalas in Simply Crochet magazine and I purchased her Boho Crochet book this year.
As I mentioned previously, I’m happy to be one of the judges for this 3rd quarter of The Crochet Awards, formerly known as The Flamies. The judges’ nominations are all in now for the categories, which are all about crochet for the home. Take a look at what we chose, then it’s your turn to submit fan nominations and come September everyone can vote.
The crochet bobble stitch is a great stitch that brings a lot of texture to your work. It is similar to the crochet popcorn and cluster stitches but seems to be the more common of the three in recently released crochet patterns. If you’re seeking to add interesting elements to your work, check out these thirteen crochet bobble stitch patterns.
At the beginning of this year I shared with you how much I love the crochet fashion in Etsy shop RuchkiKruchkl. I follow this designer regular on Instagram and have been so infatuated with all of the recent photo shoot photos in that feed that I just had to share a few with you here today!
I introduced you to the world of CeliaB in late 2014, sharing her amazing colorful crochet fashion collections. I thought I’d give you an update of the fabulousness the brand has been creating this year. Early in the year we saw the Siamese Dreaming collection and now there’s an autumn/ winter collection called Midnight in the Oasis. Both are beautiful.