mandalas for marinke

I had planned to resume my Link Love posts this week but to be honest the only blogs I’ve been reading this week are related to Wink of A Creative Being. As you may have seen, I posted earlier this week about the shock and fear I experienced when learning about her suicide. Then I launched #MandalasForMarinke in the hopes that we can generate some positivity out of this tragedy, support each other in a creative way, honor her amazing work, raise awareness about depression and create an outlet for the many feelings that crafters who knew her online are experiencing.

So Link Love will resume next week but instead of link love this week I want to share the links to Wink’s crochet mandala patterns. She really was the first person that I saw bringing crochet mandalas into the limelight, getting people interested in them, creating innovative designs to share them. You can use any of these crochet patterns to create mandalas to donate to #MandalasForMarinke.

Free Crochet Mandala Patterns

crochet mandala tutorial

Free crochet mandala tutorial by Wink for Tuts+

tshirt yarn mandala rug tutorial

T-shirt yarn mandala rug free crochet tutorial by Wink for Tuts+. This is a great pattern for people who like to work with T-shirt yarn and/ or want to make a large mandala in a single color. It can also be worked using a smaller yarn and hook.


Butterfly peacock crochet mandala free pattern

rainbow crochet mandala

Wink’s standard twelve round crochet mandala free pattern. This is Marinke’s standard mandala crochet pattern worked using dc stitches. It includes terrific tips for incorporating contemporary techniques like the magic ring and the double standing crochet. A beginner should find this mandala easy to crochet.

crochet spoke mandala

Crochet spoke mandala free pattern

More Crochet Mandala Patterns

And here are the crochet mandala patterns Wink had for sale:

crochet mandala pattern

Picots and Petals mandala crochet pattern

crochet mandala pattern

Summer Hearts mandala crochet pattern

holland crochet pattern

I Love Holland mandala crochet pattern

crochet mandala

Lazy Shade of Winter mandala crochet pattern


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    • Kathryn Reply

      She did such amazing work, didn’t she?! <3 I really hope it all keeps inspiring people for a long time to come.

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  5. Thanks for posting about Marinke / Tink. I was / am also shocked. Unfortunately, I know what they went through. I am depressed and I know how hard it is to have to deal with and live with. Have yourself attempted suicide and about 4 months ago nearly. Fortunately I have good coaching and not done.
    Love and strength to all who left and those who have to go through this.

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thank you for your message. I am so sorry that you also struggle with depression and so glad that you were able to pull through and stay alive through times of wanting not to. Huge hugs. <3

  6. Fruitful Fusion Reply

    I’ve been away for a while and I only found out today! I was so shocked and tearful. I love that you’ve done this! xxx

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  11. Hope someone can help. Ive been trying to buy the Summer Hearts Mandala pattern from Ravelry but it seems the website is not working properly. I really want to send in a mandala

    • Kathryn Reply

      What is the problem that you’re encountering on Ravelry? I don’t see any issues when I look at it.

  12. Im so sorry to hear this and I am going to send in a mandala. Did she also post a lot of her mandalas on top free crochet patterns i think that is what its called or lets get crafting I go on that site often and there a lot of mandalas on there. let me know and I will go on there and find one to do. Im new at this so i did not have the honor to know wink but I can totally relate to her. I would like to share why crochet saved my life. maybe you can give me some insight on how to get things started I would love to hear from you. shoot me a email when you get a chance so I can share my story with you.

    Thank so much!

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  17. Thanks for this project. This is so very sad news about Wink. Maybe you can help me. I purchased Wink’ s mandala patterns at Ravelry and paid thru paypal. I got a message saying that the payment has to be accepted before the patterns are sent. I don’t know who would be able to do this. Can you HELP?

    Thank you again.

    • Kathryn Reply

      Unfortunately I’m not sure who is taking care of her accounts right now. Perhaps you could leave a message on her blog and someone with access will see it?

  18. Just wanted to let you know that none of the sites where Winks patterns were for sale are allowing purchases. I am going to try to leave a message on her blog and find out if they can be purchased anywhere now. I will post here when I find out something. I do know that her book of mandala patterns will be released in December on Amazon so they will be available at that time. I know that doesn’t help those who want them now, but at least it’s something to look forward to. ?


    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks for the heads up. I hadn’t noticed that, yet. <3

  19. I have been trying to purchase Wink’s I love Holland and her Picots and Petals patterns. They have the price in bold on Ravelry, but there is no buy button. Her Etsy shop is gone as is her Craftsy one. Is there somewhere else I can purchase these patterns?

    • Kathryn Reply

      I’m not sure what’s going on with her for-sale patterns. I’m working on getting more information. <3

      • I’m wondering the same thing. I just found Wink’s site last week and was devastated to learn that she is no longer with us. I’d love to make all of her mandalas as a tribute, but the price/buying info is no longer on ravelry. Let us know if you find out more information!

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  24. For those who are also looking for Wink’s mandala patterns that were for sale, I found a workaround. You can download the Simply Crochet app to get the patterns in certain issues (the app is free, the subscription is not, but you can still use the app to buy individual issues without a subscription).

    The issues are $6.99 US each, which isn’t cheap, but you get all of the other patterns in that particular issue of the magazine, too!

    I hope there will be a way to buy Wink’s patterns on their own again. I would much rather have the money go to Wink’s family. For right now, though, I’m excited to start making these mandalas.

    Here are the mandalas and the issues they appear in. Unfortunately, the I Love Holland Mandala wasn’t published in Simply Crochet, so for right now, I don’t think there is a way to get the pattern.

    Lazy Shade of Winter Mandala – issue 14
    Picot Mandala – issue 7
    Summer Hearts Mandala – issue 5

    Hope this helps some people!

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  41. Hi,

    I love the dutch tulip mandala.
    Its not available on ravelry anymore.
    Do you know how to get it ?


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