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
Free crochet mandala tutorial by Wink for Tuts+
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.
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.
More Crochet Mandala Patterns
And here are the crochet mandala patterns Wink had for sale: