At the end of each month I share a collection of the various things I’ve written about here and in other places all around the web. If you missed something in August, find it here. If you loved something, share this post with others!

Mandalas For Marinke

mandalas for marinke update

Each day, of course, I shared the Mandalas for Marinke contributions that have been sent in, along with Words from Wink and information to raise awareness about depression. I also wrote about the impact that the project is having on me and I extended the deadline (new postmark date is 10/15/15). Here are the month’s shares:

crochet mandala pattern

Maya’s crochet pattern for Mandalas for Marinke

flat crochet mandala photo

Laura (+ dance video on depression)

crochet sparkly mandal design

Sarah in UK ( + “I Hope You Never Understand”)

detail of peacock crochet mandala

Lisette (+ Mental Health Issues Aren’t Contagious)

lisa's crochet mandala for marinke

Lisa (+ forest bathing)

beautiful crochet spoke mandala


standard crochet mandalasformarinke by tammy

Tammy (+ Thoreau)

braided crochet mandala

Leslie’s Braided Mandalas + Peyton Heart Project

crochet mandala pillows

Alice’s Crochet Mandala Cushions

Anonymous crochet mandala contribution to mandalasformarinke

Anonymous mandalas + depression in pregnancy

Becky's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Becky (+ self-esteem attacks)

Jamie's Crochet Mandalas for Marinke

Jamie (+ history of defining depression)

CrochetKween's Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

CrochetKween (+ more on self-esteem)


Sewchet (+ bullying info)

Anonymous Pastel Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Anonymous (+ my Rebelle article on the experience of depression)

crochet mandalasformarinke anon

Anonymous with Crochet Poem

LuAnn's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

LuAnn (+ Get the Picture project)

Enchanting Anonymous Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke


Vicki's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Vicki (+ yarnbombing healing)

Lynette's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Lynette (+ David Foster Wallace on depression)

TheCATTLady's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

TheCATTLady (+ What I Be Project)

crochet mandala for marinke by geri

Geri (+ Depression Infographic)

Sharon's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Sharon (+ pet therapy for depression)

Katy's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Katy (+ info on ECT)

Priscilla's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Priscilla (+ depression quote)

Ali’s Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Ali (+ signs depression requires hospitalization)

Kat's Crochet Contribution to Mandalas for Marinke

Kat (+ definitions of health)

cherity crochet mandala for mandalasformarinke

Cherity’s rainbow crochet mandala

Crochet Art

crochet sheep art

Vicky Harrison

oliviartcreations crochet pretzel squid sculpture art


Instagram Crochet

On Sundays I do a big Instagram roundup. This month’s featured Instagrammers were:

thatgirlwhocrochets crochet blanket stack


creativedesignsbysheila crochet crocodile stitch

creativedesignsbysheila + GRANNY SQUARE DAY 2015

patternparadise crochet sundress


Crochet Books

crochet saved my life

20 most readable crochet books in fiction and non-fiction; these aren’t pattern books but inspiration and information in the craft. If you’re looking for pattern books, here are 30+ crochet books for your library

christmas crochet book

Crochet for Christmas review + Meet the Designers

flowers abound crochet book

Flowers Abound by Spincushions; see review here

colorful crochet lace book

Colorful Crochet Lace

crochet workshop book osmond

The Crochet Workshop by Emma Osmond

Crochet Fashion

crochet fashion photography redhead

RuchkiKruchkI fashion photos

crochet granny square style


crochet skirt and matching top orley


Crochet Health

crochet mandalas by kvercillo

From Loneliness to Solitude (Not-So-Fictional Story)

Crochet Patterns

jessie at home

130 Free Crochet Patterns by Jessie At Home

pop art crochet hooks

100 Fun Crochet Patterns in 10 Themes


150+ More FREE Crochet Patterns

tooth fairy crochet pillow pattern

10 crochet patterns for tooth fairy pillows; the one shown is by Moogly

hope mandala crochet pattern

40 crochet mandala patterns including this one from Stitchhikers

bobble stitch crochet potholder pattern

13 bobble stitch crochet patterns; this one is from Sew Simmer Share

watermelon crochet dress

10 watermelon crochet patterns; this one is by Julie Lapalme

crochet awards best blanket

80 Best Crochet Patterns for the Home (3rd Quarter The Crochet Awards)

Crochet Tips


50 crochet tips to improve your crafting

Crochet Tutorials

crochet post stitches

How to FPDC

how to pineapple crochet

How to Crochet Pineapples

how to crochet picot stitch

How to Crochet Picot Stitch including variations

crochet placemat tutorial

How to Turn a Paper Doily into a Crochet Placemat + Making Your Placemat Lay Flat

light bamboo crochet hooks

75 New 2015 Crochet Tutorials

Other Crochet Inspiration

foxyloxy69 crochet broomsticklace

5 Types of Crochet Lace to Try; photo via foxyloxy69 on Instagram

1972 mccall crochet 2

August Crochet Holidays

Crochet News

stelcrochet crochet 67 blankets record

World Records and Other Huge Crochet Blankets; photo from stelcrochet on Instagram

tv crochet blanket

More Crochet on TV + History of TV’s Granny Blanket

vintage crochet baby wrap pattern 1942

Exploring vintage crochet history including 1942 crochet and WWI filet flag

Yarn Stuff

yarn inspiration

Fingering Weight vs. Lace Weight Yarn (+ Top 10 Choices)

Special Thanks

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  1. I am still swooning over the first mandala of this post! Just gorgeous! Also, must add I am so excited this project is in full swing and can’t wait to see all of them together.
    Food for thought: where do you keep /store all these lovelies?

    • Kathryn Reply

      I get giddy every time I think about laying them all out together! Right now I keep them in a variety of storage containers, separated with cardboard as needed to keep them flat. They’ve basically taken over my entire living room – in a good way! :)

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