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Beautiful Crochet Mandala
I love many things about this spoke crochet mandala, especially how there are different shades of each color grouped together in rounds (yellows, then reds/pinks then blues). The soft cream spokes accent it all perfectly. It’s made using Wink’s pattern in Issue 17 of Simply Crochet Magazine.
Meet the Maker
Maker Amy writes:
“I decided to crochet my first mandala in memory of Wink and to heighten awareness of depression.”
Words by Wink
Wink shared on Instagram that she loves:
“When you have company and everyone brings you flowers“
One purpose of this project is to raise awareness about depression so each post ends with some facts, thoughts or quotes about depression, suicide and/or mental health. Today is the first day of the 25th annual Mental Illness Awareness Week. The theme this year is building a movement around being stigma-free.
“Being Stigma Free means learning about and educating others on mental illness, focusing on connecting with people to see each other as individuals and not a diagnosis, and most importantly, taking action on mental health issues and taking the StigmaFree pledge. The hashtag for the theme is #IAmStigmaFree.”
And I love that NAMI says it’s about replacing Stigma with Hope.