Thanks again to each and every contributor to the Mandalas for Marinke project. Yesterday I shared an update and some goals for the project moving forward. But today is the day for looking back at what was posted all month long in March. Here they are:

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MadWhimsy’s Crochet Mandalas and Healing Story

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Olivia’s Crochet Mini Mandalas and Words from Favorite Bloggers

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Big, Bold, Colorful Crochet Mandalas with Excellent Messages

Vicki's Crochet Mandala edging

Vicki’s Crochet Mandala + Crochet Saved My Life

Debbie's Crochet MandalasForMarinke

Debbie’s Crochet Mandala + Crochet for Depression

Rebecca's Crochet MandalasForMarinke

Rebecca’s Crochet Mandala + William and Kate Work to Prevent Suicide

Tina's Crochet Mandala for Wink

Tina’s Crochet Mandala + Suicide After Not Getting Help

Ali's Crochet Mandala spring

Ali’s Crochet Mandala + Coloring for Depression

Jane's Crochet MandalasForMarinke

Jane’s Crochet Mandala + Story of How Crochet Heals

Diane's Crochet Mandala Flat

Diane’s Crochet Mandala + Art Therapy for Depression

offthehookbysusan crochet mandala for marinke

Crochet Mandala from OffTheHookBySusan + Steps to End Stigma of Depression

Sara's Crochet Mandala for Marinke

Sara’s Crochet Mandala + EcoTherapy for Depression

Kym's Crochet MandalasForMarinke

Kym’s Crochet Mandala + Substance Abuse as Relief for Depression

kathryn crochet mandalas

Kathryn’s Crochet Mandala + Benefits of Random Acts of Kindness

christina's crochet mandala surface

Christina’s Crochet Mandalas + Golden Gate Bridge Suicides

natasha crochet mandala detail

How Making a Crochet Mandala Helped Natasha

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Renee’s Crochet Mandala and Healing Story

claudia crochet mandalasformarinke

Claudia’s Crochet Mandala + Depression on Teen Mom TV Show

kerrie and kara crochet mandalas for marinke

Kerrie and Kara’s Crochet Mandalas + Depression Quotation

Mari's Crochet Mandalas

Mari’s Crochet Mandalas + Historic Men with Mental Illness

Stephanie's Crochet Mandalas For Marinke + Wink's Blossom1

Stephanie’s Crochet Mandalas for Marinke + Wink’s Blossom

Michelle's Crochet Mandalas

Michelle’s Crochet Mandalas + Demonizing Depression

Victoria's Crochet Mandalas for Marinke 5

Victoria’s Crochet Mandalas for Marinke + Diagnostic Symptoms of Depression

SheMakesHats Crochet Mandala 2

Crochet Mandala by SheMakesHats + Depression in Syrian Refugees

Cassie's Crochet Mandala 4

Cassie’s Crochet Mandala + Faking Happiness on Social Media

Maryann's Mini Crochet Mandalas for Marinke flowers

Maryann’s Mini Crochet Mandalas

5 Mandalas in Honor of Marinke

5 Mandalas in Honor of Marinke

See all of the Mandalas for Marinke posted so far.


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  1. These are magnificent. What ashame I never got to know Marinke or her work. I’m a sufferer of depression and every time I see or make something so beautiful and bright it helps to lift my mood.
    The big issue for me is the need for companionship the need to share and keep learning. Unfortunately crochet can be a lonely but beautiful craft/art form – there is a need for the coming together of a community of like minded people.
    You can so easily learn from u tube how to crochet but again in isolation.
    Here where I live in south Brisbane I’m finding it difficult to find a community to join and interact with.
    My point is yes crochet good for depression but not in isolation. We are a species who need company.
    I want to thank Marinke for her post death work to help bring like minded people together.
    I have been crocheting since I was 10 self taught and only recently discovered this vibrant mandala form of crochet. I love it brings sunshine into my day.

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