Mandala – A Crochet Project

One of my recent Crochet projects is a  “Mandala”. I followed this pattern from a great blog called Red Agape.  This website has many patterns for Crocheting and a lot of other Diys too. Do check it out.

Final Mandala-001

I had never heard of the term “Mandala” in Crocheting before. I was too surprised to come across this Indian word when I was looking for something new to try. It was a breeze to crochet this pattern and now I’m hooked! I’ll be making many many more of these Mandalas, and using them in tablecloths,as coasters and giving some away as gifts too. 🙂

You can make it using a single colored yarn or you can mix and match different colors and textures to make the final piece even more interesting.

I used the same wool I’d used for making the valance. And I used my 3.5 mm Crochet needle.

Wool- Mandala

Here are the steps in pictures-

There’s a good pattern for a mandala on this website too. Do try it and let me know if you need any help.

Set of 3 Mandalas

Mandala Project

PS- I made this Crochet tablecloth for my sister-

Tablecloth for my sister

  PPS- And she totally loved it! 🙂

Here’s to more “Doing” and more “Giving”…

Cheers,

Madhurya.

In our neck of the woods…

  1. It’s mostly been Work, work and  work lately. There’s so much to do, plus, I need to wrap everything up before I head to India.

Work work and more work

2. I still took some time out to crochet a bit (Just the thing to cheer me up!). I made this dress for my niece and a table-cloth for my mother-in-law.

3. I’m hooked on this and this websites for my cooking. The Vegetarian Chilli from this recipe turned out so great! I want to get back to baking cupcakes; Its been so long! Mmmm…  maybe after I return from my vacation? I have to make use of the Baking trays (of different shapes) that I received from my mother-in-law!

4.  I got a new haircut at a Salon recommended by my sister-in-law, where I also had my wedding hairdo done. Now I feel light and pretty; I even let my hair hang loose, something I did not prefer to do when my hair was long.

5. I love decorating our home for festivals, be it Diwali or Ganesh Chaturthi or Christmas. This time I made some garlands using my stash of color papers for Christmas.

6. We celebrated Mike`s 33rd birthday with the whole family at an American-style restaurant called Stars and Stripes. Of course we had a great time!

7. Mike and I decided to spend his birthday weekend in Germany at a place called Schwangau, where the world famous Neuschwanstein castle is located. We booked a room in a hotel close to the castle. Such a gorgeous place! It was so relaxing, I forgot all the stresses of the previous week (more about our weekend getaway in my next post).

8. In a few days I’ll be in India, with my family. I am so looking forward to spending time with them and attending my little brother’s Wedding! And not only that, I can’t wait to show parts of my country to my mother-in-law and Guido, Mike’s best friend, who will be accompanying us on this trip!

Lots going on. Lots to go on. Wish me luck!

Cheers,

Madhurya.