Mandalas and a dreamcatcher as a “Goodbye”…

dreamcatcher crochet mandala by ahooka

As many of you, I was extremly saddened by the loss of our fellow crocheter Wink (you can read her sister’s word about it here if you haven’t yet). So, even if I’d never made a mandala before, nor even ever planned to, when Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence launched the #MandalasForMarinke project, I thought now was the time. 

I loved to crochet them, it’s very relaxing and not boring at all… Even if the heart hurts a little when you think about the reason why you’re crocheting them… 

At first, I tried a free pattern designed by Wink and published on Tuts+ , it was a nice start as everything is very well explained.

dreamcatcher crochet mandala by ahooka

dreamcatcher crochet mandala by ahooka

Then, I spent 3 little dollars for another pattern by Wink, available on Ravelry. I loved it but it would need a good blocking to be nicely round. 

dreamcatcher crochet mandala by ahooka

As things always come in threes, I also bought a pattern from LillaBjörn Crochet on Ravelry, and only used the center of it.  

dreamcatcher crochet mandala by ahooka

dreamcatcher crochet mandala by ahooka

dreamcatcher crochet mandala by ahooka

The sunflower one is now under a cactus, the orange and blue one is going to join all the others in United States for the #MandalasforMarinke project and the last one I made a dreamcatcher with. 

dreamcatcher crochet mandala by ahooka

The “how to” article is already written and will be published in 2 weeks while I’ll be visiting my family in Belgium. 

Meanwhile, if you’d like to say goodbye to a great crochet designer and a colorful mind, you can join the project by sending your mandala to Crochet Concupiscence.

And if you just want to try mandalas, here is a pinterest board I made with the patterns I liked, free or not. 

Follow Ahooka’s board crochet mandala patterns on Pinterest.

 

4 Responses to Mandalas and a dreamcatcher as a “Goodbye”…

  1. This is really beautiful. I didn’t know Wink, but it was really sad to hear about her passing. This is such a nice way to remember her.

    • Ow, thank you Tinca… There’s now a little bit of her in each and every crochet mandalas in the world <3 Thanks for stopping by, and be well !

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