Mandalas have become so popular in the crochet world. I don’t think I can turn on Pinterest without see at least 3 of these colorful wheels pop up in my feed. I have dozens saved in my Ravelry favorites too. But what is really so special about these?
I think circles are just pleasing to look at and today’s crocheted Mandalas can be a wonderful expressive form of art. Your creativity can endless with color and design. I that they are becoming the modern version of doilies. My grandma had beautiful white starch thread doilies on her dressers and on the headrest of her chairs, but I would rather have these pretty colors of explosion.
Mikey’s Stitch-Cation 2015 was an awesome use of mandala motifs, all put together to make an amazing summery afghan. It features 6 different large mandalas and and a mini motif to join them all together. If you missed it, you can still download the E-book and watch all the videos at this link: Stitch-Cation Afghan 2015
This is a list of some of my favorite Mandalas because of their uniqueness in design and color.
Pick one and play with color and change it to make it your own.
- Peace & Love – This is the one pictured above.
- Spoke Mandala
- Attic24 Mandala Wheel
- Dahlia Mandala
- North Sea Mandala
- Magic Spike Mandala
- Mandy’s Mandala
- The Blissful Mandala
- Mandala Pot Coaster
- Front Post Frenzy
- Bobby Flower Mandala
Be creative! 🙂 – Jeanne – The Crochet Crowd