The Crochet Crowd

Mandalas Free Crochet Patterns

Reading Time: < 1 minute Free Crochet Mandalas Patterns Most of the free crochet pattern mandalas are hot pads to give you a chance to learn the mandalas. We have one large afghan in a free pattern that has a video tutorial that crocheters seem to really love.

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Blocking Your Crochet Project

Reading Time: 2 minutes How to Block Your Crochet Project Some crochet projects after your complete them need to be blocked, meaning forced to take their proper shape with the help of water or steam. Manufacturers apply steam to the yarn as the final process to get it to puff up before balling it. It provides the thickness and […]

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Crochet Invisible Joins + Tutorial

Reading Time: 2 minutes Crochet Invisible Joins for Mandalas In crochet, after 30 years, I have come to accept that seamlines are a natural look to a project. It doesn’t mean I like it. I’m not OCD but my eyes jump to it directly on a project. Bugs me A LOT! However, just because I have come to accept […]

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What Are Mandalas?

Reading Time: 4 minutes What Are Mandalas Crochet Mandalas are very hot in trend at this time. We’ve seen major projects by designers really capture us crocheters with awe inspiring designs. They are incredible visually as well as provide skill building techniques that leave crocheters feeling really proud when they are finished. Crochet Modern Mandalas Book by Interweave This […]

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Crochet Sunrise Mandala Pattern

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sunrise Mandala In the Sunrise Mandala as part of lesson 4 for the Mandala Workshop, we are going to push our skills to another level of doing different stitches and a bit a of layering. The colour opportunities for this mandala are endless. Even just as a solid white or one colour would be okay […]

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Crochet Raised Twist Mandala Pattern

Reading Time: 2 minutes Crochet Raised Twist Mandala The Raised Twist Mandala is the next lesson of providing, even more, three-dimensional looks to your mandala. What you cannot see from the top angle is the amount of lift and dimensions that are in this mandala. Firstly, the tangerine round going to the centre of the motif appears to be […]

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Crochet Wheel Mandala + Tutorial

Reading Time: < 1 minute Crochet Wheel Mandala This is lesson 5 of the Crochet Mandala Workshop and today we are working on the Wheel Mandala that I designed. This workshop has been designed to go a step further in layers. Where layers overlap existing work to create visual eye candy. As you can see in the picture, the blue […]

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Crochet Shell Mandala Pattern

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shell Mandala The Shell Mandala is our lesson 3 for the Mandala Workshop. We are moving to the next level of introducing shells and throwing in a bit of pop at the end. In this pattern, unlike Lesson 2, we are going to be playing with what is called as shells. Shells are usually the […]

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Crochet Crossroads Mandala Pattern

Reading Time: < 1 minute Crochet Crossroads Mandala This is lesson 7 of the Crochet Mandala Workshop featuring my Crossroads Mandala. In this crochet mandala, we will have what appears as spokes but linked together around to give the visual appearance of outward bursts. Again, like the previous lessons, this will rely heavily on the idea of doing layers to […]

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