I got a little bit addicted to crochet mandalas.
The second mandala I made, is the one that is known as the ‘Meu Mundo Craft Mandala’. I’m sure you have seen it on Facebook or Pinterest. The pattern can be found on the website of Meu Mundo Craft.
One of the most famous mandalas that is made according this pattern, is the one that is made by Amoraria Atelier:
It is not clear to me who is the original designer of this mandala, or who was the first one with the brilliant idea to make this doily (!) into a beautiful mandala. Yes, that’s right, the goal of the original pattern was to make a doily! The pattern is found in old crochet booklets in French, German and Spanish. Also some crocheters found out that their mom or grandma made the doily a long time ago. Years ago, this pattern was already popular! I think it is super awesome to see that an old pattern is hip and happening as a ‘pimped’, contemporary version.
First I didn’t want to start with this mandala, because you see it everywhere. But now I am member of a Facebook group that is especially for this pattern, and I really like to see all the different results that can come out of 1 pattern! All those beautiful colors and variances, I like it. So I finally made the decision to jump on the bandwagon and start. It’s a pretty pattern!
This is how I made the mandala:
- Yarn: Hobbii Cotton Kings Twirls Blue Sandstone (04)
- Hook: 2mm
- Diameter ring: 1 meter
The end result
Done! I had to frog a couple of rounds, due to little mistakes I made. I need to pay attention to each repetition to make sure I don’t make any mistakes, that will save a lot of time!
It was a challenge to get the right format. I had already a ring of 1 meter, but I did not make it with the pattern. I wanted to make the extra border that exists for this pattern, but I did not have enough yarn to complete it.
I am not sure what the diameter of the mandala was before I attached it to the ring, but I guess it was like 65-70 centimeters. I would in this case need a ring of 75-85 cm. I bought a ring of 80 centimers, but the mandala was way too loose in this ring. They unfortunately did not have 90cm rings at the store. But I really wanted to finish this mandala. So I decided to repeat the final row 3 times extra, to make it fit into the 1 meter ring.
It worked! It was very hard to attach the mandala to the ring, because it was really tight. I used pieces of yarn to attach it to the mandala, and then used single crochet around the ring. Every 7th single crochet I attached a part of the mandala. I used approximately 15 grams of yarn for the ring. In the end I had 20 grams left. I could have made an extra round with that!
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