My lovely people, thank you all for your wishes for my little girl, she is doing fine and is finally rash free and itching free!! Yahooooo!!
There are times when you see something floating on the internet and know that you should get going on that...Such was the time when i wanted to do a crochet mandala. I looked and looked at many pretty colorful circles, vibrant blossoms and oh so pretty mandalas. But my mind would always come back to the Overlay Mandala by CAROcreated. Somehow nothing measured up to it, in color, in design and in the look of the overlay layers.. So i got myself a little present and purchased the pattern online!!
Mind you a spoiler here :: IT IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!!!
I found it to be a pattern for an experienced crocheter as you had to read charts and being good in maths is a plus point. Also you should know your FPs and crocheting in back loops very well. Else there will be no place to crochet the overlay layers. And frogging it when a mistake occurs only worsens the situation..
But all said and done, i ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ the pattern!!
It is the single most challenging bit of crochet i have ever done and i am very very proud of it :)
So are you ready for the colorful ta-daah..
Here it comes...
Overlay Mandala Ta-daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the back of the mandala, all threads weaved in.
Managed to catch a glimpse of the ever eluding sun-light..
My favourite part of the Mandala. Such color bursts!
Blocked it with steam iron and framed it and it is now sitting pretty and colorful on my living room wall :)
To make this Mandala Magic :
Pattern :: I purchased the pattern from HERE. The pattern is written very well with step by step pictures at every round. Charts and worded instructions are there for every round. I preferred the charts as i could not read a single sentence spanning 5-6 lines :)
Thread :: Used Anchor Knitting Cotton in shades of rainbow.
Hook :: 2.5mm (as suggested by the pattern)
Size :: 20 cms approx.
Time :: 3-4 hours of concentrated crochet, absolutely no distractions :)
Difficulty :: 3.5/5. Should know how to read crochet charts and being good at maths is helpful!
Me :: In love and planning another one with other color combinations v v soon :)
Hope you are having a colorful crafty time.
Take care and be good, be fun and keep well...