Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Crochet mandala earrings

I've already told you about making mandala for Yarndale 2014 festival in my previous post. Crocheting mandalas is so pleasant and inspiring, that I decided to make a few more, but in a smaller size and create an earrings. At the same time I didn't want to send an envelope with a single mandala to Lucy, I wanted to put a little handmade present for her. I have been reading Lucy's Attic24 blog for several years already and I'm so thankful that she writes it, it's so cozy, colorful and inspiring, it's like a sunshine in blogland that warms hundreds of grateful readers. Thank you Lucy for what you do!

So that's how this two pairs of crochet mandala earrings appeared. I used the pattern for cup coasters from here - it's a reworked crochet circle motif pattern from 1893 and it reminds a flower a little bit.
First pair of earrings is mono-color - in gorgeous blue.

And another one is in a combination of grey, purple, light blue and darker blue. I adore each of these colors. The colorful one of course goes to Lucy as she is the queen of colors :) and another one will stay in my crochet jewelry collection. Hope she will like it.

By the way, do try this cute easy pattern.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Crochet mandala for Yarndale 2014

Are you making mandala for Yarndale 2014?
I couldn't stay away from this beautiful event. After reading Lucy's post about mandalas and her great idea of mandala wall installation I was sure I'm participating. I took the box of my yarn leftovers, picked up the colors and choose the pattern. I've looked through a lot of inspiring colorful mandala patterns on pinterest, but I decided to stop on this one - it has like a wheel motif in the center and something floral.
I have to say that crocheting mandalas is very quick, easy and so addictive.
Do try making one or more.