WIP Wednesday

Progress so far.

cotton crocheted mandala

I’m building the mandala back up again.

This free pattern is by Helen Shrimpton  (I have made a few alterations.)

 check out her website for this and so many other amazing patterns.

Below is what the mandala looked like when I decided to unpick the edge. I didn’t feel happy with the solid row of folded trebles followed by the semi-circles of dark turquoise, it seemed too heavy an edge. If I was going to use it as a tablecloth as originally intended, this edge would have been fine as not all of it would have been seen at once.

But now I’m thinking I would like to attach it to the painted canvas and hang it on the wall, so a softer edge will please me more. Crochet as art is something I’m getting a teeny bit excited about.

crocheted mandala


I unpicked about a week’s work – thank you to everyone who helped me make the decision. Once the decision was made it felt good to quickly undo it.

Experiment time: The Lime Juice (pale yellowy-green) still seemed too solid a linecrochet mandala

so I broke it up with some of the pale turquoise.

Mandala Madness edge

I’m much happier with it now and will add a row of white next and then there will be more decisions to be made about the final few rows.

The end is is sight!

Made with Scheepjes Bonbon cotton thread and a 2mm hook.

21 responses to “WIP Wednesday

  1. It’s all in the details and you have to look at it on the wall/table so I’m glad you’re finding a solution you’re happy with. Did I say it’s gorgeous, by the way, whatever you do with it?

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  2. Murtagh's Meadow

    It is a piece of art. Just love the colours 🙂

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  3. I’ve only ever painted mandalas. I’ve actually never seen one crocheted. Beautiful, well done.xx

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    • Funnily enough, I make mandalas on the beach, in the garden and draw and doodle them but I’ve never painted one – must put that right! Do you have a pictures of your mandalas. I popped over to your blog but could not find any, I love to see some.

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  4. I’m glad ripping it out paid off in you being happier:)

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  5. Laurie Graves

    Yes, a work of art! Show us when you hang it on the wall.

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  6. I really like the new edge, and I think white could be the perfect finish!

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  7. Hang it already!!! You’re overthinking it 😂

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  8. Lisa at Greenbow

    This is a work of art no matter what you do with it. Amazing.

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