I only know because Eleonora of Coastal Crochet has written a wonderful blog post about it.
So, although I have not made a new piece especially, I thought I would join in with my mandala that I made in July 2019 especially to hang up outside.
It was hanging on my garage wall opposite my front door last year, but this year I put it on one of the posts that supports my espalier pears as a sort of rainbow homage to all our carers during this time of Covid19. It now faces the road.
One of my (possibly short-sighted) neighbours asked me why I had hung a dartboard on my fence!
It went up in April
and sits beside the bug hotel
which is decaying nicely.
The bug hotel (there since 2013) is usually hidden from view, but I cut back the shrubs surrounding it in the hope that the forsythia and golden privet will bulk up as they regrow. You can see it from the other side in this post.
The mandala pattern is called Tuuli, by Zoya Matyushenko, made with Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook and attached to a 70cm metal ring.
Have you ever done any Yarn Bombing?
If you fancy joining in, you can tag your bomb on Instagram, #worldyarnbombingday2020
Just a little bit obsessed with making mandalas at the moment and I am thinking about hanging this one outside on the wall of my garage to see how it is affected by the weather before making more.
I would really love to paint the outside of my house in bright zany colours, like Katwise, but my neighbours would ……. well you can imagine! So the next best thing might be to cover my house in crocheted mandalas
This one is in Stylecraft Special DK made with a 4.5mm hook and attached to a 70cm coated metal ring which I got from Dannells. I’m on the look out for larger hoops but so far have not found any in the UK. I might have to use some Hoola Hoops.
It is sewn onto the hoop with the same yarn
This pattern and yarn combination would stretch to a 1m hoop I think, if the edges did not cover the frame.
The pattern, Tuuli, is a free pattern by Zoya Matyushenko and I think it is my favourite of her designs. I have made it before in cotton thread, for Little Miss M, and one for myself.
I am sure to make it again – next time in white.
Please let me know if you know where I can get large hoops, maybe wooden, preferably white or a natural wood colour.
Ever since making a dreamcatcher for Little Miss M, Another Birthday, Another Dreamcatcher, I have wanted a similar one for myself.
The design is Tuuli by Zoya Matyushenko.
I made this with Scheepjes Sugar Rush and Rico Essentials 2ply cotton yarn and a 2.5mm hook. Attaching it to a 50cm coated wire hoop from Glitterwitch.
If you make this design, don’t make the same mistake as me and make far too many loops and points on the final rounds – oops – when will I learn to constantly check the stitch count!
Here it is photographed against a turquoise background
Now to decide whether to hang it on the wall or dangling from the ceiling.