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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Starflower Mandala

Late Friday night (so late it was in fact already Saturday!) my hands were too cramped to crochet anymore.   I  was sitting at my desk doodling with my colour pencils and koki pens (please do not laugh - it WAS really late!).


starflower mandala

I had a lightbulb moment - make the doodle into a crochet motif!   Grabbed a hook and a heap of yarn scraps and hooked up a very "rough" draft

starflower mandala

Yesterday morning, using my Stylecraft Special DK and a 3.50mm hook I started working on an improved version of the idea

starflower mandala

Lots and lots of stitches and a couple of movies later and it was done!

starflower mandala

17 Rows of colourful fun crochet!

Measuring 33cm in diameter!

The STARFLOWER MANDALA!

I scribbled the pattern as I went along - but it needs a LOT of tidying up.    Making a second mandala so that I can sort out the pattern and make a tutorial to share. 

24 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow is all I can say. That is absolutely gorgeous! You are so amazingly talented. Not only is the Mandela gorgeous, the drawing itself is fantastic. The colors you chose fit it well. Personally I can't wait for you to share the tutorial, because I will be the first in line to make it. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
    See you soon

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  2. So very beautiful. I would love to have the confidence to just go for it! Can't wait for the pattern. Love the blog. Emma x

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  3. Wow! Truly talented. To make a crochet mandala from a doodle, you are remarkable!!! :)

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  4. Oh, I love this mandala...and to think you did it from a doodle..sigh so pretty. :-) I found your site from a share the A Pattern A Day newsletter shared. Happy to find you.

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  5. I am very impressed !

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  6. One of the best patterns I've seen - well done! Yes please a pattern would be very much appreciated - pretty please ;-). Thank you for your lovely comments about my mandala colours.
    Amanda

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  7. Wow that is absolutely beautiful! How talented you are!

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  8. Beautiful and very colorful! I would love the pattern when you get it written out. :)

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  9. WOW!!!! I cannot wait for the tutorial. This is beyond beautiful....:)

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  10. Truly is beautiful .... you are so talented and I, like the other ladies here can't wait for your pattern/tutorial !!!! Thank you SO much for sharing !!!

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  11. wow!! indeed crochet yummieness!

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  12. Super! Very nice! Thank you!!!!

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  13. Es precioso, muchas gracias por compartir tus ideas. Me inspira a hacerlas....

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  14. Muchas gracias por compartir tus ideas provoca inspiraciĆ³n y ganas de hacer mas ganchillo

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  15. Love it-so gorgeous-can hardly wait for pattern/tutorial. Be sure to let us know

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    1. Thank you! Pattern is already available http://zootyowlcards.blogspot.com/2014/04/starflower-mandala-pattern.html. Please post some photos on my Zooty Owl Facebook page when you have made this!

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