Mandala-Madness-Square-up-V4.pdf. Mandala Madness CAL 2016 - Crystals & CrochetCrystals & Crochet. The CAL ran from 17th March to 14th July, and though it is now finished, the posts and all the downloads will remain here indefinitely, and will remain free.
On this page you will find all the posts about the cal. Including the introduction listing all the details, and each weekly part. Mandala Madness Part 14 - Crystals & Crochet. Did you ever play hop scotch as a kid?
Well this week you are going to be hopping up and down, so make sure you jump to the right round! Are you ready for a workout? Ok so it's not as bad as it sounds, but as Esther always says "keep your wits about you". Your work will be wobbly again this week...never fear it is all part of the madness. Some of you have asked how I came up with this design, or what my process is when designing, so I have written a post all about The Method in My Madness, it may give you an idea of how my mind works. Having said that. . . . ♥ Please remember this is my design and is covered by copyright law. . ♥ If you haven't read the introduction post, then please find it here. . ♥ It is worth book marking the main Mandala Madness page as it will contain all the posts about the project and each weekly part. ♥ You may also like to add this CAL to your Ravelry Queue. ♥ I also have a group on Ravelry, which covers all of my designs.
. ♥ Thanks to Natalie for the Russian Video Tutorial. Mandala Madness Part 8 - Crystals & Crochet. “Mary , Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow…with silver bells and cockle shells…..”
This week our flowers continue to bloom, and take on a shell like quality. From a very young age, I have always been fascinated by nature, and even now, whenever I am on a beach, I will search for shells. I can get lost in the wonder of the patterns created by Mother Nature, in shells, flowers, rocks. The beauty of the world around us is truly astonishing, if we just take the time to stop and be present in the moment. Crochet teaches us many things, humility, patience, grace, but above all it teaches us mindfulness. I have a saying that I use often when teaching “where ever you are, BE there”. And this is one of the weeks that you need to be totally “there” with your work. Take your time, use stitch markers, check your stitch count on each repeat.
. ♥ Please remember this is my design and is covered by copyright law. . ♥ If you haven't read the introduction post, then please find it here. Abbreviations. Video Tutorial Mandala Madness week 4. Are you all excited for part 4 of Mandala Madness CAL?
This is the first surprise part of the CAL designed by Helen Shrimpton. You can find the original, written pattern with many translations on Helen’s blog. This week we are making lots of popcorns to decorate our star. All videos for Mandala Madness are available through my YouTube channel and on my blog grouped on this dedicated video page. In the video for week 4 I show you how to increase the star we made in part 3 and how to decorate it with popcorn stitches.
I use two Scheepjes yarns for my mandala; Scheepjes Sunkissed and Scheepjes Cotton 8 with a 3mm (D-3) hook. I hope to see you next week for part 5. Mandala Madness Part 4 - Crystals & Crochet. This week we change shape again, this time into an octagon.
The octagon symbolises balance between the material, and the spiritual, between heart and mind. It is also thought to represent a vehicle for the advent of good health and good fortune. So I wish each and every one of you a mind that is peaceful, a heart that is full of love, and health and good fortune always. ♥ This may look like a relatively easy week! I am aware that some of you have been wondering if you will be able to stop, round off, or square up at any point... this would be a good stopping point for a smaller piece. . ♥ Please remember this is my design and is covered by copyright law. . ♥ If you haven't read the introduction post, then please find it here. . ♥ It is worth book marking the main Mandala Madness page as it will contain all the posts about the project and each weekly part. ♥ You may also like to add this CAL to your Ravelry Queue. ♥ I have also started a group on Ravelry, which covers all of my designs. 30. 31. Introducing Mandala Madness CAL - Crystals & Crochet.
When Kimberly Slifer of the Official CCC Social Group on face book asked me to design a blanket/afghan for a CAL (crochet a-long) project for next year, I was, honoured, excited, chuffed to bits.... you get the idea!
The ideas that went spinning through my head were crazy. But I knew it had to be something very special, and so the idea of a HUGE Mandala started to form in my mind. As I started to work on the design I kept saying to myself "this is madness"... and so the name... Mandala Madness And after the sneaky peek we showed you all earlier in December I have just been getting more and more excited, like a four year old waiting to go see Santa. ♥ So what exactly is a Mandala?
The easiest way to understand a Mandala is to think of it as a symbolic representation of the universe, often sacred, based on a circle. Creating a group Mandala is a unifying experience in which people can express themselves individually within a unified structure. There are many uses for a Mandala. Merino Soft.