Hello! Hope you are all well and good today while reading my today’s post about crochet Mandala pattern testing and review.
I have been a lucky lady to be one of the testers for a crochet mandala pattern design. YAY! This crochet mandala was designed by the famous yarn bomber in Australia, Ms. Jane a.k.a. Queen Babs.
Ms. Jane started spreading her yarn creations around streets in Australia. This is in hope to spread awareness, lift people up, make them smile, and inspire them. Being a person with chronic illness herself for a long time, Ms. Jane uses crocheting as a crafts therapy. She shares tips and ideas that aims to encourage people to find happiness and spread kindness. You can find her at Instagram under @queen_babs to see more of her amazing works and yarn bombing ideas.
Now I present to you “Songlines Mandala” by Queen Babs. This mandala could be played with at least 3 colors of yarn. Of course in any of your favorite type of yarns too! It is a roughly 6 rounds mandala and is very simple to make! The pattern is easy and clear. I was even introduced to a new stitch – the spike stitch! (It is the white yarn part of the crochet mandala I made). Below is my finished mandala.
I used a 4ply acrylic yarns in white, red, pink, and yellow. Not my nicest of color combos but I love how it turned out! The only thing I regret with my color combo is that, I should have use a darker color yarn for my spikes so it could be seen more. The spikes detail added to its beauty. The pattern required a 4mm hook but I used 3mm as it is my favorite hook 😉 (hook size doesn’t really matter actually, hehe just as long as your yarn matches your hook size). Obviously I would get a smaller mandala than what Ms. Jane has made. Mine yields only as small as a regular glass coaster.
I enjoyed pattern testing and reviewing this design so much! I hope I could get to test patterns more from other crochet designer. been given a chance to is an amazing feeling and of course adds to your skill in crocheting as you are being taught in a way by reading the patterns and executing them. I am so amaze to learn new stitches and make them in actual to see closely how they look like. Maybe someday when I’m good enough, I could make my own crochet mandala design too!
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