It’s been too hot to work here in the Philippines the past few weeks. Last night after the whole day of scorching hot weather come the heavy rain which feels like a typhoon! How crazy is our weather? I’ve also been busy making orders from my gigs. The kids are all here too because they are on school vacation. Please bear with me as I will definitely slacked more on my posting. It’s really hard to be a stay at home mom, and at the same time trying to work. But this is better than working my ass off from 8-5, loose my time in heavy traffic commuting.
My today’s share is another pattern review and testing for another crochet mandala for a different designer. I’ have been lucky to have been chosen again from all the eager crochet pattern testers. This crochet mandala is design by Ms. Sandra Eng a.k.a. @mobiusgirl. She has just started blogging too about her crochet works and share her design in her website. You can find her on Instagram to see more of her beautiful works photos and free patterns!
Ms. Sandra is a psychologist by day and crocheter for almost 8 years already. She believes crafting and exercising creativity has a therapeutic benefits to every person. And I think It’s true, base on my experience too!
Now I present to you “Puffs on Parade Mandala” by Mobiusgirl. This mandala is made up of 13 rounds. Could be played on a lot of colors for every rounds. I used 4 colors on mine; Black, White, Yellow and Blue. Pattern advise 4.5 mm hook and worsted weight cotton yarn. Yields about 16.5 inches in diameter for this hook and yarn.
For my testing, I used 3-ply mercerized cotton yarns and IMIA size 9 (0.85mm) crochet hook for this mandala. It only yields around 7.5 inches in diameter. I just love small things! But of course it could be made as big as the maker wants depending on hook size and yarn type that they like. The pattern rounds is mainly composed of puff stitches thus the name puffs on parade I assume :p. The pattern is so easy like making single crochets in a perfect circle only you don’t use single crochets but the puff stitches!
Thanks again to Ms. Sandra for letting me test her lovely pattern. I love the picot stitches she used as edging on this design! It’s not only pretty, but also easy to make.
I hope you all liked it! I’d probably use it to something I can use within the house or perhaps put something to make it like a dream catcher! But for now, it serves me as a plate coaster mat as I am usually eating on my working table most of the time.
I really enjoyed pattern testing and reviewing this design. I really hope I could get to test patterns more from other crochet designer. I also joined a group in Ravelry where members get the chance to be a pattern tester. I hope I could be one of them soon! You’ll know!
Thank you all for your time, and see you in my next post!
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