My latest adventure in Operation Use Up Yarn was to stitch up this “Summer Mandala” pattern by Annie’s Design Crochet.
Her pattern is more colorful than mine, but that’s ok. My rules were: use up yarn , use coordinating colors , and use same weighted yarn . I did not have enough of the pink (acrylic) or white (cotton) to do a two toned mandala as I had hoped. Then, I found almost a full skein of the Sugar and Cream blue cotton, so I finished with that. reminds me of a muted Americana theme.
It is larger than the one she made, and I didn’t like how she attached it, so I had to figure that out on my own. I didn’t think I had a large enough hoop,but then realized I had a quilting hoop in my stash that had been sitting there, and luckily that was just the right size! I also knew I didn’t want to use both pieces, of the hoop. This mandala point to point is 16".
Here it is outside!
I took about 6" of yarn, tied it around the hoop, then I attached it between the “v” of the middle DC in the 2nd to last row, and did some more tying to attach it. I like how you can’t see the ties when you look at it from the front!
(I made an error somewhere when I was crocheting, and ended up short a V-stitch, which caused a slight pattern change on the last two rounds, but it’s such a busy piece and unless you know to look for it, you won’t notice the error, so I didn’t try to fix it. Also, I’m lazy.)
This was fun to make! I think I’ll do more. I have a lot of thinner yarn that would be gorgeous as a single color that would work in smaller hoops.
Thanks for looking!