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What is Mandala Crochet?

I have been facinated by mandala crochet for quite some time now, so I thought I would delve into the tradition and learn a little more about it.

The word mandala actually means circle. According to Wikipedia, “mandalas often exhibit radial balance.”

Mandala’s aren’t always crocheted, but give a creative artist some colorful yarn and a hook and they can be beautiful.  I think this is the first picture I ever came across of crocheted mandalas. Aren’t they beautiful?

 

 

Can you imagine how much time went into each one of those?

There is also a crochet technique that you can use to create a gorgeous, colorful mandalas. It’s called crochet overlay.

 

 

OH MY WORD!!!  That is gorgeous!  Don’t you agree?

What do you think?  Too much work?  Or totally worth the effort?



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