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?