weekly mandala – week 16: overlay mandala

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Hello! :)

This week’s mandala is an obvious choice for me; my craft space has been overtaken by overlay mandalas because of the CAL, and since I have been busy making those I thought I would showcase the first one I finished.

My yarn colour choice (Drops Paris cotton yarn):

My mandala:

And this is how the back looks on overlay mandalas:
Cool huh? On this side you can really see what colours I used in each round, where they are obscured by other rounds on the front.

Close-up of the stitches:

The mandala came out really big; around 37cms/14,5″ in diameter! I have to press/block this one because it ruffles a little.

Because this one came out so large, I am making another one with thin cotton yarn from Catania, Limone and Phildar, using a 2,5mm hook. Definitely a first for me, working with such a small hook size! But the stitches come out looking so delicate and tiny, I love the look of it all. I really want to make more items with those brands of cotton!

For those of you who are wondering: you can still join the CAL to make this mandala. Just click here and leave a comment. I’ll then forward your info to the designer who will contact you with a discount coupon to purchase the pattern.


ps Click here to see all the mandalas I’ve made so far! 

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  1. just Amazing !!!
    loved it !!

  2. These colors are so pretty! I really like the back of it too, I couldn’t stop checking the back of mine out while I was crocheting it. Mine turned out to be 17″ in diameter! I’m going to make it a pillow :)

    • That’s a good idea Casey! Wowsers – 17″! I just saw it in the Flickr pool and I think it will make a great pillow :) Are you making a second one?

  3. Very beautiful! I love the colors!
    Your blog is so cute.
    Have a blessed day!


  4. Perfect Spring colours – so pretty! Thanks for sharing, Chris x

  5. it’s amazing! and I love the colorway ,too!!! ♥

  6. It’s so beautiful, wink!

  7. This went quick. I haven’t even started yet. :-)

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  9. SO incredible beautiful!

  10. These are so beautiful ..I love all the colors..I want one…