Have you ever had a moment where your work just flowed so easily out of you, your hands, your mouth, your body, that you just knew that you were doing the right thing? I did with this design and I just love it. I am so incredibly proud to publish this new crochet pattern, The Ripple Effect Mandala.
The Ripple Effect Mandala Crochet Pattern is perfect for someone wanting to dip their toes into the Mandala /Doily world of crochet. The stitches and repeats are simple, you will just need to know the back post stitches and where the third loop is on a Half Double Crochet.
Where can you get the pattern?
Crochet gives me a sense of purpose.
I have a bit of an obsession with hand dyed indie yarn at the moment, and this one is no exception. Ashley from Montana Crochet gifted me this gorgeous Lake Sherburn colourway. It is a fingering weight (3-4ply) superwash merino yarn, otherwise known as Sock yarn, or 4 ply for us Aussies!
I love it when I am designing and the yarn decides what it wants to be and this one was no exception. It spoke to me so clearly and this design came together with ease.
After being a stay at home Mum for 5 years, I have struggled with my sense of purpose and identity. Endless dishes and washing and nappies were leaving me depressed, flat and feeling worthless. Crocheting and designing my own patterns has given me such a feeling of ‘Yes, you are doing what you were put on this earth to do’.
But what do you do with all the mandalas or doilies?
These mandalas make great doilies for buffets, coffee tables, or hall tables or even turned into cushions. But I find that they look amazing when you mount them onto a hoop and hang them on the wall as art! Especially when you choose beautiful yarn, it deserves to be shown off, not hidden under a vase of flowers.
And trust me you will want to make sure you steam block this baby. It really helps the ripples pop up and the lacey sections open up beautifully.
I also had three wonderful testers go through this pattern and I just love that they all had different yarn choices. Here they are! Aren’t they lovely!
Happy Hooking and I hope to see your version. Share your progress using the #therippleeffectmandala over on Instagram!