Thursday, 31 March 2016

MANDALA Blue Skies Crochet Pattern

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Sacred Geometry in Mandalas

Mandalas are seen as sacred places which, by their very presence in the world, remind a viewer of the immanence of sanctity in the universe and its potential in himself.  It is a means to discover divinity by the realization that it resides within one's own self.

How fascinating is this explanation of mandalas?  I thought it would be nice to know a bit about the origins of mandalas whilst I was designing this crochet pattern of Blue Skies MANDALA, so I searched for an explanation and came up with this, absolutely amazing, if you would like to read more please visit the website I mention above.

The preparation of a mandala is an artistic endeavor, but at the same time it is an act of worship. In this form of worship concepts and form are created in which the deepest intuitions are crystallized and expressed as spiritual art. The design, which is usually meditated upon, is a continuum of spatial experiences, the essence of which precedes its existence, which means that the concept precedes the form. 

You could say that crochet mandalas are a spiritual art.  

Often I create my crochet pieces intuitively, and never know where it will lead me, it can take me ages to complete these creations, because basically I just go with the flow when the inspiration comes forth. And this Blue Skies MANDALA, is the perfect example, I started it way back in 2014, and then left it to rest because I wasn't sure what the next round would be or even what colour, so I left it until I could reconnect with my creative guidance.  Now it is complete, and I can share it with you.

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PATTERN DETAILS

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
SIZES:  Three (3) sizes - A = Small;  B = Medium;  C = Large
MEASUREMENTS:  Approx. A = 5.5in (14.5cm);  B = 9.5in (24.5cm);  C = 13in (33.5cm) 
YARN USED:  Debbie Bliss Cathay (discontinued) ● 50% Cotton  35% Viscose Microfibre 15% Silk ● 50g  109yd (100m) ● 
YARN SUBSTITUTE:  Any similar yarn and recommended hook
TENSION:  Not critical for this pattern
NOTIONS:  3mm hook, Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES:  Mandala is worked in the round.  Each round is completed before changing colour.  Instructions in this pattern are for one (1) mandala in three (3) sizes, using seven (7) colours.   This pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.

This pattern is available in USA American Crochet Terms.

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MANDALA Blue Skies Crochet Pattern
is available from my online stores

CRAFTSY      RAVELRY

Do come and have a play with the
MANDALA Blue Skies Crochet Pattern
use as many colours or as few as you dare!

Remember to explore my other mandala-style 
crochet patterns, as listed below

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Enjoy!
Ciao, ciao!


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