I've noticed many people are crocheting mandala's. They are so beautiful and each one is so unique…. I LOVE IT!
I spent a few days looking through mandala crochet patterns. After deciding to go with a free crochet pattern for my first mandala experience, I chose this stunning design by Look At What I Made called “Sophie's Mandala“.
I am VERY impressed with the pattern instructions. The designer did an amazing job with writing each step clear and even included step by step photos for each round! As a designer, I know how much time that can take… and she definitely put her heart into this design.
I did not have any issues or confusion while following the pattern. None!! 😀
When choosing my colors, I wanted to mix up warm and cool colors. I knew when I got to the front post stitches, that I wanted to keep them with either warm or cool colors… I decided on warm. I didn't want to mix it up too much on those rounds because I wanted to front post stitches to have an extra pop.
I used medium/worsted weight yarns and a 4.25 mm crochet hook. My finished piece measures around 22 inches long.
It took me 3 days to complete my mandala. I probably could have finished it in one day of constant crochet, but decided to go hikes, clean, cook, and be a mom. 😉
I highly recommend The Sophie's Mandala to any beginner or experienced hooker who wants to make a beautiful and stunning crochet piece.
I plan to put this on some nice wood and hang it on the wall. I will treasure my first mandala for the rest of my life. Not only am I pleased with the outcome, but I am inspired to attempt designing my own. Thank you so much, Look What At What I Made, for sharing your creative mind with us all!