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April 26, 2014


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Daisy Jones

Wow they really, really are stunning!
But then your colours always are!!
well done for translating and the tips always help..
bestest daisy j xxx

Sue Webber

OOh! Great idea about the hoop! I've got one I picked up at and Op(charity) shop for 50cents! Now I know what I can do with it! I have yet to try a mandala, now I have an excuse :D

One Earlybird

LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOVE them. Can't wait to have a go. I'll have to do them in wool, maybe even a mandela inspired beanie/beret, yes.

Patchwork Fairy

They are both stunningly beautiful. Now I know whst to do with my new crochet cotton!


Gorgeous😄 lovely readin Simply crochet which arrived today. Happy hooking xx lots of love Joy xx


Dear Lucy
Please could you tell us what colours you are using for the Coastal Ripple blanket? I have been back and back through your archives and I can't find the blanket pack you mentioned with the coastal colours. It looks just perfect and I am desperate to get the yarn ordered and make one! Thank you as always for the inspiration and practical help -- I wouldn't be crocheting without you. Jan

Katherine, NZ

They are gorgeous! Love, love, love the colours. x


Wow, they are really stunning !!!


They're REALLY pretty - so colourful. They'd be lovely in sparkly white as huge Christmas decorations too. They'll look wonderful at Yarndale - just wish I knew if I was coming too!


You always have different ideas !!
You are suprising!
Other people makes round mandala, but You made star!! You always find the way to be different.
I always lime to stop in your blog
Miss xx


Simply stunning Lucy! You make me feel like I can truly make one myself! I can't wait to give it a go!

Susan House

They are beautiful ! I had already come across the Zooty Owl blog but as I'm still learning to crochet I thought it was perhaps a little ambitious for me , having now read your blog with all your advice I think I will give it a go !!! Your work inspired me to try & learn to crochet after being a knitter for many years. I have just completed my first granny squares blanket which I'm quite proud of !!! Thank you for all your beautiful work.

Jody Herbert

They look amazing! I love them and love all those gorgeous colours!


It's lovely and will be perfect for a dream catcher.
P.S. I really, really, really, really, want your shoes. So nicely polished too.

Lynda M Otvos

Yes, I can see them overhead, twirling in the breeze, welcoming all who venture to see Yarndale. Incredibly inventive and on a size scale that impresses. Happy Weekend and Blessed New Yarn.


Wow! They are quite spectacular! I am so delighted that you like my pattern! (What amazing definition the cotton gives - I am going to have to order some from Deramores!)

Cindy Kane

Maybe one on each side of hoop, you can wrap the hoop with yarn before attaching.


I saw Zelna's pattern on FB and pinned it to do later, you have done the pattern proud Lucy it's lovely. I use your method too for pattern reading, it simplifies it and makes it easier to follow. I find graphs easier though. I see that Zelna has another mandala pattern out too. I love them but being a very practical person I don't like making something unless there is a use for it. If you would like any help with the mandala making for Yarndale do give a shout, it would satisfy my wanta make mandala yearnings :) xx


Gosh, they're really beautiful. I haven't tried making any mandalas, they seemed too complex for my skills, but lately I'm seeing more and more of them which I think I could handle if I tried. Thanks for sharing this one. Your Yarndale vision sounds amazing.


I can picture it! Wowwweeee.


Wow- just love the colours.
I haven't the skill to attempt yet, plodding on with your raindrops cushion cover.
Thanks as always Lucy x


I had that same feeling when I found this pattern! and like you totally enjoyed the indulgent colour play. your completed mandalas are gorgeous. I made mine with 4 ply cotton and a 3.00 hook and it ended up 40(ish)cm across

Sigi G

Wow - they are both so beautiful! I always love your posts - still hoping to make your bread - soon!

Angela-Southern USA

Beauties!!! I spied these on Facebook, and had to make one straight away as well. Their like snowflakes no two are alike but equally beautiful. Your shorter version of the pattern reminds me of tatting instructions, short and to the point. :) I've had an idea bouncing around in my head for awhile, of decorating an old bicycle for the flower garden, so I've been collecting the parts, baskets, to fill with flowers and do some yarn bombing as well. I found the bike today at a flea market (which I'll paint aqua first). Of course these mandalas came to mind right off for wheel covers. lol I look forward to seeing what you do with Yarndale this yard (even if it's from afar.)Happy hooky plans!

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