About Me

  • Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x




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How do folks fix these to a wooden wall....am on a narrowboat.

I Trigonis

Thank you for sharing your beautiful mandala with us. I'm so eager to start making it.


I love your choice of colors they're so bright & cheery. I just recently started yo crochet again and love your mandala pattern. I've been stuck on granny squares which I love, but this is a lovely alternative. Thank you.


Are you still looking for people to send you Mandela's if so where are we suppose to send them to?


after 4 r 5 rounds flattness of mandala gets disturbed n it turns to cylindrical. how to avoid this problem. plz help me friends...

Kat :)


Just wanted to say thanks :) I started crochetting about 3 weeks ago and your blog has really helped me along! Just finished my mandala based off your pattern (I winged it a bit in the end to make it bigger)and it turned out so good I actually put it up in the hallway. :)
You can see what it looks like in this tweet: https://twitter.com/Kongering/status/490551645601017856

Taciana Simmons

I'm about to make the last row and I loooooove it.... As you said its addictive and I think I will have to make more than one....I will post mine in my blog tomorrow :) thanks for the absolutely gorgeous pattern :)


Hi Lucy! I came to a good idea how to use your mandala. It became a decoration of a baby mobile base. You can see how it has turned out at http://stayinspring.blogspot.com/2014/07/enough-of-rain-please.html (scroll down there). Thank you for sharing this pattern!

Aimee & Kira's Kustom Kreations

Hi Lucy!
We have just included you gorgeous work in our Mandala Madness pattern round-up! Beautiful work!

Tina B

Yes, I am hooked....my Mandala will be posted tomorrow, it is drying now as I get the envelope ready! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Cherie Chudyk

Just completed my first mandala, thanks so much for sharing the pattern, it'll be in the post to you very soon. Now just got to try all different colour combinations, what fun, love it! X

Anne Burniston

First Mandala wheel completed. Perfect, due to fabulous tutorial! Gigantic thank you! Will send it on to you. X


Thank you for inspiring me to crochet again after many years abstinence! Mandala on its way x

Mel Bridge

Hello Lucy! :) I am pretty new to crocheting but taught my two daughters (9 and 7) to do the basic stitch I knew yesterday. They are hooked and asked me for another pattern. I panicked slightly! I've always followed your patterns but being a busy mum I haven't bothered to sit and follow your tutorials. I wish I had sooner! My daughters and I sat together, laptop on my knee, they were either side of me and we copied your mandela design! We are on row 4 and they are so excited, they've gone out to play and have taken it out with them to teach their firends. They are all sat in the den doing it :) I've put it in my blog for today if you get a chance to have a look www.bridgesabridged.blogspot.com Thanks very much for the inspiration and the wonderful tutorial xx

Carol Ann Copp

Totally hooked!! Completed first Mandela - such fun. Love love love .....


You're a real artist! Your works are impressive. I'd like to make a granny crochet square blanket but I can't find the instructions. Did you write them somewhere on your site? And what size of crochet do you use?


You make it sound so do-able, I'm going to try! Thank you!


Lucy, you will have two mandalas coming from Phoenix, AZ. My friend and I will crochet away while we we attend the Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball game. It should be fun - it's "Elvis" night!

Samantha Macdonald

Fabulous!!! Just tried this, but went a bit wavy on round 8. Need to sort out the tension next time. This is the first crochet pattern I have ever managed to read so THANK YOU!!

Lis Harvey

Did Round 8 in my next mandala (!) deliberately making it looser and it seems to be a lot better.... :)

Lis Harvey

I'm wondering if there is a mistake in round 8 - it seems to be too tight?

Pnina Gantz

I love it and i will try to do it pnina

Phoebe Stevens

I've been trying and trying to make this, but mine doesn't sit flat. It just starts bending up after the 5th row! It ends up looking like a bowl! I'm using a size 4 hook, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm fairly new at crochet so any tips would be appreciated. I really want to make one of these! Can someone please help? my email is [email protected] if anyone has any tips. This pattern is so gorgeous!


I love the pattern, however I'm having a massive problem with crocheting these flat - they keep ending up bowl-shaped. Any advice?

Kate Maguire

Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful blog. You and Heather at little tin bird are my favourite blogs-I am currently at home recovering from breast cancer and both of you have cheered me up with your sunny outlook on life and the wonderful insights into your creative lives. I have always been a knitter but seeing the gorgeous things you create have been inspired to teach myself to crochet and I have finally cracked it! Only on granny squares and stripes but might give the mandala a whirl. Thanks once again. Kate. X :0)

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