Mandala making for Yarndale!

Hello everyone in blogland! This week I have been experimenting, frogging back and redoing … a lot!

It all started with Lucy from Attic 24  – oh how I love her happy posts. Inspiration leaps from the pages of her blog. Anyway, for Yarndale this year she decided to create a most beautiful mandala filled wall (you can see how many lovely peeps have already sent their mandalas in here). So I rose to the challenge!

I’ve painted mandalas before and this mandala was my inspiration and always reminds me of my little island home.


I think of sea and sky and lighthouses when I look at this mandala (not sure why! – might be the colours) Here’s our lighthouse – pretty huh?




Well I had an idea of what I was aiming for – although I do find that sometimes this is worse than having no clue! So off I merrily went – forming a circle from trebles ( no frogging required here!) then a smaller row of half trebles next (in the white) again no frogging required. Then came the tricky bit! I wanted something that resembled the waves in the painted mandala. Hmmm … lots of thought … and frogging later! …I managed to come up with a plan. A row of double crochet first, then four double trebles, three trebles, two half trebles and two doubles later my wave was formed. I’m not entirely sure that you can tell that it’s meant to be a wave – but hey – Imagination is the key!


I added a row of white double crochets to define and link together my waves. Then another tow of turquoise double crochets to form a ring around the original shape before ending with a white row of doubles and I was done … well nearly!


To really define the wave shape I sewed around the bottom of it with my white wool.


Then I sewed in all those pesky ends, blocked it and applied my pva glue to it as per Lucy’s instructions. Now all it is waiting for is a jiffy bag and off it will go to be added to the rest of them.




I have to say that it came out better than I thought it would! It makes me smile anyway!

All my energy over the last few days has gone into this so I hope Lucy likes it. I hope you like it too. If you fancy adding to the Mandala Goodness there are lots of instructions on the Attic24 block. (LoVe).

Until next time, I’ve discovered coloured text!



About Toadstool Tales

Hello, welcome to Toadstool Tales! I am a wife of a lovely man, mother of two who loves to be crafty! I love anything crocheted, vintage, with owls or shrooms. I am inspired by the outdoors and enjoy long walks or long cups of tea after the long walks!! I hope that you enjoy my Toadstool Tales!

6 responses to “Mandala making for Yarndale!

  1. Your mandala is very beautiful Emma 🙂 My mum draws and paints gorgeous mandalas. Mandalas are very special. x

  2. berriesandyarn

    Oh, how I love your blog! And the mandalas are great, aren´t they? Yours is going to make a lovely contribution!

  3. This is a beautiful mandala! I love the colours you have chosen, the project is all the more beautiful because it has a story and meaning! Chrissie x

  4. Thanks so much Chrissie. Loving yours back x

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