Crazy May Mandala by Heidi Heinrichs, Taina Tauschi

Crazy May Mandala

May 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
142 - 219 yards (130 - 200 m)
One size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

CrAzY WeeKeNd Cal

You know the feeling when things suddenly start to happen. The 1st of May weekend, in self isolation, you just casually throw an idea to your crochet friend of designing something together - a Mandala maybe? And a few minutes later you get pictures on your mobile: A start of a mandala and pattern explanation how to make the first two rounds sent with text: “Here we go! Your turn, two rounds, please, I’m waiting!”

This is how this design started and here is the result. We named it after this crazy time we are living in and it’s called CrAzY MaY Mandala. We learned a lot in making this. Not only could we practice our skills in writing a pattern in English, but also appreciate crochet friendship and also gain great confidence from giving and receiving recognition when working together.

We took a step towards the new normal. As much as we long for the social contact face to face, our crochet friends, knit cafés, etc., we can still gather and make things together - even designs - virtually!

We are quite proud of our creation and we’d love to spread the joy and share the pattern with you. Do you have scrap yarn? Do you have a crochet hook? Are you familiar with crocheting in US terms? If you are an adventurous beginner, join us in a free Weekend CAL!

We are hosting the CAL 15-17th May 2020. We would love to follow your progress on Instagram. You can share your pictures here #crazyweekendcal #crazyweekendmandala #crazymaymandala

With Love,
Heidi and Taina

The pattern is for personal use only.

CMM CAL time table, Finnish time UTC/GMT +3 hours:
Friday 15th of May 6 o’clock pm when the first part will be released. The two following parts will be released on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th no later than 9 o’clock am.

Thank you all who joined us in the CAL!