Mandala Dream Catcher by Naztazia
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Mandala Dream Catcher

Crochet
July 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
10.0 mm (N/P)
125 - 150 yards (114 - 137 m)
26 inch hula hoop
US
This pattern is available for free.

I’ve been doing a lot of community yarn bombing lately, and these mandalas - or - dream catchers - work great for that purpose. They also look really pretty indoors too.

Worked with a large crochet hook (9 or 10 mm) and worsted weight yarn - this causes the crochet work to be stretchy, which works great for inside of the hula hoop.

From a cost perspective, the hula hoops are $1 at the dollar store. And you need less than 50 yards of 3 different colors of yarn. Uses up your scrap ends nicely. Quite cost effective!

And if you know your basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, double crochet), you can work one of these up in an hour or less.

Technically there are two types shown here (they are just variations on a theme though) - an easier one and a more difficult one. If this is your first time, go with the green/blue/purple one first. Big thank you to the American Thread Company for your inspiring vintage doily patterns.

As always, I have a YouTube video here showing how to make this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMDJN-WgTsc&list=PL96...

Enjoy!

Donna Wolfe from Naztazia

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