Mandala necklace in African style



I am dying to show you my new finished crochet project. I posted a very modest sneak peeks last week. You could probably guess from the pictures it was about crocheted jewelry. But still I hope the mystery was kept safe, and today’s reveal will be a kind of surprise for you! So here it is! A mandala necklace.Crochet mandala necklace - by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

I have never been to Africa or Mexico, but every time I saw necklaces from these parts of the world, I was inspired so much! And wanted to create something like this myself. I am not sure which style my new necklace can be put to. But it probably doesn’t matter. I was longing for the sun, and spring. And while making all those tiny colorful circles, I was hoping my hard work will be seen. And you know what? The sun and warmth are back to Brno again!!
Crochet mandala necklace - by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

I used Catona yarn by Scheepjes to make this necklace. It is sport weight 100% cotton yarn and it is my favourite at the moment. Mostly because it suits the needs of overlay crochet in the best way (you can read my review HERE). Catona is available for purchase via Deramores* and Wool Warehouse* (both retailers ship yarn internationally), Paradise Fibers* (US) and also in Scheepjes local shops.
Crochet mandala necklace in African style - by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

I went for bright spring colours and mixed together shades 208, 395, 282, 388, 157, 162 with a tiny accent of 245. I also used wooden beads in two sizes and different colours – just what I could find in the local craft shop.

Crochet mandala necklace in African style - by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

The way this necklace looks is exactly the same as I was visualizing it in my head. This doesn’t happen too often, and thus I am double happy. It can be worn in a longer, or shorter way. And I also think that a version with only one big mandala will be very nice.
Crochet mandala necklace in African style - by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

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6 comments

  1. Your necklace is lovely. The wooden beads and circles are just what I was looking for to finish my summer purse. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. And now I really want to see your summer purse! :)

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  2. Wow Beautiful! I do see the african sun in it ;)
    By the way the picture you showing him is fabulous <3

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    1. Thank you very much! I was hoping to "transfer" the sunny feeling :)

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  3. it's beautiful and i think Africa when i look at it.

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