April Showers Mandala MAL (make-a-long). General Information



You asked and I heard you! April Showers Mandala make-a-long will begin next week here, on my blog. We will be making a crochet mandala with a mix of overlay crochet and cascade of lacy borders. Please, read details below.

April Showers Mandala was created for Simy’s Studio challenge. In April I designed a crocheted piece inspired by a digital illustration. After finished design was revealed I received huuuuuge number of messages asking for a pattern. And finally, here it is!

Make-a-long will consist of 3 parts (links will be added after each part is released):

Part 1 – May 10th, 2019 (central overlay medallion)
Part 2 – May 17th, 2019 (first lacy frame)
Part 3 – May 24th, 2019 (second lacy frame and border)

Each part will be published for free on my blog in English (US terms) and Dutch. And there is also a possibility to purchase a complete pdf file with all parts and photo-tutorial for a small fee on Ravelry and Esty. A nice option for those who doesn’t want to wait for 3 weeks to complete the mandala.

Buy a ready-to-print pdf with ALL parts (complete mandala pattern) HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

For April Showers Mandala you will need Sport/DK yarn in 5 colors, crochet hook (4mm), stitch markers and yarn needle to weave in ends, which will be not so many.
April Showers Mandala crochet make-a-long. General Information

I chose Stones Washed yarn by Scheepjes to recreate the colors of Simy’s original digital illustration.

My shades are: 801 Moon Stone (15g - 1 skein), 814 Crystal Quartz (45g – 1 skein), 805 Blue Apatite (30g – 1 skein), 813 Amazonite (75g – 2 skeins) and 802 Smokey Quartz (35g – 1 skein). All amounts are approximate, and if you gauge differs a lot, you might need more yarn.

Stone Washed yarn is available in local Scheepjes shops and via online retailers (affiliate links are marked with *. I might be compensated with a tiny amount if you make a purchase via these links while you will not pay anything extra):

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools*, Deramores* (all in UK with international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (US and Canada), Knotty House* (Canada)
April Showers Mandala crochet make-a-long. General Information

Finished mandala is approx. 70cm/27.5” large measured from point to point.

It can be used as a wall hanging, pillow decoration or table center piece. Laura Jackson, who was helping me with test, has a plan to turn this mandala into a pouf. And I am very curious to see how it will turn out!

That’s all for now and see you next week!

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9 comments

  1. It's beautiful. I love the colours you've chosen!

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  2. I am so excited! Thank you so much for hearing our requests. I have been entranced by the mandala since I saw it the first time and am thrilled that I get to make one of my own. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful design, can't wait to get started!

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  4. Lindo!! Seu trabalho me inspira paz!

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  5. Thank you! It is truly lovely 🌷.

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  6. I'm dying for my yarn to get here from wool warehouse to get here so I can start it!!!!!

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  7. ¡Maravilloso! Es una delicia disfrutar tus MAL, ¡BESOS!

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  8. Where did I see a different color combination? Any suggestions how to do them in pinks and plums?

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