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

  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!!!!!

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

  4. Lindo!! Seu trabalho me inspira paz!

  5. Thank you! It is truly lovely 🌷.

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

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

  8. Will you ever make a 4th part that consist of making it square. It would also make a beautiful throw.


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