Sunday 28th August 2016

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I have been meaning to do a weekly wrap up for sometime and have never gotten my butt into gear. I don’t know whether to put it down to crocheting obsessively, being a mum and housewife or just because I’m so tired from not getting any sleep for about 7 months now (thanks Willybum).

I thought I’d share what I have done from the week, focusing solely on the crochet aspect of my life. Sooo here goes nothing.

This week’s post may have a little of last week’s too and seeing as it’s the first one, I think I can get away with it. Let me just say two words: MANDALA MADNESS!!!!!! The name certainly fits how I feel about crocheting this beautiful piece of art. I go mad because I want to drop absolutely everything and just keep going round after round, part after part. It for me, is nearly seriously addictive ;).

See, can you understand why I want to keep going and going? I just have to see what the next part is going to look like. This pattern is beautifully made! The direct link to the crochet-along or CAL is  There you will find all the information needed to begin and each part.  To make it even better, the lovely Esther from has made videos for every round!! So if you get a bit stuck, like I did or if you’re more of a visual person, then these videos are awesome!!! AND what’s even better.. yes it can get better, is that it doesn’t really matter whether you are a beginner or crochet addict, these videos will help.  Learning new stitches and techniques as you go. I didn’t think it were possible to have more stitches haha. Little did I know!!

As you can see in the above photo collage thingy, I am using six colours.  Stylecraft Special Dk is my weapon aka yarn of choice.  It’s my fave at the moment. And the amazing colours sound like a recipe, well almost… Plum, Boysenberry, Sage, Duck Egg, Parchment and Petrol.

Unfortunately I had to do a bit of frogging (undoing).. yes sad I know, but had to be done as I’d made a mistake 4 rounds back and it needed to be fixed in order to continue. So I highly recommend double counting as you go and definitely at the end of each round.

I also spent some time taking new photos for my Jolly Mandala pattern which I was meant to release this week, any guesses why I was so distracted? hehehe. Here’s what the Jolly Mandala looks like made in Stylecraft Special Dk too 🙂


Well that basically wraps up the week that was.. I am sure you’ll see more Mandala Madness photos in next week’s post. Because it’s all about crochet crochet crochet. Now I’d better go fold the mountain I call Mount Washdontfold. Yep, my very neglected clean clothes mountain.

Have a super week everyone. For the love of crochet, pick up a hook and give it a go xoxox

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