surprisingly despite the title of this post, I'm beginning by sharing a very square blanket I made in 2009.
THIS is a picture of it back then.
It was made back in the days when I hadn't started my blog.
This Blanket was crocheted for my youngest son....who was Six at the time and it was only the second full sized blanket I had made ( THIS was the first) ..........
Youngest chose the colours, at the time his favourite colour was Yellow and being a small person, he didn't need a big blanket.
As he grew I made it a bit bigger to allow it to fit nicely across the foot of his bed, where it still stays.
Also around this time I first discovered ATTIC 24 and THIS project was one that really captivated me.
I remember....... after weeks of looking........ the joy of finding a small round stool in our local charity shop.
Now I could have a go at my own stool cover.
I decided to make it for youngest's room as it was a child's stool , and I used the same colours as he had chosen for his blanket............................
It turned out better than I had dared hope.
I just made up this collection of various stitches as I went . The most unusual of which is the puff stitch...........I think I must have learnt it for another project.........
I love the red bobble stitches around the edge..............
I remember being asked for the pattern via my Flickr comments HERE , but I really couldn't work out how I did it at the time .
Fast forward five years, and my crochet knowledge is much better. Simply by looking at this lovely pattern I could pretty accurately work out all the stitches and spaces needed.............
So I wondered if I should try and make a Mandala using this pattern. What do you think?
I do hope you think it's a good idea because I've already done it :0)
Well, I've tweaked it a bit to scale down the design and make it more Mandala-like. But the pattern is very similar and of course , this time I'm doing a detailed photo tutorial to share with all you lovelies.
There are so many gorgeous Mandala patterns already available for free on the internet, but I think there's always room for another ....and anyway, these days I'm a blogger and that's what we do .....share.
I've taken the photos, written down the pattern and I'm planning to write the tutorial this weekend, then there will be a little Bunny Mummy Mandala Ta-Dah :0)
I do hope you will pop back and see my latest creation.