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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunburst Mandala Cushion CAL

The pattern is now available from Ravelry

Download it from here :// for the small cost of AUS$4

You will receive part 1 of the pattern

Every week after, for 5 weeks, it will be updated to add the next part. By the end of the CAL you will have all 5 parts

Feel free to ask me any questions here, or on the Facebook group where it is hosted:

Have fun

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sunburst Mandala Cushion CAL intro

The CAL will start on the 10th of November

There will be 5 parts to the pattern, a new part released each week. You can crochet along with others, or at your own pace

On the 9th of November you will be able to buy the pattern from Ravelry. There will be another part added each week, and you can also download that. You will get a message that an update has been added

The first part will be released on the 10th of November (Australian time), this may still be 9th November for some of you

Part 2 will be released on the 17th of November (Australian time)

Part 3 will be released on the 24th of November (Australian time)

Part 4 will be released on the 1st of December (Australian time)

Part 5 will be released on the 8th of December (Australian time)

The CAL will be hosted by

The pattern will be available from Ravelry from the 9th November

The pattern will be discounted to AUS$4 during the CAL (that's even less in American dollars).

Or make a donation of your choice

Things you'll need

You'll need to buy the pattern from Ravelry, or make a donation, and message me

You will need some stitch markers (this type is my favourite type)


You will need a 3 mm hook,or the size hook needed for a gauge of 5 rounds of pattern = 1.6 inches (4 cm).   You will also need a 3.5 mm hook

You will need 150 - 200 grams of each colour of 8 ply yarn (DK)

You will need 4 colours. eg, white, pale yellow, medium yellow, and dark yellow

You can use any colours you like, though.  Here's some colour inspiration

If you want to do it in yellow, like my original, some good yarn choices are:

Yatsal Knitting Yarn 8 ply 100g
Golden yellow W048
Yellow W110
Lemon W109
White W039

Paintbox yarns  DK/8 ply
Buttercup yellow 222
Mustard yellow  223
Neon yellow   258

Scheepjes catona  DK/8 ply
100 Lemon Chiffon
280 Lemon
208 Yellow Gold

I've also begun making it in blues

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sunburst Mandala Cushion colour play

I originally designed the Sunburst Mandala Cushion to be yellow. Like a burst of sunlight. 

But you can make it any colour you like

I've played with an editing program to give you some ideas of colours you could use

Want to make this?

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sunburst Mandala Cushion

I wanted to create a burst of sunlight

Then I found this image

I played with crochet stitches and designs, over and over again

Eventually, I came up with this design

But I prefer something useful. So I decided to make it into a cushion

I could have made it into a round cushion like this. But I decided to play some more. I'll turn it into a square

I wanted to try something different to square it off. And I wanted to incorporate the border again, I really liked the way that turned out

So eventually I came up with this cushion 

And now for the back. Do I just do a fabric back?  No. I wanted more crochet. But I also want to do something that will match..... But not the same ..... 

Finally I came up with this

Worked as a square, but still using some overlay stitches

And still the suggestion of rays of the sun

Want to make this?

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