Saturday, June 29, 2013


Last night was dark and rainy so what better to do than drink some Smirnoff ice and crochet a mandala!

 The pattern is from issue 4 of Simply Crochet Magazine (my favorite mag by the way). 

     It looked so cute and  I was craving something simple, fast, and all for me. Originally I was going to be daring and make the petals in bright yellow, but I chickened out and used my favorite light blue. For those who are wondering the yarn is just leftover worsted weight acrylic.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!


  1. I've seen it, one day I WILL make it! Well done its fabulous! :) x

  2. I have been thinking a lot about Mandaas of late. I am wondering if they all stem from the mandalas used for assisting meditation. I wonder if you know or maybe hook them with that idea in mind. Yours is very beautiful.
    Kindest regards linda

  3. I love your mandala! Crocheting them constitutes a "moving meditation", I wish I could make one a week! Chrissie x

  4. Love the pretty colours you have used.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. Never in my life have I tasted Smirnoff ice. I can't even imagine what it looks like. Sounds adventurous though!

    Your mandala looks cute, first new piece for your new house?

    Perhaps you can make a quilt as well. In that case you can have a look a my give away: two packages of fabrics:

    (celebrating the 6 month's birthday of my blog)

  6. Your mandala is lovely- the pastel colours you've chosen are do pretty. I love Simply Crochet too, but find it so hard to get hold of- hardly anywhere seems to stock it.


  7. It's adorable and I love the colours x

  8. You chose a lovely pastel combination for your Mandala. I like me some Smirnoff Ice,too. I'm also quite partial to Bacardi Breezers. What the heck! I just like alcohol

  9. Lovely!! Love the Smirnoff ice idea ;) Have tried to see about ordering the Simply Crochet issue #4 to Canada but it is unbelievably expensive for shipping. I was hoping to make this wonderful mandala for my daugther's room. I will search around online for a similar pattern. Have a great weekend!

  10. Hi,
    I found the designer that created the pattern for issue 4. Her blog is called A Creative Being found at this link


  11. So pretty, I love the colors!

  12. I love Smirnoff Ice, it is soooo refreshing! Hmmm you are giving me an idea. Your mandala is very pretty, I just finished one as well, such a calming thing to hook!

  13. Hi , I love your blog always has nice things here, hugs ...

  14. Beautiful pastels! I am actually trying my hand at making a mandala for the very first time so I do hope it will turn out as nice as yours.


    my giveaway is now open!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  15. Lovely! Simply Crochet is my fave mag as well at the moment.