Stitch your sun­shine

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“Af­ter such a long, cold win­ter, I was keen to em­brace the sunny pas­tel colours of spring in the design for this cro­chet man­dala. The cen­tral flo­ral mo­tif re­minds me of a ger­bera, which is one of my favourite flow­ers, and who doesn’t love a happy yel­low bor­der to brighten up a room?

The design is made up of a va­ri­ety of sim­ple cro­chet stitches to cre­ate the flo­ral and leafy design, and the blue round uses a spike stitch to add some tex­ture. I’ll be hang­ing mine from a beau­ti­ful rib­bon in my daugh­ter’s bed­room win­dow, which gets re­ally fab­u­lous sun­light when the sun ac­tu­ally shines!”

Lucy is a cro­chet de­signer and tech­ni­cal ed­i­tor, and mum to a feisty three-year-old and a soon-toar­rive lit­tle one. Find her on Insta @lucy­acroft.

Turn to page 99 for in­struc­tions on mak­ing your hoop. New to cro­chet? Head over to www. mol­liemakes.com for our ‘how to’ video tu­to­ri­als.

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