Stitch your sunshine
“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.
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