Sunday, October 10, 2010

Color Me Happy!

My First Granny Mandala

Goodness...but I love C.O.L.O.R!!!!

I'm a sucker for trying something new.

I saw this granny pattern on Alice's Crochet With Raymond (here) blog and decided to give her

  Granny Mandala

pattern (here) a try.

This is my first effort.  I must admit I had to fan it out to get it to lay this flat - I don't think I made any mistakes but...who knows... maybe I did.  I love all the colors I used - none are repeated.  I just grabbed from my stash of left over Simply Soft yarn.

Per Wikipedia:  In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the Universe from the human perspective.

Shell Edging

Circles of Color!

Half Moon

Quarter Moon

A 4th of Happy!

It's A Happy Face!

Add some color into your life!

It will make you smile.

Trust me it will!

Please join Mary at The Little Red House (here) for Mosaic Monday fun!

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  1. Aren't these fun. After getting mine from Pammy and seeing your's you know I'm going to head to the stast box and give one a try. Love your color choices.

    Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend.

    Kate xoxoxoox

  2. Yes I've seen them on Alices site. They sure have become popular!
    You've made an excellent job Sandy,
    and thanks for your lovely comments!
    Hugs Suex

  3. I was thinking of making one of these for a small table I have. Yours are very pretty. xxx

  4. Sandy I really do think you have a way with color this is fantastic.

  5. WOW! WOW! WOW! Such an explosion of colour. It looks great. Ros

  6. Very pretty! I see why it wouldn't lay flat though. You were supposed to add more than one 3dc between increases as you get farther out. After the first two increase rows, it would be *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc)in next space, 3 dc in each of the next TWO spaces*, repeat between * all the way around. Then on the next row where you increase, it would be *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc)in next space, 3 dc in each of the next THREE spaces*, repeat between * all the way around.

    Hope that makes sense!

  7. Now that is very happy to be sure!

  8. Your title says it all!!! What fun

  9. Yep it is certainly colourful -- but how do you deal with all those ENDS ?

  10. Oh it's just Beautiful :)
    Well done!

  11. Hi Pammy Sue - I figured I goofed somewhere but I just wasn't sure where. I'll have to write down your instructions for the next ones. Thanks!!

    Hi Helsie - the ends weren't bad on this one just two for each row. I even waited to do them all at the end usually I do them as I go along. That's the price of doing grannies and changing colors.

    Thanks everyone for the sweet comments. You made my day!

  12. So colorful. I love mandalas and never thought about crocheting one. Thanks for link. I surely have enough yarn in my stash for this! YeeHaw!

  13. The colours are beautiful together!

  14. Ohhh, color makes me smile. Wonderful job on your mandala, which before now I had never heard of. Makes me want to try one. Thanks for the link!

  15. Nice shapes for your finished project. Colourful, but just right in my opinion.

  16. Hi Sandy! Oh, this is gorgeous! Love all of your colors too. Now, what are you going to do with it?
    It makes a beautiful mosaic.
    be a sweetie,

  17. Wow -- looks like you've got it down.

  18. OMG!! So pretty, you did a very good for your first time. Talented.

  19. What a wonderful mosaic!!! Well done!!!! Cathy

  20. Very pretty. Love the colours you chose.

  21. Just beautiful, I love all the colors.

  22. Hi Sandy,
    Your mandala turned out so pretty. The colors are so festive! Thanks for your sweet comment on my crochet!

  23. its completely fabulous! well done!
    I notice that i need to block mine in a big way because they are a bit ruffled, but when I've stretched it out and blocked them they're perfect!
    thank you for the kind link!
    Lovely sandy!!!

  24. Gorgeous festive and happy! Enjoy your week! ♥