Are you ready for a fun, new crochet challenge? Ok, so the mandala is nothing new – in fact, it is an ancient symbol found in Hinduism and Buddhism, as well as Indian, Middle Eastern, and African cultures used to represent the cosmos, the universe, and an enlightened mind, among other things. While the symbol is nothing new, this crochet pattern is definitely a new challenge for us!
We’ve seen quite a few mandala patterns for earrings, rugs, blankets, vests, and everything in between! They always look so complicated and intricate, but as you’ll see in the video below it’s all a matter of single, double, and triple crochets in a repeating, circular pattern. There’s really nothing overwhelming about this if you just take it one step at a time! The mandala in the video below was inspired by the Henna designs used in Indian cultures. These mandalas use lots of circles to show the connection between people and the universe. See how relaxing and peaceful this crochet pattern can be!