First blog post of the new year! And what better way to kick off the new year than with a new mandala pattern? I've never been one for New Year's resolutions (too much expectation, too little follow through), but I do like to use the flip of the calendar page as a time for reflection. Designing and crocheting mandalas is as meditative an activity as any for me, and creates the perfect space for mindful reflection. At least when I'm not cursing the fact that I'm off on a stitch count.
I hooked up a version of this African Flower Mandala months ago without ever having written down the pattern. A freezing cold day and (mostly) completed chores were enough of an impetus to make another one last weekend.