Positivity Mandala Hoop
I always feel a sense of joy when I create mandalas, they are such uplifting and happy things to make. I decided to name this one the Positivity mandala, as it really did feel that way to me when I was designing it. I’ve made three so far and every time I’ve finished up the last stitch I have felt sooooo happy from all that colour and hooky goodness!
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I’m writing this pattern using UK crochet terms, as follows ::
sl st [slip stitch] :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch, then through the loop on your hook.
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Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr); work 1 tr into the same stitch (as shown above);
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