Crochet mandalas

Dolece and Gabbana Spring Summer 2019
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Christine drew our attention to a wonderful Dolce and Gabbana dress featured in their Spring/Summer collection 2019. On the video it comes up at 12.27 but the parade itself is worth a watch because it is full of colour, texture, movement and interesting uses of textiles.  In a photo it looks like they have printed mandala onto fabric but in real life you can see the mandala are made of sequins. It is great to see crochet inspiring fashion houses like D&G. Still images of this parade are on the Vogue site

In crochet circles mandala are ever popular. They are colourful. They are interesting to make and they can be as big or as small as you want them to be so they have lots of uses and make a good visual impact because they are so vibrant and have texture.

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Sheep mobile

crochet sheepMargaret is having lovely fun crocheting little sheep for a sheep mobile for a baby. The turquoise one looks like the Mr. Men character Mr. Daydream. It is going to be lovely when it is finished and any baby would enjoy seeing the little sheep spinning gently in their room .

There are some good instructions for crochet sheep on kerriscrochet.

Crochet blanket

Homemade blankets always seem to find an owner and a home. They are always in use. Homepsun ones are particularly warm and then are totally original. We all liked Karin’s homespun crochet blanket because of the visual effect and the colours. Homespun loves being crocheted. You can make blankets from crochet afghans but his one is a once piece blanket and it looks lovely.

There are some good, free crochet blanket patterns on Favecrafts.