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Mandala Madness Part 18

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I am feeling a real mix of emotions.
Sad that this amazing journey has reached the end.
Humbled by the amazing response to my crazy design.
So proud of the amazing work you have all done.
Thrilled by all the love and support.


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And so we come to the end of the madness…well this madness anyway!
The pattern and the videos by Esther will remain available and free indefinitely.

Before we start on this final part I would like to say something…

I would like to say a HUGE thank you for the amazing love and support this crazy project has generated.

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and for the love the crochet community shares.

A huge hug and thank you to my amazing and awesome testers, Kay Crone and Terena Todd, I could not have done it with out you.

Thank you to Kimberley and the Official CCC group on Facebook for hosting my first CAL.

A MASSIVE thank you to Esther from for the awesome job she has done with the video tutorials, I know her voice has helped to keep some of you calm through the tough bits.

Another HUGE thank you to the amazing translation teams, who have worked so hard to help share the madness around the world and to the admin team of the CAL Crochet A-Long group on Facebook.

Thank you to Scheepjes for sponsoring this cal, by providing the yarn for my testers and me.

Thank you to the beautiful souls who help to moderate my Ravelry group.

Thank you to my Crochet Angels who sit on my shoulder and give me these crazy ideas!

But most of all…. THANK YOU to YOU for honouring me by making this Mandala Madness.

There are some extra photos right at the bottom of the page 🙂

Now back to business….

Once you are finished, I advise blocking your Mandala.

It is not easy with something so large, but the final result is worth it.

You can either wet block (spray with water) or steam block, the choice is yours.

I suggest starting in the middle, and gently push outwards to flatten and straighten any areas you need to, I pinned part 7, the 2nd lot of bobbles, the points of the star make it easy to get the shape.
Then pin again at part 12, another easy line to follow, and finally pin around the outer edge.
You should only need to gently push out the parts between the suns, to open up the clusters.
I used a tape measure and pined the end to the centre to make sure everything was even.
For the Stonewashed XL Mandala, I had to fold it in half, pin the 1st half, and then pin the 2nd half on top.


If you haven’t read the introduction post, then please find it here. You will find all the information on Yarn Packs, how much yarn you will need, hook sizes, the finished size of your blanket and all the resources available.

Mandala Madness part 18 is available as

 US terms Photo Tutorial -US terms written pattern – Video tutorial US terms.
UK terms Photo Tutorial coming soon

And also in the following languages
Afrikaans Danish – Dansk Dutch – Nederlands  Finnish – Suomi  French – Francais 
 German – Deutsche  Greek – Ελληνικα Hebrew – עברית  Korean – 한국어.
Persian – فارسی  Russian – русский Spanish – Español Swedish -Svenska

Please select your option, add to your basket and you will receive your download Free.

Thanks to Natalie for the Russian Video Tutorial
Thanks to Carmen for the Spanish Video Tutorial

♥ US terms Video Tutorial by Esther Dijkstra from
Again my love and thanks to Esther for the amazing job she has done with these videos. 

Here is a little shot of me with all three Mandalas.

I hope you enjoy your Mandala Madness for many years to come.

And that is the end of our journey together…..for now.

I hope you have enjoyed making this Mandala as much as I enjoyed creating and designing it.

And finally photos of all three colourways.


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1 review for Mandala Madness Part 18

  1. Lesley Crosby

    My mandala during the madness that is the cost of living crisis, lucky for me enough yarn in my stash to make a haphazard mix of colour…….thoroughly enjoyed every round of this pattern whichnI tackled with just enough of an amount of brain strain

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