Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Set of Chunky Mandalas for our Bedroom
Monday I was feeling the need to make a quick and easy project. I grabbed some Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn from my stash to make a few mandalas/doilies for our bedroom. The yarn is a chunky knitted hollow tube of material, somewhat like tee shirt yarn, but more even and without seams in the way. It's incredibly soft, and I am definitely going to make some more projects with it. I like how the chunky yarn keeps them feeling fresh and modern, rather than fussy & old lady.
The large mandala is made from the Bloom Mandala Centerpiece pattern. I did the first 6 rounds as written, and since it was getting pretty big, I did an amended version of the 2 border rows. (If you want to do what I did, then for the first round of border, sc between each group of 5 dc, then 6 ch. For the second border row, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, picot, dc, hdc, sc, sl st in each ch 6 space around.)
This one took my just one evening, watching tv after dinner. It's amazing how fast this yarn hooks up! It's about 16" across and a bit over 1/4" thick. Hhere it is on the chest of drawers in our room. It fits just right under the antique pitcher & bowl my parents gave us.
The smaller pair was made from the medium size pattern in the Aunt Aggie's Trivets pattern. I did the first three rounds as written, then as it was getting close to the finished size I wanted, I improvised a new round 4. (sc, picot, sc in the dc's in the points, sc in next 4, repeat)
These are about 7" each, and took just a few hours yesterday morning. I made them to go under the lamps on our night stands, and like how they soften up the look of the room.