Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Front

This is the front of my mandala cushion. It measures 36 cm across.  There will be one more row, to join the front to the back and form a border. That is, once I get the back right. My first attempt turned out to be half a hexagon, rather than a semicircle:
More research needed!

I managed to work in most of the thread ends as I worked the front by crocheting over them. I started each round in a different place so that I could crochet over the beginning thread in one place and then the end thread of the previous row in a different place. I read about an invisible join, but was put off by Dedri Uys's warning that it needs to be absolutely correct or the mandala would be distorted.

10 comments:

  1. It's so beautiful! Will a hexagon really work with a circle?

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    1. No. I will have to learn to do a proper circle.

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  2. Your mandala is gorgeous! Such pretty colours you've chosen.

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  3. Wow!!! That is so beautiful!!! :)

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  4. Your crocheted Mandala cushion is beautiful. I love the colors and stitches you are using.

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  5. Lovely front & the hexagon is perfect ! Couldn't you simply add one final round when the hexagon is complete, using a gradation of stitches - from slip stitch to sc, dc, tr, etc, and back to ss, for all 6 sides ? No need to unravel what you've crocheted so far, and you have the front for width reference.

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    1. Possibly, but for a competition I think I had better try to achieve a better circle.

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  6. Wow! The front is just gorgeous!

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