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My first Overlay Crochet Mandala


In my last post I told you that I want to try to overlay crochet. On Saturday I started with the “Overlay Mandala” pattern. My first try came out totally wonky.

I worked 11 rounds of the pattern and I knew I was doing something wrong. Frogged somes rows and did them again. But it still didn´t look right. So I started to read the instructions propperly… and yes it was my fault. I was so hot to start this project that I didn’t read every hint before I started the pattern. My bad…

And as we know: When live gives you lemons, make some lemonade. So I made a little bird of that wonky piece of crochet:

On Saturday evening I srarted again and now everything worked fine. It´s all about knowing when to crochet in back loops, when to crochet in front loops and about counting rows. Suddenly I got the hang of it and everything fell into place.

It´s sunday evening now and I finished my first Overlay Mandala. I think it´s quite ok for a first piece. So here it is…

I proudly present my first “Overlay Crochet Mandala”:

Not perfect, but for my first Mandala I´m quite pleased with it…

What do you think? 🙂

Overlay Crochet


It seems like Overlay crochet becomes more and more popular. I really like the look of it but didn´t try it. But everytime I see it, it makes my fingers itchy and my Hooks are calling for me :). It looks so artsy and colorfull. So finnaly I decided to find a pattern I like and start a project.

I bought the Book “Crochet Master Class” there’s a really beautiful cushion in there in overlay technique. You can see it on the cover.  But to me it seemed a bit big for a first Project.

A while before that I bought “Crochet Overlay Jewelry”. Very beautiful pieces in there but way to small for me to start learning a new technique:

If you google for “overlay crochet” you find some really nice projects other crocheters made. Here are some examles:

This beauty is made by “Yarn Hacker”:

the same pattern in different colors by “crochetbug”:

and another one by crochet3love”:

Or look what I found the Blog of “crochetwithdee”:

As you can see… lots and lots of beautiful inspiration.

And yesterday I found a pattern I will start learning overlay crochet with. It´s by “CaroCreated Design”. I absolutely love her patterns anyway and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this new pattern in her shop: “Overlay Mandala”. I decided that this is going to be the one… Perfect to start with…

I ordered it and only a couple of hours later it was in my Email. I started the first 4 Rows yesterday and will continue crocheting this evening. It´s so exciting to try something new. I really hope mine will turn out only half as beautiful as hers…

I will definitely let you know how it goes…

Have a nice day or evening (depending on where you live out there)

Happy Hooking everyone 🙂



This is one of my creations. If you like you can download the free pattern here:  Doodle-Noodle-NecklaceDoodle-Noodle-Necklace _deutsch If you make one I would love to see your project pictures. If you are on Ravelry you can add your pictures here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/doodle-noodle-necklace