Mandala

 

Came across a completely new idea (through my favourite Dutch blog ofcourse 😀) and remembered I had a ball of Scheepjes Whirl yarn laying around that would be great for this project. I would have rather used Unicat yarn but I can't find that in stores here at all. 
You basically crochet a doily or table cloth and stretch it inside a hoop. (we used to make them in the 1970ties, but with thin white cotton, so they ended up much smaller, to hang in the window).
My biggest problem was to find a VERY LARGE ring to fit this. Needed to be at least 100cm (40") in diameter. I only found 1 place online and it was close to $100. Little too pricey for my taste.
Many people gave me suggestions and eventually I went with connecting 2 hula hoops ($2 a piece at Dollarama) and spray paint. I used up practically all the yarn and it made the mandala 110cm (43").
I'm not completely satisfied with the spray paint. Suppose to be for plastic but here and there it didn't stick very well so there are specks of bright pink hula hoop showing through. I'll have to touch that up. But you can't see it from a distance so overall I'm very pleased with the result.
As a lucky coincidence the blue mandala matches my Persian tile blanket hanging on the railing. I had not planned it like that, only noticed it when it was on the wall.
This is the "Meu Mundo" Mandala.
You can find the pattern in graph form for free on the internet