Pretty Polly Mandala

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Hi everyone,

I hope you all have had a great start to 2016 and wish it turns out to be a great year for everyone.

This is one my first 4am designs! I have been having a few Sleepless in Seattle Melbourne nights and when counting the yarn sheep doesn’t work, then I figured a hook and yarn might.

And it sure did. Well, not in making me fall back to sleep but coming up with this quick mandala pattern.

Pretty Polly Mandalas Pretty Polly Mandalas


Any yarn and a one hook size bigger than the recommended size. (I have used an Aran weight (10ply) cotton yarn with a 6mm hook for the tutorial below.)

A darning Needle

A pair of scissors

Material for Pretty Polly Mandala Materials

US Abbreviations                                                 

st – stitch


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Have you people lost your God-damned minds? This is a 40 lbs child vs. a 450 lbs gorilla. An animal. The child’s life, not the gorillas is more important and the zookeepers acted accordingly. If you HONESTLY think the boy should have died, you should do an honest-to-God moral assessment on yourself. Particularly if you consider yourself a “pro-lifer”. 

Human life trumps animal life. Period. End of story. The end. 

Day 8

It seems that I have a pattern here. 2 days in a row for the last 8 days of the same color. I will have a color change for the next 3 days. Tomorrow it is supposed to get considerably colder and Sunday I will be traveling. On travel days, I have a specific color that I will be using on those days! 


 Isn’t it fabulous!! I can’t wait to see how it works up!!

I’m also an admin for a new group called “Crochet Around the World”. We’re going to create afghans to donate to charity! Pretty freakin exciting!!!

I’m also going to be working on a new afghan project of my own. Going to make a temp afghan for each of my kids for their first year of life!! I’m off to Michaels to stock up on yarn to make said blankets!!


Day 6

It’s the same temp today as it was yesterday and will be for the next 3 days…a lot of pumpkin in my crocheting future. I will need to get another skein of this color fairly soon! Surprisingly, Hobby Lobby doesn’t carry red heart, so I’ll have to run to Joann to get another. I really don’t want to go to Walmart…lol. So, same old same old. 

Day 5


 I guess it’s a good thing we don’t have a lot of temperature variability, but it’s kinda boring…lol

Still, enjoying this project! Also, I’m going to have to get more pumpkin yarn! Oh my!!