Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Crochet Mandala for Wink

Today is a very sad day in the world of crochet as we come to terms with losing one of our own. Marinke, known as Wink to many of you, was such an amazing crochet designer and beautiful person, but sadly she has lost her fight against depression.

In memory of her amazing achievements and creativity many crocheters have taken to making mandalas and sharing them with the hashtag ‪#‎mandalasforwink‬ and ‪#‎wearingflowersinmyhairforwink‬ on Twitter and Facebook, and I too wish to share my own mandala design I wrote today just for Wink, which you can find below.

My deepest sympathies go out to Marinke's family and friends, and I hope that by sharing these mandala we can help you find peace knowing how much she was loved and will be greatly missed.

Peaceful Mandala Star for Wink

W = white
G = green
P = peach

Round 1
Using W and a 3.5mm E/4 crochet hook ch4, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, ch3, *1dc in loop, ch1* repeat from * to * 9 times, join G with sl st in top of ch3 to join - (10 dcs including chs)

Round 2
Ch1, *2dc in next ch1 sp, ch1* repeat from * to * until end, join P with sl st in 1st dc to join

Round 3
Ch1, *1 front post sl st around next 2 green dc posts, 1sc in next 1ch sp, ch3, sl st in same 1ch sp* repeat from * to * until end, join G with sl st in top of previous 2nd green dc from round 2

Round 4
Ch3, 3dc in same st as previous sl st (below chs), *4dc in next 2nd green dc of 2dc from round 2* repeat from * to * until end, join W with sl st in top of ch3 to join

Round 5
Ch1, *1tr front post st around next previous 2 green dcs from round 2, sl st in middle green dc of 4 from round 4, ch4* repeat from * to * until end, join O with sl st in top of 1st tr to join

Round 6
Ch4, 4hdc in next sp between previous 4dc sets from round 4, *ch2, 4hdc in next sp* repeat from * to * last sp, ch2, 3hdc in last sp, join W with sl st in ch2 of 4

Round 7
Ch1, *[1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr front post st around previous white tr below, ch3, sl st in top of tr just made, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc] in next 2 ch sp* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join

© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in an offline crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.


  1. Such a tragedy! Thank you for this beautiful pattern. ❤️

  2. Thanks for taking the time to post this mandala for Wink. I am at a loss of words at this particular time to express how I feel about this tragedy. Thanks again for your post.

  3. Thank you for this beautiful Mandala. This is all so sad. I think these beautiful, colorful, and wonderfully alive mandala speak of her spirit and will help bring a smile to all of us when we think of Wink.

  4. Sympathies to her family, friends and all who knew her! Thank you for this mandala.