After doing so many of Helen Shrimpton’s Mandala Madness, I was in search for other crocheted mandalas. I found Lilla Bjorn Crochet and my heart was full of happiness to see a variety of overlay crocheted mandalas that I could try doing. There’s the Dandelion, Spanish, Mira, Sunny, and two more beautiful designs by Tatsiana, the owner of Lilla Bjorn Crochet.
The very first one I tried was the Mira Mandala. It was the most eye-catching and I was challenged to do it. After reading the pattern and doing a few rounds, I was convinced that the pattern was easy to do for an intermediate to advanced level crocheter.
For beginners, following the written pattern can be a bit difficult. As an advanced crocheter, I read the pattern and wrote a reworded translation beside the text. For example if I didn’t understand the written pattern, I checked the picture and reworded the instructions. I wrote this on the printed pattern so that I can easily follow it this time or the next time I do the mandala. I don’t know if this will work for everyone, but this is how I was able to finish the mandala.
I think that the instructions were well written but simpler terms could still be used to make it easier. This is just my personal opinion.
In the end, the outcome was glorious. I love this beautiful pattern made by Tatsiana. If you want to make the Mira Mandala, you can buy the pattern on Etsy. happy hooking!