This design was born on the eve before the full moon of May 2023 - the flower moon. 

This full moon landed on the 5th day of the 5th month and this pattern is based around the number 5 to celebrate this relationship. 

This pattern flowed from me, needing to be brought forth. Coinciding with the inaugural Mandala Day, 7th May 2023, this is my contribution to the celebration of crochet mandalas which have been a huge part of my own crochet journey.

I used two different yarns by Vegan Yarn UK for this pattern. The blue mandala was made in organic cotton which has a slubby texture and creates a really interesting effect. The lilac mandala was made in thin seaweed yarn which is an unusual fibre but is a joy to work with. Both yarns and more can be found on

This is a free offering, and can be downloaded here in UK terms or US terms, or on Ravelry, here.

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