While this lovely and exciting piece of crochet is not exactly meant to spin, it certainly has the look of a spinning wheel to me. It’s a mandala themed piece of which this is the central motif. Isn’t it stunning?
Martha Vitez and others have created this “Magic Carpet” afghan and have very detailed instructions and pictures showing how they accomplished this feat. I love the colors – the choice of colors gives the piece a lot of energy. I love the detail and variety of stitches. I have seen similar pieces and written about them before – the mandalas – but this piece is unique.
For those adventurous enough, grab a colorful selection of yarns and use the work of the women who created this splendid piece to create one for yourself. Each round of the mandala is full of possibilities – color, size of yarn, stitch pattern, etc. Yours will be unique too. If you are as good with color choices as the women who created this piece, you will likely achieve a spectacular piece for yourself. Please be sure to share a picture with us!