They have had a monthly mandala pattern lately and they are made by a woman named Marinke or "Wink". She has Aspergers Syndrome. She uses crochet as a form of therapy to help her get through the tough times she encounters in life. She posts a different mandala pattern on her blog every month. The repetitive stitches are calming and her use of colours puts her in total control of what will happen next. Crocheting is a way for her to express herself and just be herself while being productive and creating beautiful works of art at the same time.
Don't know how to crochet? Check my classes/workshops page to see when the next class is being held. Or ask someone you know who knows how to crochet. It's easy to learn and a great skill to know. Once I learned it wasn't long before I realized how much I love it :)