Sunrise Mandala by Tunisian Crochet Chick (Free Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter Podcast)

Sunrise Mandala by Tunisian Crochet Chick on Free #Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter podcast

I read the Sunrise Mandala, a Tunisian crochet pattern from guest contributor, Nicole Cormier from Tunisian Crochet Chick.

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About the guest designer

Nicole learned to knit and crochet when she was young and would pick it up and put it down throughout her life. Being a left-handed person surrounded by right-handed people trying to teach her things was frustrating. When she moved to Winnipeg ten years ago, her coworkers taught her continental knitting, and suddenly yarn was a lot less threatening. During this time, she retaught herself crochet and fell in love with Tunisian crochet.

Nicole is often complimented on her use of color and her relationship with color is an intense sensory experience because she has a neurological condition called chromesthesia (a branch of synasthesia) that gives her an enhanced perception of smell, tactile sensation, and color – all via sound.

Nicole also describes herself as a kettlebell fanatic and “all around socially awkward nice lady.” She has been known to use some colorful language on her blog (and in real life).

You can also find Nicole on Facebook | G+InstagramRavelry | Twitter

Knook Expanded Set

About this pattern

US terms 50



Finished Size

  • 22.5” (57 cm) across unblocked.


  • 2 skeins Red Heart Boutique Sunrise 
  • US J-10/6 mm crochet hook
  • US J-10/6 mm Tunisian crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker(s)


  • Gauge is not important for this project.  

About the (Inter)National Crochet Month series

Sunrise Mandala by Tunisian Crochet Chick on Free #Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter podcast

I’m sharing an audio crochet pattern daily in March, 2016 to celebrate (Inter)National Crochet Month! Find the complete schedule including a list of the 27 guest designers here.

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