I often make chakra sets but, so far, not with crochet. And even though it started as an experiment, I believe I might just offer this as a product that I can sell. I must say, there’s nothing one can’t do if you put your mind to it. You, as a crafter, would know this only too well.
Understanding and learning to work with the chakras is part of the kriya yoga that forms my sadhana. By that I don’t mean ‘tuning’ or ‘healing’ the chakras that is often offered in the marketplace.
You don’t tune your chakras like a mechanic does a car. But yes, you can influence the health of your chakras through your yoga yoga practice. Think of them as an indicator system. They show up healthy when you apply yoga techniques to help you live life more effectively. They are kind of like the signal bars on your smart phone.
You’ll know if it’s one bar because you feel lousy and life isn’t going the way you want. Or, you find yourself stuck in certain limiting behaviour patterns and can’t seem to come out of it. That’s a wake up call. It’s time to take up a sadhana practice, and to do it seriously.
With that said, I personally find the colours meaningful and because they represent a deep symbolism that works for me. I need to look at colours, that’s what I mean.
To make this set of chakras you will need 7 plastic bangles and yarn that is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. For the top piece I decided to use one of my mandalas to which I added a thin plastic tubing encased in black yarn in SCs to hold its shape.
First the bangles which I found in a shop here in Little India and they cost just over SGD2. There were 12 in a packet. In the pattern below, ‘ring’ means bangle.
Next the pattern. This wasn’t difficult to create. It’s basically what it is, a wheel consisting of rounds of stitches, either in small clusters or otherwise. Given the relatively small size of the bangles, this pattern worked out well enough.
And so that’s it. You can also find me on Ravelry under my username “thelotuspond” or at Pinterest.
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