I wanted to create a flower image at the centre of my mandala so I've used bright yellow to make the flower stand out. The rest is just built up using rounds of different stitches and colours.
It looks very pretty hanging in the window with the sunlight pouring through.
As usual I've written up the pattern as a pdf you can download which is available HERE or via my Crochet Patterns tab. I've used an 8 inch embroidery hoop that I'd picked up at a charity shop but the pattern could easily be adapated to fit a larger or smaller ring. Indeed I have a hankering to make a really big one now so I'm going to keep my eyes open for a large hoop.