Crochet, REDAGAPE and me…

crochet blog

Welcome to my crochet blog!

Hello, I’m Amanda, but you can call me Mandy. I am a mad crocheter and Instagram addict! A few years ago i learned how to crochet and found my passion. After years of working in a career that didn’t fulfil me, i finally decided it was time to indulge my creative side. Here you will find lots of free crochet patterns, fun ideas and tutorials.

 A little bit about REDAGAPE and my crochet blog.

What is RedAgape? R,E, and D, are the first initials of my childrens’ names and ‘agape’ is greek for ‘unconditional love’. I live on small property in country Australia with my family, 4 alpacas, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 10 goldfish and too many chickens to count!  Feel free to have a good look around my crochet blog and if you’d like to comment or contact me, please do as i love meeting new people. 

You can find my crochet patterns here 

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  1. Sally palmer
    February 8, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Hi Mandy.ive just found your site and love it.
    My girlfriend and i discovered a comeback love of crocheting 6 months ago and love it. Its creative, relaxing, inspiring,exciting and grows so quick.
    We tell our hubbies, we are addicted, and its a good thing to be addicted to.
    A new bought colour or 5…., brings so much joy.
    Bless you.

    • redagapeblog
      February 22, 2016 / 11:06 am

      Isn’t it funny how crochet is coming back in a BIG way. There are worse things to be addicted to Sally! I use crochet to relax too – I just LOVE it. Thanks for leaving a comment here. Xx

  2. February 22, 2016 / 3:37 am

    I did not know tht there was an Internation Crochet Day!!!! Thanks for letting me know!! I agree wtih the lady who is going to tell her failmy that it is a 2nd Mother’s Day. It is also Grandparent’s Day, so I get a double day. Hmmmm, I could start dropping hints for “International Crochet Day” gifts. There is a lovely silk bamboo yarn I want to use for a shawl….there is a set of ergonomic hooks with the handle and interchangeable hooks, not to mention the hooks that light up, oh I could make a very long list. I will settle for a day of peace and quite so I can just crochet!!!! = D

    • redagapeblog
      February 22, 2016 / 11:02 am

      Present on International Crochet day?! Great idea!! I would have a very long list too. Thanks for leaving a comment here xx

  3. Emma
    September 9, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I have been following you on Instagram without knowing you have a guest house in Millthorpe. I’m a crochet addict who lives in Millthorpe. I love your crochet and photos xxoo

    • redagapeblog
      September 16, 2016 / 12:25 pm

      Oh small world! How funny. 🙂 Maybe i’ll bump into you one day. xx

  4. Irit Marom
    November 7, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Just now saw your blog and love it, as I am also interested in all crafts and love crochet.
    I also get bored and like to try and get back to all kinds of crafts.
    Like it very much.
    Would like to pop from time to time to look at your work.

    • redagapeblog
      November 28, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you for popping by. 🙂

  5. Pamela Bennett
    December 5, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Maybe I missed if but what is your address in Dubbo?

    • redagapeblog
      December 13, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Hi Pam, i’m sorry i don’t give out my private address here on my blog, but if you need to contact me you can email me at 🙂

  6. Shirley
    December 12, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I’m new to your blog I’m a beginner at crochet I wanted to know if you have a video tutorial on the granny square heart I’m really having a difficult time trying to crochet it thanks Shirley

    • redagapeblog
      December 13, 2016 / 10:08 am

      Hi Shirley, no i don’t have a video tutorial, but if you head to Steel and Stitch the lovely Em has a tutorial that may help. It’s different to my pattern but will give you a very similar result. Hope this helps.

  7. amy
    February 9, 2017 / 3:32 pm


    I was hoping to get buying info on the big map over the desk in your office. Thanks!!


  8. fay nissen
    March 4, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Hello Mandy,
    You have a lovely website.
    I have a few small blogs, including Free Baby Projects, Make Things for Kids and also one for the home. You have several projects that suit my readers and I would like to ask permission to share by attaching a photo of your project, I write a little about what I like about that project and then provide the link to your website.
    Thank you for your time.
    Regards Fay

    • redagapeblog
      March 7, 2017 / 9:26 am

      of course Fay, that’s no problem. I’m always happy for people to share especially when they credit. Thanks for asking. xx

  9. Lisa Griffiths
    March 5, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Hi Mandy- just love your blog, webpage, crochet and colours! I noticed you’re in Millthorpe, I lived there about 20 years ago, now I live in Bathurst. Have you ever considered hosting a crochet retreat/ day, I would love that!! 😊🎀💗

    • redagapeblog
      March 7, 2017 / 9:25 am

      Hello! yes i have, but i live 2hrs from Millthorpe so logistically it would be a bit tricky. I love the idea though! Maybe one day when i live closer. 🙂

  10. Cheryl
    April 19, 2017 / 5:28 am

    Hi Mandy, I follow you on Instagram and your blog and really love your work. I’ve made some mandalas and am kind of obsessed with them. Thank you so much for the patterns. I posted one on FB but gave you credit for the pattern (not that I have many friends/followers). I would love to show them to you but am unsure how to do that.
    Just wanted to reach out from California ’cause you make me happy!
    Take care, Cheryl

  11. May 21, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Hi Mandy, Your works are soooo beautiful! Im so glad to have found you! I found you by accident on instagram and so glad to read I am not alone. I crochet for therapy too. I feel like my life has been a constant roller coaster of anxiety with constant bad news. In the past I made handmade gifts and gave my works away to friends / family. My therapist actually encouraged me to do a blog and try sell my works (even if I don’t get profit). I set up a webpage and I am loving the feedback and my confidence is growing. Crochet has now become an obsession 😊 in a way – I cannot go a day without it, but it is a healthy way of releasing stress. You can find my blog here –

  12. Christine
    September 3, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Hi Mandy O’Sullivan,
    I have a question about your Spring Wreath featured on instagram and in molliemakes, you dont state what hook size to uses for the different parts and there is an error on the four leaf clover there is a * missing in the beginning so where do we repeat from? Thanks for any help you can give me.

    • redagapeblog
      September 21, 2017 / 8:10 am

      hi Christine! Sorry for the delay in replying. I currently have a copy of the Four Leaf Clover Mollie MAkes free printable and i can see the * clearly for repeat in the first line of round two. And the hook size states 3.5mm in the materials list. Did you purchase the pattern from ravelry or did you download the printables when they were available for free? If your * is missing, please start the repeat at (dc, htr) which are the first two stitches. I hope this helps! 🙂 Mandy xx

      • Christine Galindo
        September 21, 2017 / 11:13 am

        I purchased the pattern from ravelry, thank you for replying I kinda figured the pattern out.

  13. Chikku Thomas
    December 1, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Hi Mandy
    I’m a crochet lover
    I love your works 😍
    God bless

  14. Karen Bumstead
    February 28, 2018 / 3:00 am

    Hi I was on instagram and I saw a pocket granny square and I was wondering if you have a pattern for it.
    I am a crochet maniac and would love to adorn some of my clothes. Thanks Karen on instagram the “The Artistic Spider”.

  15. Amylia
    May 16, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    Hi Mandy
    I’m new to crochet but ever since I come across your Instagram, I’m an addict to crochet now. Love your cheerful site and look forward to more fun and colourful products 🙂
    Thank you

    • redagapeblog
      May 17, 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Yay! Thanks for your comment Amylia. My main aim when crocheting is to have fun, so i’m glad to hear you’re enjoying your crochet time. Happy Making!

  16. June 9, 2018 / 4:53 am

    Hello Mandy! I cannot belive that it took so long time to come across your IG account! I am a crochet maniac from Finland 🙂 I have been crocheting for eight years and finally I have courage to start to design myself. I love your colors ans designs. They are just awesome. My IG is @virkkuumaniassa and websites are in Finnish and in English

    • redagapeblog
      June 22, 2018 / 1:34 pm

      Hello Heidi! Thanks for visiting me here. I love that you’re a crochet maniac! LOL 🙂

  17. August 1, 2018 / 2:32 am

    Hi Mandy, your blog is lovely. I just love to browse through your patterns, they look so cheerful.
    I wonder how you manage to do so much of work with kids and other stuffs. I have one toddler and one 3months old baby and hardly find time to crochet. Any advice on time management?
    And I love your craft studio, it’s like my dream work place.

    • redagapeblog
      August 1, 2018 / 11:59 am

      Hello! Thanks for visiting the blog. I’m constantly strugglng with time management! I’m lucky that my kids are all older now, but life is still very busy. I do a lot of my crocheting at night, which could be an option for you….as long as you’re not too tired.
      Mandy xx

  18. Ilze
    September 1, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Hello from Latvia! Your blog for me is new. It’s beautiful. I am crochet addict 15 years or more. It is so intresting to read your blog hear in Europ, but you are in Australia!
    I’m in to.

    xxx IlzeSem

    • redagapeblog
      September 3, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      Hello! Thanks for coming and visiting me here on the blog. I hope you enjoy it. Mandy xx

  19. janet
    October 1, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    Hi on your instagram page with all your squares there is one that looks like a star the first part is yellow and the second is purple then pink and finishes with white what square is that i have gone through all your squares and i can’t see it

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