Book Review - Mandalas to Crochet

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Title: Mandalas to Crochet - 30 Great Patterns
Author: Haafner Linssen
MSRP: $21.99 USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches'N'Scraps

Mandalas have been really popular recently, and this book has some gorgeous ones! From easy, solid circles to intricate, lacy designs, there's something here for everyone.

Book Review - Mandalas to Crochet - Cover

The book starts out with a full 25 pages of detailed, valuable, introductory information. It includes an introduction by the author, some interesting background on the history of mandalas, and tips on selecting yarns and colors. There are also instructions on reading the charts, some great technique hints, and diagrams/tutorials of all the basic stitches.

Next is the mandala selector section, with pictures of all the mandalas in the book. The one called "Confetti Time," which is made up of lots of little circles, is my favorite. It's so unique!

Each mandala pattern includes written instructions and a large, easy to read chart. I love charted instructions because you can really see how the stitches come together. The last section of the book contains several beautiful patterns created with these mandala designs. There's a bag, a scarf, a rug, a blanket, and more!

I know you'll love this book as much as I do, so I'm excited to tell you that you can win your own free copy! This prize is generously provided by the publisher, St Martin's Griffin. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid, US or Canada shipping address. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected.

The giveaway ends on April 29th, 2016 (at 11:59pm, central time). Hurry and enter below! 

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Disclaimer: A free review copy of Mandalas to Crochet was provided by St Martin's Griffin. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.


  1. This book looks wonderful! I really like the look of the blanket as well as the individual mandalas.

  2. Stunning book. I look forward to winning! LOL

  3. Gorgeous photography and makes me want to crochet mandalas!

  4. This looks like a very inspiring book!

  5. A very interesting book with beautiful projects!

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  7. So many beautiful mandalas!! Would love to make them. <3

  8. So many decisions on which one to make, would love to make all of them and show them off to my family and friends <3

  9. Thank you for the giveaway! The book looks wonderful! :)

  10. thank you for the giveaway! can't wait to see who won! even if i don't, i may buy it anyway!

  11. I haven't made a mandala yet - I've been itching to start one though.


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