Mindful Mandala Afghans

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Mindful Mandala Afghans includes 10 beautiful afghans for you to crochet.

Cover- Mindful Mandala Afghans - Lion Brand Yarn Design Team and Leisure Arts

Title: Mindful Mandala Afghans
Author: Lion Brand Design Team
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., November 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4647-5673-3
Photographer: Ken West

 Mindful Mandala Afghans

Each of these was designed using Vanna’s Choice (Lion Brand Yarn) and an I (5.5 mm), J (6.0 mm) or K (6.5 mm) size crochet hook. The designs range in difficulty from Easy to Intermediate level and are all presented in written crochet format using U.S. (American) Crochet terms.

Stitch diagrams are included for the motifs used in the afghans and placement diagrams are provided to make assembly easy to visualize.

The patterns included are:

Name, Difficulty Level, Hook Size and Approximate Finished Size

  • Circle of Flowers Mandala Afghan – Intermediate, 6.0 mm hook, 50″ diameter
  • Framhurst Afghan – Easy+, 6.0 mm hook, 39″ x 50″
  • Newport Baby Afghan – Easy+, 5.5 mm hook, 32″ x 38″
  • Ozark Star Mandala Afghan – Easy+, 5.5 mm hook, 56″ wide (corner to corner)
  • Rainbow Mandala Afghan – Easy+, 6 mm hook, 45″diameter
  • Rockwell Mandala Afghan – Easy+, 5.5 mm hook, 45″ x 60″
  • Star Mandala Afghan – Intermediate, 5.5 mm hook, 58″ diameter
  • Sea Salt Circle Afghan – Easy+, 6.5 mm hook, 50″ diameter
  • Pine Bluff Mandala Afghan – Easy, 6 mm hook,  39″ x 39″ plus edging
  • Wheel of Fortune Mandala Afghan – Easy, 6 mm hook, 30″ x 65″

Here’s a look at the beautiful and colorful Mandala Afghans you can make with your own copy of Mindful Mandala Afghans:

These Afghans have each been designed with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn which is available in a wide range of colors. If you decide to make one of these pretty projects, please remember a portion of every purchase of Vanna’s Choice yarn benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

My favorite designs are:

  • Newport Baby Afghan
  • Pine Bluff Mandala Afghan
  • Rainbow Mandala Afghan
  • Rockwell Mandala Afghan

Would you like to win a eBook copy of Mindful Mandala Afghans ?

Mindful Mandala Afghans Giveaway event ends February 14 2017 at 1159 pm ET

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!

This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.

Start Date: February 7, 2016; 12:00 am ET
End Date: February 14, 2016, 11:59 pm ET

In order to enter the giveaway, you must have (or be willing to sign up for) a free Leisure Arts dot com account. If you do not have one yet, you can sign up here:

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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copy of Mindful Mandala Afghans you can get it directly from Leisure Arts:

Mindful Mandala Afghans – $12.99

from: Leisure Arts, Inc.

I’d like to thank Leisure Arts, Inc. for providing me with the review copy of  Mindful Mandala Afghans and for the giveaway copy for my readers!

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  1. I’ve never made a Mandala blanket but these don’t appear to be too intimidating. The Wheel of Fortune Blanket is really appealing. You’re really tempting me! 😉

  2. I love that the afghans are all so different from one another! It makes it feel like you’re getting a lot for your money.

  3. I love this pattern! I have tried to make up something similar myself, but between thinking I knew what to do, then doing it and having it not lay flat, do ripping it out, over and over and over…. I kept it a baby afghan that almost laid flat! Thank you for this beautiful design!

  4. I love afghans, square, round, any size. These look terrific, and are well described how to make them, but I have a problem to find out what name goes with which pattern.

  5. Since I learned about mandalas, I’ve loved looking at them. There is something just so soothing about the symmetry.

    Next book to review: I think Beautiful Bookmarks would be neat to get an opinion on.

  6. Ever since I learned about what mandalas were, I’ve been in love with them. The patterns are always so appealing to the mind and soothing.

  7. I would love to see a review of Crochet Baby Afghans by the Pound. I typically don’t use this yarn (16 ounce per skein) but some of these are really cute. Thanks for the chance to win the Mindful Mandala Afghans ebook.

  8. I like the Rockwell and Star patterns i your review of Mindful Mandalas.

  9. I’d love to receive this book as I remember Merinke and her patterns to bring Mandelas to the pattern forefront. Her passing was too soon and I’ve love that this book honors her memory.

  10. Colours, shapes and textures – Love this in the Rockwell mandala. Would enjoy a review of the Geometric Pillows and Afghans.

  11. I forgot to put what book I would like you to review – that would be So Cute Scrubbies.

  12. I would be so honored and thrilled to be chosen to receive the e-book and would love to try any of the afghans but especially the one on the cover. I made over a dozen afghans last year. Thank you

  13. The Mandala Afghans are beautiful! I’d love to see the “Enchanted Forest Creatures” reviewed. They look like a lot of fun to do and with Spring and Summer around the corner my imagination roams!

  14. Oops, I forgot to mention that I’d love to see you review the Enchanted Forest Creatures book (if you haven’t already)

  15. Do i leave the comment here for entering the give away? if so, i would like to choose the next one to be for BAGS.
    thanks and have a groovy day!

  16. I think the mirror image scarves would be something that I would be interested in!

  17. Wow, I love mandalas so now I MUST get the book! Thanks so much for the review, they’re always helpful.. :)..

  18. Please review SCARVES my neck & ears Freeze in Winter ssooo I really need them !!!

  19. And again a great looking Afghan book. I love making Afghans and blankets. Busy with two at the moment. Never made a Mandala Afghan before. Would be a new challenge 🙂