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Mandalas to Crochet
30 Great Patterns
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I recently got my hands on this book 'Mandalas to Crochet 30 great patterns' by Haafner Linssen. Published by Search Press. I love crocheting mandalas, there's just something very soothing and relaxing about doing these. Plus they are normally quick to make up, so you have a finished project in no time, which is a bonus as I always seem to have unfinished wips lying around! but then again doesn't every crafter?! Back to the book ... The author starts off by giving you information on yarns and selecting colours. Also she gives tips on crocheting the perfect mandala and by using certain techniques how you can achieve a more finished polished look to your work. If you are a beginner some of this information might go over your head for example, she uses standing stitches to begin rounds but you can still do them using the starting chain. I found this section very informative as she gives you information on starting rounds, joining a round, reading charts and how to do invisible joins, which I have always been lazy about doing but hey it does look better! She breaks the mandalas down into these sections ... Basic: which as the name suggests is a good place to start off if you are a beginner. The mandalas here are basic patterns just increasing and using different colours. A good place to start. Classic: these patterns are a little more challenging but still doable, more advanced stitches are used like popcorns and front post trebles. I crocheted the Lovely Lace Mandala & the Make it Pop Mandala from this section. Flowers: these patterns had a flower like theme and all so beautiful. I did the mandala "Oriental Lily" from this section and its my favourite from the book.Something Special: the last section of the book, again more beautiful mandalas with great colour combinations. All the mandalas in the book have a chart included too. The next section deals with borders and how you can finish off your work with a pretty border. She gives examples. The final section is all about projects and how you can incorporate the mandalas into projects. She lists the following: boho bag, hotpad, tablemat, summer scarf, lap blanket, rug and finally leaves and lace blanket, which is stunning. If you enjoy crocheting mandalas then this is the book for you, she gives 30 patterns which you crochet in no time and make them your own, simply by changing the colours or adding a different border. Full review including crocheted mandalas: https://themessybrunette.com/2016/06/15/book-review-mandalas-to-crochet-30-great-patterns-by-haafner-linssen/ the messy brunette There are 30 mandala patterns to crochet in this book, all sorts of colours and all sorts of stitches. However what I particularly like about these mandalas is the fact they are all new and very modern to look at. nothing too lacy and the colours are for everyone, neither too bright or too pastel. These days I like to review a book by actually making something from it. I find it is easy to lose yourself in beautiful images, be inspired to get your hook out and all to often be disappointed by a pattern that is hard to follow or is not well written. Has that ever happened to you? Therefore I made two mandalas from this book, and I am pleased to announce the patterns are superb, easy to read, they flow nicely and there are charts too. I am just getting to grips with charts. I find if I do not understand a pattern instruction, a quick glance at a chart makes it all very obvious as to where I am to place my hook for the next stitch. The photographs are clear bright and enticing and best of all there are projects. My problem with mandalas is what to do with them after you have made them. This book has the answers. My next project from this book, will be a mandala that i will turn into a dream catcher, I have feathers and everything! If you are pondering buying this book (as i was) ponder no more...go get it. You will not be disappointed. Message to Haafner ...'please can you write another
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Haafner Linssen is a blogger and crochet enthusiast. She has developed a recognisable style: classic crochet with a modern twist. Trained in cultural history, she is interested in the historic background of the craft. She has contributed to Mollie Makes and is about to become a professional crochet designer. Mandalas to Crochet is her first book.