10.6.16

My book! Mandalas to Crochet

Hello dear reader,

I'm back with some happy news.
Or, news...? If you are on Instagram, chances are you've seen it popping up here and there already over the past months...

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Anyway! My first crochet book is out! The title is Mandalas to Crochet and there's a UK and a US edition. (Plus a South African edition titled Hooked on Mandalas!).
So, the result of many hours of crocheting, designing, drawing and writing is now available - or rather, already since a couple of months... I really SHOULD update my blog more often...

byHaafner, crochet, mandala, mandalas to crochet, book, rugI'm happy to say that the book is absolutely packed with patterns for mandalas, borders and projects you can make with mandalas. Like the rug pictured above. All patterns come both in a written version an as a chart. Browse through the book with me if you like...



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Later this year Mandalas to Crochet will also appear in translated editions in quite a few other countries, among which The Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, France and - early 2017 - in Finland and Italy. I'm working on a dedicated page on this blog for a full overview.

'YES! I NEED YOUR BOOK IN MY LIFE.'
Hooray for that! Please note: The US and UK edition are both called Mandalas to Crochet and have practically identical covers. They have exactly the same contents BUT of course the US version (published by St. Martin's Griffin) uses American crochet terminology where as the UK version (published by Search Press) uses British terminology. The UK edition sold out very quickly, but is back in stock now after a reprint. :-)
Please bear this difference in mind if you're considering to buy.

Buy the US edition on Amazon.com! (American crochet terminology)




Buy the UK edition on Bol.com! (Bestel the Engelse editie op Bol.com)

Buy the US edition on Bol.com! (Bestel de Amerikaanse versie op Bol.com.)

Here's another sneak peek: the Leaves & Lace Blanket... I LOVED making this blanket. I used the gorgeous South African Vinnis Nikkim cotton yarn for it, kindly sponsored by Scaapi.

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Well, dear reader, I really hope you've enjoyed this little peek in my book...

Thanks for your lovely visit. I wish you all the best for the weekend & don't forget to crochet. :-)

40 comments:

  1. Hi - I loved the book and made many patterns in it - I really love this afghan - it seems similar to the hexie afghan you posted a long time ago and which I also made. My library kindly ordered your book when I requested it as an interlibrary loan but I think I am going to buy the book for myself. I am not sure what to do now with all the mandalas I made but I am thinking about arranging them on my office wall at work. Anyway - yes please update your blog more often. I am a huge follower and would love to see more posts about what you are making. You inspire me.

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    1. Awh, thank you so much! Yes, I prefer to make temporary displays on my wall with them! But you could also put them into practical use, for example as a potholder or table mat. Or sew them together to make a blanket. Happy crocheting!

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  2. Love the bedcover. Beautiful colours.

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    1. Thank you! I made the bed cover with Vinnis Nikkim yarn. Lovely drape and amazing colour range.

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  3. Hi,
    I really really really want this book. But maybe I'll wait for the translation in Dutch.
    Have a nice weekend.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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    1. Dank je! Eind augustus of september zou de Nederlandse vertaling er moeten zijn...

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  4. Hi,

    Your book is really great, full of gorgeous patterns. I am making a mandala blanket for my daughter using several of the patterns and sooooooo enjoying it, thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much! How nice to make a mandala blanket!
      Happy crocheting!

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  5. Not news to me LOL. I got your book upon release and love love it. It is gorgeous. Thank you for all your hard work!

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    1. Oooh, thank you SO much for your kind words!

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  6. Hi, I've made 3of your mandala's and they all came out beautifully, the instructions are clear and easy to read so a great big thank you! Alison Harding

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    1. So happy to hear that - thank you very much and happy crocheting!

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  7. Hi, I've made three of your mandala's and they are lovely. Thank you for your easy to read instructions! Alison

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  8. Just ordered it, can't wait to stitch some up! Looking for the book on Ravelry, and can't seem to find it?

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    1. Hi Amy, Thanks!
      (I'm not very active on Ravelry (yet)... So I haven't posted anything there about the book.)

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  9. Congratulations on your book! I have been following you on IG for a while and was waiting for these news. Would there be a Spanish edition too? I hope so!

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure yet if there will be a Spanish edition. If so I will announce it on IG and here on this blog!

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  10. Hi Haafner, you have a really, really amazing book, congratulations! Last summer I saw some pages of it (I have a lovely friend at Quarto), and I'm going to order your book now :)
    Have a nice and happy day!
    Annás

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! And what a nice coincidence that you have a friend at Quarto! :-)
      Happy crocheting!

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  11. Not sure where I first saw a peek of your book, but as soon as I did I ordered it through Amazon. It is so beautiful with many wonderful projects & inspiration!

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    1. That is such a sweet comment - thank you!
      Happy crocheting!

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  12. Hello,
    I've your blog opened permanently at the popcorn blanket page. I've bought the yarn (Drops Baby Alpaca) & I'm waiting to be idle to start.
    Going thru my Facebook, The Patchwork Heart showed us some mandalas & then the book where she took them from. I read Haafner on the cover & knew it was you.
    It's already on my Amazon basket.
    Congrats in you successful book. Never doubted it for a minute.
    Love,
    Cris

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    1. Hello Cris,

      Your kind words made my day!

      Happy crocheting!

      xHaafner

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  13. Hi, love your book (and your blog v:)). I just started with the 'leaves and lace' Now I have a Question? I don't understand the turn in this mandela? I don't see it in the schedule?

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    1. Hi Anja,

      Thanks for your kind comment!
      Do you mean the L&L mandala or the blanket?
      For the mandala there are no turns in the work, just new rounds, indicated by arrows. IThe half-size mandalas for the blankets do have turns, they are indicated too by arrows and row numbers.
      I hope this helps?

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  14. I've been reading your blog and admiring your work for a while now. I've also been eyeing the mandalas to crochet book as it's just the thing I enjoy crocheting. I never realised it was your book! I feel really silly. Congratualions on releasing your new book, all I've seen from it looks great.

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    1. Thank you SO much for leaving such a kind comment - much appreciated!
      Happy crocheting!
      xH

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  15. I am so lucky this has just arrived at my home today. Thank you to my hubby. So got to go and read and droll over this....lol

    Luv Jane xxx

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  16. I'm the happy owner of your book of mandalas 😍😍😍

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    1. Yay! Thanks for letting me know and happy crocheting!

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  17. I hope to buy it soon. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Maaike.
      Have a lovely day!

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  18. Qué lástima no esté prevista la edición en español.

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    1. I'm not sure yet if there will be a Spanish edition. If so I'll announce it here and on Instagram.

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  19. I love it! I tried two mandalas. Very technical but so worth the time because the final result was gorgeous! Thankyou for sharing!

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    1. Hello! So glad to hear that!
      Thank you and happy crocheting!

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  20. Beste Haafner, ik reageren eigenlijk nooit op blogs maar nu kan ik er niet omheen ;). Ik ben verliefd en wel op jouw boek, ik ga er zelfs mee naar bed! Het is moeilijk om te kiezen met welk project ik ga beginnen maar ik ben eruit: het wordt de sprei met bloemen. Ik kocht op Marktplaats mooie kleurtjes Drops Alpaca en zie het al voor me Hoe hij straks op de bank ligt te pronken. Bedankt Haafner voor al jouw inspirerende ontwerpen en ik hoop dat wij nog heel lang van je blog en boek(en) mogen genieten! Hartelijke groet, Jopie

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    1. Beste Jopie,

      Wat een lief berichtje, dank je wel! Ik neem zelf mijn favoriete haakboeken ook graag mee naar bed, om nog even van te genieten voor het slapen gaan ;-), en dat míjn haakboek met jou meegaat vind ik erg leuk om te horen! ik heb de bloemensprei met veel plezier en liefde gemaakt en ik hoop dat jij er net zoveel plezier aan mag beleven!
      Dank je wel voor je berichtje en een fijne dag nog,
      Haafner

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  21. I really love your book, Haafner! I first took it out of the public library, but once I realized how fabulous it is, I bought my own copy. I knew I would be using the patterns a lot. Thank you for the love and care you put into the book.

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