Joana's mandala is made in overlay crochet technique. It can be used in many ways: as an applique for a pillow, stool cover, trivet and even a round pillow. Crochet pattern by Lilla Björn Crochet.

Here is the pattern for the Naissance Mandala.  Although a long post, I hope the photos included help support the pattern.  For a concise and on the go version

Ravelry: sherriewithie's Galaxy Of Change

Pinteresting Projects: free crochet mandala patterns

BellaCrochet: Autumn Spice Mandala Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern ~ k8~ ༺✿Teresa Restegui http://www.pinterest.com/teretegui/✿༻

Pink vintage crochet mandalas

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Mandala style place mats - free crochet pattern from Stitches and Supper by Kajsa Hübinette.

Ravelry: Dianaj8's *SOPHIE'S POND* // ♡ I LOVE SOPHIE'S PIECES! THEY'RE CHOCKED FULL OF IMAGINATION! AND THESE COLORS ARE GORGEOUS!!! ♥A

Daren Fan too Ami knit weave beautiful artistic rendering life _ weave hand-knit network of life

SOLD! Keep an eye on this listing: COMING SOON ~ Rainbow Crochet Mandala Blanket! Contact me for a custom order. For pattern, visit Frank O'Randle's Ravelry page. RecycledSerendipity on Etsy

Interweave Crochet Fall 2015 has a beautiful thread #crochet mandala pattern Lori made in memory of Marinke

Free Crochet Pattern | 3 free Mandala crochet patterns for Bright Bohemian homes and potholders