Yarn Haul: Lion Brand Mandala

Its finally here!….Again! Lion Brand Mandala yarn was a huge hit when it first came out and was only sold in select Wal-Mart stores all over the U.S. Sadly, Colorado Springs Wal-Marts didn’t carry it at all and I was not quick enough to purchase any from the website! So, like many others, I patiently waited for it to be restocked. (FIY: The Lion Brand website is out of stock and estimated restock date is Jan 2018)

Yarn Details:

Fiber: Acrylic
Fiber Detail: 100% Acrylic
Weight (g): 150
Weight (oz):5.3
Length (yd): 590
Length (m): 540
Yarn Weight: 3 Light
Care: Machine Wash, Machine Dry
Care Detail: Items made from this yarn may be laundered through the use of hottest available water, detergent or soap, agitation, and a machine designed for this purpose. A machine dryer may be regularly used at the hottest available temperature setting.
Crochet Gauge: (4″ x 4″) 16 sc x 20 r on H-8 (5 mm)
Knit Gauge: (4″ x 4″) 22 sts x 30 r on #5 (3.75mm)

I follow the talented Make And Do Crew on Instagram and saw her recent post stating the yarn was back!! And just in time for me to use some birthday money from my wonderful family!

My first trip to the closest store was disappointing because they didn’t have any in stock once again.. I was so nervous that I had already missed my chance! Then I went on Walmart.com, searched for Mandala yarn and selected the option for ‘free pickup today’ at the store nearest me. Thankfully I only had to drive a few minutes further and I hit the jackpot! A very sweet Wal-Mart employee was restocking that very shelf when I arrived and I couldn’t contain my excitement. Since I am what some call a ‘Chatty Cathy’ I proceeded to explain to this woman how quick this yarn sold out last time and how I came to this specific store for it. Come to find out, she is an avid crocheter as well! I love meeting people who enjoy fiber arts just as much as me! Needless to say, I am overjoyed that I finally got my hands on some of this gorgeous yarn.

Here are some shots of my purchases in natural lighting with no editing so you can see the true colors!

Color: Genie

Color: Spirit

Color: Pegasus

So, these are only 3 of the 16 colorways to choose from but aren’t they gorgeous?! I can’t wait to get these on my hook!! What are you going to create with your Mandala yarn??

Comment below!

Happy crocheting!

(Post workout yarn haul, mind you, haha!)


Hello, I'm Taylor! I'm an Army wife, boy mom and lover of all things crafty! I especially love crochet and anything pertaining to yarn :) I am excited to share my crochet patterns and other DIY tips here on Bodhi Life Creations!