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Ever since my youngest, Theo, was born (about 5 months ago now), I've been feeling a bit caged up. Gosh it's hard to get anything beyond work and household duties done when you have 3 kids!
The inspiraion for the Amy Cardi came to me after a much needed day out on the town with my good friend, Amy. With Theo in a Moby Wrap and the other two hanging out with my husband, Amy and I got in a great day of shopping and girl time. We ended the day with a trip to Hobby Lobby. Amy was in search of some bathroom decorations and I was in search of the perfect yarn and some new inspiration.
As soon as I saw the "I Love This Cotton" yarn, I knew what my project was meant to be. I immediately gathered up all the yarn I needed to create both a knit and a crochet version....and I couldn't carry it back to my cart (which was with Amy shopping!). I left a giant pile of yarn in the middle of the floor in the yarn aisle and went in search of Amy. You should have seen her shock when I brought her over to fill the cart! Little did she know one of these projects would be for her.
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As always, the more people who join the fun, the more value I'll give everyone!
If we have 1000+ participants:
EVERYONE gets a free coordinating pattern.
Members get one additional free guest designer membership pattern.
If we have 2000+ participants:
EVERYONE gets a free coordinating pattern plus one free pattern from my Ravelry shop.
Members get two additional free guest designer membership patterns.
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Amy Cardi MCAL Highlights
This event will be 6 weeks of community fun. I've spaced each clue out by one week to give everyone plenty of chance to finish each segment before we move on. If you're a faster knitter or crocheter, you should have plenty of time to work on other projects between clues.
I’ve written this pattern in both a knit and a crochet version so everyone gets a chance to be involved!
This pattern includes 10 sizes: Toddler, Child Small, Child Medium, Child Large, Teen/Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult, XL Adult, 2XL Adult, 3XL Adult. This design is a fun and versatile cardigan that will compliment absolutely ALL shapes and sizes. It's going to be SO MUCH FUN to make as a group.
This is a pattern that you’ll be able to make time and time again for any woman or girl in your family….and believe me….you’ll be getting requests from all of them!
I’ve made in-depth video tutorials for each of the main skills involved in this pattern….which means if you've been itching to take your skills to the next level, this is the perfect chance! You’ll be gaining skills and confidence which will help improve your crafting skill set even after the event.
For any sections you do have questions on, you’ll have practically un-limited access to me and my assistant admins, and to a group of people working along with you, to answer questions. I do sleep and leave the house from time to time, but my number one priority during this event will be to provide fast and helpful support.
If you choose to join though one of the Ultimate Crafty Membership options, you'll have access to my full pattern library for the event sign up price....that's over 250 knit and crochet patterns!
I’ll be giving away $25 Etsy Gift Cards at the end of the event! As usual, the more people who participate, the more prizes I’ll give away.
Enthralling knit and crochet fun.
The Best Community Crafting Available!
Share your passion for yarn and creation with people who truly understand. My Ultimate Crafty Membership is designed to unite all of the yarn addicts in fun group activities! I don’t often get out of the house without my kids….so getting to a yarn shop to knit or crochet with a group of super fun people just doesn’t happen for me.
That’s one of the reasons why I started my Mystery Create-A-Longs and the Ultimate Crafty Membership….because I want to share my love of yarn with those who understand it! There’s nothing better than being surrounded by people who encourage you to create while always offering kind and uplifting support. By participating in my membership and events, you’ll be surrounded by those awesome people….without ever having to leave your couch (Or get out of your pajamas! In fact, I usually check in each day immediately after waking up while I’m still in my pjs with my coffee in hand. Shhh!)!
My Promise To You?
My business is all about creating community! If you choose to join my Ultimate Crafty Membership or participate in one of my Mystery Create-A-Longs, you’ll find yourself part of one of the loveliest communities of people around. You’ll have access to quick help (from me, my assistant admins, and all the other community members) should you need it. Most of all, you’ll have fun!
I guarantee it.
What is a Mystery Create-A-Long?
My Mystery Create-A-Longs are online community knit and crochet events hosted through the Melody's Makings Ultimate Crafty Membership. You'll get a small piece of the pattern every few days (check out the community calendar below!) until you've completed the mystery project. The community shares help, tips, photos, and fun along the way! If you’d like to check out the last couple of Create-A-Longs we did, you can see some of the final results in my blog posts about them.
This event is called a create-a-long because it’s done on a schedule with a community of crafters….which is part of the reason it’s so much fun! Share photos of your work, admire everybody’s awesome projects, and always have someone available to help.
This create-a-long will be hosted in the Melody’s Fiber Friends Facebook Group - a private group exclusive to the Ultimate Crafty Membership Community! We’d love to have you join us!
Time remaining to sign up at the current price.
When Does the MCAL Start?
The event only introductory price of $6.99 is available through 7/28 at 11:59pm (MST).
The event only secondary price of $8.99 is available through 8/4 at 11:59pm (MST).
After 8/4, the event only option will be $10.99.
View the community calendar below for this event's important dates as well as all the other fun we've got scheduled!
The clue schedule is as follows:
Clue #1: August 8, 2017
Clue #2: August 15, 2017
Clue #3: August 22, 2017
Clue #4: August 29, 2017
Clue #5: September 5, 2017
Clue #6: September 12, 2017
Prize Entry Due Date: September 21, 2017
Final Copy & Winner Announcement: September 24, 2017
How Much Does It Cost?
This Mystery Create-A-Long is 6 full weeks of suspenseful fun and gives you the chance to connect with a seriously amazing group of fellow yarn lovers! If you join using the event only option, this event costs less than 2 cups of coffee....or 2 skeins of yarn!
The intro. price is just $6.99.
Price increases to $8.99 on 7/25 and to $10.99 on 8/5.
Join via the membership option and the value skyrockets! For just $9.99/month (cancel anytime!) you'll get access to both versions of this event and final pattern plus a whole slew of other goodies...
Access to my pattern library of over 250 knit and crochet designs.
Free membership patterns from other guest designers (the more people we have join, the more freebies I'll give away!).
Exceptional video based learn-to classes for both knit and crochet.
The chance to earn $$ for helping me test new patterns.
Regular games and members only events.
Much, much more....
What Materials Do I Need?
For the crochet version of this pattern:
Yarn: Approximately 640-2350 yards of worsted (4) weight yarn depending on the size you choose (I'll include more detailed yardage requirements for each size in the detailed materials list you'll receive upon purchase).
This project can be done in either two or three colors. I recommend choosing a natural fiber good for the warmer weather months like cotton or linen. This will give you the most options for wearing at the end.
I used I Love This Cotton yarn for my crochet version.
Crochet Hook: Size 5.5 mm OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge
**Just as a note – I’m a tight crocheter….so it’s more than possible you may need to go down a hook size or two to match my gauge. I recommend making a gauge swatch with the suggested size of yarn before purchasing your supplies….just so you’ll be able to change yarn size if need be. If you crochet loosely, you may consider going down to a DK (3) weight yarn. Stitch gauge is most important for this project.
Yarn or Tapestry Needle
For the knit version of this pattern:
Yarn: Approximately 405-1500 yards of worsted (4) weight yarn depending on the size you choose (I'll include more detailed yardage requirements for each size in the detailed materials list you'll receive upon purchase).
This project can be done in two or three colors. I recommend choosing a natural fiber good for the warmer weather months like cotton or linen. This will give you the most options for wearing at the end.
I used Yarn Bee's Denim in Color for my knit version.
Knitting Needles: Size 5.5 mm (US9) 36" Circular Needles OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge.
Yarn or Tapestry Needle
What Skill Level is This Pattern?
I recommend choosing a natural fiber in order to make this project the most versatile. It is a big project so somthing nice and lightweight will keep it from getting too heavy.
If you’d like to check your gauge before purchasing, here’s what you need to know (stitch gauge is most important in this case):
8 sts and 5 rows = 2 inches (5cm) in Double Crochet
8 sts and 11 rows = 2 inches (5cm) in Stockinette Stitch
This Mystery Create-A-Long features fairly basic stitches and detailed video tutorials for everything you might have trouble with....So even a beginner will do well with this event! In fact, my MCALs offer a great opportunity to take your skills to the next level with lots of help and support along the way....all for less than the cost of one in person class.
What's This About Group Incentive?
The larger our group and crafty events grow, the more amazing freebies and fun we can give away. That's why I LOVE to give you some great reasons to help me spread the word!
If we have over 750 participants at the start of the event, Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by September 21, 2017 will be entered to win one of 15 $25 Etsy Gift Cards.
If we have over 1000 participants at the start of the event, Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by September 21, 2017 will be entered to win one of 20 $25 Etsy Gift Cards. Every participant will also get one free coordinating pattern at the end of the event! Members only will also receive a membership guest pattern in both knit and crochet.
If we have over 2000 participants at the start of the event, Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by September 21, 2017 will be entered to win one of 30 $25 Etsy Gift Cards. Every participant will also get one free coordinating pattern and one free pattern from my Ravelry shop at the end of the event! Members only will also receive two membership guest patterns in both knit and crochet.
Please Share With Your Crafty Friends!
The bigger, the better when it comes to Mystery Create-A-Longs! The more people we have signed up for the Ultimate Crafty Membership before the event, the more prizes I'll give away. Some ideas for sharing:
Favorite the listings (both knit and crochet) for this event over on Ravelry! The more favorites the listings get, the more visible they’ll be to the Ravelry community.
Use the handy social sharing buttons at the bottom of this post. Click on the network you’d like to share on and tell all your friends!
Head over to my Facebook page and hit the “Share” button on the Amy Cardi Mystery Create-A-Long announcement pinned to the top of my page.
Head over to my Twitter page and Re-Tweet my announcement about the Amy Cardi Mystery Create-A-Long!
Share the link to this blog post in any knit or crochet forums you’re a part of:
Please make sure you reference their rules first. Ideas for forums are any knit or crochet FB groups you belong to, any crafty Reddit groups you belong to, or Knitting Paradise.
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This is just a quick note to say thank you so much for your support of these events! I feel very lucky to do something I absolutely love while supporting my family of 5 simultaneously. Offering paid crafty community events allows me to focus more of my energy between Mystery Create-A-Longs on providing more free patterns, and great crafty value to you!