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Hosted through the Melody's Makings Ultimate Crafty Membership.

Share your passion for yarn and creation with people who truly understand.

Join the BEST crafting community and enjoy this amazing Mystery CAL/KAL event!


Participate in the Sun Struck Mystery Create-A-Long through the Ultimate Crafty Membership!

  • Both crochet and knit versions are available.
  • Detailed written pattern and in depth video support provided.
  • Super helpful and friendly support staff should you have any questions.
  • Amazing crafty community to share in the fun!


Just $9.99 ($9.99/month after)

Cancel anytime no questions asked.


The Best Community Crafting Available!

Enthralling knit and crochet fun.

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!)!

Simple Boho Elegance

Sun Struck

Every year as winter turns to spring, I find myself staring at the trees everywhere I go. I'm desperately searching for tiny leaf buds....a true sign that spring is on the way. Each year when I see the first sign on the trees, my spirits are lifted and the world feels fresh and new again.

Sun Struck is the best way I can think to describe the feeling I experience each year as those tiny leaf buds first turn into thin slices of green. It's a warm cup of coffee on a cool morning overlooking a beautiful valley. It's the early morning sounds I hear while walking out to the chicken coop in March. It's something beautiful being created.

My knit and crochet design work can't help but to simply absorb all of the exciting, positive energy that this time of year inspires. I'm thrilled to say that Sun Struck may just be my most beautiful and most inspired design yet. It was a long winter and obviously these first rays of sunshine have made a true impact on my world. I can't wait to share this design with you.


My Promise To You?

My business is all about creating community! If you choose to join my Ultimate Crafty Membership and 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. 

Sun Struck MCAL Highlights


  • This event will be 4 weeks of community fun. I've spaced each clue out by a few days 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 stunningly beautiful garment 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.
  • Because this event is hosted through the Ultimate Crafty Membership, 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.

Why Is It Called An A-Long?

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!


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When Does the MCAL Start?

The introductory price of $5.99 is available through 4/14 at 11:59pm (MST).

The secondary price of $7.99 is available through 4/21 at 11:59pm (MST).

After 4/21, sign ups will only be available at the full price of $9.99 ($9.99/month after).

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: May 2, 2017
  • Clue #2: May 5, 2017
  • Clue #3: May 9, 2017
  • Clue #4: May 11, 2017
  • Clue #5: May 15, 2017 
  • Clue #6: May 19, 2017
  • Clue #7: May 22, 2017
  • Final Reveal & Finish Instructions: May 26, 2017
  • Prize Entry Due Date: June 1, 2017
  • Final Copy & Winner Announcement: June 4, 2017


How Much Does It Cost?

This Mystery Create-A-Long is 4 full weeks of suspenseful fun and gives you the chance to connect with a seriously amazing group of fellow yarn lovers! If you join the membership to participate in the MCAL now, this event costs less than the price of a few cups of coffee! The intro. price is just $7.99. Your membership will renew for $9.99 one time during the event. That means your final price for this MCAL is just $17.98. That includes access to my pattern library of over 250 knit and crochet designs, 2 free guest designer patterns in May, great video based learn-to classes for both knit and crochet, weekly chances to win, and more! Mystery Create-A-Long Clues will be available through the Member's Area (which you'll get access to after signing up) every 3-5 days, and you’ll receive the final copy of the pattern as one PDF after the create-a-long has ended. You'll also receive a limited opportunity to add the final copy of the pattern to your Ravelry library at the end of the event.

Price will increase periodically until the start of the event.


What Materials Do I Need?

For the crochet version of this pattern: 

Materials: 

  • Yarn: Approximately 315-1254 yards of DK (3) weight yarn depending on your gauge (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 one or two colors. I recommend choosing a natural fiber good for the warmer weather months like cotton or linen. This will help with blocking at the end.

I used Juniper Moon Farm's Zooey yarn as well as Berroco's Indigo (listed as a worsted weight, but I was able to match gauge).

  • Crochet Hook: Size 5.0 mm (H/8) 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 Sport (2) weight yarn. Row gauge and stitch gauge are both important for this pattern.

  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle


For the knit version of this pattern: 

Materials: 

  •  Yarn: Approximately 236-931 yards of Sport (2) weight yarn (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 one or two colors. I recommend choosing a natural fiber good for the warmer weather months like cotton or linen. This will help with blocking at the end.

I used Rowan's Cotton Glace yarn, as wellas Spud and Chloe's Fine (listed as a fingering (1) but I was able to match gauge)

  • Knitting Needles: Size 3.75 mm (US5) Circular Needles long enough to do the Magic Loop Method OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge.  
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

How Do I Know What Yarn to Use?

I recommend choosing a natural fiber that is good for the warmer weather months. This project is a Spring/Summer garment beautiful for the ladies.

If you’d like to check your gauge before purchasing, here’s what you need to know (both row and stitch gauge are important in this case):  

Crochet gauge: 

8 sts and 5 rows = 2 inches (5cm) in Double Crochet 

Knit gauge: 

10 sts and 16 rows = 2 inches (5cm) in Stockinette Stitch 



What Skill Level is This Pattern?

This Mystery Create-A-Long features beautiful lace details, making it an intermediate level design. I’ve included detailed video tutorials for all the more difficult skills involved in the pattern, though, so an adventurous and patient beginner who knows all of the basic stitches could take this project on as well.


What's This About Group Incentive?

Because I want to ensure that this Mystery Create-A-Long is an even bigger hit than the last one, I’m offering a few awesome reasons to share with your crafty friends! Last time we ended with 1700 participants! Think we can beat that number this time!? 

  • If we have over 500 Ultimate Crafty Membership members at the start of the event, Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by June 1, 2017 will be entered to win one of 10 $25 Etsy Gift Cards. 
  • If we have over 1000 Ultimate Crafty Membership members at the start of the event, Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by June 1, 2017 will be entered to win one of 15 $25 Etsy Gift Cards. 
  • If we have over 1500 Ultimate Crafty Membership members at the start of the event, Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by June 1, 2017 will be entered to win one of 20 $25 Etsy Gift Cards. 
  • If we have over 2000 Ultimate Crafty Membership members at the start of the event, Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by June 1, 2017 will be entered to win one of 30 $25 Etsy Gift Cards. 

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. 

(Click here for the knit version. Click here for the crochet version.) 

  • 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 Sun Struck 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 Sun Struck 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.


Ready to Join?

We'd LOVE to have you along for the fun!

**If you have any issues during check out, please e-mail me at melody@melodys-makings.com**


Thanks for Your Support!

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!

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