Time For A Mystery!
You all have been asking me for quite some time now….and the answer is finally YES! Let’s do another Mystery Create-A-Long!
I say create-a-long because this mystery pattern will be written in both a knit and a crochet version. So you get to choose which one works best for you, and then work alongside an amazing community of crafters to create something awesome. Excited yet!? I hope so! Because this pattern is one of my all-time favorites…..and I’m not just saying that. It’s exactly my style and really captures the essence of being young ♥
This Mystery Create-A-Long is 2.5 weeks of crafty fun and costs just $2.75 if you purchase now. Clues will be sent directly to your e-mail inbox (via an update on the Ravelry pattern, so you’ll get it in your library as well) every 2-3 days, and you’ll receive the final copy of the pattern (normally $5.50), with all sizes included, as one PDF after the create-a-long has ended.
If you’ve participated in one of my Mystery Create-A-Longs in the past and already know you’re ready to join, make sure you’re signed into Ravelry and use one of the “Buy Now” buttons below. Make sure you do take a moment to read about the group incentive I’ve set up for this Create-A-Long too though….You just may end up snagging one of two additional free patterns for signing up for and sharing this event!
If you’re a fan of having a few more details before you jump in, keep reading…
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 Makings’ Facebook Group. We already have over 1,800 fun and friendly knitters/crocheters in the group. We’d love to have you join us!
Click here to be taken to the group. Then hit “Request to Join.” I’ll be approving requests periodically as we approach the start of the Create-A-Long.
When does the Create-A-Long start?
You can sign up for the MCAL for just $2.75 anytime between now and September 1, 2015. After September 1st, the cost will go up to $4.50, and after September 7th, you will no longer be able to sign up for the Mystery Create-A-Long. This pattern will be listed for $5.50 after the create-a-long ends.
I’ve listed the materials below, but you’ll also receive them via e-mail in PDF format when you sign up. Clues will be sent directly to your e-mail inbox (via an update on the Ravelry pattern, so you’ll get it in your library as well) in PDF format every 2-3 days. The clue schedule is as follows:
Clue #1: September 1, 2015
Clue #2: September 3, 2015
Clue #3: September 5, 2015
Clue #4: September 7, 2015
Clue #5: September 9, 2015
Clue #6: September 11, 2015
Clue #7: September 14, 2015
Clue #8: September 17, 2015
Final Copy: September 20, 2015
What do I need?
For the crochet version of this pattern:
- Yarn: Approximately 150 (125 of Base Color 1 & 25 of Accent Color 2) yards of worsted (4) yarn for smaller sizes and approx. 475 yards (410 of Base Color 1 & 65 of Accent Color 2) for larger sizes (I used Red Heart Soft)
- Crochet Hook: Size 5.5 mm (I/9) OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn or Tapestry Needle
For the knit version of this pattern:
- Yarn: Approximately 125 (100 of Base Color 1 & 25 of Accent Color 2) yards of worsted (4) yarn for smaller sizes and approx. 340 yards (290 of Base Color 1 & 50 of Accent Color 2) for larger sizes (I used Vanna’s Choice)
- Knitting Needles: Size 5.5 mm (US9) OR whatever size is needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn or Tapestry Needle
How do I know what yarn to use?
You can pretty much choose any worsted (4) weight yarn to use with this pattern, as long as you are sure to match gauge before starting the project. This pattern is perfect for a sweet little girl in your life and includes all sizes Newborn through 5 Years. I’ve made two of these so far (I’ll be making two more during the create-a-long) and used brown and cream for one, and pink and grey for the other. The options are endless!
If you’d like to check your gauge before purchasing, here’s what you need to know (stitch gauge is more important than row gauge in this case….though it’s always best if you can match both!):
8 sts and 9 rows = 2 inches (5cm) in Single Crochet
8 sts and 13 rows = 2 inches (5cm) in Stockinette Stitch
What’s this about a 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!
If we have at least 100 participants I’ll send everyone who participates a 50% off code to my Ravelry shop (good for any of my patterns), and offer a Grand Prize of a $20 Etsy Gift Card. Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by September 19, 2015 will be entered to win the prize.
If we have at least 150 participants I’ll send everyone who participates a 75% off code to my Ravelry shop (good for any of my patterns), and offer a Grand Prize of a $25 Etsy Gift Card, plus a secondary prize of a $15 Etsy Gift Card. Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by September 19, 2015 will be entered to win the prizes.
If we have at least 200 participants I’ll send everyone who participates a coupon code for one FREE pattern in my Ravelry shop (good for any of my patterns), and offer a Grand Prize of a $25 Etsy Gift Card, plus two secondary prizes of $15 Etsy Gift Cards. Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by September 19, 2015 will be entered to win the prizes.
If we have at least 300 participants I’ll send everyone who participates a coupon code for two FREE patterns in my Ravelry shop (good for any of my patterns), and offer a Grand Prize of a $25 Etsy Gift Card, plus three secondary prizes of $15 Etsy Gift Cards. Everyone who creates a Ravelry project page and shares final photos by September 19, 2015 will be entered to win the prizes.
So please – share with your friends and the crafting communities you’re a part of. The bigger, the better when it comes to Mystery Create-A-Longs! Some ideas for sharing:
Post to your social media pages like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Favorite and Queue over on Ravelry. The higher the pattern ranking, the more people we’ll be able to reach!
Post to any crafty Facebook groups you think might like to join.
Post in any Ravelry groups or forums you think are relevant.
Share on any knit or crochet websites you think are appropriate.
Ready to Sign up?
Either head over to the Ravelry Pattern Page for this event, or go click one of the “Buy Now” buttons at the top of this page.
Click here to be taken to the crochet pattern page.
Click here to be taken to the knit pattern page.
I’m SO excited to get started on this! Hope you are too ♥ ♥ ♥
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Looks like fun! Shared on all social media 🙂
Our first granddaughter is due in early September – I’m in! This will be such fun.
Awesome! This will be so cute for her.
Just purchased can’t wait to start.
Yay! Glad you joined 🙂
This is something totally new to me and I shared it with our knitting/crocheting group as well as on my own Facebook page. I will sign up, as I am curious about it.
I signed up and since I am not sure which version I will do I bought both. I am excited to see what happens.
Awesome Ursula! So excited to have you!
How hard is the knitted version? I’m only a beginner knitter, but if it’s easy enough, I might do both, not just the crochet one 🙂
The knitted version is an intermediate level….however, it might be a good time to give it a go! There will be lots of people around, including myself, to help walk you through it 🙂
This sounds like fun!I love to knit and have knitted continental since my grammie taught me when I was nine…..fifty four years ago!so yes I would love to participate
Awesome Deby! It will be so fun to have you join!
I would really like to have joined in, but my youngest is 6 years old. Wish bigger sizes were possible. Oh well, maybe next time. 🙂
I’ll keep that in mind for next time Joyce! I have a couple of ideas – but I’ll consider trying to think of something that includes all sizes 🙂
I have never done one of these and I am super excited to try one!
Yay! It’s going to be a lot of fun 🙂
I just signed up for the mysterie CAL crochet version…. I’m so exited, can’t wait to start…
It’s going to be a blast 🙂
excited I mean…
Ursula, you will love doing a mystery craft-a-long! It’s a chance to try some thing new and still be surprised yourself! 🙂
I have not received anything yet. When I checked on ravelry when I bought the work along it didn’t show up. I contacted them and they said it was because it hadn’t been processed by the bank. It has been now and I still don’t see anything on ravelry to even show that I paid it or anything. I can send you my copies from pay pal that it was paid, I purchased it from the buy now button in above post. Thanks for your help, this is a pain I know but…
I am so sorry, never mind I found it with the help of Michelle. Hurray!
I can’t believe I finished this and she’s still not born! At least we have a newborn photo shoot costume now! 🙂
Haha! I can’t either! Her poor Momma, lol. Hopefully she decides to make an appearance soon!