Mystery Crochet Along Supplies List

Mikey, Crochet Crowd

Mikey’s Mystery Crochet Along

On March 4th, 2014, I revealed we will be having a Mystery Crochet Along. I’ve never done a mystery crochet along before and I am really super excited about it.

The plan is to divide the project between 4 weeks. Each week, a part of the pattern, in written format, will be revealed with an accompanying video tutorial. The mystery is for me to keep it a secret on what the item is but I think after week 3 most of you will figure it out.

For me, a personal challenge is to film the tutorials without revealing what the item is. I always give helpful tips and instructional information pertaining to the direction in which the projects are used. I have been doing lots of outtakes as I keep accidentally spilling the beans.

The launch date is not yet firm as I need to get my act in gear and focus on not making so many video errors and get the editing finalized. If I were to just follow the pattern, as I have already done in my sample item, it took me about 2 – 3 days in all. I wasn’t manic about it either… I just worked on it in the evenings.

I can reveal to you that whomever finishes this project will be super proud of themselves and I bet a few of you make more than just one after it’s done. This is a community fun project to work on together.

Supplies List

  1. 3 Colours of Red Heart Super Saver, Red Heart With Love and/or equivalent yarn. My sample is done with Red Heart With Love as it’s softer than Super Saver. 1 Colour of the 3 will be the main colour which you will need nearly 1 ball. The other two are accenting colours. I’m not going to tell you which colours. Based on the clues below, you may come up with your own ideas of what the item might be and use colours that you think would be great together. This will allow all of us to come up with many different colour versions of the same item.
  2. Size 5.5 mm or Size I Crochet Hook
  3. Yarn Needle
  4. Stitch Markers
  5. 1/2″ – 1″ Diameter Safety Eyes. My sample has 1/2″ but I wish they were slightly bigger. I highly recommend getting safety eyes that look more like real eyes with pupils. It will make your item look more realistic and far more cuter. (Here’s A Blog on using Safety Eyes)
  6. Fiberfill Stuffing. (You can find this at Walmart) If you know how to crochet eyes, you can crochet them instead of using Safety Eyes. The tutorial will not include crocheting the eyes.
  7. A Shoebox or storage box to store your items as you finish your homework each week.

One lucky person will be randomly selected to receive a Fully Loaded Red Heart Yarn bags compliments of Red Heart and The Crochet Crowd

Be Patient

  1. Do not disqualify yourself by thinking you know what the pattern is.
  2. To be fair to all Mystery Adventure Challengers, changing the pattern will not be allowed.
  3. Do not jump ahead and complete sections of the pattern where you think you know what the item is or how it should it be completed.
  4. You will be allowed to embellish or do add ons after the pattern has been released. However, all elements, including stitching and components, must be completed before you start with your embellishments.

Don’t Bother to Use A Search Engine

  1. To make this more of a mystery. I am working with Red Heart on this one. They are allowing me to release a pattern in puzzle pieces. This is unusual.
  2. The item we will be working on doesn’t exist online anywhere. This would be like Christmas Morning and knowing all the gifts under the tree… there would be no mystery.

On the Final Week

  1. I will open up the email inbox to start receiving your pictures of your finished project(s).
  2. You will have only 2 weeks from the final video to submit you project. If you are following along in the mystery challenge, you most likely will finish on the day that the final video and instructions are given out. To allow time for people that are stretched for time, we are giving a two week buffer time. Details on submission guidelines will be given once this officially kicks off. As most of you know, we are firm on cut off dates and times to be fair to everyone who is pushing themselves.
  3. One lucky person will be randomly selected to receive a Fully Loaded Red Heart Yarn Bag.

I will update you all when I get closer to the finish line. I cannot rush the process of getting all my ducks in a row.

Do mystery crochet alongs excite you? Do you think you will participate? Leave me your comments below.


About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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325 Responses to Mystery Crochet Along Supplies List

  1. Gretchen says:

    Please! When will final clue(s) be released? I’ve had so much fun doing this and I really am not sure it is so I would very much like to complete the pattern 🙂

  2. Sounds like fun. My first time doing a mystery crochet along.

  3. Lenore DeLitizia says:

    All my life I’ve been open to new challenges, so I’m super psyched about this one. Wish me luck.

  4. Gwen says:

    I’m in also……

  5. Gaby Johnston says:

    I’m really looking forward to this!

  6. Dona says:

    This sounds like so much fun.

  7. Ruth says:

    Hi Mikey, I just learned how to do the Crocodile stitch by watching your tutorial! I have tried many other tutorials for this stitch but yours was the best and easiest to follow! Thank you so much…I will be doing your Mystery Crochet and this will be my first mystery. Love your site and am excited to get started! Thank you…

  8. karen says:

    I am new but it sounds like fun

  9. Sounds like a fun project, never done one of these.

  10. Ana says:

    I will certainly go through it. It will be fun…

  11. Kat says:

    I have never before done a Mystery CAL…. I *will* be doing this fun project!!

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  13. Wendy Hopkins says:

    This might re ignite the bug in me. Looks like fun.

  14. Jean Swain says:

    My first crochet along – can’t wait!!!!!!

  15. Josephine Sammons says:

    very excited about this have never done one of these before.

  16. Anita berube says:

    je participe se sera mon premier défis pour moi

  17. Tara Verestiuk says:

    I’m excited to try this out… Should be fun.

  18. Monica says:

    Definitely in. Can t wait for April 1st!

  19. Pam says:

    I am excited for it to start I have never done one before!

  20. caryn dietrich says:

    I am thinking this is not for beginners, lol

  21. Pam says:

    can’t wait for April 1st…first time doing this so I am super excited

  22. Nat Nesbitt says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait 🙂

  23. Debbie Marshall says:

    Sounds like fun and I may get to take part in this one though part of the time I’ll be in the hospital. Even if I don’t get to finish on time I think I’ll be playing along. Thanks for the fun.

  24. Lynne Peters says:

    I am very excited . I have never done this before and at my age that is something. Can’t wait.

  25. Marilyn says:

    Is it April 1st???? Are we there yet! Oh Me!, the mystery is so exciting. This is my first challenge,I can’t stand it.

  26. Great idea! I may know what it is-then again I probably don’t. The mystery makes it even more fun! I can probably find everything I need in my ‘stash’, but who doesn’t use something like this as a chance to get more yarn? I can make the eyes, but I don’t know if I’ll do that or purchase some. Likely both, and make more than one of whatever it is.

  27. Ana Sudy says:

    It sounds good. Thanks Mikey for everything even if I don’t have enough time to follow the challenge. I love your page. Ana

  28. Roberta says:

    I am fairly new to Crochet Crowd and have loved seeing pics people share on Facebook. I have not tried a challenge before and am excited to try this. I have been trying new patterns and stretching myself with my skills. This looks like a great way to keep doing just that.
    colors…..???? going to be a hard decision.

  29. Marilyn Crossley says:

    Beyond excited!! I have all the supplies & ready to go!

  30. kandjdesigns says:

    Can’t wait to start!

  31. charlene cobb says:

    Never did this before but will be trying this

  32. Denise Wilson says:

    Very excited ❤

  33. Trisha says:

    Oh sounds exciting. I’ve never participated in a mystery crochet along before. I cant wait to start.

  34. Becky says:

    Can’t wait to do the mystery crochet, sounds like fun!

  35. isabeau1870 says:

    SQUEEEEE! I have been waiting to hear when this would start!! Gathering my supplies together today. (…hmmm…blues?…greens?…maybe an ombre of peachy-pinky shades…)

  36. Angie T says:

    All exciting… I will give it a good go…. (got a few projects on the go already!!) I’m with Mary P with the eyes though if thats OK? I prefer to stitch the eyes on…. x

  37. Michel D Valdez-White says:

    This will be my first one. I’m am so excited, just thinking of All the possible color combinations.Would a variegated yarn work? Thank you for your creative and beautiful mind!

  38. fmvm says:

    I love to join in this mistery crochet along. Looking forward to the first instructions. Greetings from the Netherlands.

  39. Cisca says:

    I love to join this mistery crochet along from the Netherlands. I am just finishing another crochet along. Can’t wait to start this one.

  40. Kat Dennis says:

    Woohoo! Sounds fun!

  41. Shawn says:

    Sounds awesome!

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