Crochet Mystery Adventure Begins April 1st, 2014

Crochet Crowd Mystery Crochet Along

Crochet Mystery Adventure begins April 1st, 2014.

Are you ready for a Mystery Crochet Along?

I’ve been busy filming up tutorials and preparing for this mystery challenge. The mystery crochet along will last 4 weeks with each Tuesday being another launch of clues (some of the pattern). Red Heart Yarns has been gracious enough to allow us to use one of their patterns that hasn’t been released before. It’s a brand new pattern!

Your first clue will be released on Tuesday Afternoon at 2pm EST, April 1st, 2014. Clues will be on on Apr 1, 8, 15 and 22nd. You will have until May 6th, 2014 to send us an email with a photo of your finished project.

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To ensure you don’t disqualify yourself, don’t assume you know what the pattern is and finish it without all of the pattern being released. The clues must be followed so the pattern is completed. At the end, you can embellish or add y our own touches but the main pattern has to be completed done first. A random selection at the end will be chosen for receiving a fully loaded Red Heart Yarn Bag and Crochet Crowd Gifts.

You can always make more mystery projects. Each submission is a separate entry to qualify. You could even make multiple projects in stages throughout the 4 weeks. In all, this project took me 2 days to make from start to finish. Spreading it over 4 weeks can give anyone the advantage of doing several at the same time in stages without feeling burdened.

Part of the mystery is not knowing what it is. People are wanting to know which colours to pick… but that’s the fun. Each of us are going to have our interpretations for the same pattern. I would bet anyone right now that the finale is going to have an entire gallery of the most adorable bunch of projects you have ever seen.

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. 5.5 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.

For a list of rules and guidelines, please see guidelines.

Let’s have fun and the adventure begins April 1st, 2014. See you then!


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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42 Responses to Crochet Mystery Adventure Begins April 1st, 2014

  1. Marian says:

    ok so I’m in the OC in California and for some reason the craft stores near me do not have safety eyes will it still be cute with wiggle eyes or should I look for some instructions to crochet some eyes or how about buttons??? any suggestions

  2. Anne says:

    that was fun, just stitched the eyes

  3. I just got my eyeballs in the mail today! 😜 Super excited to begin!

  4. Jennifer Taylor says:

    I am in Australia, and would love to take the Mystery Project on – BUT what ply yarn are you using, as I don’t think they sell Red Heart over here?
    Bless the Hook!

  5. Sherri says:

    Excited to join y’all in this project! I love reading my emails from ya, you make me laugh…thank you (:

  6. anita berube says:

    je particpe se sera mon 1 defi yes

  7. Tracy Kermode says:

    I want in! Are the clues going to be just posted here or e-mailed to us?

  8. Linda says:

    Eyes, stuffing – – sounds like something like a stuffing critter with eyes. I am going to have to do this one. I have a great granddaughter due this summer. Hope it will be something I would love love to make for her!!! Can’t wait to start!

  9. CHERYL ALLEN says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I will be participating. Can’t wait. I will be adding this mystery item to my website Thx!!

  10. Tina says:

    Will the clues be emailed to us or will we need to come to the blog to see them?

  11. magaly g says:

    I’m looking up the eyes on amazon but they don’t come in inches, only mm. How many mms for an inch?

  12. Can I use one main color and for the accent colors can I use my scrap yarn? Or does it need to be just the three colors?

  13. mawmom says:

    Must go to the store, I will need eyes and any excuse to buy yarn ;o)

  14. Sue says:

    Sounds like fun!! Can’t wait for the clues to be posted!

  15. i want to join also , think its allot of fun.

  16. this will be my first challenge to participate in, can not wait, pretty excited!

  17. Jo Ann says:

    think i might try this it will be fun.

  18. very excited, cant wait for the fun to begin

  19. betty boudreau says:

    Is this something a beginner can do?

  20. arlene says:

    Can’t find in the guidelines if there is a cost and if any country can take part. ?? Arlene

  21. roberta says:

    this my first time joining you I hope I know what I am doing….lol

  22. Diane Suder says:

    Mike, this sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for doing this. I’m looking forward to seeing all the entries.

  23. Carla says:

    I do not like the safety eyes. Is it ok to use googly eyes?

  24. Susan says:

    Soooooo excited! You are so much fun Mikey!

  25. Tara Wallace-Freeman says:

    I am so excited for this one!

  26. Nancy says:

    This sounds like fun!!

  27. Julie says:

    Yea! So glad and thanks for keeping us updated. I know you have been super busy. I can’t wait to get started. ❤

  28. Janice says:

    Oooohhhhh I can’t wait!!! I have all the needed items but am planning a trip to JoAnns anyway

  29. can you tell me what exactly “safety eyes” are… I went to a craft store and they didn’t know what they were…Thank you

  30. Lilli Boettcher says:

    if I use the g hook how many stitches or what is the gauge for this project.

  31. Cathy says:

    I’m ready. Let the games begin!

  32. Jeanne says:

    So excited!

  33. allie8962 says:

    This is going to be fun!!!

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