Crochet Crowd Mystery Crochet Along

Who’s in Your Closet Crochet Mystery Along.

Who’s in Your Closet?

Join us for a mystery crochet along beginning July 1st to July 29th, 2014.

We have teamed up with Stacey Trock to bring an incredible creature straight to you. You will be so excited once you clue in to what it is. I bet most of you make more than 1.

You can get involved at any time but you need to be done your complete project and have a photograph to us by the cut off date.

How This Will Work

This time, I am going to be updating this article each week with more clues. There will not be multiple pages with each clue. Each Tuesday during the mystery, I will be updating this page with the newest set of instructions and video clips. By the end of this mystery, the entire project will be available to you on this page. Instructions will be given out on July 1st, July 8th & July 15th. Everyone will have until July 29th to submit a finished photograph of their creatures.

Video Introduction

 

Stacy Trock

Stacey Trock, Professional Amigurumi Designer

Meet the Designer

We were approached by a designer, who I admire personally, Stacey Trock of Fresh Stitches. She asked if she could provide a design for our crochet mystery. Being she is an accomplished designer and amigurumi is her specialty, I said YES YES YES!

I have met Stacey in a live show at TNNA in Columbus Ohio a couple years ago. Her gleaming smile is reflective of her personality. You can tell within her patterns and presentation online that she is enthusiastic and wonderful.

Stacey Trock Author

Crocheted Softies by Stacey Trock.

Stacey has three books on the market that are dedicated to super cute amigurmi ideas. Imagine crocheting a one of these creatures as baby’s first plushie. It beats store bought characters.

Materials Required

  • Using Super Saver by Red Heart, choose 1 main colour for the body of the creature. You will use 1 ball, regular 7 oz skein size.
  • You will need two more colours but not a lot of it. I bet you have something in your stash already.
  • You will need 4 sheets of felt. White, Black, Grey and Blue. Sheets don’t need to be very big. Half the size of a standard piece of paper. You can find this at Walmart or other crafting based retailers.
  • Stitch Markers
  • Crafting Glue
  • Darning/Tapestry Needle to sew your components together.
  • Size 5 mm or Size H Crochet Hook.
  • Polyester Stuffing

Pattern Clues – July 1st, 2014

It’s time for another mystery crochet adventure with Mikey of The Crochet Crowd. We have Red Heart Yarns and Fresh Stitches participating this time around. We have 3 weeks of clues to give you. Each week, will present a new part of the pattern for you to crochet. We welcome you to post your updates on our Facebook to show your mystery projects as the weeks continue.

This project has been graciously designed by Stacey Trock, Amigurumi Designer and Author. This is a character that you will fall in love with and kids will be lined up for you to make them one! It’s irresistibly cute!

Clue: I’m super adorable and ready to be your best friend. Today, we are going to get you started on the right foot!

Need to Know Details

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain, sc: single crochet, sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together, st(s): stitch(es)

Materials

  • Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Locking stitch marker (for counting rounds, optional)
  • Small amounts of felt: black, white, grey and blue
  • Craft glue

Yarn

1 – 7 oz Red Heart Super Saver Skein

1 – Scrap Yarn for Minor Accents for the Character

 

Important Pattern Info

Gauge Notes

This pattern doesn’t specify a gauge. It’s a stuffed animal, and you don’t need to be too picky about exact sizing. The most important thing is that you use a hook size that creates a nice looking fabric for your yarn. If you use the recommended hook size, and your fabric looks very loose (so that stuffing would show through), then you will want to use a smaller hook. Other than that, no measuring required!

In case you’re curious about getting the exact gauge I do, it’s 5 rounds=2.25 inches.

 

Stitch into the back

All stitches in this pattern (that are worked in the round) are worked through the back loop only, unless otherwise directed.

Refer to Video Tutorial as this is explained.

Week 1: Toes, Feet and Legs (Make 2)

Today’s pattern, we will be focused on the legs. You need to crochet two legs for your character. Remember, keep your stitches into the back loops only unless I tell you otherwise.

Begin with Toes – Make 3 (each foot has 3 toes)

  • With MC, ch 2. Round 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
  • Round 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
  • Rounds 3-4: Sc in each st. (12, 2 rounds) For two of the toes, fasten off. For the third toe, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this toe to join all three together for the foot.

Begin Forming The Foot

  • Round 4: Sc in first 6 sts of the toe you are working on. Then, sc in 6 sts of round 4 of the second wing toe, then sc in all 12 sts in round 4 of the third toe. Sc in the remaining 6 sts on the second toe, then the final 6 sts of the first toe. (36)
  • Rounds 5-6: Sc in each st. (36, 2 rounds)
  • Round 7: *Sc2tog in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (30)
  • Rounds 8-9: Sc in each st. (30, 2 rounds)
  • Round 10: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (24)
  • Rounds 11-12: Sc in each st. (24, 2 rounds)
  • Round 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (18)
  • Rounds 14-15: Sc in each st. (18, 2 rounds) Remove hook, but do not fasten off…
  • Assembly Instruction You may notice holes in between where the toes are joined. Use a scrap of MC and a tapestry needle to close up the gaps.

  • Stuff the foot.
  • Round 16: *Sc2tog, sc in next st. Repeat from * 5 times. (12)
  • Round 17: *Sc2tog. Repeat from * 5 times. (6)
  • Round 18: Sc next and 4th st together. (1) Fasten off, pulling knot to inside.

Legs – Make 2

  • Make 2. With MC, make a slip knot. Attach with a sc to the front loop of a stitch on round 13 of the foot (first stitch is marked with a red arrow in photo to the right.) Using the front loops of stitches on rounds 10-13, sc a total of 12 stitches in a circle shape, as pictured.
  • Rounds 1-17: Sc in each st. (12, 17 rounds) Fasten off with long tail.

Join us again next week as we explore week 2 of this 3 week crochet mystery! When you get this done, don’t be shy and post a photograph of your finished feet and legs for us to ooooh and ahhhh over your creativity! See you next week.

Fun Funny Feet Gallery from our fans. We are not accepting any more photos for this gallery. We are voting to decide the best photo. Thank you to everyone who has submitted.

Pattern Clues – July 8th, 2014

Last week, we started a mystery adventure where crocheters has an opportunity to get started by making the feet and legs. This week, we are moving up the character to create two sets of components. In cooperation with Mikey of The Crochet Crowd, we have Red Heart Yarns and Fresh Stitches participating.

This project has been graciously designed by Stacey Trock, Amigurumi Designer and Author. This is a character that you will fall in love with and kids will be lined up for you to make them one! It’s irresistibly cute!

Clue: I am determined to learn and explore. In the pecking order of life, I think I am the underdog digging to navigate my way through the sea of life.

 

Week 2: Nubbly Things, Hands and Arms (Make 2)

Today’s pattern, we will be focused on the special nubbly things, hands and arms. Once you have done the feet, mastering the hands are relatively easy as you know what you are doing. Let’s begin.

 

Nubbly Thing (Make 2)

  1. With CC, ch 2.
  2. Round 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
  3. Round 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
  4. Rounds 3-4: Sc in each st. (12, 2 rounds) Fasten off with long tail.

Fingers First, Hand and Arm (Make 4 Fingers First)

  1. With MC, ch 2.
  2. Round 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
  3. Round 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
  4. Rounds 3-6: Sc in each st. (12, 4 rounds) For three of the fingers, fasten off.

For the fourth finger, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this finger to join all three together for the hand.

 

  • Round 7: Sc in first 6 sts of the finger you are working on. Then, sc in 6 sts of round 6 of the second wing finger, then sc in all 12 sts in round 6 of the third finger. Sc in the remaining 6 sts on the second finger, then the final 6 sts of the first finger. (36)

Don’t fret! You’ve done this part before… it’s just like the feet! The fourth finger hasn’t been used yet. Just set him aside for a few rounds from now.

 

  • Rounds 8-10: Sc in each st. (36, 3 rounds)
  • Round 11: Sc in the next 18 sts of the hand, then sc in all 12 stitches in round 6 of the fourth finger, then the remaining 18 sts of the hand. (48)
  • Round 12: *Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (42)
  • Round 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (36)
  • Round 14: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (30)
  • Round 15: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (24) Remove hook, but do not fasten off…

Assembly Instruction

You may notice holes in between where the fingers are joined. Use a scrap of MC and a tapestry needle to close up the gaps.

Stuff the hand.

  • Round 16: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (18)
  • Round 17: *Sc2tog, sc in next st. Repeat from * 5 times. (12)
  • Rounds 18-34: Sc in each st. (12, 17 rounds) Fasten off with long tail.

That’s it for this week. Get your hands and arms done to continue to the final clues next week as the mystery will be solved and you will have a loveable and huggable creature. Don’t forget to post your updated pictures on our Facebook page for us to admire your creativity! See you next week!

Pattern Clues – July 15th, 2014

 

For the past 2 weeks, we have been doing a mystery crochet along. Today, the mystery gets solved and you get to finish off your creature. This week we are doing the main body to wrapping our character up! In cooperation with Mikey of The Crochet Crowd, we have Red Heart Yarns and Fresh Stitches participating.

This project has been graciously designed by Stacey Trock, Amigurumi Designer and Author. This is a character that you will fall in love with and kids will be lined up for you to make them one! It’s irresistibly cute!

You now have two weeks, until July 29th, 2014 to submit a photograph of your finished character to The Crochet Crowd. Go to the submission form at Who’s In Your Closet Mystery to get details.

Complete Downloadable Pattern with Pictures by Stacey Trock

Stacey has a step by step download of this complete pattern available to you. It can be downloaded and printed for your convenience. It’s worth getting this 11 page pattern as Stacey has excellent photography and tips associated to making this character from scratch. Get the Free Download for this pattern.

I’m Mike the Monster from Monster University.

The following pattern instructions must be completed in the order given so that you can crochet along without any delays.

EYE – Make 1

  1. With CC, ch 2. Round 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
  2. Round 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
  3. Round 3: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * 5 times. (18)
  4. Round 4: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (24)
  5. Round 5: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (30)
  6. Round 6: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (36) Fasten off with long tail.

Body/Head

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Round 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
  • Round 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
  • Round 3: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * 5 times. (18)
  • Round 4: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (24)
  • Round 5: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (30)
  • Round 6: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (36)
  • Round 7: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (42)
  • Round 8: Sc in each st. (42)
  • Round 9: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (48)
  • Round 10: Sc in each st. (48)
  • Round 11: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 7 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (54)
  • Round 12: Sc in each st. (54)
  • Round 13: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (60)
  • Rounds 14-23: Sc in each st. (60, 10 rounds)
  • Round 24: *Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (54)
  • Round 25: *Sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (48)
  • Round 26: *Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (42)
  • Round 27: *Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (36)
  • Round 28: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (30) Remove hook, but do not fasten off…

We Need To Do Assembly Before We Continue to Finish the Body.

Add the Eye

Stuff behind the eye and attach to rounds 6-15 of body/head. Attach the eye so that it forms an oval-shape (horizontally).

Attach Arms

Stuff arms. Flatten and attach to round 13 of the body/head. When attaching, note that the opening will be on the bottom of the monster.

Attach Legs

Stuff legs. Flatten and attach to round 25 of the body/head. Stuff the body/head.

Attach Horns (Nubbly things)

Stuff horns. Attach to rounds 6-9 of body/head.

Continue crocheting…

  • Round 29: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (24)
  • Round 30: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (18)
  • Round 31: *Sc2tog, sc in next st. Repeat from * 5 times. (12)
  • Round 32: *Sc2tog. Repeat from * 5 times. (6)
  • Round 33: Sc next and 4th st together. (1) Fasten off, pulling tail to center.

Mikey’s Embellishments

Mike The Monster

Mike The Monster, Graduation Hat Pattern

I embellished my eye to have all yarn pupils and mouth instead of felt. You are welcome to do that if you wish but there are no instructions for that. I have done the following which can be seen in my Flickr Gallery of the assembly.

  • I added a rim around the complete eye to make the eye appear sunken into the body.
  • I have made my eye out of yarn instead of felt.
  • The mouth has been yarn bombed instead of using felt.
  • I made a Graduation Hat (instructions have been provided).

I have provided a Flickr Gallery on how I did it so you can visually see the steps to involved.

Add an Eye Pupil

  • Using blue felt, cut a circle approximately 1.25” in diameter. Using black felt, cut a circle about .5” in diameter. Using craft glue, glue the black circle to the center of the blue circle. Then, glue that piece to the center of the crocheted eye.

Add a Mouth

  • Using black felt, cut a smile shape about the 3” wide. This is your time to have fun! Using white felt, cut out teeth shapes. Be creative! I even added a small bit of grey felt to be Mike’s retainer! Glue mouth onto your monster.

Congrats! You now have an adorable monster!

Thank you for joining us for this mystery crochet along. We’ve had a blast watching you creativity unfold. This pattern will be readily available at any time in the future if you wish to use it and/or follow the tutorials.

Let us know what you thought of this mystery crochet along. Would you like to see another mystery in the future?

Optional Graduation Hat

Mikey’s Mike The Monster has a graduation hat. Interested in the free pattern, head on over to The Crochet Crowd to get this free pattern. It’s called the Graduation Hat.

Mike The Monster

Mike The Monster, Graduation Hat Pattern. Graduation Hat not Required for Final of the Challenge Mystery.

 

Disclaimer

Stacey Trock has received special permission to design this licensed and trademarked character. The permission has been extended to The Crochet Crowd to teach her pattern for educational purposes only. You may not sell these tutorials and/or the free pattern. It has been designed with the understanding that the pattern remain free to all.

This pattern’s creation is for personal use which includes something for yourself and/or giving away as a gift. You may not sell your finished creatures under any circumstances. Copyright, trademark and licensing of this character remains in full effect.

How This Will Work

The Challenge Winners

Red Heart Yarn Bag with Crochet Crowd Gifts.

The project is not as big as the giraffe. The mystery will last for 3 weeks before giving the two week deadline after the 3rd week.

  1. July 1st – First part of pattern with video will be released
  2. July 8th – Next part of the pattern with video will be released.
  3. July 15th – Final part of the pattern with video with assembly instructions.
  4. July 15th – July 29th, 2014, Crocheters will have until 6 pm, EST on July 29th, 2014 to have their email photos submitted to us.
  5. A random draw will take place August 10th, 2014 and will be announced on Facebook and our newsletter.

Rules

  1. Crocheters must complete the crochet mystery adventure as outlined in the pattern. All components must be completed.
  2. Crocheters may embellish their creature at the end, but all components in the pattern must be done. Embellishments can be anything which includes crochet items and/or mixed media.
  3. The gallery will be open for submissions starting July 15th, 2014 and close Midnight Eastern Standard Time, July 29th, 2014. We will accept any late submissions after the draw but they will not be eligible for the draw.
  4. This is open to all Crocheters on planet earth.
  5. The draw is 100% random and will be done on August 10th, 2014.

Let’s have fun and find out together who is in the closet.

Submit Your Finished Picture

Email us your finished photo to

MikeysHelpDesk@hotmail.com

  • To be included into the challenge, you must provide your full name and address when submitting your character.
  • You must stated in your Subject Line of your Email: MIKE
  • You have until 11:59 PM, July 29th, 2014 to submit your picture to be eligible for the draw.

Photo Gallery of Final Submissions

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108 Responses

  1. EmmasMom

    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this yet but on the written pattern for the hands it looks like it skips 2 rounds. The fingers say to stop at round 4 but then the attaching round is labeled 7. When I look at the picture it looks like the fingers are supposed to be longer then the toes so should I go for 2 more rounds of 12 stitches?
    I haven’t been able to watch the tutorial for this (hard to watch videos while at work).

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    • alanasargent

      With MC, ch 2.
      Round 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
      Round 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
      Rounds 3-6: Sc in each st. (12, 4 rounds) For three of the fingers, fasten off.
      For the fourth finger, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this finger to join all three together for the hand.

      Reply
  2. roe113

    I would like the instructions for the giraffe that is on the cover of “Crocheted Softies” cause the book is not available for purchase on amazon…thank you.

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    • Kathybart

      roe113…I just checked and the Stacey Trock book “Crochet Softies” is available on Amazon.com for $13.14 +$3.99 shipping and the price goes up from there. I suggest you type in Stacey Trock, and you will be able to find her book. The patterns inside are easy to read, lots of pictures and detailed instructions. I have made 6 of her animals in that book.

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  3. Bea Moller

    I love this crochet along. The one thing I’m not no certain of is using the felt at some point in the project. I’m assuming it will be glued on. I’m not a fan of gluing on my crochet pieces..just a pet peeve of mine. If it is possible to crochet the piece (whatever it is!) is that allowable? Will still be able to submit my finished piece? Thanks so much!

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  4. Rebecca

    How do you post your picture. I have clue 1 and clue 2 finish.

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  5. Mary An

    Question on the legs – are they stuffed? It doesn’t say to stuff them in the pattern, but it looked like I saw stuffing in the legs in the video?

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    • Gail E. Kraft

      Yes, the feet and legs are stuffed. If you watch the video, you will see that. :)

      Reply
  6. sian

    i think red heart equivalent in uk is

    aran not sure but to make it more confusing red heart is now avalible in the uk

    so do i use double knitting ( uk) red heart super saver or bulky uk

    btw is it true the usa just started having double knitting wool / yarn ?

    now im really confused .

    love whos in your closet and stitch caton !

    i love making the who in the closet and now i got the bug i going make more xx

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  7. Phyllis

    I love these mystery crochet-along. I think this one just might be the monster from my closet? hmmm maybe……. thanks Mike for the video help, and good luck to all.

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  8. Glennis Mangin

    Hi Mikey
    Can you please help me with the super yarn that you are using for the “Who’s in the Closet, is this a “Aran, or Chunky” as we do get the “Red Heart Brand here is Australia, However our plys are marked different to yours are,
    I look forward to your reply and help with this.
    Thank-you
    Glennis

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    • Trisha Mathers

      As an Aussie living in the USA at the moment I have a mixture of Aussie yarn in my stash along with the Red Heart available in the stores back in Oz. Red Heart Super Saver used for the pattern is their basic range, not a chunky. Worsted weight 4 is most closely matched to 8 ply back home although there is a bit of variation and some 8 ply yarns are definitely finer especially if you pick up cheap yarn from the dollar stores like I have over the years. A quality 8 ply should work although personally I crochet loose so I need to go down at least one hook size to ensure I get it tight enough to hide the stuffing. Alternatively if the yarn you were using seemed thin and/or the project looked like it was going to show the stuffing you could use two strands instead of one with the larger hook if you were comfortable that way.

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    • Glennis

      Trisha
      Thank – you for that, I have loads of 8 ply yarn know I can us it on this project. Again Thank – you

      Reply
  9. Janis Casey

    My dog Scooby loves to guard the feet I have made for this latest challenge.

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  10. Erika de Niet

    Hi,
    It’s me again.
    I have a little question. To join the CAL and make a chance to winn the prize, do you have to use hook 5mm or is it ok to use thinner/thicker yarn? Maybe I didn’t read that good, but I could find it. :/
    Thanks forward,
    Erika

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  11. Erika de Niet

    Wow, this looks great! I’m in! Looking forward what it will become. Thanks a lot for this cal. Everybody good luck! Greetings, Erika

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  12. Caroline Tigchelaar

    Dear Mikey,
    I’m from Holland and I see the mystery challenge showing up in a lot of Dutch groups on Facebook. Lots of people would like to join the challenge but find it difficult as the pattern is in English. Would it be okay if I translated the pattern into Dutch or are there copyright issues?
    Best regards
    Caroline

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

      You would need to contact the designer. Stacey Trock as the permission has to be done through higher powers as the character is a licensed trademark character. Thanks for asking first.

      Reply
  13. Kathy Mant

    Thanks Mikey for the video tutorial! I was getting all confused as there was no joining stitch per round….I had thought it was an omission!!! However, watching and stitching along with the tutorial was a god send! Thanks again for all the hard work and countless hours you put into this…..I really appreciate it!

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  14. Melissa

    I was wondering if the feet and legs are supposed to be the main color or if they are one of the two additional colors…?

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  15. Pia Klockljung

    Hi how do I upload my picture of my feet in the crochet along?

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  16. Conni

    In the Video you say as long as you have 13 stitches for the Leg but I think and could be wrong that it’s 12.

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    • Danielle Redding

      I discovered that as well. After that I was good to go.

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  17. Sandy

    On the feet it says make 3 but for legs it says make 2…..plz advise, Mikey, if that needs corrected?

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  18. Karen McGrady

    Here is a suggestion for the toes: Instead of using the 18″ separate pieces to fix in-between the toes, just leave an extra long tail when you finish the first 2 toes. Since that strand will wind up between the toes anyway, it will already be attached and you can weave it in the holes and hide it inside the toe! This is what I did anyway :)

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    • Kathleen Pozos

      And I sewed the toes after round 6 just because they were easier to get to.

      Reply
  19. Karen McGrady

    Here is a suggestion for the toes: Instead of using the 18″ separate pieces to fix inbetween the toes, just leave an extra long tail when you finish the first 2 toes. Since that strand will wind up between the toes anyway, it will already be attached and you can weave it in the holes and hide it inside the toe! This is what I did anyway :)

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  20. Charlene Kimbrell

    Love it, love it, love it!!! My family and friends can’t wait for more clues as I hook. Working on my third set of feet and the afghan at the same time. My baby (who is no longer a baby by any means) is the recipient of one of all my projects as is my BFF. Both are fascinated with me working on something that I have very little idea of what it will become. Both have a theory as to what kind of “fowl” it is. We will all see.

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  21. ICHRAK FATNASSI

    Hi thank you soooo much for the opportunity to get new challenge.. I don’t have red heart yarn nor other known one yet but still have some acceptable unknown yarns ♡ I’ll get ready to take the adventure for the mystery creature. Thank u again.

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  22. Cindy Barnes

    The pattern seems to have 2 different rounds that both say they are round 4. Does this mean there will be 19 rounds instead of 18?

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  23. Terrie Zuleger

    I missed out on the first “1st Mystery Adventure” and was really bummed. So excited about this character and have already gotten started on the first foot! I’m going to get the feet done and then begin working on my “stitch-cation challenge”.

    Happy Canada Day!

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  24. Joan

    I’m in with Who’s in Your Closet Mystery Crochet Along :) I’m excited to meet this cute creature in the closet.

    Reply
  25. Linda Wallace

    Hi I’m in the UK and you say use supers averred heart. There appears to bbe quite a few supers avers yarn on the red heart website. Which kind is it. I’m looking forward to doing the challenge I loved the giraffe

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  26. CLAUDIA LEMAIRE

    Have been wanting to try joining one of these challenges. I think I will try this one despite my overwhelming desire to see the big picture before I start something. OK, deep breath, and chant, You are not in control of everything, Besides, my daughter could use some critters for the toy box at the day care she manages. Looking forward to it.

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  27. Jodi Thomas

    I am guessing its an owl by the way you stress “who”. Looking forward to this

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  28. Caryn Finkelman

    I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’m starting to get into making little stuffed objects, and I think this’ll be so much fun!
    I can’t wait to get started!

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  29. Elizabeth Mendoza

    I’m going to do the afghan challenge so I probably wont get to do this one, but I’m so curious to see what it will be. I’ll be watching for it. Who knows I just might change my mind and do this one instead.

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  30. Tracey Sexton

    I love the mystery challenges, I am excited to see what is in my closet. :)

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  31. Gladys Schall

    Mikey, when was you in Columbus, Ohio? That’s a couple hours north of me. I’m hoping it was before I found your page. Have a nice evening!!! :)

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  32. Nancy Gile

    I didn’t do the giraffe but was excited to see all the great ones that were done. Going to try this one and think I’ll ask my mom to join in on the fun. Something came to mind as to what it was that we’re doing! Hehehe, hope I’m right!

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  33. Stevie

    Hi! I don’t ever use red heart yarn– So I was wondering if Caron or something like that would be okay to use??

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    • Kathleen Hart

      Never used RH? That’s all I use (maybe a little Caron here and there). I might be partial to RH because that’s what I learned on. I have tried others and it just isn’t the same to me.

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      • Conni

        I’m the same way, I only use RH and I too have tried other yarns and I just don’t have as good results as I do with Red Heart.

  34. Jeannine

    I am so excited! I want to do both challenges. That will be a challenge just trying to keep up!

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  35. Shannon

    Are there reminders sent out when the patterns go up? I really, really wanna do this, but have a memory like a rusty bucket.

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  36. Donna Weiss

    I can’t wait to start and find out what we all will be doing. Thanks again for the 2nd Mystery Adventure.

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  37. Consuelo Hecker

    So looking forward to doing this one!!! Love your site and love you all!

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  38. Rosalie McCreary

    I’m so excited to start TWO challenges. I’ll be in Alaska visiting family and we can all start them together! New stores to visit for YARN! Hurray! Maybe this time I can complete them on time and get my photos in.

    Thank you Mikey and Diva Dan for all that you do for this eclectic, creative, international crochet crowd!

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  39. Terry Johnson

    I am so excited to start the challenge! I didn’t even know folks did this! Thank you for getting me even more excited about crocheting! Happy Hooking!

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  40. Sharon Forakis

    Stacey or Mikey, Do you have to buy felt, or can you crochet pieces in place of what the felt object is, like you could crochet the eyes in place of buying the eyes on the giraffe project?
    Is this using just a regular 4 ply yarn, with 7 Oz.? Also can it be regular yarn or does it have to be Soft yarn?

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      • Sharon Forakis

        Thank you I think I will try to crochet items instead of felt an glue, don’t really care for look of felt most times, but guess I will have to wait an see what it is first, an how it looks to decide! Thanks to Everyone who works on Crochet Crowd, there’s so much involved with so many projects going on at same time, your heads must be spinning sometimes to get it all done. THANKS AGAIN!

  41. Janelle

    I was so excited to see this since I am about to present a new set of giraffes to a friend later today (and a turtle and a mouse!) but then I saw the felt requirement. Please tell me that you will be including (or linking to) a tutorial on how to cut felt properly because I am terrible at it the few times I have tried before giving up on it. (the 60+ sheets of felt in my dresser drawer are from a project I had planned before giving up on it because I just could not cut the felt…maybe I need special, or better, scissors)

    Also, is the color of felt set in stone or can we use what we’d like to go better with our chosen colors? Envisioning what I can think of with those colors needed (teeth, fins, spikes, whiskers) and they don’t go in my vision with the yarn I want to use for this project.

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  42. Elizabeth Williams

    I’m so excited to get started on this one, I love Stacey’s patterns. Looking through my yarn stash now to pick out my main color :)

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  43. Francine St-Denis

    I’m going to try this CAL too. I too am wondering about the felt. Hard or soft? Sticky or not? Thanks.

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  44. Miglena Markovska

    Can you advice me what thickness should be the felt sheets, because here are few types. Thank you.

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  45. DeDe Casey-Caro

    I was just sorting thru my stash to see what i had for the next mystery CAL & i just recently bought redhearts “with love” iced aqua, and i chose it for this. When i went online to see if u had posted the newest mystery crochet i seen you had choosen the same color. NOW IM MORE EXCITED TO GET STARTED ON IT. Thanks so much Mikey for all u do for us crazy hookers, lol.

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  46. Aarabhi

    Any suggestions for the main color and the 2 others? I don’t want to use any awful color combinations. Since the felt pieces are blue and grey shades, I can’t use yellow can I? That’s the only super saver yarn I have with me right now.

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  47. Christine Galindo

    Had fun with the giraffe mystery gotta join this one, love Stacey’s patterns.

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  48. Christine Galindo

    Had so much fun with the giraffe mystery gotta join this one. Love Stacey’ patterns!

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  49. Terry Ray

    Yay! Can’t wait! Diva Dan…you make me wonder who’s lurking in my closet!

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  50. Pam Kramer

    I think Diva Dan looks guilty and not creepy…lol…keep this photo for Halloween just because you think it is creepy!!!! I enjoy this crowd so much and cannot wait to start the afghan and mystery adventures…..thank you for the fun and motivation.

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  51. Lisa Poole

    Thank you for doing this for us. I absolutely love Stacey Trock’s pattern’s! Can not wait for this adventure!

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  52. Alicia Emory

    How many skeins of the main body color do we need? The giraffe was a blast! So excited you are doing this again!! FUN! THANK YOU MIKEY!!

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  53. Darrah Mitchell

    The closet is no place for a handsome guy like Diva Dan! Let that guy out! :) I’m excited about this challenge! I missed out on the giraffes, but I’m looking forward to this one!

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    • Carolyn

      I missed out on the giraffe. So excited about this new Adventure. Does it matter what color of main yarn did we use. Also how will we get the information per week on email, Facebook etc.

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      • Lisa

        You can check all of the above including facebook, The Crochet Crowd website, YouTube …. It will be done in phases. You won’t get the whole thing at once. Check out the giraffe one, it’s still there.

  54. Jennifer H

    Oh, I cannot wait for this challenge to start, I absolutely love Stacey Trock’s pattern’s! This is going to be a fun mystery challenge.

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  55. Sharon

    I don’t think Dan looks creepy at all. Must be your childhood feelings. lol He does though as others have said, look guilty, like he is stealing the yarn. lol
    Looking forward to another toy for my grandkids.

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  56. Heather Gillespie

    I did not find him creepy at all but I too thought he looked guilty; like he was in that closet stealing your yarn. lol And, I am so excited I did not feel comfortable enough to try to join in on your last crochet along but this time I am so going to try it! I can not wait!

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  57. Kelly Kirkwood

    Yay!! I’m excited to do this one. I missed out on the giraffe. Sounds like fun.
    And you two sure know how to have fun. Super cute.

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  58. Elizabeth Mudge

    Diva Dan looks so CUTE!
    Its not creepy with such a cute guy holding the yarn!
    But, if you think creepy, he could be ‘stealing’ a skein of yarn and looking quite guilty,too.

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  59. Kathleen Hart

    Is the felt needed for this the soft felt in comparison to the stiffer or adhesive felt?

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  60. Kim Thomas

    The new “mystery” CAL sounds fun, I like Stacey’s designs~!

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  61. Elaine Thompson

    I love the pick of Diva Dan in the closet! Y’all are just too funny. Hoping I’ll have time to do both the Mystery Challenge and the Afghan!

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