2015 – 2 Crochet Crowd Stitch Alongs

2015 – 2 Crochet Crowd Stitch Alongs

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2015 Stitch Alongs with The Crochet Crowd

2015 Stitch Alongs with The Crochet Crowd

Stitch Alongs for 2015

In 2015, we had just started with Yarnspirations and they wanted to test try a Stitch Along with our community. Being new to Yarnspirations, I wasn’t sure what to expect for complexity or steps. The work of deciding, designing and putting in the groundwork had already been done.

There was no other stitch alongs scheduled for the year and we felt the summer hits a low and wanted to try doing a summer stitch along. This year marked the first time of running a stitch along during the summer.

Below are the two stitch alongs with projects.

Crochet Mystery Blanket

Crochet Mystery Blanket

Mystery Stitch Along

The Mystery Stitch Along Afghan was done in the complete dark. No clues to what it looked like. Crocheters knew it would be an afghan and several colour options were suggested.

This was 10-week mystery crochet along in the spring of 2015. Crocheters worked on their steps as each week continued.

The colour options for this were incredible. It was using Caron Simply Soft yarn which provided stunning opportunities.

There are over 3,600 examples of afghans in all different colours available to inspire you further. See the entire gallery. To date, it has been the biggest mystery stitch along presented in our history.

For me personally, this really pushed my boundaries on crochet. The joining is something I have never seen done before.

The joining was called Twisted Braid Join. It requires advanced patience and really is a look that cannot be achieved any other way.


Twisted Braid Join

Crochet Stitch-cation Afghan

Crochet Stitch-cation Afghan

Stitch-cation Afghan

It’s funky and filled with 7 different motifs to bring your Stitch-cation Afghan to life. The afghan is 35″ wide by 52″ long.

Stitch-cation is a pattern mash-up of motifs found from two different free patterns found on Yarnspirations which include the Crochet Tucson Throw and Crochet Lenox Throw designed by Treva G. McCain for Caron Yarns. To make it even spicier, I had created two additional motifs for this design.

There are 6 large motifs in this design plus 1 small connector motif.

The biggest tip of all for these. I would complete all of your motifs with not doing the final round for each. I would then lay it out to figure out where you want your motifs in your afghan. Then strategically complete the last round so that it will join its neighbour. The very first large motif you do must be done completely so then next motifs begin joining to that one.

The small connector motifs are the last motifs to be crocheted into position.

The pictures below show each of the motifs completely done for you to visualize but the final round should be joined to the neighbour. Those instructions have been included in our eBook as well as each video tutorial.

There were over 120 examples of this Stitch Along created by crocheters globally. See the Gallery of Finished Examples.

I will note, my main take away from this stitch along was that it was too lacy in appearance. It would be a lesson that ensuring next stitch alongs weren’t the same in appearance. 

Free Downloadable eBook

We have a free downloadable eBook called Stitch-cation 2015. Inside the free eBook are all of the written patterns which include tips and advice. All of the patterns have links directly to the video tutorials. You will need access to the internet when clicking the links for the videos for your browser to open.

You are welcome to print your book and/or save it to your computer for future reference.


Stitch-cation Summer 2015 Workbook

Stitch-cation Summer 2015 Workbook. Click the book to download the PDF.

All Video Tutorials In One Video

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.