My Favorite Crochet Stitch Sampler Blanket Pattern

My Favorite Crochet Stitch Sampler Blanket Pattern

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Caron One Pound Stitch Along Solved

Caron One Pound Stitch Along Solved

Crochet Spring Stitch Along with JOANN

It’s your favourite time of the year, yep, the Stitch Along with our friends at Joann Fabrics and Crafts is back! Based on your interest, the designer has created another fun mystery that is intended to build your skills.

It’s A Stitch Sampler

This one is like a stitch sampler. Each week, I am showing you a unique concept. Though we stop at a certain point each week, each clue can be an afghan all to itself. So if you like a particular week, you can expand the clue to continue onward. It’s a neat idea.

If this is your first time working through total mystery crochet along with us here’s how it works. Each week a new clue is released here. If you miss a week, don’t worry! The progressive clues are collected here as well.

The Clues

Like always, we save the clues here on our website and keep the videos forever. So if you miss the Stitch Along with this time around, you can always come back another time.

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Let Me Share More – Introduction

You may be wondering how to choose your yarns or colours, or even what this project will look like when it’s done! While that’s all part of the fun, we do have colour clues for you. I’m going to treat you to the clue right now!

In the pattern, the instructions call for specific colours for each version. We’ll be using Caron One Pound for this pattern.

  • Contrast A – 2 balls
  • Contrast B – 1 ball
  • Contrast C – 1 ball

Version 1

  • Contrast A: Off White
  • Contrast B: Pale Green
  • Contrast C: Light Terracotta

Version 2

  • Contrast A: Off White
  • Contrast B: Soft Grey Mix
  • Contrast C: Hollyhock

Version 3

  • Contrast A: Sunflower
  • Contrast B: Dark Pink
  • Contrast C: Grass Green


The project we’ll be making together is at an experienced beginner to intermediate skill level. We’ll release weekly tutorial videos to accompany the pattern clue.

Pattern Tutorials with Crochet Timings

Week 1 – March 12

  • Follow the lines to greatness as you make your first clue. While the instructions appear to be a lot, take a look at the crochet diagram available and see how the lines work their way through the project. All of the squares only have 18 rounds to complete.
  • Finished square is approximately 23″ x 23″.

  • The clue will take between 3 – 4 hours to complete.
Download Yarnspirations Pattern

Free Pattern: Crochet Clue #1


Right Handed

Left Handed

Week 2 – March 19

  • The centre of this square starts off as a circle and then transitions to a square not too far into the project. Once beyond the circle, the remaining of the square has a 3 round repeat pattern going on. With an eye-popping texture that will appear instantly from the very beginning. Essentially, you have 2 of 3 rounds of straight double crochet and the 3rd round is the texture being applied. So it’s nice to have texture but 2 rounds of regular crochet to zoom through.
  • Finished square is approximately 23″ x 23″.


Download Yarnspirations Pattern

Free Pattern: Crochet Clue #2

  • Use the same hook size and yarn you selected for Week 1. If your square isn’t to the size of everyone else’s, don’t worry about it if your square isn’t buckling. Just means you are either a tight or looser crocheter. By using the same hook size and yarn, each square should work out for you.
  • You will use Colour B for this clue. So not the same colour as you used in Week 1.
  • The clue will take 4 – 5 hours to complete. It’s the longest square for the entire project.


Right Handed

Left Handed

Week 3 – March 26

  • The centre of this square starts off as a circle and then transitions to a square not too far into the project. Once beyond the circle, the remaining of the square has a 3 round repeat pattern going on. With an eye-popping texture that will appear instantly from the very beginning. Essentially, you have 2 of 3 rounds of straight double crochet and the 3rd round is the texture being applied. So it’s nice to have texture but 2 rounds of regular crochet to zoom through.
  • Finished square is approximately 23″ x 23″.


Download Yarnspirations Pattern

Free Pattern: Crochet Clue #3

  • Use Colour A (Same as week 1). Use the same hook size, 5 mm/ H Hook and yarn brand you selected for this stitch along. If your square isn’t to the size of everyone else’s, don’t worry about it if your square isn’t buckling. Just means you are either a tight or looser crocheter. By using the same hook size and yarn, each square should work out for you.
  • This square won’t take as long as week 2 as the cables start to materialize before your very own eyes. With a unique perspective on the corners, I touched on areas where I think you may lose stitches so you know exactly where to go.
  • The clue will take 3 – 4 hours to complete.


Right Handed

Left Handed

Week 4 – April 2nd

  • The clue will be taken 2 – 3 hours to complete.
  • Final Border will take about 2 – 3 hours.
  • Once completed, you will be ready to sew the 4 squares together. Match each side together and do an invisible join as suggested in the tutorial.


Download Yarnspirations Pattern

Free Pattern: Crochet Clue #4

  • When the four are sewed together, you will complete the border as suggested. There are 3 rounds required for each of the 3 colours. However, I have made an exception for the challenge to eliminate out 2 rounds. Colour A – 3 Rounds, Colour B – 2 Rounds, and Colour C – 2 Rounds.
  • When you are done, snap a photo and proceed below to learn how to submit a photo for the official gallery.


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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.

270 thoughts on “My Favorite Crochet Stitch Sampler Blanket Pattern”

  1. Karen says:

    Was the random drawing today? Will you be posting the names of the winners?

  2. Debbie Haugh says:

    This Afghan was so much fun! I’m actually quite proud of myself; my crocheting experience has been limited to pot holders and a very simple scarf, so I’m somewhat of a beginner and I loved learning the new stitches. Without the videos, I’m not sure if I would have tried it, they are a great help. Thank you so much for this stitch along, I look forward to another!!

  3. Christina McDaniel says:

    This is my first stitch along, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I looked forward to each new clue. Scrolling through the gallery has been amazing! I am in awe of the color combos and talent! The videos were great, and the charts were helpful, too. I usually use written directions when I crochet and knit. I’ve enjoyed learning how to use a chart. Thanks so much!

  4. MaryBeth Goodwin says:

    Love everyone’s work great job

  5. JoAnn Trenary says:

    What do you mean back and forth 3 times when you are whip stitching it together?

    1. When you finish off. Hide see the video where I take the tail ends and weave them back and forth 3 times to make them fully secure.

      1. JoAnn Trenary says:

        Thanks! For some reason I was connecting the comment with the actual whip stitching and it didn’t make sense. 🙂

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed doing his afghan with you, Mikey. You are a terrific teacher. I love that I got to learn new stitches and ways of doing things. I will be entering my photo tomorrow. I’m especially proud of it because it’s the first one I’ve ever done. I think it looks amazing, but part of that is because of Mikey’s instructions. Thanks for doing this. I can’t wait until the next one!

  7. Bailey says:

    Hey mikey is there a spacific count for the border ?

  8. Ashley says:

    On the fourth and final square I’m habing problems braiding the corners together. Whenever I braid it the square will no longer lay flat. Should I go ahead and stitch it together and it improve? Or is there a fix I need to make before I assemble it all? I’d really like to avoid re-doing the same square again so I’m open for tips!!! Thanks!!!

    1. Carolyn says:

      I haven’t quite finished that block yet but, in the video, Mikey mentions that once you have it braided, that pulls on the block and makes it tight. You have to play with it and pull on it to get it laying flat again. Maybe that is your problem? I might stretch on it some before I started it all over again, and I’m the Queen of Frogging! LOL!

  9. Kareema P. says:

    Quick question on the border….in the clue intro it says we are doing 7 rounds in the border, with 3,2 & 2…but in the video Mikey says 3,3,3. Which is it??

    1. Karen Johnson says:

      For the border you do 3 rounds of main color but he made exception for color B & C of only 2 rounds . Since only 1 skein of color B & C was bought you might not have enough yarn for a third row.

    2. I found I ran out of yarn early. It’s technically, 3, 3 and 3. For the challenge for the winners, I have allowed an exemption of 3, 2 and 2.

      1. What if we’re using 4 colors? Can I do 2 of each and have 8 rounds instead of 7 or 9?

      2. Just a minimum of 7 rounds is needed. If you want to do more than 7 or change up the colours, that’s up to you.

  10. Stella says:

    I’m wondering do you have to have the 9 rounds of double crochet to qualify for the contest? I’m doing mine with Caron cakes I’m out of colors and have successfully completed 4 rounds with my last cake I would most likely need to get 2 more just to complete all 9 rounds but if that doesn’t matter I would rather not have to try to hunt for my colors as I think they might be discontinued color’s 🙁

  11. Liz Blair says:

    Been looking at some of the submissions. All I can say is WOW. They are all beautiful!

  12. Shar White says:

    Thanks for including the left-handed videos. I now have the yarn and even though started late I am looking forward to finishing the afghan.

  13. Liz Blair says:

    I just watched the stitch along assembly video and got a little lost at the part where Mikey had just finished showing how to do the whip stitch stitch. He said to continue and weave in and out three times. What am I supposed to be weaving in and out three times? Am I reinforcing the whip stitch or doing something else here?

    1. Karen Johnson says:

      He is referring to weaving in the tails

      1. Liz Blair says:

        Thank you! I was hoping that was it. ?

  14. Penny Taylor says:

    Would it be ok to add extra squares on to the afghan or would that be against the challenge. My squares came out to around 19″ x 19″. I guess I should have used a bigger hook at the beginning, too late now. 🙂 I think its probably wide enough to cover up, but its pretty short. Thank you for sharing this pattern with us, its been fun and interesting. Learning new stitches is fun!!!

  15. Amy says:

    Thank you so mush I have been having so much fun learning new things. Wow what a blast Thank you

  16. Denise W says:

    Are there written instructions for assembly? i can’t seem to find them. I see the video but was hoping for something written as well.

    1. Melissa says:

      Assembly instructions are on page 2 (finishing)

  17. Carrie Wilson says:

    Hey Mikey, I’ve printed out week 4 instructions but i don’t see rounds 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 or any instructions to do a round more than once??? HELP PLEASE

    1. Rita Miller says:

      Pattern says “4th and alt rnds” meaning all even numbered rounds after that are the same as rnd 4.

  18. PeskyPixie says:

    Hi, is there a written pattern or diagram for Week 4? All I see are video tutorials. Thank you.

    1. Rita Miller says:

      Look up above for “DOWNLOAD YOUR WEEK 4 PATTERN HERE” – it’s a link to the pattern.

  19. bailey says:

    when the pattern is done are we allowed to add our own details if so do the ones with extra quirks still get added to the contest

  20. Patsy says:

    I am following the Mystery Crochet along each week ,but am confused to how many squires we make ,because I have been making only one

    1. Jami Blanchard says:

      just 1 of each unless you want to make 2 blankets

      1. patsy says:

        Thank you Jami Blanchard for answering my question ,greatly appreciated

    2. Salthom says:

      One square per clue

  21. Mark says:

    I have nticed that you have a time guidline to each part, this I have found to be quite misleading as each part has taken considerably longer for me to make, consider not using the estimated time in future CALs

    1. Helen says:

      I agree. Mickey is an excellent fast crocheter.

    2. jjackson312 says:

      So true!! But I have arthritis and have not even started the square from week 3.

  22. Pat Mercer says:

    This is my first time following you, and I am so excited about learning how to read a chart. I found that by week 2, I was missing something from the video in going from the circle to the square. I turned to the chart and found my mistake! What a thrill! I have been crocheting for many years; but, Mikey, you’re the best teacher I have had!

  23. Jami Blanchard says:

    Mikey, I have learned a lot from your crochet videos on you tube. I have been crocheting for over 45 years, and never learned how to read instructions or graphs. I can now to graphs but still have trouble following instructions. Thanks for this CAL I’m enjoying it a lot and I’m stunned that I did each square in one day or should I say each Monday.. Can’t wait for the next one!

  24. Tori W says:

    Hi Mikey. Just wanting to plan ahead for will we be using color C for a clue or I that one reserved for joining the other clues together. It might change my plans for my colors scheme. My colors are grey (A), white (B), and navy blue (C). I can switch the white and blue if needed.

  25. Karen Johnson says:

    Before I do the Popcorns in the corner spaces I am putting a stitch marker on the 1st stitch after the 2nd popcorn since Mickey said it’s easy to miss that one!

  26. Sunday K Bollman says:

    i have a question re: the one-pound yarn. I have used the skeins for another project and now this one. What can I do to keep from having the yarn tangle up mid skein and have to be pulled out of the skein like a big clot which then needs to be untangled? I pull the tail out when I get started and then work the yarn from the center. I find it frustrating. Thanks for any insights you can share.

    1. Susan Wheatcroft Crevier says:

      Hi, I always reroll my yarn before using it. As I use to have the same pr9.

    2. I have had the same problem with every single skein. It’s frustrating. I need a yarn winder apparently.

  27. MaryBeth Goodwin says:

    Just watched the video for clue two I am so excited to get started so mad I have a double today your so right Mikey this would make a great blanket on its own with just a few more rows you would have a sweet little baby blanket

    1. MaryBeth Goodwin says:

      I meant clue 3

  28. Patti says:

    Question – I noticed in round 3 of clue 2 that a CH was done after each popcorn stitch but I don’t see a CH after each popcorn stitch in round 6. Should there be a CH after each popcorn?

    1. Christy says:

      No don’t chain after the popcorn in any of the other rounds after round 3

    2. MaryBeth Goodwin says:


    3. Jackie Weber says:

      CH after popcorn in round 3, but no CH after the popcorn in the later rounds. Mikey confirms this in the video.

  29. Trina Mechling says:

    I read the rules and was so glad that I can use any yarn as I have no Caron one pounders and have no $$ to buy right now. I have been looking for a project for the Caron sprinkle cakes in my stash so I am using it for my spring CAL. I just finished the first square and absolutely love it. I hope this yarn is ok for the CAL and drawing, is it?

  30. Kareema P. says:

    Where d we find out how many of the clue to make?? Is it only stated in the video?? Please clarify?

    1. Kareema P. says:

      Should we have 5 squares or 3 right now?? I have 3 of the first clue and 1 of each of the others….is this right??

  31. Betty Stewart says:

    Love the patterns, I am a fast crocheter and tend to work until it’s done. Should have waited until the final day to start as I get anxious for the next clue. Glad to see written pattern and diagram together. Trying to learn to read diagrams, this helps.

  32. Leah Fogle says:

    Is this all the yarn we’re going to need for the finished project, or just the clues? Thanks. ?

  33. Barb says:

    So I have been crocheting for many years but have never made an Afghan or even a granny square. I finished my square which is not a square at all! I got the gauge but it ended up growing from 20 in to 24 and no way can I flatten it. So how do I fix it. I am planning to drive it again maybe using a smaller hook if u think that could fix it. If not I guess I’m done with this crochet a long?I would send a pic but not sure how to attach a pic.

    1. Life With Anjela says:

      I’m having the same issue a square with wavy sides. I’m ready to give up.

  34. Angela says:

    I’m working on week 1. The sides are wavy and I keep going up,hook sizes with the same problem.

    1. Have you run a gauge check. The gauge information is on the pattern. You might be a loose crocheter and need to change your hook to match the gauge.

      1. Angela says:

        I did the gauge and a 6.5 mm should work but it gets wavy around row six. I’m trying to crotchet as loose as I can but it doesn’t seem to help.

      2. Fellow_Crocheter says:

        Angela, just a thought; if you crochet loose, hook size should go smaller rather then higher. I tend to crochet tight, so I always go up one size. Your guage may be spot on in the beginning, but as your hand muscles relax, you crochet even looser. Try a G hook.

      3. Life With Anjela says:

        I crotchet tight so I’m going up sizes not down.

  35. Janice Kroenke says:

    Thank you so much, Mikey, for this awesome stitch along! I have been crocheting for just over a year now. I have learned so much from you and The Crochet Crowd! I am currently on row 10 of the Clue #2 square, and I’m having a ball while learning so much from you and building my skills! You are amazing, and I wanted to let you know that I appreciate you sharing so much with so many of us! I’ll send in the picture when my project is complete. 🙂

  36. MaryBeth Goodwin says:

    could you please put the link to the week two color change challenge on this page thanks a bunch

    1. Done… thanks for the tip.

      1. Cheryl A Ennis says:

        Where is the link to the week two color change challenge for clue #2, please?

  37. Karen Johnson says:

    Should we be blocking our blocks

    1. No you don’t need to… not at this stage.

  38. Lydia Hall says:

    Hi Mikey. I’m so happy to be able to do this SAL. I was unable to do the last one because the yarn was little bit too expensive, but I’m planning on getting it done later on. That afghan was absolutely gorgeous. I am so excited about this one though. As soon as I heard about it I rushed to JoAnn’s to get my yarn so that I would be ready to start on time. My colors of choice are Caron One Pounder – Cream (MC), Taupe and Expresso. How do we post and where do we post our finished squares as we progress or do we just post the completed project? Also, how do we post using the # that I hear you mention so often in your videos?

  39. This is my first time with a CAL and just saw the second instructions. So, will the squares be put together in any certain way, or do we decide on our own what to do with them? It just seems like the first two squares are so different, I can’t imagine what the finished project will look like!

  40. I finished my 1st square in two days and will be starting square two today! I’m so excited!
    My colors ate pastel 2)purple, 1)pink and 1)blue. My favorite color combo.

    This is my 1st crochet -a-long. It’s quite fun !

  41. Tristen Engelman says:

    Has anyone noticed that the actual pattern for week 2 says to use color B and in the “blurb” on here says use the same yarn as last week which was color A. Just wondering if I’m the only one who saw that. It looks like Mikey did use the same color as week 1 in the beginning of his video but his finished sample (not as he works) in the tutorial is a different color again.

    1. Same yarn means brand. Not colour sorry.

      1. Tristen Engelman says:

        Thanks for the reply Mikey! I went ahead and followed my gut (and the pattern) and started with a different color. So far so beautiful!

      2. Salthom says:

        So should I use the darkest or
        middle color?

      3. Alison Shelton says:

        I read the instructions the same way the first time, and started my second panel with the same color as my first panel. I realized my mistake today, and am wondering if I need to frog it (I have it completed through round 11), or if I can do the third panel with color B and interchange them in the final project?

      4. I thought when you said “same yarn” it meant the same color as week 1, too. Should I take it apart and use my B color?

      5. Susan Wheatcroft Crevier says:

        I did the same thing, got to row 17, undid it, so I could do the afghan the way it should be. Now I see the finished project I could of left it. But would not qualify for the contest.

  42. DeShawna says:

    For week 2, do we use the same color as week 1?

  43. Rabaha alsayed says:

    Thank you too much for learning us new stitches

  44. Donna Mease says:

    I really want to try and follow the chart, but as a lefty it’s really hard to read the chart going one way while I’m crocheting on the other direction. It’s similar to watching a right handed video to learn. I think my brain is too rigid! At least I think I’ve figured out why I’ve not been successful in following charts in the last-minute I’m going in the wrong direction!

  45. Dianne Smith says:

    I’m from south africa, unfortnately we do not get caron one pound here. Now my question is, seen that a 5mm hook is used, is this a chunk yarn.? Iwant to go to our local store & get yarn for this blanket. I have done a try-out on the 1st clue but with a double knit & 4mm hook. It comes out to 16.5 inch. Also will i be able to submit to the challange or is it just for usa & canada? Kind regards Dianne

  46. Jenny says:

    I just watched your video and started the first block. Mikey, your explanation about how to read the chart was fabulous. I know what the symbols mean but I might have missed the slip stitch dots. I also appreciate that you explained how to determine the direction that we should be stitching. I’m about half way done with the first block and I’m looking forward to the next one!

  47. Penny Taylor says:

    My square, when finished came out to about 19″, is that too small? Should I redo it with a bigger hook or will that be ok. From what I can put together, it sounds like it should be at least somewhere closer to 22-24″. Please give me some feedback as soon as possible so I can remake my square If I need to, I am a slow crocheter lately because I broke a bone in my wrist in Jan and am still healing (it will most likely take a loooonnnggg time). Thank you!

    1. MaryBeth Goodwin says:

      Hi Penny the way I am looking at it is as long as you are consistent throughout your squares should all fit together I am using a different yarn and mine is 18″ hope Mikey answers you soon

    2. Krista Kopecky says:

      Glad I am not the only one coming up a little small. I want to say mine is about the same size as yours Penny and I am using the Caron One Pound Skein. I don’t want to remake if I don’t have to either 🙂

    3. If your square is only 19″… don’t worry about it. The rest of the squares will end up the same size… so your tension is defined. The outside border isn’t reliant on size of square… it’s about stitches.

  48. Dee says:

    Is everyone starting with their main color (the 2 skeins) or no?

    1. Patti says:

      I did. That is how I interpreted the instructions.

      1. Patsy says:

        You got to the second color

  49. Patti says:

    Where do I find the gauge so that I can determine which hook is best for me? I know I crochet tight. I have done the first 4 rounds twice with different hooks and I don’t think I have it quite right yet.

  50. Patti says:

    I have clue one and it says to use the hook that keeps you on gage but I can’t find the gage instructions. Are there gage instructions?

    1. Janice Kroenke says:

      i see it on my pattern that I printed. Gauge is 12 dc and 6 rows = 4″ [10 cm]. Hope this helps.

      1. Patti says:

        Thank you so much. I can clearly see it now but for some reason I was overlooking it earlier.

  51. Karen says:

    This is my 1st time participating and just loving this Mystery Crochet Along. I am on row 13 and using the diagram to complete the block. Written instructions a little overwhelming . Cannot waite until Monday for block # 2. I am so happy to have found The Crochet Crowd and Mikey -YOU ARE THE BEST!

    1. Denise says:

      I agree the written instructions are very hard to follow. I also moved to using the diagram.

  52. Cathy Dillinger says:

    I just started the Joann stitch along and I’m really excited. I’ve been crocheting about 4 years now but never could read a diagram. Mikey goes through it very well and I just finished Week 1 only using the diagram. Thanks for the great videos and explanations.

  53. Laurie says:

    Why are they called “clues”? Isn’t it just a pattern?

  54. Brenda Heitz says:

    So excited that this has finally started!! My first stitch along and it’s great to see I can get this done then hop back to one of my dozen things to do for my wonderful grandchildren ❣️
    Though I have to say now that I’m finished with the first clue I’m antsy for clue 2!
    Fun! Fun! Fun!

  55. Kareema P. says:

    Is it posted anywhere or do we have to watch the video to figure out the color to be used and how many of the clue we are supposed to make>

  56. Salthom says:

    Looks like you’re left handed! Bummer.

  57. Elizabeth Johnston says:

    So disappointing. Squares sewn together,,, Wish I’d known before I bought the yarn.

    1. Denise says:

      Elizabeth, I crochet for NICU babies. I used Clue 1 to make a beautiful 23×23 blanket to donate.

      1. Lydia Hall says:

        Hi Denise. How do you go about crocheting for the NICU at hospitals? I’ve crocheted some baby clothes, hats and booties for preemies already and would like to donate to a NICU.

  58. JoAnn Trenary says:

    The first row is a little mis leading, especially for beginners not using the diagram. Saying repeat 3 times (). I think is should say “3 MORE times or () 4. Just my opinion. I almost got caught but knew there had to be 4 corners.

  59. Cassaundra Miles says:

    For this first square, is it okay if I turn between rounds?

  60. Lisa Allain says:

    ALL of Joann’s yarn was 40% off yesterday! I was able to get the 4 skeins of Caron One Pound for $23.98! Happy hooking!

  61. Pamela Inskeep says:

    Excited to start. I have several colorways in mind, but I think I will start with off-white, teal, and brown.

  62. Susan Wheatcroft Crevier says:

    This is my first stich a long, and I am ready. Four balls of wool and my hook. Just downloaded the first clue, so here I go.

  63. Marcy Randall says:

    Very excited for this event! May I suggest the next CAL starting on a weekend? Lots more time to dive in to the clues and work on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Thanks!

    1. Dee says:

      I agree and was thinking the same thing earlier today(Sunday)

    2. Brenda Allen says:

      I love that idea! Thank you so much

  64. Peggy O'Roak says:

    Newbie to crochet along’s and I’ve only been crocheting for about 6 months, but willing to give it a try! I’ve chosen Lavender Blue, Sunflower and Grey as my colors. Looking forward to this as I’ve watched a few of Mikey’s Left Handed videos and he’s a great teacher 🙂

  65. Dawn says:

    Love your website. How do I sign up for the stitch along starting March 12th?

    1. Lisa Williams says:

      Looking so forward to this! Got my yarn and ready!

    2. Edla Reynolds says:

      How do we sign up?

    3. Lori S. says:

      No need to sign up. Just jump right in and start hooking.

  66. My first Cal..signed up for one before but was not able to do it. Have my yarn and hook ready and rareing to go 🙂

    1. marie mcgee says:

      If there was one that you wanted to do earlier and you know what the name of it there is a video I missed 2015 cal and I am working on it now .If you get to a point where you dont understand just ask and someone will be able to help you out .good luck because there are so many that you may want to go back and do

  67. Kim Vernon says:

    This is my first experience at a crochet along, so excited to learn new techniques/stitches. I bought 3-1lb of Caron yarn. Colors: Expresso, Sage and Tan. Can’t wait! Is it Monday yet???

    1. Lynne MacKinnon Steinmetz says:

      You will need 2 balls of one of the colors for a total of 4 1-pound balls.

      1. Tori Woods says:

        I’m almost done with clue 1 but didn’t make much of a dent in my one pound skein. Will we be using all 4 balls/skeins? Worried I’ll have a ton leftover.

    2. Catharina Holmes says:

      Requires 4 one pound skeins 3 colors Don’t want you to be short.

  68. Pamela Inskeep says:

    Can’t wait for Spring 2018 Stitch Along. I have 7 different colorway ideas in Caron One Pound yarn and the yarn to back them up. Lol.

  69. Jennifer J Hall says:

    This is the first Crochet Along I’ve done in a while. I love learning new techniques. Decided to do a print for the main color and solids for the accent colors. Can’t wait!
    Color Scheme chosen: 2x Caron® Jumbo Print Yarn Country; 1x Caron® One Pound Yarn Midnight Blue; 1x Caron® One Pound Yarn Forest Green

    1. I can’t wait to see it! Those colors sound lovely!

  70. Andrea Ellis says:

    I bought Caron Simply Soft in Sunshine, Watermelon and Dark Sage; because I could not find Caron One Pound at Micheal’s. Will Caron SS work for the Stitch Along?

  71. Helen says:

    Do we have to buy all the yarn in the beginning or can we buy as we go along. Do we use all the co,ors in the beginning?

    1. Hi Helen! You can choose starting with 1 color because each Clue is its own square. (If you want to chg colors as you go, grab all 4 skeins because that’s OK too!) Hope I helped.

  72. Virginia says:

    Please tell me how many ounces of yarn I need total. Not yardage or yards. Oz only. I am from USA we use US terms.
    Just in case not only me but others want to substitute caron one pound for another yarn similar to caron one pound.
    Thanks for making cal crochet along’s.

    1. Laurie says:

      Caron One Pound is 1 pound, which is 16 oz. If you need 4 one Pound skeins, that is a total of 64 oz. All you have to do is multiply. Yardage is usually more accurate than ounces, and Yard measurement is also US terminology.

      1. I’m US, (western NY) and yardage is listed to use across brands because different brands weigh differently… I mean weight isn’t as vital LoL when our yarn isn’t long enough to finish the row/round! ☺

      2. Helen says:

        I think it maybe yards you’re concerned about

      3. Virginia says:

        Thank you Laurie for your response. I am ready today for my first crochet along. Because in the past I end up not knowing about crochet along until after week 2 or 3. Which never gives me time to find yarn and practice pattern.
        Today I now have time to practice since I got the crochet along March 5th. A week in advance. Yea me.
        Again thank you for your help.

    2. Dee says:

      The directions say to get 4-one pound skeins of yarn. One pound equals 16 oz.

  73. Denise Fortney says:

    I’m going to go against the flow, that is your fault Mikey, and pick out my own colors…I have picked a beautiful variegated yarn with gradations of teal and brown in it…For my contrasting colors I’ve chosen, teal and an off white with brown hues to it…

    1. Great colors! And Mikey encouraged our own rogue combos!

    2. No blue buttons

  74. Helene Mathieu says:

    I would love to join the group for this project how do I go about joining

  75. Linda Duncan says:

    Love Mikey’s CAL’s! Got my yarn ordered, ready and waiting!

  76. viv says:

    I got pale green, sage and off white in the Caron yarn for the Mystery CAl.

  77. Laurie S says:

    What size hook will I need?

    1. Sharon Marks says:

      H hook 5.00mm

  78. Tiffin Filion says:

    FYI There are TWO Caron One Pound lines – one is called Century Collection(pale yellow & white striped label with red banner) , the other doesn’t have a specific designation (pale grey & white label that says “NO DYE LOT”). For the yellow/green/pink combo, the green is in Century, while the yellow and pink are in the other.

  79. Jan Bonner says:

    I cannot find, “how or where” to join the CAL? I do not see it under events. Anyone else have a clue?
    Thank you!

    1. Catherine Cooper says:

      Jan Bonner – The link will show up on The Crochet Crowd once Mikey posts it. The CAL does not start until Monday, 3/12. I know that Mikey is currently finishing up a Crochet Cruise so it will not be until after he gets back.

    2. Debbie says:

      Just go to the crochet crowd or Joann’s on March 12th and the clues will be there. There’s nothing sign up for on the crochet along.

    3. Dee says:

      just come here on march 12th for the first clue

  80. Kendle says:

    I have read the community guidelines. I agree to the terms and conditions. How does one participate in the group.

    1. Patricia A Mercer says:

      I don’t see how we retested or participate.

    2. Szabo says:

      Open the facebook page for the group and post away. When the clue is available, it will be posted there. You need to follow the page and check your notifications but you can also search for it on that page if you miss the clue. It will also be available on this blog. HTH

  81. Kathie says:

    Just got my yarn today. Joann’s has great coupons and I was able to get all 4 skeins for under $30.00. For those on a budget, Joann’s has great coupons.

    1. Angelina says:

      Joann gives a Senior Citizen discount on Wednesfay. Also, if you have the ibotta app, you get 15% back on your purchase! So all that combined with your Joann coupons the total easily can go under $25.

  82. Mickey says:

    I dont have wifi yet, so it would be easier for me to have it emailed. Also, i hav a ton of loops and threads charisma and was hoping i could use that? How much would i need?

    1. Donna Grose says:

      I have lots of that yarn too. If anyone knows how much we would need let us know ty

  83. Wendy Barkow says:

    Went to Joann’s this weekend could not find Holly Hock chose another purple hope this is ok

  84. Sue Love says:

    Got my yarn today! Excited to get started – this will be my first CAL. I’ve got Off White, Purple, and Ocean. 🙂

  85. julie trepanier says:

    Is there a link on Ravelry yet ? I got my yarn today im ready!

    1. Virginia says:

      How can their be a link when March 12 is one week away.
      Next Monday the link will be posted and then we can access it.

  86. viv says:

    I have anquestion also. Can an advanced beginner the CAl?

    1. Yes Jane, I am certain you’ll do well. Mikey’s tutorials are easy but in-depth. If you do get stuck message me.

    2. Paula W says:

      Mikey said that there will be tutorials so that even a beginner can participate. Happy ahooking!

    3. Sharon Marks says:

      Mikey’s tutorials are very easy to follow, no matter your skill level. He said in His video about this crochet along, “as long as you know how to hold a hook” you can participate.

  87. Jane Osborne says:

    I enjoyed the last two stitch alongs, but I am really glad to see we are not using Blanket this time, love it but my hands get too tired!

  88. Mary Obrien says:

    How do I sign up for this event??? to try something like this. Already have the yarn. Red,white and grey!!! Did not see where to click to sign up!

    1. Denise W says:

      What I did with the last Mystery Stitch Along was subscribe to Mikey’s YouTube channel, so when his video would be posted with the pattern details and tutorials, I would get a notification. I didn’t really “enroll” anywhere. That one had a facebook page too – so maybe they’ll anounce something about that

    2. Lynne Baltzer says:

      You don’t need to sign up for the Crochet Crowd Stitch Alongs (cal). Just look for the clues and tutorials starting March 12.

    3. Szabo says:

      Go to the facebook page and join the group.

  89. I love doing these – learn new stitches – challenges me and they turn out so well that I want to keep ALL of them – so far I have done three (in between all of my other projects 🙂 )

    1. Dee says:

      How does one sign up for this? I don’t see any place to do that

    2. lulukat66 says:

      Am I safe to assume this project MIGHT be a quilt or a blanket of some kind?

      1. Marsha Lipsius says:

        Yes, he said that if we liked the stitch we can keep going to make a whole Afghan.

      2. Dee says:

        IF the information listed above under the title of the Crochet along says it’s an afghan.

  90. I’m looking forward to my first stitch slong!

  91. Cindy H says:

    Ready for a new challenge. I love Caron yarn its some of the nicest to use for afghans. Thank you Mikey!!

  92. Wendy Barkow says:

    I’m Soo Excited just joined on Facebook can’t wait to start

  93. Takira Mallory says:

    I’m excited. This will be my first one. Just gotta get my yarn

  94. Leslie Ordoyne says:

    I have a few questions as I would love to join in on the fun. Is there a fee anywhere that is charged . Like if you want to see a tutorial is there a fee ? How about to join in , fee ? Or any fees other than buying your yarn and hook ? Do I sign up ? Thanks for your reply

    1. No fees, no sign just play along with us. The clues will be posted to the website as well as facebook. We will post more info later. -LJ

  95. Sandy says:

    Confused on the total number of skeins in color options. Are all three color options used for the project, or do we pick one color option for a total of 4 one pound skeins?

    1. Bethany says:

      Choose one color option for the total of 4 skeins. 😀

    2. Jamie F says:

      No, you will need three colors, not one. You will need 2 skeins of color a, 1 of color b, and one of color c. You can choose whatever 3 colors you like, the colorways are just suggestions. Do not just pick one color and 4 skeins of it, it probably won’t come out right.

  96. christine says:

    Would Christmas colors work for the blanket?

  97. Gigi says:

    Don’t see where to sign up…..

  98. Cheryl Bulger says:

    Count me in!!

  99. Kathie says:

    Woo Hoo I was getting ready to look for a new pattern, this is right on time. I’m looking forward to doing this with everyone.

  100. Lorraine Gregorich says:

    Do you offer something like this for beginners?

    1. Amy says:

      I’m interested in this too. Not sure I can keep up with “intermediate” skill level.

      1. Sharon Marks says:

        According to Mikey, this is advanced beginner. He said as long as you know how to hold your hook, you can participate. His videos are so in-depth, even if you don’t think you have the skills you can still follow along. If you get confused, you can go to the Facebook group and anyone there will be happy to help you. Happy crocheting!

  101. Melinda says:

    Sounds like sooooo much fun….just don’t know how to crochet! And, unfortunately I wasn’t satisfied with the last class I took at my local JoAnn’s.

    1. Leslie says:

      If I’m right they say there will be a tutorial to follow . I can follow tutorials easy as you can stop and start when you need to .

    2. Sharon Marks says:

      Go to Mikey’s YouTube videos. He as beginner tutorials. He teaches but he does it like he us sitting in your living room just chatting. I have learned a lot by watching him. Save the videos for the CAL until you want to try it. Happy crocheting!

  102. Paula says:

    I’m going to try. Of course I am going to change up my colors a bit to match my decor.

  103. Robin says:

    Can we use berna super value. I have some I would like to use up

    1. Sure, just check your yardage.

      1. Virginia says:

        How much ounces total of yarn is used?
        Just in case someone wants to substitute caron one pound for yarn they already have a lot of just lying around.

  104. I would like to join in this “Crochet Spring Stitch Along with Joann” but am concerned that I won’t be getting the details on it as it goes along. The e-mail talking about the initial information went to a friend’s e-mail, but not mine. I get other e-mails from Joann, so I’m not sure why I didn’t get this one. How to I ensure I get the e-mails on the stitch along event? Thank you.

    1. The link will be posted here for all each week. Don’t worry about emails as will be also posting updates on Facebook Page and Stitch Social Group.

  105. Haven’t had time to do a CAL in a while, so I’m excited to do this one. I have Cape Cod Blue, Lace, and White in my stash so that’s what I’ll be using. (Spent too much on yarn already this month. The hubs wouldn’t be happy if I bought more. lol).

  106. Kathy says:

    The Caron 1 pound is 10.00 each for those of us on a budget that’s just to much. I’d rather use the regular Caron SS.
    I just can’t buy 40.00 in yarn when I don’t know what the pattern is or of I’ll even like it. So I’ll be happy to do it in CARON SS and if I like it in the end then I’ll get the 1 pounder.
    I just can’t justify 40 dollars.
    Please think of those of us that are on a limited income when coming up with these mystery CALs.
    Thank you

    1. Brandy says:

      Don’t forget to check yardage. You will need 3 Caron SS to equal 1 Caron One pound

    2. Erika A Reising says:

      Kathy, I’m not sure where you live, but if you have a local Joann store, it would be a great idea to sign up to receive email offers, printed mailings, and to download the App (App Store for Apple phones or Google Play for Android). You will receive lots of great coupons that are extremely helpful. It’s almost every week that I receive (3) 50% off coupons–one from each source (email, App, and printed mailer)…you can actually use all three coupons on eligible items in a single transaction, just be sure to read the details for the coupon. Good luck!

    3. Suzanne says:

      I used coupons and got all four one pound skeins for $24.

    4. Rebecca Ables says:

      With coupons, I got my 4 skeins for $20.

    5. Cathy M says:

      Kathy, I was figuring that Joann’s might have a sale before the CAL starts… & the store where I live is currently having the Caron one pound on sale $5.99. Hopefully where you live that are, too!!

    6. Lulu says:

      For those like me late to this party–all yarn at Joann’s 40% off this week! All things come to she who waits (Eventually )

  107. Tanja Blumlein says:

    Can I use different colors?

    1. Yes, it’s your project. These are just a few suggested color combos to get you started.

  108. Trina Mechling says:

    Yippee! I love your mystery crochet alongside!

  109. Rebecca Ginter says:

    How do I “join” so I don’t miss anything? Are instructions written as well as in video – I’m one of those odd hookers who does better if I can both read & see how to do a pattern…?

  110. Patger218 says:

    Us, I can’t wait to,start.

  111. Cindy Wade says:

    Do we have to sign up or register somewhere to follow this? Or will it be on my JoAnne’s App? Or how do I follow weekly?

    1. If you follow us on Facebook, then we will be posting weekly updates.

  112. Katie says:

    I haaaave to be different. Dark pink, gray and black lol

    1. Melinda says:

      I like your choices better!

      1. Virginia says:

        My color choice is Dark pink, lilac and light blue.

    2. MaryBeth Goodwin says:

      great choices

  113. Lisa says:

    Can we atleast know what the project is? Is it an afghan, a sweater, a scarf/hat/mittens, an airplane (ok yes that one may be a bit off)? I love CAL, but don’t want to invest just to find out it is an item i don’t want.

    1. jlm56cuda says:

      That’s the mystery and fun of it…not knowing! I did my first in 2015.. lots of fun!

      1. Lisa says:

        i did one in 2015 as well, but they said it was a blanket. Knoing the item helps pick colors or even know if you want to do it. That is a lot of yarn to buy just to end up woth something you don’t want or that doesn’t have the right colors for the item. I’m just asking for the type of item, so i know what to buy or if i should even bother. Like if it is a blanket i would pick different colors than if it is a sweater, etc.

    2. Josie-anna says:

      I do it for something to do then if it isn’t something I would use I give it away as a lovely handmade gift. =]

  114. Andrea Ellis says:

    Will Micheals be carrying the colours for the Spring Stitch Along?

  115. Beth Noll says:

    Is there some way to sign up for updates on this pattern, like when the clues and pattern parrs are released?

  116. Sue says:

    YAY these are always FUN

  117. Karen pellizzer says:

    HI, in the US I don’t think there is a Terracotta color, at least not at

    1. Brody Ortega says:

      Lt Terracotta is part of the Caron® One Pound Century Collection Yarn at Joanns

    2. Becky says:

      They had Terra-cotta at my local store.

  118. Do you have to have these exact color Combos or can you choose your own?

    1. You can certainly chose your own color combo. 🙂

  119. ASchmitz says:

    Agreed . Am not finding the grass green online or in my local store.

    1. Anne Bender says:

      I found the grass green on yarnspirations website.

  120. Kimberley Bright says:

    So where is Hollyhock??

    1. Erica says:

      I saw Hollyhock on just search for Carine one pound. There are 3 results, it’s in the 3rd result

    2. Brody Ortega says:

      It’s part of the Caron® One Pound Century Collection Yarn at Joann’s

    3. Dana Gmuer says:

      II was looking for it too, its not on the Caron website, but it’s a purple-y/magenta-y color. They do have it at JoAnns or Hope that helps.

  121. Karen B. says:

    I’m new to this. So would this use a total of 4 one pound skeins?

  122. Marion says:

    First time for me – looking forward to it?

  123. Janetta says:

    Hi, I have checked both the yarnspiration and Joann websites and neither have some of the colours you have suggedted; can you please let us know where we can purchase the colours you chosen?

    1. Brody Ortega says:

      check the Caron® One Pound Century Collection Yarn at Joann’s

  124. Kim says:

    I cannot find the Terracota.

    1. Susan Barron says:

      You are right. They do not have the Hollywood or any of the colors in that combination at JoAnns.

      1. Kathie says:

        The new colors are just now coming into the store here. They just got the colors in late last week and another truck was unloading when I was there this morning. They are the new Spring colors. Ask you store manager about it. They can tell you when the yarn will be there and may even hold them for you.

  125. Lori says:

    What was the last project?

  126. Kris Brown says:

    It clearly states intermediate level but with the video tutorials could a beginner follow along? This sounds like a fun idea and project!

  127. Sharon Ahner says:

    Can’t wait. Loved the last one

  128. Bonnie says:

    Joann’s doesn’t have all these colors online.

    1. Fran Schmitt says:

      🙁 bummer, I looked at Joann’s online and at yarnspirations and can’t find light terracotta or hollyhock at either one, and can’t find grass green at Joann’s.

      1. jlm56cuda says:

        Love it but can’t find the “Hollyhock” or “Grass green”

      2. Grace says:

        I found the light terracotta at Joann’s. It was shown online as well under the Caron Century Collection.

    2. Catherine Cooper says:

      Look under “Caron® One Pound Century Collection Yarn” on the Joann Site. That is where I found the rest of the colors. A little more expensive than the regular One Pound. Don’t know why.

      1. Catherine Cooper says:

        Sorry, correction…the “Caron® One Pound Century Collection Yarn” is a dollar cheaper than the regular.

      2. Joanne Evans says:

        What I got from the ‘ color clue is to order 2 skeins of your lightest color. Am I close or way off base?

      3. Pamela Inskeep says:

        Yes, lightest color will be 2 skeins. That is how I am proceeding.

      4. Bonnie says:

        Thanks, Catherine, for the tip. I haven’t decided whether to participate, but I thought it wasn’t right that Joann’s wouldn’t have all the colors for the CAL.

  129. Vicki McAdams says:

    When will you offer a first time crochet class? A BEGINNER CLASS PLEASE!

    1. Dana Gmuer says:

      There are all kinds of beginner classes on The Crochet Crowd YouTube channel, starting from the very basics of the tools and yarns. It is a great series, Mikey is an awesome teacher.

  130. Dawn Duncan says:

    I wanted to see the colors and did not see the light terracotta

    1. It’s on the link below the Caron One Pound link. It’s a Century Collection color.

  131. Kathie says:

    Just so I’m not “out to lunch,” we will be using FOUR one-pound balls of Caron One Pound Yarn?

    1. Jennifer J Hall says:

      Yes, 2 of the “Main” color (A) and 2 accent colors (B & C) (1 skein each) = total 4 skeins

  132. Barb says:

    I’m interested in participating in your ‘stitch along’. I didn’t see anywhere to sign up .. ?

  133. Barbara wood says:

    Do you have to be a member, haven’t joined yet but would like to. Liked your article and will try to join in the fun
    Also I know you are very busy now on your cruise, but when you can I’d like as much info on your cruises as I can get. Would love to join your next one. Biggest question with health problems (80) I need a scooter and don’t know anyone around who crochets to share a cabin. Sounds like everyone is having a great time.

  134. Kathleen Owens says:

    This is my first contact with this group and type of project. I am interested to see how it goes. I crochet, but am not a fast crocheter.

    1. Dana Gmuer says:

      I am not either, but I did the spring one a couple years ago, had to really push myself learning new stitches and techniques. I fell behind about a week, but I just kept plugging and got an amazing lap-ghan.

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