Mystery Afghan Crochet Along Challenge

Crochet Along, Mikey
Submissions Begin April 14, 2015

Mystery Afghan Crochet Along Submissions

The Mystery Afghan Crochet Along comes to a conclusion on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 with Week 10 wrapping up our mystery clues presentation of all clues. You will have until May 14th, 2015 to submit a final picture to us via email.

Mystery Crochet Along Information

The Crochet Crowd will be collecting photos of completed mystery crochet afghan as per the instructions of the patterns provided throughout the 10 clue mystery. This is being run independently of Yarnspirations.

Due to the overwhelming numbers of who have followed the crochet along, we have increased our giveaway from one prize to three prizes which includes free yarn and more.

The Challenge

  • Complete the mystery afghan as per the instructions that were given each week.
  • You can use any colours and yarns you wish.
  • You can substitute your crochet hook but you still must follow the pattern to be fair.
  • The pattern must have a minimum of 20 squares but can be bigger. Size of afghan is irrelevant as long as you have your 20 squares and border completed.
  • There will not be any exceptions, you need to follow the instructions. Examples of creating your own borders, doing a different joining technique and/or skipping steps. The mystery pattern must be followed.

General Guidelines

  • Each completed project you do is an entry. You are welcome to submit as many completed projects as you like. If your projects are all the same colour/design, you must take a group photo to prove there is a multiple as each hat qualifies as an entry.
  • You can choose any colours you wish and you can mix and match your yarns. Project can be done in solid or mixed colours.
  • There is no advance sign up required.
  • The challenge is open to all fans of The Crochet Crowd. There are no restrictions of country of origin associated this challenge.
  • The draw at the end is random to be fair to all challengers.

Standard Guidelines

  • There is no sign up required to participate. Complete the project and submit your photo when you are done. This challenge is open to fans of The Crochet Crowd. There are no restrictions of country origin associated to our challenges.
  • You may use any yarn you wish. You may substitute your yarn for any brand or colors that you desire. You may create any color scheme
  • You may do as many projects as you wish. Each submitted project is considered a separate entry. If multiple entries are identical, a picture showing the projects together to prove their are multiple must be included with your submissions.
  • We require your photo to show the entire project so we know the entire project is done. The project photo must be showing all of the project for us to examine it’s completion. Ensure your project is completely finished with yarn tails and etc not showing. It’s like giving it out as a gift, we want to the see the photo showing as if you were gifting us the finished product. We will then know you are completely done.

This is intended for a fun community challenge only. We each are deserving of the highest praise possible for our own creativity. Let’s have fun.

How To Submit Your Photo

Submitting for the Crochet Crowd Challenge is really easy.

Please email your photo to:

  • Please use Subject Title: Mystery
  • You must include your name and full mailing address to qualify.
  • Attach your photo(s).

If you have forgotten to include your name and address in your email and have to resend, you must send in your photo again with your new email.

Give us a 4 day window to review and enter your photo into our challenge. Do not resubmit. We do not acknowledge the arrivals of each email, but you may check our assigned gallery for this draw to ensure we have received it. The galleries are in alphabetical order by the name you gave us.

To avoid your email from being misdirected and hitting our junk box. You must use the subject title. We are not responsible for emails that are misdirected as a result of a submission not following this procedure. To protect our servers, we delete any emails that arrive that have no subject title to prevent malware and virus programs from our systems.

Crochet Along, MikeyView The Submissions Gallery Sent In By Challengers


Please read challenge rules before submitting photo.
  • Photo will be checked to verify it meets the challenge requirements.
  • All photos must be submitted during the challenge time frame only to be eligible for the prize giveaways. Entries after this due date will be accepted for our gallery but there are no prize giveaways after the deadline. We are firm on deadlines and do not offer extensions to be fair to everyone who has submitted on time.
  • When you email your finished photo to us, we respect your privacy and will only post your first and last name on the picture in our gallery with the photo so we can identify the winner at the end.
  • Posting your photos to our Facebook Wall doesn’t count as an entry. You must send it to us in the form above for us to review.
  • We may feature the submitted photos in our social media such as Facebook, newsletters and/or website.
  • We will not switch the photo if you are unhappy with how it looks in the gallery, please ensure it’s the photo you definitely want featured is the only one sent.
  • Your emails are kept on file for the duration of the challenge and then deleted afterwards. We do not add your email to our newsletter lists.
  • Due to the countless technology platforms and services, we are not responsible for any of our challengers if a mobile devices or technology that isn’t compliant to being able to read our website, view our videos and/or get access to the free patterns.
  • Please verify your entry is in our gallery prior to our draw. We need up to 3 days to get your entry into our gallery. We upload it ourselves as part of our review process. If you do not see your entry, we most likely haven’t received your email. Do not wait until after the draw to check if your entry is in.
  • We are not responsible for any emails that are not delivered to us before the due date.


Show’n Tell on Facebook

  • Featuring on Facebook is dependent on you. We do not upload your emailed photos to Facebook. You have to do that yourself if you want to Show N Tell your creativity.

Michael Sellick

Michael Sellick is the founder of The Crochet Crowd. He teaches how to crochet using videos and loves to share crochet patterns.

47 thoughts on “Mystery Afghan Crochet Along Challenge

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  • May 17, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Where are the winners posted?

  • May 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Can you tell me who is the designer of the pattern used in this CAL? (the crochet pattern)

  • May 15, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I was wondering what is in the prize package and when will you know who the winners are?

    I think all the afghans are gorgeous winners!!

    Thank you for this opportunity to learn some interesting stitches and designs, and for the chance to win some more yarn! :)

  • May 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you for all your videos … i just love them if you go to fast i just pause it and click to resume when i catch up to you. You do such an awesome job. I am going to keep following all you do. This Mystery Afghan is so beautiful. i been doing mine in thread for a table.

  • May 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you for the fun project. It was a blast.

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  • May 1, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    you asked me that i send photo from my email that don’t have attach for photo of afghan from my email address. i already sent photo of afghan to you from facebook. thanks Renita Lefebvre

  • April 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    This was SO MUCH FUN. Let’s do another one; I have 4 granddaughters who will be fighting over this one. I am a newbie to crocheting. I am a Lefty, as well. This was a challenge; but I LEARNED so much. I changed the colors in my last 3 rows of border. I changed the picot stitch a tad. I did the single crochet (after the slip stitch) in the next sc, giving more space between each picot. It allowed for my contrasting colors on the previous row to pop. It’s just beautiful. I love it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

  • April 28, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Thank you so much for this CAL and all your hard work, I could not have done this without your videos. This is the first one I have ever done and really enjoyed it. As long as it is a blanket, afghan or similar I will definitely be joining again. It was so much fun. Keep up the good work.

  • April 24, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Is there A link to verify our submission photos have been received?

  • April 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I really enjoyed the CAL, you are one of the best teachers. You explain things in a way that all level of experience can understand.

  • April 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Mikey, Thank you for all your efforts in the Crochet Along. I’ve never done anything like this before, and it was lots of fun. My husband was even anxious for Tuesdays to see what I had to do next. The videos were quite helpful; I’m glad I took the bit of time to watch them. I hope you do something like this again. I’m in! :)

  • April 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    What a fun project! I have been crocheting for a long time and never have had such a complicated and challenging project. I loved every step of the way and especially enjoyed the videos. Thank you Mikey. I will miss Tuesdays with you!

  • April 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Mikey, to what email address are we supposed to send our picture? I am sorry, I couldn’t find the specific address. And thanks for this mystery, I will be making a few more with different color choices.- Kristina

  • April 21, 2015 at 2:42 am

    This was my first CAL and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait for the next!

  • April 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for making my first time mystery CAL so enjoyable. Your videos were a huge help! Can’t wait for the next mystery CAL!

  • April 20, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Thank you so much for doing this. This took me way out of my comfort zone, but I loved it. I am now looking at patterns I would have normally passed thinking I could never do that. I’ve been crocheting most of my life but I have been very “safe” in choosing colors and patterns. Thank you again for the time and energy in putting this challenge together.

  • April 17, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    how do we know if you got our picture thankyou

  • April 17, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Thank you so much for all your time and effort in putting this CAL together. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as a novice crocheter, learned so much. In my wildest dreams I never imagined I could make something like this.


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