Summer Stitch-cation 2015 Challenge
The Crochet Crowd’s Stitch-cation
Crocheters have asked to be challenged for a second year of our Stitch-cation over the summer months.
Running: July 1st – 6:00 pm EST Labour Day, September 7th, 2015
If you missed last year, Stitch-cation is an afghan project that is meant to tempt, tease and teach you new tricks but have a really cool afghan at the end. The challenge is open to everyone to participate.
This year, the afghan is unusual as it’s a ‘afghan mash up’ of two patterns plus 2 original patterns by Mikey that all come together. I will tell you, there is no sewing your afghan pieces together in this challenge.
The afghan will be easy to assemble and you and be strategic with how you do it as you won’t have to be buried under an afghan during the summer.
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It’s like our ‘pact’ over the summer to inspire you further with your crochet skills. Submissions for our Stitch-cation happen all summer long.
- Complete a minimum of 4 large motifs per design, there are 6 designs = 24 motifs.
- Complete a minimum of 15 mini connector motifs.
- Diva Dan has written a free downloadable PDF eBook with the patterns. Our website will have the linkable videos but you can also find the videos in our YouTube Channel.
- Crocheters will have a minimum to complete to qualify to be featured in our gallery.
- Once a crocheter is ready to submit, they just email us a photo with their name. You have until Labour Day, September 7th at 6 PM EST to submit us a photo. Your photo will be entered into the Stitch-cation 2015 Hall of Fame on Flickr.
- The more afghans you complete, the more times you can enter.
How To Submit Your Photo
Submitting for the Crochet Crowd Challenge is really easy.
Please email your photo to:
- Please use Subject Title: Stitch-cation
- You must include your Full Name to qualify.
- Attach your photo(s).
See Photo Gallery of Submissions
If you have forgotten to include your name 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 to ensure we have received it. The galleries are in alphabetical order by the name you gave us.
To help 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.
There will not be any prizes. This is a community stitch-along.
The Crochet Crowd, being Canadian, has always been about being inclusive. Due to International Laws with country, territory, state and provincial regulations. We can no longer offer prizes with our challenges and be inclusive to all members of The Crochet Crowd.
The restrictions prevents us from being able to offer prizing to our entire community; therefore, we have eliminated our prizing element to be fair to everyone.
Our challenges are about doing a fun project together as a community and learning new skills. We do not want to discontinue the free learning aspect and community vibe that we have created. We will still continue doing our challenges and acknowledging the creativity throughout the challenge period. The true prize is the community element and having a finished project worthy of celebration.
Thank you for your understanding.
- Size 6 mm or J Crochet Hook.
- Approximately 8 balls of 7 oz Bernat Super Value. You can substitute your yarn if you wish. Colours are subject to you but if I were to purchase, get 2 balls of 4 different colours that compliment each other. You can use as many colours as you wish. You can even do 1 solid colour if you want to as well. You can refer to our Colour Combinations for ideas.
50 thoughts on “Summer Stitch-cation 2015 Challenge”
Do we have a link to any of the borders people have done? I would love to put a border on it and just can’t seem to come up with my own that will work.
I have almost finished mine – 42 large motives – go me! But looking at the flickr photos I see some have a border with half small motives. I can’t work out how to do them so would love some help to finish my piece please.
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After we complete the challenge can I post the picture on my facebook and said that it was for crown crochet challenge? Thank you for your response and I will be happy to participate, I still have time, and I just finished to make a large bag using granny squares so will be easy I just need a little extra time, running two bussiness is difficult, Thank you! and greetings from Venice, Italy!
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Mikey, can you tell me the finished size if done as is (sorry I have tried to look and find it myself). I am wanting to make this for a throw on king size bed. I have been wanting to redo my bedroom and this is exactly what I was looking for. I plan on designing the whole bedroom around this!
Mikey I am visual learner and I have learnt so much from just watching your YouTube videos – thank you! thank you!!!
Loved loved the Spring 2015 challenge. I completed the project though I did forget to submit a pic
wiuld not have been able to do the Tunisian hat without your video- thank you
I want to ask: Must we follow the places of the big motifs, as it is shown in the pdf, or we can put them as we want
You can lay them out anyway you want. 😀
Thank you Mikey.
Is it okay to rearrange the large motifs? I want to do 6 rows of each motif instead of mixing them up. Thanks! I love the photo galleries. God has made us all such unique individuals!
Yep. You can re-arrange it anyway you want. 😀
Thanks! I am thinking about making it in size 10 thread to cover an end table. What a beautiful big doily it would make.
I’m just wondering as I’m Australian if this pattern is USA or Uk terminology? As a USA sc is uk dc…… So not sure how to proceed. Also the ply of the yarn for us Aussie folk and I guess a 6mm hook is the same wherever you live?
It’s in USA Terminology. I’m in Canada, we use USA Terminology here for stitches but use the Metric for the hook sizes.
Hi Mikey,i am in Australia also.Could you please confirm the yarn that is recommended is that a 10ply ? & are there any tutorials to go with the pattern ? ☺
The patterns are wonderful and allow for abundant individual creativity! This one is a keeper. Thank you to Mikey and his staff for the opportunities they so graciously provide to this huge community. I have broadened my knowledge (and my backside) by viewing the left-handed tutorials to get me over the hump, so to speak, when I get stuck. I have managed to complete a bundle of WIP’s because of the tutorials. Can’t say enough about this marvelous community. Go Team!!
Thank you for your positive response. I appreciate it.
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Hope I can get through this one better than last year’s stitch-cation. I was just learning & didn’t do a very good job & wound up just doing the granny squares. Wish me luck.
Colleen: I did the same thing! At least, I learned how to make granny squares.I always found it frustrating in the past when everyone would say, “Oh, granny squares are the easiest things to do to in the world.” NOT…at least not for me. But now, I can actually make a “real” granny square, not just one that sort of looks like one. So I have been doing granny squares like crazy, thanks to Mikey.