Happy Leap Day! This only happens every four years – so Marly Bird and I are celebrating with a Leap Day Mystery Make Along! Get ready to have some fun – both knit and crochet! Here’s the post for Clue #1!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; materials provided by Yarnspirations.
What is the Leap Day Mystery Make Along?
It’s a fun way to celebrate a special day! Here’s how it’s set up:
- The project we are making is a wearable.
- The clues will be given every over the course of today, Feb. 29, 2020, every two hours.
- Clues will be given at 9am (THIS POST), 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm EST.
- Tamara Kelly of Moogly designed the crochet piece.
- Marly Bird designed the knitting piece.
- Both the crochet and knit pieces resemble one another!
- Don’t have time today? No worries – follow along any day of the year! Each post will link to the others. An ad-free PDF of the completed pattern will also be added to Ravelry soon.
Join the Fun on Facebook!
There is a Facebook Event for this Make Along – Click here to join us on Facebook today!
Want to Make the Knit Along with Marly Bird?
CLICK HERE to go to the main Make Along page on Marly’s site where you’ll find links to all the knit clues (as well as the crochet ones)! There is a lot of info there, so do check it out if you have any other questions about how this mystery along works!
The Leap Day Mystery Crochet Along
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky (6-Super Bulky; 100g / 3.5 oz, 99 meters / 108 yards)
Color A: Forest, 108 yds (all sizes)
Color B: Linen, 216 (216, 216, 324, 324, 324, 432, 432, 432) yds
Notions: Stitch Markers, Yarn Needle
Gauge: 6 sts x 4 rows = 4″ in dc
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) – be sure to scroll down to the instructions for your size, starting with Clue #2.
These sizes are based on Craft Yarn Council Standards, with minimal ease. If you prefer a looser fit to your wearables, you may wish to go up a size.
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
hdc in front horizontal loop – yo and insert hook under the horizontal loop in the front of the stitch, below the top front loop, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook. (click here to see this in action at the 3:45 minute mark of the video)
Clue #1 Instructions
With Color A, all sizes:
Row 1: FHDC 36; turn. (36 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in front horizontal loop of each st across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1; hdc in 3rd loop of each st across; turn. (NOTE: This is the loop in back – see linked tutorial above)
Row 4 – 7: Rep Rows 2 and 3; do not turn after Row 7.
And that’s it for Clue #1! CLICK HERE to go to Clue #2 – link will be live at 11am EST!
If you are CAL-ing or KAL-ing with us and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
THE FINE PRINT
Follow Moogly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr! Thank you to Yarnspirations for providing the materials shown in this post. Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2020, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others.
To print or download, use the Print Friendly button below, or go to PrintFriendly.com, or right-click to copy and paste it into a word processing document if those options do not work for you (please note that Print Friendly is a free outside website that the button links to, and you can click here for a tutorial on how to use it, but I cannot provide additional technical support for this service).
If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details.