Mystery Motif Pattern
Crochet Along and FREE Crochet Pattern!
Y’all I am soooo excited for this Mystery Crochet Along! I’m in love with the simple motif we are going to use to build our Mystery Crochet Pattern! You will be able to turn these motifs into so many possible projects!! Come crochet along with me and let’s make a set of Mystery Motifs for our Mystery Pattern!
Mystery Motif Crochet Pattern!
After playing with blanket squares, granny squares, motifs in my Boho Bag, and creating a fun Scandinavian Garland Pattern (with you guessed it – motifs!) for Happily Hooked Magazine this year, I’ve got motifs on the brain! It’s really amazing and fun to take something simple and small, and turn it into almost anything! I have BIG PLANS for this little motif, let me tell you! I have so many ideas of how to use this in my head, and can’t wait to get it out to share with you! I also have a friend who’s quilting supply Etsy shop is built around motifs too. It’s almost like the universe is trying to tell me something… “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts!” or something like that!! 😝
Anyway, if you are obsessed with motifs like I am, then you might want to check out those patterns I mentioned above where you can play with motifs all you like:
- Sweet Stripes Friendship Blanket Square
- Granny’s Festival Belt Pouch
- Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag
- Scandinavian Garland
Now on to the good news! These motifs are pretty quick to make! You can knock out the one’s you’ll need for your Mystery CAL pretty quickly!! The stitches and repeats are intentionally simple, because I want EVERYONE who wants to join to feel confident and able to take on this pattern! The trickiest part of the pattern will be the joining done during the second week, but I will not only go over that on the live, but will be making a youtube video as well. This pattern should be relaxing and fun to make! I have made a bunch of these motifs already in anticipation of putting together some additional patterns and ideas of what you can create using them! 😁
What is your favorite way to relax and crochet? I love to listen to an audiobook while I crochet, or watch the latest movie on Amazon Prime! In the cooler months I love to curl up in my recliner with a hot cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and my latest WIP! I will always have my fave Furls Crochet Hooks by my side too! It just doesn’t get much better than that!
Need some help with the stitches? I provide photo tutorials within the pattern to help you with the included techniques and more! I am always happy to help you with any questions you may have! Don’t crochet yet? I’d love to help you Learn to Crochet with my fun Crochet Tutorials!
What is a Mystery Crochet Along?
A Mystery Crochet Along is a pattern that is revealed one part at a time, and the only person who knows what the pattern is in advance is the designer. Does that sound like fun? If so, read on to get some more details about this Mystery Crochet Along!
Announcement: Thursday 9/16 Blog Post & Live in the FB Group to answer questions
Crochet Along: September 18 – October 3, 2021
Category: We are making a Home Decor Pattern
Details: The pattern will be based off a single motif pattern that we will join together.
Skill Level: This is an EASY Crochet Pattern!
Motifs: You will be making 6 Motifs in total.
Category: You will need 170 – 200 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn, any fiber will work! You will use about 25-30 yards per motif, and the rest for the joining and embellishments.
Colors: You are making 6 individual motifs, and joining them together. This pattern would look great with one or a few colors, think multiples of 2 or 3 since you’re making 6 total motifs. You might want to choose 2 colors and make 3×3 or 2×4, or you could choose 3 colors and make 2x2x2, or choose one color for all the motifs and one accent color.
Decorating Preferences: Color choices are a very individual choice, and I recommend you consider your personal decorating style! I love colors and variety so I chose 6 different colors, and am using a neutral color for my joining rounds and accents. You may have one or two colors that you use as accents in your home and I would encourage you to incorporate those colors along with any neutral colors you like to use in your decorating.
Color Theme: You may also want to choose colors that go along with a specific theme – like Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. Which holiday is your favorite to decorate for? You could also go for a holiday for which you need to add your decor!
Hook: You will need an H/8 5.0 mm hook
Other: Yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape (for gauge).
Mystery Supply: Stick or Dowel 15″ – 18″ in length.
QUESTIONS: If you still have questions, I invite you to watch my live videos in our FB group. I will try to go Live on Instagram too, but have not yet planned the time! Please also join the FB Group where you can ask questions and see everyone else’s progress and guess together!
Make your Motifs!
- YARN: Red Heart Super Saver Ombres Worsted Weight 4 yarn, (100% Acrylic, 10 oz/283 g, 482 yds/440 m) ** You can use any Worsted Weight yarn for this pattern, and any fiber will work!
- Colors I Used: Anthracite, Anemone, Apple, Cocoa, Purple, Hot Sauce
- TOTAL: 170 – 200 yards
- HOOK: US H/8 5.0 mm
- Yarn needle, Scissors
- Stick or Dowel Rod 15″ – 18″ long
Motifs: 6″ diameter
Wall Hanging: 13″ wide x 23″ long (exclusive of hanger or fringe)
Gauge: 12 dc x 7 rows = 4” square
Experience Level: Easy
st(s) – stitch(es)
sp(s) – space(s)
sl st – slip stitch
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
yo – yarn over
FO – fasten off
- Read through the entire pattern first.
- Beginning chain only counts as a stitch on dc rounds, not on sc rounds. On sc rounds 1st st should be placed in same st as ch 1.
- Sl st does not counts as a stitch.
- Pattern is worked in motifs, which are worked in joined rounds. The motifs are joined as you go (jaygo) in the final round of each motif. Then embellishments are added.
- Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
- This pattern is FREE to view and read on my website ONLY, and has been thoroughly tech edited. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you may have! I welcome your feedback!!
- If you would like a downloadable, ad-free PDF of the pattern, you may purchase from one of my shops linked in this post for a small fee.
- This post and all it contains including the pattern and photographs are my intellectual property and copyright protected property of GreenFoxFarms LLC © 2021. You are welcome to make as many items as you like to sell, give away, etc. You may NOT sell, copy, or alter any portion of this pattern including the motifs and joining methods, and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. This pattern is not for mass production.
- If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog post. You may not copy and paste my text or the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work.
- By using this pattern, you are agreeing to abide by these terms.
Mystery Motif Pattern Crochet Along!
The Crochet Along Has begun!! The Mystery Motif Pattern is ready and the Crochet Along officially starts SATURDAY, September 18th, 2021! For the next 2 weeks we will be completing the Mystery Motifs Crochet Pattern. Welcome to our crochet along!
MOTIF and one included PATTERN is FREE on my blog. A new portion will be released on the weekend for the upcoming week CAL.
Premium Pattern with additional photo and video tutorials as well as more pattern options to make using these motifs is for sale in my Etsy and Ravelry. Buttons below to purchase the Premium PDF version below! 👇
Follow The Schedule + Add Your Project To Ravelry to participate! Please feel free to share your progress and ask ANY QUESTIONS in our Facebook Group (link below 👇)!! We will be having a LOT of fun in the group! I will also be going live in my facebook group each SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 19, 26, and OCTOBER 3) of the CAL to talk about the pattern and answer any questions! You don’t want to miss out on that! Not sure how to add a project to Ravelry? CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO TUTORIAL
Pre-CAL: SEPTEMBER 16 – 18
Live Chat + Q&A – Thursday, Sept 16 3 pm CST.
Prep: Get your yarn ready for this design, create your project on Ravelry, and add pictures of the yarn you’ll use!
Add a pic of your yarn to your Ravelry project!
Week 1: SEPTEMBER 18 – 25
Live Chat + Q&A – Sunday, Sept 19 3 pm CST
Create the Motifs: Create 6 Motifs total.
Add a progress pic to your Ravelry project!
Week 2: 1 SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 2
Live Chat + Q&A – Sunday, September 26 3 pm CST
Join Motifs and Add Embellishments: Join Motifs, add Fringe and Hanging stick!
Add a pic of your finished project to Ravelry!
Part 3: OCTOBER 3
Live Chat + Finishing Party – Oct 3 Time TBA
I’ll choose some of my favorite finished projects on Ravelry to feature, and we’ll have some prizes, too! Based on Ravelry projects for this CAL, I’ll pick a few winners live. Winners will be announced in the FB Grooup, and contacted via Ravelry.
After each part is completed, please update your Ravelry projects as requested!
Pattern sharing is unethical, illegal, not cool, and absolutely forbidden. Be kind to designers please, and respect copyrights.
You may not share or post pattern instructions anywhere.
Once named, the winner will have 5 business days to claim their prize.
To participate, you must be willing to have lots of fun!
Pattern Release Details:
This easy crochet motif pattern IS NOW available for purchase in my Ravelry and COMING SOON to my Etsy Shop too! The Motif pattern is FREE here on my blog, OR you can purchase the ad-free, printer friendly, Premium PDF copy with video tutorials and other pattern design details for a couple of dollars. It would make my day if you would visit and save the pattern on your favorite venue, which helps my patterns get seen by more people! Thanks so much for your continued support!! Just click the buttons below to find the premium pattern PDF including the additional motif Patterns available for purchase!
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MYSTERY MOTIF PATTERN:
USING H/8 5.0 MM HOOK
CAL WEEK 1:
- Make 6 Motifs in total in the colors of your choice.
- Measures approx. 6” diameter
Round 1: Make a Magic Circle. Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), 11 dc in magic circle, sl st to top ch of beginning ch 3 to join, (12 dc).
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, [2 dc in next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st,] 5 times, sl st to join, (24 dc).
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 sp, [dc in next 4 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 sp,] 5 times, dc in last st, sl st to join, (36 dc).
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 sp, [dc in next 6 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 sp,] 5 times, dc in last 2 sts, sl st to join, (48 dc).
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 sp, [dc in next 8 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 sp,] 5 times, dc in last 3 sts, sl st to join, (60 dc). FO.
Mystery Motif Crochet Along WEEK 2 instructions coming next week! Look for their addition on Saturday 9/25!!
CAL WEEK 2:
- Final Piece Measures 13” wide x 23” tall (exclusive of trim)
- USING H/8 5.0 MM HOOK
JOIN MOTIFS AT CH 2 SPACE: (J2CH2)
To join, bring motifs together at the ch 2 sps you mean to join, with wrong sides together. Sc in ch 2 space of working motif, then insert hook in ch 1 space of joining motif, sl st the 2 motifs together, ch 1, sc again in the ch 2 sp of the working motif. Join complete!
JOIN MOTIFS AT PREVIOUS JOIN: (J2J)
To join, bring motifs together at the ch 2 sp previous join you mean to join, with wrong sides together. Sc in ch 2 space of working motif, then insert hook under join of joining motif, sl st the 2 motifs together, ch 1, sc again in the ch 2 sp of the working motif. Join complete!
MOTIF 1: Join accent yarn to any ch 2 sp, ch 1, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts,] 6 times, sl st to join, (72 sc). FO, weave in ends.
MOTIF 2: Join accent yarn to any ch 2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts, [J2CH2 Motif 1, sc in next 10 st,] twice [(sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts,] 3 times, sl st to join, (72 sc, 2 joins).
MOTIF 3: Join accent yarn to any ch 2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts, J2CH2 Motif 2, sc in next 10 st, J2J Motif 1/2, sc in next 10 st, J2CH2 Motif 1, sc in next 10 st, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts,] 2 times, sl st to join, (72 sc, 3 joins).
MOTIF 4: Join accent yarn to any ch 2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts, J2CH2 Motif 2, sc in next 10 st, J2J Motif 2/3, sc in next 10 st, J2CH2 Motif 3, sc in next 10 st, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts,] 2 times, sl st to join, (72 sc, 3 joins).
MOTIF 5: Join accent yarn to any ch 2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts, J2CH2 Motif 4, sc in next 10 st, J2J Motif 3/4, sc in next 10 st, J2CH2 Motif 3, sc in next 10 st, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts,] 2 times, sl st to join, (72 sc, 3 joins).
MOTIF 6: Join accent yarn to any ch 2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts, J2CH2 Motif 4, sc in next 10 st, J2J Motif 4/5, sc in next 10 st, J2CH2 Motif 5, sc in next 10 st, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 10 sts,] 2 times, sl st to join, (72 sc, 3 joins).
Step 1: Cut 14 pieces of yarn 24” long, 14 pieces 20” long, and 14 pieces 16” long.
Step 2: Take a piece of yarn and fold it in half. Insert hook into desired stitch. Place the center of the yarn over the hook and pull it through the stitch, pulling up a loop. Pull ends of the yarn through the loop and tighten to secure, making sure the ends are even.
Step 3: Place the 24” pieces in each stitch on the bottom of Motif 5. Place the 20” pieces down the side of Motif 6. Place the 16” pieces along the bottom of Motif 6.
Step 4: Trim so ends all fall to the same length. An easy way to do this is to lay the piece down on a table, with the fringe laid flat and neat. Place a piece of masking tape across the fringe, placed about an inch above where you plan to trim. Trim ends.
ADD HANGING CHAINS:
Step 1: Attach accent yarn to in ch 1 sp of top right corner of Motif 2, ch 20. FO.
Step 2: Attach accent yarn around top join between Motifs 1/2, ch 25. FO.
Step 3: Attach accent yarn to in ch 1 sp of top right corner of Motif 1, ch 15. FO.
Step 4: Attach accent yarn to in ch 1 sp of top left corner of Motif 1, ch 18. FO.
Step 5: Wrap ends a few times around a dowel, stick, hoop, or finisher of your choice. I found using a tapestry needle to secure the end to my chain worked best. Add a hanging string of about 20” above the stick. Weave in ends. Hang up your new wall hanging and enjoy it!
Please Share your Mystery Motifs!
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