October Mystery Patterns
Interlocking & Mosaic
I always include both colorwork options: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.
Both options include the full written pattern and a chart (yes, the mosaic charts have X’s).
Next October, during the mystery phase, the charts won’t be included so that the surprise stays a secret until the right time! After the surprise is over I will add the charts.
It’s a Mystery Until It’s Not
In October of 2021, I surprised my Facebook group with a little mystery design using overlay mosaic crochet only. In order to keep it a surprise I omitted the chart. No one knew what they were crocheting because there was no photo and no chart, only a written pattern.
It was small, so quite a few people were excited to take up their crochet hooks and give it a try. After a few days I asked for everyone to post their photos and the surprise part was over; it was the cat from my October Gnome square!
Updated 2 Years Later
I have finally created an interlocking crochet pattern of this little cat!
Originally it was just mosaic crochet because I whipped it up super quickly one night and it was just part of an instant-gratification surprise for my Facebook group members.
You will now receive one file for each colorwork technique (with the fully written pattern AND charts since it’s not in the secret-phase).
I never got around to making a mystery design in 2022, but in 2023 I decided to bring back the mystery! This time I offered the written pattern in both interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet. Having both colorwork techniques is kind of my “thing”.
Again, it was a written pattern only so that the charts wouldn’t ruin the surprise.
And this year I also made it easier to download the pattern by sticking it on Ravelry! I had been using the files in my Facebook group but distribution was getting tricky.
I wanted this to play as a fun game for my Facebook group members (again) so I originally offered the files as a free download within the group. There were quite a few having trouble with that and then I remembered that I could list it on Ravelry and give my group members a code to download it for free!
I forgot that I get an email for every free “purchase” and I was overwhelmed with over 300 emails in the first three days of putting it up. Worth it!
The free code expires November 16, 2023 – so you still have time to grab it! Head to my Facebook group and get the code, then go to Ravelry to add it to your library.