Game Day Mystery Make-Along 2019

The Annual Game Day Mystery Make-Along with Marly Bird is back! Time to gear up for Sunday’s Big Game in our own way. Join knitters and crocheters from around the world as we work on a Mystery Make-Along project together throughout the day!

Last year we had an AWESOME time doing a special make-along with you. We learned quite a few things during the process of the event and we are using what we learned to make this year better.

No matter what team you are rooting for, or if you aren’t rooting for any team at all, let’s have a great time and make some beautiful pieces!

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Chic Sheep by Marly Bird and Red Heart

When is the Game Day Make-Along?

The game day make-along will take place on Sunday February 3, 2019. The first “play” will be released at 10am EST and the last “play” will be released at 5pm EST. Each hour there will be a new “play” released.

All “plays” will be posted on their own page and that page will be linked here below. Be sure to come back every hour to see the new clue.

How do I participate in the Game Day Make-Along?

To participate in the game day make-along…

  • Go to the Marly Bird Facebook page and RSVP to the event.
  • Join the Marly’s Minions Facebook group to post progress pictures and find extra help.
  • Favorite the Game Day Crochet 2019 project or Game Day Knitting 2019 project on Ravelry and log in your details so others can see.
  • On Sunday, come back to this blog page every hour from 10am EST to 5pm EST to get the next “play” for your project.
  • As you work on the project, post progress pictures on Facebook and Instagram with the tag #GameDayMakeAlong for a chance to win various surprise mystery prizes!
  • Grand Prize details are below…keep reading.

What are we making?

This is a Mystery Make-Along, so we can’t tell you too much just yet. What we can tell you is that it is a wearable and there is a knit version and a crochet version, so be sure that you are reading the correct clue!

What materials do I need?

For the Game Day Mystery Make-Along 2019 project, you will need no more than 7 oz of worsted weight yarn all in same color (not sure how it would look in multiple colors so best to keep it to one colorway…yes variegated is okay). I’ve made samples in these yarns and the project worked up great.

Yarn Suggestions

Crocheters Tools

  • Size G [4mm] crochet hook
  • Size H [5mm] crochet hook (or size to obtain gauge!!!)
  • Stitch Markers, removable
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Optional Round Cord Elastic (not elastic hairband)
Favorite the Game Day Crochet 2019 on Ravelry!

Knitters Tools

  • Size 6 [4mm] straight needle (preferred for one section but a circular will do if that is all you have)
  • Size 6 [4mm] 16″ circular (this is added after the event in an effort to help knitters get gauge on the ribbing)
  • Size 7 [4.5mm], 16″ circular
  • Set of size 7 [4.5mm] double pointed needles
  • Stitch Markers, both standard and removable
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Optional Round Cord Elastic (not elastic hairband)
Favorite the Game Day Knitting 2019 on Ravelry!
Marly Bird Game Day Mystery Make-Along Ad

What can I win?

As I mentioned, there will be various surprise mystery prizes given out throughout the day of the Game Day to random people who use the tag #GameDayMakeAlong on Instagram. (I’m themarlybird over there if you want to follow me)

There are also GRAND PRIZE PACKAGES ! To have a chance to win, go to the Marly’s Minions group, add a picture of your finished project to the post labeled FINISHED PROJECTS, and sit back to see if you are the lucky winner of a prize package from Red Heart.

How many GRAND PRIZES are there? That all depends on how many of you participate! We will give away one prize package for every 100 finished projects posted (one entry per person please). That means if 400 people post finished projects by 11:59pm EST, Feb. 4, 2019 we will give away 4 prize packages.

The more people that participate…the more chances you have to win. Be sure to share the make-along with friends you think will love this.

‼️IMPORTANT‼️: All finished project photos must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on Monday February 4th. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on Tuesday February 5th. Open to USA and Canada.

Get the Game Day Make-Along “Plays” Here

Be sure to come back every hour from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, February 3, 2019 to see the new play for that hour.

Each hour the link to the play will be added to the time below. Simply CLICK the time you want.

10am Plays:

10am Crochet Play

10am Knit Play

11am Plays:

11am Crochet Play

11am Knit Play

12pm Play:

12pm Crochet Play

12pm Knit Play

1pm Play:

1pm Crochet Play

1pm Knit Play

2pm Play:

2pm Crochet Play

2pm Knit Play

3pm Play:

3pm Crochet Play

3pm Knit Play

4pm Play:

4pm Crochet Play

4pm Knit Play

5pm Play:

5pm Crochet Play

5pm Knit Play

Make sure you post your finished project to the Marly’s Minions Group Post before the 11:59pm EST deadline on February 4, 2019 for a chance to win one of the Grand Prize Packages!

WAIT, there is more! During the Game:

The fun doesn’t stop once the game starts. Be sure to join us for a game of BINGO during the game. Just grab a card at the link below! You can start marking as soon as the game starts, and there will be an entry thread in the Marly’s Minions FB page for your finished cards. All you need is one regular, old-fashioned BINGO, so horizontal, vertical, or diagonal!

Knit Bingo-Crochet Bingo-Game Day Bingo

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