Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022

Join the Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022 with Marly Bird during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! This is the 4th annual event and we are thrilled to bring knitters, crocheters, and Tunisian crocheters together to this big fiber-loving family event.

With the success of the previous events including Turkey Trot 2021, Turkey Trot 2020, and Turkey Trot 2019, we want to bring you some added fun to Thanksgiving weekend.

Learn more about the event, grab your supplies, and get ready to trot along with me in this mystery knit along and crochet along. #MarlyBirdTurkeyTrot2022 #mmmdi #turkeytrot2022

Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022 banner - Marly Bird


What is the Turkey Trot with Marly Bird?

Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along with Marly Bird 2022 is a FREE and super fun online event held over the US Thanksgiving weekend for BOTH knitters and crocheters. This year, we are including a pattern for Tunisian crocheters also!

A make-along is when a group of knitters and crochets get together to work on the same project at the same time. In this case, we will have one knit pattern and one crochet pattern. Both pieces are the same object but in different styles. Whether you choose to make one of the patterns or both we would love you to join us for the fun!

When is the 2022 Turkey Trot?

Taking place over the weekend of Thanksgiving 2022 we will release one part of the pattern (the clue) over each of 4 days. Yes, four days of fun.

Turkey time Bitmoji of Marly and her huge turkey feast! Marly Bird

This year, I’ve teamed up with Robyn Chachula once again. Our goal with this year’s project is to make something that is a neck accessory with some flare. It is visually appealing, complex enough to keep both new and advanced crafters interested, and will not take as much time as say a Ruana *wink. It should be a little challenging without you wanting to throw your hooks or needles across the room. We think you will enjoy working on our project and have enough time to finish by the start of December.

Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022 Silver Platter banner - Marly Bird
Limited Time Offer! After Dec. 31, 2022, the Silver Platter Experience will go in the Marly Bird House Vault!

What is the Silver Platter Experience?

Similar to our Marly Bird First Fall MAL, the Silver Platter Experience is a VIP package located in the Marly Bird House!

For the first time EVER, you can upgrade to the VIP EXPERIENCE for a limited-time low price of $37  

With the Silver Platter Experience, you get:

  • Unlimited Access to Videos for all 12 clues – 4 knit, 4 crochet, 4 tunisian crochet
  • Ad-Free PDF of each pattern’s clue during the event
  • Full Ad-Free PDF of the patterns after the event4 full patterns!
  • All printable schematics, diagrams, and charts
  • Knitting pattern includes a Stitch Fiddle Link to the Interactive Chart
  • ⭐️Bonus⭐️ Holidate Knit Pattern is an EXTRA PATTERN!
  • ⏰ and everything is available ONLINE to work with YOUR TIME ⏰

You joined the Silver Platter Experience. Sit back, relax, and let us serve this amazing event directly to you on a silver platter. 

Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022 -  Silver Platter Experience Package - Marly Bird

⭐️ The free content for this event will remain up on the blog until December 5, 2022 and after that date, the patterns will only be available in the Silver Platter.

Schedule of Clues for the Turkey Trot 2022

Each day I will post a link to each clue right here on this blog post (at the bottom). I’ve made the size of the clues about the same size as various traditional Thanksgiving dishes (these are some of my favorites at my house).

  • Thursday, Nov. 24th @ 7pm ET — this is a small clue…like deviled eggs and stuffed mushrooms!!
  • Friday, Nov. 25th @ 9am ET — this is a medium clue…like a soup & salad!!
  • Saturday, Nov. 26th @ 9am ET — this is a large clue…like the green bean casserole, bread, turkey, and stuffing!!
  • Sunday, Nov. 27th @ 9am ET — this is a medium clue…like pumpkin or pecan pie with whipped cream!!

⭐️The LINK to each clue is added below! Keep scrolling to get links!

Feel free to work on each section as it is released or wait until Sunday to work on the whole project in one shot.

It is best to bookmark this page as you’ll come back to it throughout the event if you’re following along with the free pattern. If you don’t know how to bookmark on Google, I did a fun video to show you a couple of tricks I find useful.

What Are We Making for Turkey Trot 2022?

IT IS A MYSTERY! I can’t tell you!!! Okay, so I know what we’re making since I designed it, but I can’t tell you any more than it’s a wearable accessory for the neck. It’s my take on a VERY POPULAR wearable. This event is a MYSTERY make-along so you won’t know what the final project will look like until you make all of the clues.

I can tell you this year, we are making a smaller project than the poncho or the ruana, but larger than the slippers. It is still something that’ll hold your interest and keep you guessing up until the end.

We are doing videos for each section this year to help you along. The videos will be linked in the clue instructions and will be available on the Marly Bird YouTube Channel for a limited time!


The event has come to a close for 2022 and the projects are amazing! Here are the 4 patterns available in the Marly Bird Turkey Trot Silver Platter Experience.

Participant image collage - Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022 - Marly Bird
Top left: Holidate Pattern (knitting), Top right: Painted Leaf Pattern (knitting), Bottom left: Tunisian Pattern, Bottom right: Crochet Pattern

Materials Needed for the Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022

We have chosen a yarn that’s new to the WeCrochet / Knit Picks yarn collection. It’s also getting released at a VERY reasonable price. The good people at WeCrochet sent us the yarn to play with a few weeks ago and Robyn and I immediately knew this was the perfect yarn for this project.

We really like the colors and the way it feels in our hands, plus the discount made this project very affordable!

We know not everybody wants to purchase new yarn for a mystery project so we have included some alternative yarns we think would be a good fit as well. But I will tell you this project was designed with a light worsted weight yarn so you do want to be very aware of that.

Below the materials list, you will see a list of yarns that I think would work well with this Turkey Trot 2022 pattern.

Yes, this is a colorwork project and you do need at least 3 colors.

Tools And Yarn Needed For Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022

🦃 Turkey Trot 2022 Knitting:

  • Notions:
    • Stitch markers
    • Tapestry needle
    • Good pair of scissors

🦃 Turkey Trot 2022 Crochet:

🦃 Turkey Trot 2022 Tunisian:

Yarn color selection options - Upcycle Alpaca Blend (worsted)
Yarn Color Combinations for Marly Bird Turkey Trot 2022

Alternate Yarn Options for Turkey Trot 2022:

As promised, here is a list of yarns that would work and you might have in your stash.

Marly Bird saying "really appreciate" in a sparkly word balloon

Sharing is Caring!

Queue up the patterns on Ravelry

Sharing is caring in everything that we do in this industry. The more you share this event (and others) online, the more people visit my site and you help support me. That is how designers get noticed and it helps with making revenue for these free events through the ads on our blogs.

As we work through the Marly Bird Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022 we ask that you use our hashtag to share and make a great gallery of what you are working on. #MarlyBirdTurkeyTrot2022 #TurkeyTrot2022 #MMMDI

Last year it was fun to see friends on FB who all had the same FB profile picture, so let’s do it again. Feel free to download the image here and add it as your temporary FB profile picture! That is a great way to share with others what you are working on for the weekend and get them over to the site as well. *Be sure to add a link to this post in the description of the picture: https://marlybird.com/turkey-trot-mystery-make-along-2022/

Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022 - with Marly Bird

Turkey Trot and Ravelry

If you’re part of Ravelry, please take a minute and add your project there too.

➡️ Here s a link to the crochet version to queue up on Ravelry (❣️the link to the clues is below…keep scrolling)

➡️ Follow this link to the Tunisian crochet version to queue up on Ravelry (❣️the link to the clues is below…keep scrolling)

➡️ And here is a link to the knitting version to queue up on Ravelry (❣️the link to the clues is below…keep scrolling)

Bitmoji Image - Marly in a box


Oh yes, there will be prizes!!! After the final clue is released (11/27/22) you will then have a week to complete your project. Any finished project image that is posted on the special thread in the Marly’s Minions Facebook group will be entered for a chance to win…

Yes, you can post on Instagram as well but you MUST use the hashtag! #MarlyBirdTurkeyTrot2022

Criteria for a chance to win:

  • You must have a finished project by 11:59pm ET DECEMBER 5, 2022!
  • Photo of your finished project must be posted in the Marly’s Minions group in the photo thread (if you post your photo anywhere else it will not be an entry to win) ETA: you can post on Instagram as well but you MUST use the hashtag!

There is 1 prize for every 50 entries. What does that mean? If 100 people enter photos on the special thread, we will give away two prizes. If 500 people enter photos of their finished project on the special thread we will give out 10 prizes!!! There will be a maximum giveaway of 20 total prizes.

Marly's Minions Facebook Group link

All the winners will be randomly selected and the winners will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 7th on Marly’s Minions FB Group.

Be sure to tell your friends to join us! The more who enter the more will win!!!

🦃 Get Turkey Trot Clues 🚨 HERE 🚨

The LINK to each clue will be added below once it’s live!

REMINDER: this free pattern will be removed from the website on Dec. 5, 2022!

UPDATE: this is no longer a free pattern and all the links have been removed. The only way to get the pattern is to purchase the Silver Platter Experience (and get all 4 patterns + videos). BUT, that is also only available for a limited time!

Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along 2022 -  Silver Platter Experience link - Marly Bird
Patterns are ONLY available in the Silver Platter Experience. And this is only offered for a limited time!

Clue #1: To be released November 24th @ 7pm ET

  • Crochet Clue #1 >> Click The Link <<
  • Tunisian Crochet Clue #1 >> Click The Link <<
  • Knitting Clue #1 >> Click The Link <<

Clue #2: To be released November 25th @ 9am ET

  • Crochet Clue #2 >> Click The Link <<
  • Tunisian Crochet Clue #2 >> Click The Link <<
  • Knitting Clue #2 >> Click The Link <<

Clue #3: To be released November 26th @ 9am ET

  • Crochet Clue #3 >> Click The Link <<
  • Tunisian Crochet Clue #3 >> Click The Link <<
  • Knitting Clue #3 >> Click The Link <<

Clue #4: To be released November 27th @ 9am ET

  • Crochet Clue #4 >> Click The Link <<
  • Tunisian Crochet Clue #4 >> Click The Link <<
  • Knitting Clue #4 >> Click the Link <<

More Mystery Make-Alongs with Marly Bird ????

If you enjoy mystery make-alongs, we have a few for you to take a look at. Of course, these are all complete and no longer a mystery but they were a bit hit while we were making them. Check them out as well as some of the finished projects on Ravelry. They’re fantastic!

Also, 🚨 add Feb. 12, 2023, to your calendar for the next Game Day Mystery Make Along 🚨

✨🎄PS: don’t miss out on the 24 Days of Quickies with Marly Bird and Friends! Details will be posted soon!!!

24 quick gift ideas from Marly and some of her favorite designer friends.
Both Knitting and Crochet.

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