Steotchalong 5: Pattern 3

Hard to believe it’s only week 3.  Will this one help clear things up?  Maaaaaaybe. Remember to follow along on FB, and the Official Steotchalong Group for all the latest theories and updates. Lost? Click here for the Steotchalong explainer. Don’t forget our various contests – and keep the WIPs coming with hashtag #steotchalong. As always, the Steotchalong is pay what you want, if you want. As often as you want.       (Paypal links will open in a new window) Hey now. Here it comes. The long awaited third installment. PATTERN 3 Go to it.

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Steotchalong 5: Pattern 2

We have arrived at week two.  Remember to follow along on FB, and the Official Steotchalong Group for all the latest theories and updates. Lost?  Click here for the Steotchalong explainer. Don’t forget our various contests – and keep the WIPs coming with hashtag #steotchalong. As always, the Steotchalong is pay what you want, if you want.  As often as you want.     (Paypal links will open in a new window) And so. Without further ado. The second Pattern. Right here. Just click the link below. Here That line, just above. You should have clicked by now. Getting colder. Nope you missed it.

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Steotchalong 5: Pattern 1

HEEEEEEERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOO First rodeo? Click here if you need more information. Don’t forget our various contests – share your WIPs, engage in the Facebook group or other social media using the hashtag #steotchalong. The whole point of this madness to build up the community of internet cross stitchers – make friends, share your talents, have fun. We’ll keep the shtick going on here while you make it the must-do annual event for stitchers everywhere. As always, the Steotchalong is pay what you want, if you want.     (Paypal links will open in a new window) Steotchalong patterns are freely available during the Steotchalong (and only during the Steotchalong) using the link below, whether or not you choose to click the links above. Choose kindly. 🙂 You may download Pattern 1 below. And God have mercy on your soul. PATTERN ONE

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Steotchalong 5: Contest Deets

Share your progress and win fabulous prizes!! Every year, we encourage you to share your WIP pics: show us some amazing place you’ve brought your Steotchalong; capture that smugness on your cat’s face when he knows he’s sitting on your stitching; document every glorious mistake you’ve got to rip out; show us what you’re watching on TV as you stitch; find a local celebrity to pose with you and your WIP… you know, impress us all with your creativity and style.  And of course, send in your general WIP pics, too, so we can include them in our slideshow compilation and weekly updates. Use hashtag #Steotchalong on Instagram or Twitter. Post to our Facebook page or in the Steotchalong group on FB. Email them to emily @t steotch dert com. (subject line: WIP pic) This year’s WIP Pic Contests will be judged in the following areas: Cutest. Because it’s the Internet, and you all have babies and pets and adorable grandmas who deserve to be recognized as such.  Really, show us something freaking precious, you guys.  Fight for it. Distance from HQ. That’s right, from Steotch Global Headquarters here in Durham, NC, USA.  Which of you are stitching from farthest away?  We want to see from all of our International stitchers this year, so please send pictures! Largest group of Steotchalongers. We know that many of you roped your friends into stitching with you and others have found local Steotch neighbors in the FB Steotchalongers group.  Get together, stitch over...

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Steotchalong 5: Back On My Bullshit

OFFICIAL RULES AND SUCH:  Please read carefully! WHAT IS IT? It’s the return of the internet’s premier cross stitch mystery stitchalong.  We create a mystery pattern and dole it out to you in weekly installments.  You don’t know what you’re stitching at first, but it slowly becomes apparent as you go along, and by the time you figure it out, you and thousands of your new friends around the world are having too much fun to stop.  Also, there are jokes. WHY IS IT? It’s for fun.  It’s for making friends.  It’s for sharing your talents.  It’s for sending Steotch a little do re me. WHO IS IT? Anyone can join in- you, your moms, your gramps, your kid.  It’s open to anyone around the world who wants to take part.  This year’s design is built to be very accessible- quick and easy. Learn to stitch with us!  There’ll never be a better time. Each week’s pattern will be fast to stitch up- you’ll hardly have to put down that margarita all summer long.  There will be different text and image options to choose from in the final pattern installment, some of which may be more complex than others, but overall, the basic design is very simple. HOW DOES IT WORK? Weekly and for 7 weeks, starting in July, we will post a pattern to our website (http://steotch.com).  Go there and download it.  Each week’s pattern will build on the previous one, but completed stitches will be grayed out to...

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The 2016 Steotch Ornaments

Can’t start the new year without posting last year’s ornaments.  Remember to follow us on social media to see them first! Instant patterns, kits and finished pieces can be found in our ornament storefront, when available.

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Steotchalong 4: Wrap-Up

Relive the quaint days of a simpler time – a couple months ago: As promised, we’ve selected a handful of the selfies as More Good than all the rest.  We’ll be reaching out to each of these folks individually to help them get their choice of kit from our Etsy. Cutest: Sorry, cat people – from Jessica, via Facebook Funniest The comment makes it. –  from leighdelo on Instagram. Dankest Place Yosemite always wins – from mgokayla on Instagram. Daringest That’s the inside of a submarine.  I ain’t going in no submarine.  – from MK on Facebook. Thanks to all who played along – the video above includes some really fun and amazing pictures, and we continue to be astounded that you all apparently enjoy doing this with us! Stay tuned for more Steotchalong updates as events warrant.  

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Steotchalong 4: The final patterns

Steotchalong 2016 comes to its towering conclusion – with hundreds of pictures, tweets, posts and emails from stitchers around the globe, still humming with the heart-pounding action of CROSS STITCH.  We’re pleased to post the final choose-your-own-ending pattern, below. We hope you like it and brag incessantly to your friends. As always, a HUGE thank-you to everyone who played along and took the leap of faith, and especially to those who helped make this possible with their financial support.. Here is the final pattern discussion forum.  Please use this forum to give us your feedback and tell us what you decided to do with your finished piece. Steotchalong patterns will disappear after Labor Day, 9/5/16. SEND US YOUR SELFIES – when you’ve got your piece finalized, post it on Twitter, our FB, or Instagram with hashtag #steotchalong – or send it to share@steotch.com. We have plans once again for showcasing the work of the whole community here – so don’t dawdle! You can help ensure future Steotchalongs by visiting us on Etsy.   Okay, here it is: >>>>~~~~~  Steotchalong 4 – the final patterns  ~~~~~<<<<  

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