Steotchalong 2015: The Last Pattern

Steotchalong 2015 has come lumbering to its crafty conclusion – after 600+ posts in the forums, 450+ photos on Instagram, and notes and tweets from stitchers around the globe – we’re happy to post the final choose-your-own-ending pattern, below.  We hope you like it.  A HUGE thank-you to everyone who played along and took the leap of faith. Here is the final pattern discussion forum. Steotchalong 3 patterns will only stay online through the month of August.  Grab them now if you still need to catch up! Update, 9/1/15:  Steotchalong 3 has ended and the patterns are no longer available. Sorry! 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 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 2015 the final pattern ~~~~~<<<<

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Watchalong: Pattern 4

It’s Steotchalong Watchalong Time. What’s distracting us today? PART 1: ANIMALS: Cats: The shit I put up with. #steotchalong #crossstitch #needlecrafts #xstitch #pattern3 #mysterysteotchalong #mysterysteotchalong3 #steotch @steotch A video posted by judgejody (@judgejody) on Jul 5, 2015 at 2:07pm PDT   Good thing he’s cute because he’s not very helpful #dailyMayhem #stitchingbuddy #stitchybuddy #kitten #xstitch #xstitching #crossstitch #crossstitching #steotchalong3 #steotchalong A photo posted by Nicole (@craftycoleyoley) on Jun 28, 2015 at 4:54pm PDT My cat cares not, but I finished part 2! #steotchalong A photo posted by Kate Arsenault (@snowfireflake) on Jun 28, 2015 at 12:18pm PDT   Finished Week 2 if the Mystery Steotchalong without help from this jerk. #steotchalong #Steotch #crossstitch #chenachos A photo posted by amanda (@plasticlachesis) on Jun 28, 2015 at 8:46am PDT Lana says, “Pattern #1 looks great, keep up the good work!” @steotch #steotchalong pic.twitter.com/NvBmiYICt4 — Kara Martin (@karamedic) June 22, 2015 Dogs: (courtesy of Hey Clementine on FB) And a bird: Enjoying an unbelievably sunny day in the Southbank. Making progress on pattern 2! #steotchalong A photo posted by Sasha (@proudtitania) on Jun 25, 2015 at 4:56am PDT PART 2: CHILDREN: Even my 2 year old has no clue what it is…and she is pretty good at guessing! @steotch #jslcrafts #steotchalong #steotchalong3 #steotch #crossstitch #xstitch #wip #noidea A photo posted by Sarah of JSLCrafts (@jslcrafts) on Jun 24, 2015 at 9:35pm PDT   Trying to start pattern 2. #steotchalong pic.twitter.com/uf4HIrf060 — Lindsay Jakes (@lindsay_jakes) June 22, 2015 While the kids sleep I will...

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Watchalong: Pattern 1

First, the stunt stitchers: On the bus: Stitching on the bus. Ready for week 2. Never thought I’d be so anxious for Monday to arrive! #steotchalong #steotch #citystitching A photo posted by Sasha (@proudtitania) on Jun 19, 2015 at 9:24am PDT In the theater: Something to keep me sane between cues. #steochalong A photo posted by Jacy (@jacy_max) on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:20pm PDT Next to a GLASS OF WINE My wine glass is empty. I guess that’s all I’m stitching tonight. #steotchalong #steotchalong3 #wine #crossstitch #drunkcrafts A photo posted by @greedyskunk on Jun 15, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT There was Jessica, who finished Pattern 1 the same day we posted it:   @steotch Pattern 1 complete. What the heck is this? #steotchalong pic.twitter.com/IIiOvh5AT1 — Jessica Troy (@Vampytoto) June 15, 2015 And Elaine, who also wrote a lovely blog post: Week 1 of #steotchalong is complete! To read more on why I love @steotch visit embroiderelaine.blogspot.com A photo posted by Jorie Slodki (@embroiderelaine) on Jun 18, 2015 at 7:45am PDT And two more from the Twitterverse:   @steotch pic.twitter.com/eZ10paK1CB — Carly Nichols (@squingebob) June 16, 2015 Week one of my @steotch mystery project. Cursing every single quarter stitch. pic.twitter.com/2Rsj6wMMJR — Dazzler (@alderaphobia) June 19, 2015 And the Gridders from Facebook: Jody Pflipsen and Michelle Hoff Debruyn Tricksy! And… well, too many other patterns shared on FB and Instagram to share them all. I just need to remark what a wonderful community has emerged around this event.  The forums have...

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Steotchalong: The Contest Within

Steotchalong 3 begins on June 15, and as promised, we are incorporating a small contest into this year’s event.  Seeing as each year there’s a bit of a flurry of guesses and speculation once we’re underway, and we always acknowledge the first person to identify the pattern – whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, or the official forums – this year we’re just going to go ahead and make it official: ヽ( ͝° ͜ʖ͡°)ノ    GUESS THE PATTERN AND WIN    ~(˘▾˘~) Here are the rules: 1)      HOW TO GUESS: On Monday, when we post Pattern 1, we will also post an Official Guesses thread on the Steotch.com forum.  You must use this thread to post your guess.  If you want to shout out your guesses somewhere else on the interwebs, like our Facebook page, that’s fine, but to win the contest, it’s got to be here.  You can only guess once on the official thread.  Choose wisely. 2)      SPECIFICITY:  Your guess needs to have some degree of specificity.  In other words, if – hypothetically speaking – the eventual pattern ends up being Omar Little eating Honey Nut Cheerios – we’re not going to give you the win if you just posted “The Wire” a week earlier.  You need to be more specific. 3)      WHAT’S THE PRIZE?:  The winner will receive a new never-before-seen original finished Steotch sampler, along with a do-it-yourself kit from our Etsy store, and some Steotch postcards and decals.  Suggested retail value:  $78,000. 4)      ATTIRE:  Clothing is optional...

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