We begin our 7th Season of Broadcasting on YouTube this fall.
The Crochet Crowd is now seven and half years old with our anniversary in March. It’s hard to believe that so much time has gone by.
Many crocheters who are just discovering us have a crazy sense that we are sprung up over night and were an instant success story. Truth is, it took us many years to get ourselves established before we really got noticed and were able to make this a reality of being a regular source of crochet inspiration. Daniel and I are just two guys in a small country town in Ontario Canada.
Today, The Crochet Crowd is one of the largest interactive communities in the world. We have engagement, conversations and show’n tell unlike any other website / community out there. We are real-time and very proud of that.
We could write a book on what our major obstacles have been and what were our situations that stood out that helped develop our concept. There are a few people who are my mentors, even though they don’t know it. I look to industry leaders to learn from them. Many people had told me that I started our business backwards by offering everything for free and working full time jobs on the side to afford our concept. Today, I think yes it was hard but you don’t ever get anything for nothing. We had to earn the trust and confidence in those who use our website, videos and Facebook for inspiration.
Today, we still continue to be free to all who is interested in learning. Daniel and I are pretty proud of that fact.
For 2015, we continue to be sponsored by Yarnspirations.com. We will continue to comb through the over 3,000 patterns to pick out ones for features and video tutorials. This summer, we have been in development of our own patterns as well. So we will have a great cross section of patterns. Daniel has really stepped up to provide some amazing ideas for the fall as well.
For this fall, we have a Mystery Amigurumi Project that will begin Sept 8, 2015. We also have many samples that we have been crocheting over the late spring and summer that will be showcased. Some of the patterns are from Daniel and I directly. Many are new or existing patterns from Yarnspirations.
We have more challenges ahead with a lot of great useful gift giving concepts. With the help of our assistant crocheter, Christa, we will have new baby projects to present to you. She has done an amazing job and I think some of you are going to be squealing with delight.
We are working on Christmas and Fall at the same time and our videos and concepts will be mixed together as we know Crocheters need time for concepts and ideas.
Watch for Fall and Christmas Ideas coming really soon. Thank you again to our Sponsor Yarnspirations.com for making everything we do this year free to you! Have an amazing fall and Christmas crochet season ahead.