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Mike The Monster: Crochet Amigurumi

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

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  • July 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm
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    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this yet but on the written pattern for the hands it looks like it skips 2 rounds. The fingers say to stop at round 4 but then the attaching round is labeled 7. When I look at the picture it looks like the fingers are supposed to be longer then the toes so should I go for 2 more rounds of 12 stitches?
    I haven’t been able to watch the tutorial for this (hard to watch videos while at work).

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    • July 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm
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      With MC, ch 2.
      Round 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
      Round 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
      Rounds 3-6: Sc in each st. (12, 4 rounds) For three of the fingers, fasten off.
      For the fourth finger, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this finger to join all three together for the hand.

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  • July 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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    I would like the instructions for the giraffe that is on the cover of “Crocheted Softies” cause the book is not available for purchase on amazon…thank you.

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    • July 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm
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      roe113…I just checked and the Stacey Trock book “Crochet Softies” is available on Amazon.com for $13.14 +$3.99 shipping and the price goes up from there. I suggest you type in Stacey Trock, and you will be able to find her book. The patterns inside are easy to read, lots of pictures and detailed instructions. I have made 6 of her animals in that book.

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  • July 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm
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    I love this crochet along. The one thing I’m not no certain of is using the felt at some point in the project. I’m assuming it will be glued on. I’m not a fan of gluing on my crochet pieces..just a pet peeve of mine. If it is possible to crochet the piece (whatever it is!) is that allowable? Will still be able to submit my finished piece? Thanks so much!

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  • July 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm
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    How to I post my picture. Clue1and clue 2 finish

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  • July 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm
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    How do you post your picture. I have clue 1 and clue 2 finish.

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  • July 9, 2014 at 1:05 am
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    Question on the legs – are they stuffed? It doesn’t say to stuff them in the pattern, but it looked like I saw stuffing in the legs in the video?

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    • July 9, 2014 at 1:15 am
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      Yes, the feet and legs are stuffed. If you watch the video, you will see that. 🙂

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  • July 8, 2014 at 8:08 pm
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    i think red heart equivalent in uk is

    aran not sure but to make it more confusing red heart is now avalible in the uk

    so do i use double knitting ( uk) red heart super saver or bulky uk

    btw is it true the usa just started having double knitting wool / yarn ?

    now im really confused .

    love whos in your closet and stitch caton !

    i love making the who in the closet and now i got the bug i going make more xx

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  • July 8, 2014 at 7:26 pm
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    Okay, I know who is in my closet!! Very cute!

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  • July 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm
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    I love these mystery crochet-along. I think this one just might be the monster from my closet? hmmm maybe……. thanks Mike for the video help, and good luck to all.

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  • July 8, 2014 at 10:37 am
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    Looks like the beginnings of a Mr. Potato Head:)

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  • July 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm
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    Hi Mikey
    Can you please help me with the super yarn that you are using for the “Who’s in the Closet, is this a “Aran, or Chunky” as we do get the “Red Heart Brand here is Australia, However our plys are marked different to yours are,
    I look forward to your reply and help with this.
    Thank-you
    Glennis

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    • July 8, 2014 at 10:00 am
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      As an Aussie living in the USA at the moment I have a mixture of Aussie yarn in my stash along with the Red Heart available in the stores back in Oz. Red Heart Super Saver used for the pattern is their basic range, not a chunky. Worsted weight 4 is most closely matched to 8 ply back home although there is a bit of variation and some 8 ply yarns are definitely finer especially if you pick up cheap yarn from the dollar stores like I have over the years. A quality 8 ply should work although personally I crochet loose so I need to go down at least one hook size to ensure I get it tight enough to hide the stuffing. Alternatively if the yarn you were using seemed thin and/or the project looked like it was going to show the stuffing you could use two strands instead of one with the larger hook if you were comfortable that way.

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    • July 8, 2014 at 11:46 pm
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      Trisha
      Thank – you for that, I have loads of 8 ply yarn know I can us it on this project. Again Thank – you

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  • July 7, 2014 at 12:07 pm
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    My dog Scooby loves to guard the feet I have made for this latest challenge.

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  • July 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm
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    Hi,
    It’s me again.
    I have a little question. To join the CAL and make a chance to winn the prize, do you have to use hook 5mm or is it ok to use thinner/thicker yarn? Maybe I didn’t read that good, but I could find it. :/
    Thanks forward,
    Erika

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  • July 6, 2014 at 6:42 am
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    Wow, this looks great! I’m in! Looking forward what it will become. Thanks a lot for this cal. Everybody good luck! Greetings, Erika

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  • July 5, 2014 at 1:57 am
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    Dear Mikey,
    I’m from Holland and I see the mystery challenge showing up in a lot of Dutch groups on Facebook. Lots of people would like to join the challenge but find it difficult as the pattern is in English. Would it be okay if I translated the pattern into Dutch or are there copyright issues?
    Best regards
    Caroline

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      July 5, 2014 at 7:57 am
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      You would need to contact the designer. Stacey Trock as the permission has to be done through higher powers as the character is a licensed trademark character. Thanks for asking first.

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  • July 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm
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    Thanks Mikey for the video tutorial! I was getting all confused as there was no joining stitch per round….I had thought it was an omission!!! However, watching and stitching along with the tutorial was a god send! Thanks again for all the hard work and countless hours you put into this…..I really appreciate it!

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  • July 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm
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    I was wondering if the feet and legs are supposed to be the main color or if they are one of the two additional colors…?

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  • July 3, 2014 at 3:45 pm
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    Hi how do I upload my picture of my feet in the crochet along?

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  • July 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm
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    In the Video you say as long as you have 13 stitches for the Leg but I think and could be wrong that it’s 12.

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    • July 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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      I discovered that as well. After that I was good to go.

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  • July 3, 2014 at 12:49 am
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    On the feet it says make 3 but for legs it says make 2…..plz advise, Mikey, if that needs corrected?

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  • July 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm
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    Here is a suggestion for the toes: Instead of using the 18″ separate pieces to fix in-between the toes, just leave an extra long tail when you finish the first 2 toes. Since that strand will wind up between the toes anyway, it will already be attached and you can weave it in the holes and hide it inside the toe! This is what I did anyway 🙂

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    • July 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm
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      And I sewed the toes after round 6 just because they were easier to get to.

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  • July 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm
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    Here is a suggestion for the toes: Instead of using the 18″ separate pieces to fix inbetween the toes, just leave an extra long tail when you finish the first 2 toes. Since that strand will wind up between the toes anyway, it will already be attached and you can weave it in the holes and hide it inside the toe! This is what I did anyway 🙂

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  • July 2, 2014 at 11:40 am
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    Love it, love it, love it!!! My family and friends can’t wait for more clues as I hook. Working on my third set of feet and the afghan at the same time. My baby (who is no longer a baby by any means) is the recipient of one of all my projects as is my BFF. Both are fascinated with me working on something that I have very little idea of what it will become. Both have a theory as to what kind of “fowl” it is. We will all see.

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  • July 1, 2014 at 7:15 pm
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    Hi thank you soooo much for the opportunity to get new challenge.. I don’t have red heart yarn nor other known one yet but still have some acceptable unknown yarns ♡ I’ll get ready to take the adventure for the mystery creature. Thank u again.

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  • July 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm
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    The pattern seems to have 2 different rounds that both say they are round 4. Does this mean there will be 19 rounds instead of 18?

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  • July 1, 2014 at 3:19 pm
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    I missed out on the first “1st Mystery Adventure” and was really bummed. So excited about this character and have already gotten started on the first foot! I’m going to get the feet done and then begin working on my “stitch-cation challenge”.

    Happy Canada Day!

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  • June 27, 2014 at 10:16 pm
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    I’m in with Who’s in Your Closet Mystery Crochet Along 🙂 I’m excited to meet this cute creature in the closet.

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  • June 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm
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    Hi I’m in the UK and you say use supers averred heart. There appears to bbe quite a few supers avers yarn on the red heart website. Which kind is it. I’m looking forward to doing the challenge I loved the giraffe

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  • June 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm
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    Have been wanting to try joining one of these challenges. I think I will try this one despite my overwhelming desire to see the big picture before I start something. OK, deep breath, and chant, You are not in control of everything, Besides, my daughter could use some critters for the toy box at the day care she manages. Looking forward to it.

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  • June 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm
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    I am guessing its an owl by the way you stress “who”. Looking forward to this

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  • June 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm
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    I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’m starting to get into making little stuffed objects, and I think this’ll be so much fun!
    I can’t wait to get started!

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  • June 19, 2014 at 12:07 am
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    I’m going to do the afghan challenge so I probably wont get to do this one, but I’m so curious to see what it will be. I’ll be watching for it. Who knows I just might change my mind and do this one instead.

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  • June 17, 2014 at 10:59 pm
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    I love the mystery challenges, I am excited to see what is in my closet. 🙂

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  • June 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm
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    Mikey, when was you in Columbus, Ohio? That’s a couple hours north of me. I’m hoping it was before I found your page. Have a nice evening!!! 🙂

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  • June 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm
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    I didn’t do the giraffe but was excited to see all the great ones that were done. Going to try this one and think I’ll ask my mom to join in on the fun. Something came to mind as to what it was that we’re doing! Hehehe, hope I’m right!

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  • June 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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    Hi! I don’t ever use red heart yarn– So I was wondering if Caron or something like that would be okay to use??

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    • June 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm
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      Never used RH? That’s all I use (maybe a little Caron here and there). I might be partial to RH because that’s what I learned on. I have tried others and it just isn’t the same to me.

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      • July 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm
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        I’m the same way, I only use RH and I too have tried other yarns and I just don’t have as good results as I do with Red Heart.

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  • June 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm
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    I am so excited! I want to do both challenges. That will be a challenge just trying to keep up!

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  • June 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm
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    Are there reminders sent out when the patterns go up? I really, really wanna do this, but have a memory like a rusty bucket.

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  • June 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm
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    I can’t wait to start and find out what we all will be doing. Thanks again for the 2nd Mystery Adventure.

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  • June 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm
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    So looking forward to doing this one!!! Love your site and love you all!

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  • June 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
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    I’m so excited to start TWO challenges. I’ll be in Alaska visiting family and we can all start them together! New stores to visit for YARN! Hurray! Maybe this time I can complete them on time and get my photos in.

    Thank you Mikey and Diva Dan for all that you do for this eclectic, creative, international crochet crowd!

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  • June 11, 2014 at 10:33 am
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    I am so excited to start the challenge! I didn’t even know folks did this! Thank you for getting me even more excited about crocheting! Happy Hooking!

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  • June 11, 2014 at 10:25 am
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    Stacey or Mikey, Do you have to buy felt, or can you crochet pieces in place of what the felt object is, like you could crochet the eyes in place of buying the eyes on the giraffe project?
    Is this using just a regular 4 ply yarn, with 7 Oz.? Also can it be regular yarn or does it have to be Soft yarn?

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      • July 5, 2014 at 10:32 am
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        Thank you I think I will try to crochet items instead of felt an glue, don’t really care for look of felt most times, but guess I will have to wait an see what it is first, an how it looks to decide! Thanks to Everyone who works on Crochet Crowd, there’s so much involved with so many projects going on at same time, your heads must be spinning sometimes to get it all done. THANKS AGAIN!

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  • June 11, 2014 at 10:19 am
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    I was so excited to see this since I am about to present a new set of giraffes to a friend later today (and a turtle and a mouse!) but then I saw the felt requirement. Please tell me that you will be including (or linking to) a tutorial on how to cut felt properly because I am terrible at it the few times I have tried before giving up on it. (the 60+ sheets of felt in my dresser drawer are from a project I had planned before giving up on it because I just could not cut the felt…maybe I need special, or better, scissors)

    Also, is the color of felt set in stone or can we use what we’d like to go better with our chosen colors? Envisioning what I can think of with those colors needed (teeth, fins, spikes, whiskers) and they don’t go in my vision with the yarn I want to use for this project.

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  • June 11, 2014 at 9:22 am
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    I’m so excited to get started on this one, I love Stacey’s patterns. Looking through my yarn stash now to pick out my main color 🙂

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  • June 11, 2014 at 9:19 am
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    I’m going to try this CAL too. I too am wondering about the felt. Hard or soft? Sticky or not? Thanks.

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  • June 11, 2014 at 3:39 am
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    Can you advice me what thickness should be the felt sheets, because here are few types. Thank you.

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  • June 11, 2014 at 3:31 am
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    I was just sorting thru my stash to see what i had for the next mystery CAL & i just recently bought redhearts “with love” iced aqua, and i chose it for this. When i went online to see if u had posted the newest mystery crochet i seen you had choosen the same color. NOW IM MORE EXCITED TO GET STARTED ON IT. Thanks so much Mikey for all u do for us crazy hookers, lol.

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  • June 11, 2014 at 3:13 am
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    I’m new to the newsletter. Do we need to sign up?

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    • June 11, 2014 at 9:24 am
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      You only sign up to receive the newsletter. You don’t need to sign up for the challenges. 🙂

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  • June 11, 2014 at 1:31 am
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    Any suggestions for the main color and the 2 others? I don’t want to use any awful color combinations. Since the felt pieces are blue and grey shades, I can’t use yellow can I? That’s the only super saver yarn I have with me right now.

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    • June 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm
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      Yellow would look great!

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  • June 11, 2014 at 12:55 am
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    Had fun with the giraffe mystery gotta join this one, love Stacey’s patterns.

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  • June 11, 2014 at 12:52 am
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    Had so much fun with the giraffe mystery gotta join this one. Love Stacey’ patterns!

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  • June 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm
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    Will Stacey co-star in the tutorial?

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  • June 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm
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    Yay! Can’t wait! Diva Dan…you make me wonder who’s lurking in my closet!

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  • June 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm
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    I think Diva Dan looks guilty and not creepy…lol…keep this photo for Halloween just because you think it is creepy!!!! I enjoy this crowd so much and cannot wait to start the afghan and mystery adventures…..thank you for the fun and motivation.

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  • June 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm
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    Thank you for doing this for us. I absolutely love Stacey Trock’s pattern’s! Can not wait for this adventure!

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  • June 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm
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    How many skeins of the main body color do we need? The giraffe was a blast! So excited you are doing this again!! FUN! THANK YOU MIKEY!!

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      • June 11, 2014 at 9:18 am
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        It clearly says 1- 7 ounce main color and a bit of scraps in 2 other colors

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        • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
          June 11, 2014 at 10:40 am
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          I ammended the article this morning. It just said choose 1 colour… I didn’t say 1 ball. I left it out as an assumption because I know what the project is. It was a fair question. 😀

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      • June 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm
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        Thanks a bundle Mikey! Looking forward to the mystery!!!

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  • June 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm
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    The closet is no place for a handsome guy like Diva Dan! Let that guy out! 🙂 I’m excited about this challenge! I missed out on the giraffes, but I’m looking forward to this one!

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    • June 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm
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      I missed out on the giraffe. So excited about this new Adventure. Does it matter what color of main yarn did we use. Also how will we get the information per week on email, Facebook etc.

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      • June 11, 2014 at 9:16 am
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        You can check all of the above including facebook, The Crochet Crowd website, YouTube …. It will be done in phases. You won’t get the whole thing at once. Check out the giraffe one, it’s still there.

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  • June 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm
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    DIVA DAN is a cutie could only be scary to a cutie phobic.

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  • June 10, 2014 at 4:16 pm
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    Oh, I cannot wait for this challenge to start, I absolutely love Stacey Trock’s pattern’s! This is going to be a fun mystery challenge.

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  • June 10, 2014 at 4:08 pm
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    I don’t think Dan looks creepy at all. Must be your childhood feelings. lol He does though as others have said, look guilty, like he is stealing the yarn. lol
    Looking forward to another toy for my grandkids.

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  • June 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm
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    I am so grateful that I live on Earth!

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  • June 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm
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    I did not find him creepy at all but I too thought he looked guilty; like he was in that closet stealing your yarn. lol And, I am so excited I did not feel comfortable enough to try to join in on your last crochet along but this time I am so going to try it! I can not wait!

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  • June 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm
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    Yay!! I’m excited to do this one. I missed out on the giraffe. Sounds like fun.
    And you two sure know how to have fun. Super cute.

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  • June 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm
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    Diva Dan looks so CUTE!
    Its not creepy with such a cute guy holding the yarn!
    But, if you think creepy, he could be ‘stealing’ a skein of yarn and looking quite guilty,too.

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  • June 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm
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    I am so excited i cant wait

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  • June 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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    Is the felt needed for this the soft felt in comparison to the stiffer or adhesive felt?

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  • June 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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    The new “mystery” CAL sounds fun, I like Stacey’s designs~!

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  • June 10, 2014 at 1:51 pm
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    I love the pick of Diva Dan in the closet! Y’all are just too funny. Hoping I’ll have time to do both the Mystery Challenge and the Afghan!

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