Community Guidelines

The Crochet Crowd Community Guidelines

UpdatedΒ Sept 15, 2017

The Crochet Crowd / The Knit Crowd has revised our Community Guidelines in light of changing social behaviours and interactions online.

Attached is a PDF of our community guidelines that our team is basing decisions when keeping our community environments fair to all.

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By participating in our communities, you automatically agree to these guidelines as a general base of what is appropriate postings and social interactions with other community members and our team.

132 thoughts on “Community Guidelines

  • November 20, 2017 at 8:44 pm
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    Hi Mikey,
    I am making the Quick and Easy Blanket that you posted on your video tutorial and I can’t find the 10mm crochet hook that you used. Can you let me know where I can buy it. I appreciate your help and love your videos.

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  • November 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    I have a picture of “Toothless the baby dragon” baby blanket that I would like to make. Do you do written graphs . I would send you the picture

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  • November 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm
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    Interesting. Looks like fun.

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    • November 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm
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      I am looking forward to participate

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  • October 24, 2017 at 7:21 pm
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    Hello,
    I am having serious trouble and desperately need help with the pattern for corner to corner double crochet afghan posted on March 29, 2016. I have followed the pattern precisely and it will fan out and increase way too much every time i try it. I started over the first time and inadvertently did not do an increase at end of the row the way the pattern said. Instead I had put two dc in last dc and then a dc in the top of the turning chain. It looked good for a while but as it got bigger it was not increasing enough to make a right angle corner. I bought enough Bernat Pop! yarn to make a queen sized afghan for myself and really don’t want to scrap it all. I did notice a comment below the video tutorial after I had my troubles with it and the person said hers looked warped. Maybe my fanning out is her warped. HELP! PLEASE???

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  • October 5, 2017 at 1:06 am
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    Hi, I am making a double Crochet blanket, for my son. He wanted a 10 foot by 10 foot blanket, but that’s wat to big so I was thinking 8×8. My question is, how many do I need to chain and how many rows will I need to make this blanket? I am pretty new to crocheting, but I can do a good chain and double crochet.
    Thanks for your help!

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    • November 2, 2017 at 5:15 am
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      Make a chain just a little looser than normal or use one size hook larger and measure with measuring tape the length of your first chain. Being is that it will stretch as you continue on with your rows to a bit larger size, guesstimate and make your chain a little shorter. Then start your toes. This is what I do unless the blanket absolutely has to be that size. Also you can make up a swatch of ten chains with larger hook for chain and one size smaller hook for blanket as before and measure that and times it by however big you want it. You can use 6 chains, or 8 chains and see how it works with a smaller piece first. Multiply that 6 or eight to see the size you need. You are new and just need to play with the yarn yet. All yarns are not the same stretch either. Cotton does not stretch at all. You will get it. Keep trying. Never give up. Ok to set it down and rest and rethink but never give up. You will really love crochet. You do already by asking questions.

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    • November 2, 2017 at 5:15 am
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      Make a chain just a little looser than normal or use one size hook larger and measure with measuring tape the length of your first chain. Being is that it will stretch as you continue on with your rows to a bit larger size, guesstimate and make your chain a little shorter. Then start your toes. This is what I do unless the blanket absolutely has to be that size. Also you can make up a swatch of ten chains with larger hook for chain and one size smaller hook for blanket as before and measure that and times it by however big you want it. You can use 6 chains, or 8 chains and see how it works with a smaller piece first. Multiply that 6 or eight to see the size you need. You are new and just need to play with the yarn yet. All yarns are not the same stretch either. Cotton does not stretch at all. You will get it. Keep trying. Never give up. Ok to set it down and rest and rethink but never give up. You will really love crochet. You do already by asking questions.

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  • September 30, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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    I posted a pic of my long vest, it is a purchased pattern. I have been ask to share a link to where I purchased it but I want to make sure this is not breaking any rules. I have not posted the pattern link or mentioned where to find it, just need to know if that would be the same as the guidelines stating:No sharing of paid patterns directly or indirectly! I enjoy seeing everyone’s projects and do not want to be banned from this site. Thank You,

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  • September 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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    I have been searching for a blanket Mikey did a tutorial of the blanket was square and each round had 2 layers. The back side looked like fishnet. I want to make this blanket for a friend. Please help me find this pattern.

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  • September 13, 2017 at 6:06 am
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    I need help with a pattern. It’s called “Over The Rainbow Hood” I purchased it using Etsy.
    I don’t understand it. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Denise

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  • September 13, 2017 at 3:57 am
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    How do I post a question?

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  • August 24, 2017 at 12:11 pm
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    Hi All! I just found my Hookers Journal I made in 2015 such fun to look back on the projects I completed. I saw where the 2016 calendar was available, will the 2018 calendar be available? Thank you so much for all you do. I refer ladies in my group to look at your video esp. the C2C. So well done and easy to follow. Many thanks for all you and your co-hearts do!

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  • July 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm
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    Hello. I am relatively new to crochet and I have found your you tube tutorials to be some of the most strait forward to follow when learning new stiches and how to put things together.

    So I have always worked in and around the field of developmental services and have been trying to figure out if there is a way I can use crochet to make a weighted blanket. They are very helpful to to both children and adults with Autism Spectrum as well as people with other diagnosis. Weighted blankets are most effective when they weight at least 5 to 10% of the child or persons body weight.

    As I said I’m looking for ideas and inspiration on how this may be don’t with crochet. Thanks.

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  • July 19, 2017 at 11:14 am
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    Good Morning Mikey. I so enjoy all your tutorials and live videos. They have helped me tremendously. I have been crocheting since I was about 8 years old. But never could read a pattern and always made granny square projects. But once I found your YouTube Channel it seems all I get done is watching your tutorials and dreaming of what to make next. Thank you so much for all the hard work and dedications to crochet. You are so appreciated.

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  • July 6, 2017 at 6:39 pm
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    Hi Mikey,
    First let me say that I love your video tutorials. They have helped me a lot.
    I’m looking for a bedspread pattern for my son & daughter in law for a wedding gift. They live in So Cal, so I want something that is lightweight and was thinking of using cotton yarn, but I don’t know of a good pattern. Can you make any suggestions? I’d like to keep it a single neutral color because they have not yet moved into their home.
    Thanks In Advance
    Pattie

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    • July 6, 2017 at 6:48 pm
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      I forgot to say that I’d like the size to be a king size that drapes to the floor.

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  • June 28, 2017 at 1:49 am
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    SOS! SOS! SOS! SOS!!

    I need help. I am crocheting a never ending granny square and I ran out of one color and I can’t locate the yarn and of course I’m not finished!! Whatever shall I do??!

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    • July 5, 2017 at 11:39 am
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      Find a corresponding yarn color or two and complete it with that/those color/colors.

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  • June 18, 2017 at 4:55 am
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    Hi,Good morning
    I am Shulamite.i am an indian.now I am in Kuwait and crocheting with Nako , BonBon, Alize yarns.
    But now I am travelling India permanently. I don’t know in India where can I get yarn.
    Can you please any advices to where can I get yarn,how can I get And which online stores were give delivery yarn to india.please…..
    Thank you Soo much in advance

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  • May 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm
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    Hi Mikey, Jeanne and all Crochet Crowders,

    I’d like some input on my next project. Actually, it’s an older project that I am re-birthing. I have changed my mind on the stitching. You see, I am making a queen size blanket for some friends of ours that are blind.

    I’ve done the first part (5 or 6 rows) in dc and now that I am changing colors I decided I’d like to do a stitch that would be more aesthetically pleasing, something they can feel and enjoy. In order to do this I need a new stitch. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      May 29, 2017 at 8:45 am
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      Christy, I love front post double crochet stitches. I think it’s my favorite stitch and one of the biggest reasons is because of the texture it produces. Take a quick search for my Watercolor Ridges blanket. I alternated the stitches and the texture is lovely. πŸ™‚

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    • May 30, 2017 at 9:34 am
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      Hi Mikey! My name is Julia, thank you so much for your tutorials! I’ve learned so much from them that I’ve made quite a few baby blankets for a few friends’ babies! Now I’m in need of wedding afghan. If you have any ideas/suggestions? I’m game! By the way, go easy…I’m a novice! Thank you!
      Julia

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  • May 27, 2017 at 8:09 am
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    I have friend requesting crochet feathers. I cannot find a good pattern. Help

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  • April 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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    I hadn’t posted for a while on the Facebook groups . I went to crochet along crochet Crowders and noticed that the group had been archived. So I went to the crocheted crowd and it looks like I have to join again. There is no way to post like there used to be . Are these guidelines the reason? Do I have to join again? I have been a member about five years or maybe more. I had also been receiving Mikey magazine and have noticed the last few months that I’m no longer receiving it. I estimate my last post as sometime in January . I believe my last Mickey magazine was around that time . Anyway, I miss the crochet crowd! I’ve still been crocheting . But I want to share everything with you guys.

    Oh yes! I read the guidelines and I definitely agree with them . But do I need to join again? I sent the request that I feel a little foolish . And how do I resubscribe to the magazine? I am making one of the mandalas from the crochet crowd. Really hard for me, somewhat advanced . I’ve been crocheting now for over 15 years and I rarely find a new stitch these days but there are quite a few in this one . I’m excited about it and I wanted to show it off.

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  • April 2, 2017 at 12:25 pm
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    I love the new layout of patterns. I can only imagine how much work went into that. Thanks to all of you for making so much information and help available. See you on the cruise in Feb 2018.

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  • February 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm
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    I really miss my Crochet Crowders and Knit Crowd pages. I’m so excited and a bit intimidated and would so love their sweetness and encouragement. Yesterday, at a gun show of all places, I got my first ‘commissioned’ knitting project for one of the sellers out there!! Whaaaaaat??? Yep… I got this! LOL

    Is there anyway of bringing back the Crochetcrowders and The Knit Crowd? I’ll help if you want me too. I can spend time everyday making sure posts aren’t ugly and if they are to get rid of them asap. Or maybe I can help with the complaint emails? Seriously, anything I can do to maybe get that community back?

    I know there were some bad eggs and it broke my heart to see it. But I have to believe that the good outweighed the bad. I have to believe that some people just want to stir the pot and need to not be among us. There really isn’t room or need for ugliness. And I can totally understand the weight those negative emails must have been. But maybe some of us can help shoulder that burden so it’s not so heavy on your shoulders. I’m not talking about you hiring anyone either. I’d be happier than you could know to just volunteer my time.

    I really miss those men and women who gave me a wonderful and safe place to share my craft and my life… and my craft is my life some would say so ..yeah.

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    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      February 28, 2017 at 8:18 am
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      I miss the interaction too…. but sadly until Facebook makes some positive changes with the way groups are handled, we won’t be reopening them. ~ Jeanne

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      • April 13, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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        Ah! A clue to the answers I was looking for! I too had a recent problem with Facebook , so I understand more of your reasoning.

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    • March 10, 2017 at 12:34 am
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      Hello, I am having a bit of a hard time trying to figure out a diagram pattern. http://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=7849&cid=17

      I have seen some different patterns and I understood them, but this one seems to have me feeling a bit mind-blown. Is there a way to convert it into word format or a better understanding on whats going on in the diagrams haha.

      I love your you tube videos.. πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your time.

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    • April 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm
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      In case you haven’t seen it or accidentally run across it like I did….for the interaction for knitting and crocheting….check out Knitting Paradise.com….it is equally crochet…very well organized and easy….love it

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  • February 25, 2017 at 6:56 am
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    Hello ?
    I need your help please so can you help me?
    I need to know how to join squares together in c2c baby daimond blanket patter?
    Thank you

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    • February 9, 2017 at 9:54 pm
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      And now it works.. go figure..LOL

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  • February 5, 2017 at 11:56 am
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    hi, I’m try to do a table cloth but it has no instrution since the book with platten there don’t make them anymore, I do love this platten but the fist ten line of the platten I can’t make them out I was hoping at you could help me out. I live in pa and it not easy finding someone to help

    Thank you for any help or suggestion you can give
    you ture
    Maria

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm
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    I will miss seeing the Crochet Crowd posts on my FB. I loved seeing all the artistic creations done by you and all of those who follow. I am so sorry people can’t control themselves. I guess it really separated the “haters” from the “crocheters” Thank you for allowing me to still follow you on your new site (at least, that is what I think I will be able to do)

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:33 am
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    I enjoy being part of the crochet crowd and the knit crowd it says this page has been archived πŸ™ and am so sad that the crochet crowd page has been suspended. I understand how much work it is to keep things running smoothly and would like Dan, Mike, Laura and Jean (please forgive me if your names are in correct) to know that I enjoyed being part of your group and I pray that after a “vacation” you return to the happy place this use to be. Thank you for all you have done!

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    • January 23, 2017 at 5:12 am
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      Why has the page been suspended ???

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    • January 23, 2017 at 5:58 am
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      WHat Happened???? I love these sites πŸ™

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    • January 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm
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      Hi, there seem to still be new posts but I cannot respond. What have I done?

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    • January 23, 2017 at 3:49 pm
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      I was wondering! I thought it was just me; that I somehow did something wrong…

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:06 am
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    I just joined the group yesterday and was hoping to get help to learn to crochet. This evening the group was archived??? Has this group closed down???

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  • January 22, 2017 at 11:04 pm
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    Read and understood! It’s so sad people have to be mean in a place that’s supposed to be for lovers of knit and things crochet. The Facebook group is archived. Does this mean no more knit along crowd group? I loved it so much! πŸ™

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    • January 22, 2017 at 11:34 pm
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      Read and understood. Really enjoy seeing everyone’s projects

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  • January 9, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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    Mr Mike I am trying to make the slouchy crochet beanie by Caron cakes yarn. My crochet stitches are not coming out even at all. I crochet round 1 and 2 when I get to round three my stitches are not the count of the row.,chain 2 didn’t count as a switch. And in each round join with a slip stitch first half double. In your YouTube you join to the chain 2. How can I make my stitches come out even. I am always a stitch or two off. Round 3 is 21 stitches at the end of the row I am wlwzys 1 or 2 stitches off. My stitches are not coming out even with the rows. I want to really make this hat. I have been crocheting for over 30 years or more. I have take the pattern out so many times.

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  • January 8, 2017 at 10:07 pm
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    Hello, I did leave a message on another page I think it went to Mikey, but I’m not sure. Anyway I have a pattern that is a fanthrow it has pineapple fan edging and I am about to pull my hair out. You crochet the center first then break off the thread and make the edging separate and attach to the center. I am not sure I am getting the directions right. Do you have a video that would help? Thanks and I love all the pictures you get on facebook.
    Jenny

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  • January 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm
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    Hi. I used to receive “Mikey Magazine” via email monthly, but a few months ago it stopped. I can’t find a place on the site to subscribe again. I love “Mikey Magazine”!!! In fact, I love the whole site–I’ve learned SO much from the tutorials.

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      • January 16, 2017 at 10:58 pm
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        Darn, I wondered what happened to it. I got every PDF of the magazine. :/

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      • January 23, 2017 at 12:43 am
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        There won’t be any more issues?

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      • April 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm
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        Oh no! Well I have another answer. Maybe I should have read further before I posted my comment above. But I just want to comment that I miss both the Facebook pages and the magazine .

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  • January 1, 2017 at 2:18 am
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    I left the crochet crowd crochet along group today. I was appalled to find a phallic and vulgar post on what is supposed to be a family friendly site! Whats worse, there is no outright ruling about this, and there are posters who attacked me over being offended about this post. I would love to rejoin, but only if something is done about this kind of disturbing situation.

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    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      January 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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      I’m sorry you felt the need to leave. That post was removed very quickly. But do realize that we cannot monitor very post or comment 24/7. But there are groups that are 100% monitored and those might be a better fit for you. Best wishes ~ Jeanne

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  • December 29, 2016 at 4:35 am
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    I just want to say I LOVE the Crichet Crowd. I searched and searched to find an easy mermaid tail blanket to mak my niece for a gift. And found your video that was absolutely so easy. You saved me!!! I found it so easy to follow. You all have been so great in sharing your talents with the community and it is much appreciated. Thank you. Please continue to share yourselves with us that really want to learn more. You all are awesome.

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    • January 6, 2017 at 7:32 am
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      I too feel the same about our special group.
      So happy I found you’ll.
      CG

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  • December 28, 2016 at 11:50 pm
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    Read and understood. Thank you Mikey, et al! Glad to be here!

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  • December 9, 2016 at 10:38 pm
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    Hello, everyone!
    I am trying to figure out how to make a tunisian crohook graphghan. I have Lily Chin’s video, but she doesn’t go in to detail how to change multiple colors to make a design within the two colors of each round. I’ve subscribed to Crochet Crowd–great work!–but haven’t found anything about this technique.

    Any suggestions where I can look, of if this is a planned youtube vid for the future?

    Thanks for any help!

    Olivia H.

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  • September 12, 2016 at 10:21 am
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    I have been searching for a crochet pattern for a mans cardigan. There are thousands of knit pattens, but no crochet. Any suggestions?

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  • September 12, 2016 at 9:18 am
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    Do you need to be a member to ask a question? Also, is the answer only found here or do you respond to email address? Thanks. Just found your site. Barbara

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  • June 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm
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    Where can we email you a private message?

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      • September 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm
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        Check first line of guide lines “Crowd Crowd”. Should be “Crochet Crowd”?

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      • November 22, 2016 at 9:46 am
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        November 20 at 8:11pm
        Hi Mikey,I really need your help I am trying to make a queen size corner to corner blanket just like the one you made,but this is my first time. When do you stop increasing and do you change colors when you are increasing or do you wait until you finish decreasing that color and then start all over again with a different color, I am a little confused and I cant find a tutorial or a pattern like or similar to the one you made…

        Gloria Cuellar
        glocc@comcast.net

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  • May 19, 2016 at 1:48 pm
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    Dear Mikey,

    There have been a few that have been in drama mode about the content on the site. I for one am a part of this group BECAUSE of the content. Yes it is crochet mainly, but the added posts of pets and family make you feel like you are a part of something bigger than crochet. I would hate to see it change because of a few that don’t see that aspect of it – the warmth and humanity. That said you are a delight and I have totally enjoyed being a member of the group. I hope that it remains warm in the future.

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  • April 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm
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    I have a question, I posted something on the FB page today and just wanted to make sure I did it right. Or do I have to submit it somewhere else first?

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  • April 18, 2016 at 11:03 am
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    Hi Mikey,
    I enjoy your tutorials very much. Is there any way you could please do a tutorial on the Umbrella Shell Stitch?

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  • April 3, 2016 at 9:50 am
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    Hi Mikey,

    I have been following your Reading Crochet Diagrams with interest. You state that the materials you use can be found on your website. Unfortunately, I have not been able to do so. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for all your great work. Werner Klemm

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  • April 2, 2016 at 7:09 am
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    I love your FB site and participate often. Today someone kept posting things inside a thread I started. I’m an admin of a couple other pages and know that unless someone starts a thread it’s easy to miss spam inside posts. How do I go about reporting this abuse?

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  • March 27, 2016 at 1:39 pm
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    i am looking for a crochet stich and can not find it can you help me please?

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  • March 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm
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    Dear Mickey,
    l live in turkey and was a member of your community l tryed to help about a patern to the group members about a patern l own but a lady was very mean to me and make a complain about me you banned me now l am really sorry that l acnt be in your group .I think if l made a mistake you should warn me before bann me.
    please help me want to be one of your group members

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  • February 8, 2016 at 5:09 pm
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    End of last year I signed into your Community Forum Group and was able to basically chat with other crochet individuals of questions I may have.
    Now I can not locate that same sign in. Have you changed it or am I just one tired out person today & it is right in front of?

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    • February 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm
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      Jo, we had a Forum at one time. We now have a branch of our community page The Crochet Crowd, that branch is a closed group. Mikey posted about it today. – Laura Jean

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  • January 17, 2016 at 8:20 pm
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    I am having trouble finding the tutorial for the 5 Star Beanie Crochet Hat + Tutorial video.
    Also had trouble navigating the website to locate a place to send you this feedback. If there is a feedback area already,, please enlighten me. Thank you!

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      January 22, 2016 at 10:48 am
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      The pattern is in our hat collection. We have a pattern category in our top menu. Every article has a comments section. You can also reach us through Facebook to message us or leave a question.

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  • January 2, 2016 at 1:43 am
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    what about bullying?

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  • December 23, 2015 at 2:07 am
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    Thank you for the update! It’s just kinda sad that you have to post it in the first place! But THANK YOU for the security it brings to the group!

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  • December 22, 2015 at 10:51 pm
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    You are very bang on!!!!

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  • December 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm
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    I have this pattern for a table topper called Morning Glory table runner. It has an instruction I don’t understand. It says 2 bls increased at beginning of row. I have tried to look up what a bls is but am not having much luck. The next instruction is bl made over bl. I can only find that a bl is a back loop. Will you help

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    • December 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm
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      where did to get the pattern? Check and see if they have it in special stitches instructions.

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    • December 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm
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      The pattern is from freevintagecrochet.com. I couldn’t find any special instructions. It is a beautiful pattern.

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      • December 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm
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        Google vintage crochet terms. They can be totally different. My first baby bonnet from there turned into a doily because vintage doubles are our singles. πŸ™

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        • December 30, 2015 at 7:27 pm
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          Thank you so much. I found it, it means bobble. I would never have found it on my own. You people are the greatest. Thanks again.

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  • December 19, 2015 at 3:35 am
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    Bang On. I’m a almost a beginner on crocheting and still have a lot to learn. If I could I would take lessons. Still slow at it and hope I didn’t bite off to much to chew signing up here. Thank You so much for this opportunity of learning all I can with what little time I have to spend learning.

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  • November 1, 2015 at 10:45 am
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    i would like to leave the group but cannot figure out how to delete myself.

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      November 3, 2015 at 10:31 am
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      If you are receiving our emails. Just click unsubscribe on the bottom of the email. That permanently deletes you from our data base. We do not and you will not have the ability to re-subscribe in the future. It’s a done deal. Quick and easy.

      If you are following on Facebook. Click LIKE on the cover and click UNLIKE… This will permanently remove you as well.

      Hopefully this helps you.

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      • November 18, 2015 at 6:52 pm
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        I love your policies…except for permanently removing from FB or email…because i am forever clicking the wrong thing and then when i realize it and try to undo, i often can’t find how to do it. I clicked unfollow a friend but it was several days befire i accidentally discovered i could refollow! I would be absolutely heartbroken if i did that to Crochet Crowd. I do not remember how we found each other. All this new social stuff is hard for me and a bit intimidating. Had it not been for all the fires, i would never have jumped into FB. The best part is Crochet Crowd, thank you.

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        • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
          November 19, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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          We remove people from our space. Most that are removed are aware they are they are spamming or soliciting or adding content that is inappropriate. It’s not a decision we take lightly.

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  • August 26, 2015 at 2:53 pm
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    I have a question. I am brand new to your website, (today) was told about it from a lady in line at JoAnns Fabrics. Anyway, I am making dolls for orphans in Haiti and Mexico, The missionaries have made a request for 300 by Christmas. So far I have not gotten anyone to help except for yarn donations. It is acceptable to post on your facebook page requesting help in this endeavor? I can post pictures of what I have made so far. Please let me know if it is acceptable to post. thank you

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  • January 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm
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    please can you show us how to crochet this pattern (video tutorial) : lion brand _pattern No. L0468
    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze
    thanks a lot

    Bent Abooha

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  • December 9, 2014 at 11:24 pm
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    Mikey I hope my post about Us running out of yarn after 11 years did not offend the “Crochet Crowd” family. It was just a statement in fact… no mean intentions at all. We love The Crochet Crowd @ Keeping Kids Warm. You and Diva Dan make Us happy to be a part of Your lives. Thank You. ..

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  • December 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm
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    I love being a member of the crowd crochet is a former of art I fell in love at a very young age still hooking away for grand kids I totally agree to the article must keep it fun and crochet related
    One question that I had in mind.Are we allowed to post knitted items ?

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  • December 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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    Accept and agree. Mikey do you know how to knit?

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  • November 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm
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    HELP!!!!! I want to make a twin blanket, broomstick lace pattern. Can you tell me how many skeins of yarn I will need? Thank you Roberta

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    • December 8, 2014 at 4:37 pm
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      Roberta,
      It depends on the pattern, but most afghans use about 70-75 oz. to fit on top of twin, without much overhang. If you get more, you can always make a pillow out of leftover.
      LuAnne

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  • November 8, 2014 at 11:01 am
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    You sir are awesome!Everything explained so clearly,simply and with a real feeling of love and dedication!It’s really refreshing!Greets from Amsterdam

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  • October 19, 2014 at 9:35 pm
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    Mikey have you tried dying yarn? If you do can you do a video please on how to do it?

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  • October 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm
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    Mikey, Dan, Cathy & everyone else involved in making The Crochet Crowd so awesome! THANK YOU! I was first a knitter, having learned at age 9, from my grandmother; so I’ve been knitting for about 50 years! When I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter (37 years ago), I found a pattern for a broomstick lace blanket and knew I had to make it for my baby. So I taught myself to crochet but have never really excelled at it. After finding your web page, Facebook page, and YouTube tutorials, I knew that I could crochet anything I wanted! The helpfulness and encouragement you show to all of the members of The Crochet Crowd is a talent not everyone is blessed with. I am so thankful to have found all of you and am anxious to start posting some of my crochet and crochet/knitting projects.

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    • November 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm
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      If you can learn the broomstick lace, you can learn anything. Start out with the videos. They are very helpful. If you can’t follow that (usually because Mikey is laughing too hard), go to you tube and type in the stitch you are trying and there should be more videos on the stitch from someone much, more boring.. Good Luck. Doreen Espinosa

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  • October 16, 2014 at 4:35 pm
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    I agree to all your guidelines. Not sure by what you mean by religious postings…maybe personal convictions, etc. I love the Crochet Crowd and you videos are great. I have learned sooo much. My mother crocheted all my life and crocheted with the very fine thread and very thin needles. She made pineapple dollies, bedspreads, etc. However, I haven’t advanced to that level, but have learned so very much for your tutorials. Thanks so very much.

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    • November 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm
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      I have not seen anything on the religious part. I am a Christian, deeply, but i have seen people who think they are acting Christian when really, they are being a tad whacko or taking God’s job of judging…or using the wrong forum for their beliefs. Today i posted some strong feelings to a public forum of my congress person, because it was a very hot topic there. But if i made that comment here…well, you would probably let me know, right? I made a request one time here for a link to a crocheted Nativity Scene. I was very ill that day…103 temp! Thinking back, i am not sure i made the request the way i meant to. That could have been a cause for caution, but i guess people were merciful, thank you. But the request for the pattern link is still unanswered, by the way πŸ™‚ Blessings you all!

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      • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
        November 19, 2015 at 9:52 am
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        Morning Lenore… We don’t allow diving too hard into any religion on our platforms. We are global in nature and have many citizens of the globe that have different belief systems. We simply stick to crochet to avoid religious fighting on our pages. We used to have a lot of it and people posting a lot of religious based content and we had to put an end to it as it always caused a huge fight. We simply avoid the subject to keep the peace.

        As far as the Nativity Scene, you can find free patterns for those on Ravelry. Just use the search engine on Ravelry and you will be able to find them.

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  • September 25, 2014 at 10:16 am
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    Mikey I was wondering if you knew that we don’t have a hat pattern for day 20 and day 24

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  • September 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm
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    The Crochet Crowd is the best thing that has ever happened to me, thank god for the internet, I have learned so many things from you Mikey

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  • September 15, 2014 at 11:02 am
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    Hi Mikey… i cannot share my pattern link(s) on Facebook directly because I do all my “creating” under a pseudo name to keep my identity confidential (since i have my students on my FaceBook).
    Is there any way that I can email you my patterns/blog links, and if you like it you can share it/them on The Crochet Crowd wherever you like and however you like. I only make easy and free patterns (available on my blog) and I think that people would enjoy crocheting them. Please let me know if this is an option.

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  • September 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm
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    I am posting an additional question. What should the dimensions be for a twin afghan and why are there more chains for the twin than for the double? Thanks so much

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  • September 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm
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    I am very interested in the rectangular granny afghan for a twin bed. Your tutorial is very clear, but before I do too much , I want to make sure that I am doing it correctly. I can’t understand how the afghan grows. Can you explain further.

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  • July 8, 2014 at 6:15 am
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    What’s up, for all time i used to check web site posts here early in the daylight, as i love to gain knowledge of
    more and more.

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  • July 2, 2014 at 3:08 am
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    Hi Mike
    I couldn’t find a mail address ,so I’ll post my thanks her.
    Let me start by saying that your page is a gift for a crochet buff like me,I came across this site, when I roamed around Youtube, looking for a pattern for Crocodile stitches,not knowing that they were called so at the time.
    I found your tutorial,and I must say, you made it look so easy.
    I signed up and, bingo, there it was, the site I had been looking for.
    I use it both as a place to find new patterns and as a place for inspiration and innovation.
    So let me end this, as I began, A huge thanks to all of you on the Crochet crowd , You have made a Danish girl more than happy.

    Best wishes

    Anna Rastrup
    Copenhagen
    Denmark

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  • June 27, 2014 at 10:23 am
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    Hello, I have made varied attempts over the last year to get some of my projects posted to your FB page, but haven’t seen or heard anything posted! I believe I follow all your rules, but have only been able to submit photos to you via email. Maybe you aren’t getting them? Anyway, I love seeing the posts of everyone’s projects and I’d like to show off my skills too. Right now, feeling a little left out of the crochet crowd!

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      June 27, 2014 at 10:56 am
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      You have the power to post them yourself. All photos on The Crochet Crowd Facebook are uploaded and posted by the indivudals themselves. We have a policy to NOT upload photos for fans as it makes us legally liable for those photos coming from us. You are welcome to post your photos at anytime. πŸ˜€

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      • June 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm
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        Guess I’m not FB-savvy enough! (Spend more time crocheting!) I will try this. Thank you for your response!

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  • June 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm
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    The angels sang yesterday when I stumble on this site. I am looking forward to exploring every nook and cranny.

    I can’t believe someone finally put together my two favorite things…crocheting and cruising…so sorry I can’t make the 2015 trip…but will definitely be on the 2016 cruise!!!

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  • June 13, 2014 at 11:10 pm
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    Hey Mikey
    I love your tutorials and they are helpful and fun, but I have a problem I can’t read patterns. I have tried several times but can’t get it, I have also tried watching tutorials and some of them are so fast I have to keep pausing so I can follow the video.

    Is there an easier way for beginners to follow so that we can how to crochet other projects. I want to move on to other projects, but it is frustrating.

    If you can help please email me.

    Thanks
    Lisa

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      June 14, 2014 at 8:44 am
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      The speed of tutorials is a common complaint… some complain I am way too slow… others complain I am too fast… It’s a science of finding the right balance. We do have tutorials for new crocheters in the 24 Course Program that go step by step. You will find that on our youtube channel. http://youtube.com/mikeyssmail scroll down to the bottom. I’m sorry if my videos are too quick for you and that you are experiencing difficulties in following them.

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      • September 24, 2014 at 3:27 am
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        Isn’t there a pause button on your pattern pages? If been to 3-4 different ones and I watch it before crocheting. That way I can remember almost the whole pattern row before crocheting. If I have to play it back, I will know most of it and will only have to watch what I forgot. I don’t think any of them were to fast, some were to repetitive, but I know how to crochet and can get it from a book if I wanted to and not even watch. It’s just different to watch crocheting instead of the crap on TV.

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  • May 14, 2014 at 11:58 am
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    I am left handed and teaching myself to crochet using your youtube videos and self help books. I am very excited to try many different patterns.

    I don’t know if this is the appropriate forum but, I am looking for a mentor in the Gretna, LA area as I am having trouble not adding or deleting from my rows Also, reading patterns.

    Thank you for any help you can give me.
    Jeanne Broussard
    Excited to learn
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