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The Crochet Bond Between Us

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.

19 thoughts on “The Crochet Bond Between Us

  • December 4, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I know exactly how you feel. I am the person that can mingle from this table to that table at a company gathering or something similar and people will speak to me but I am never accepted or part of any one group. I feel alone and sometimes I want that “one” friend but even when I finally get thrown a crumb from one person it is only that… a crumb. I don’t get it. I am not a snot. I do have my husband and he is my best friend. He does crafts with me and we spend a lot of time together. However he has a brother to hang out with sometimes. The only place I have found to have encouraging friends seems to be on the internet. I know one thing, I can’t wait for you and Diva Dan to come to NC next weekend. I hope I can get a hug 🙂

  • July 1, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Hi Mikey, I am in South Africa and just recently discovered your site. The Crochet Crowd has taught me so much in just the few days that I have been on your site. I absolutely love making afghans and really have enjoyed your tutorials. When it comes to crochet you are never too old to learn a new trick or two. Keep up the great work that you do and by the way, no-one cares about grammar anyway. Happy Hooking. Regards, Mary.

  • May 4, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! This community means so much to so many of us, thank you and Diva Dan and Cathy for all the work you do 🙂

  • April 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Miley, you seem to be a lovely person as are Dan and Cathy. You’re right, Miss Bee in her Bonnet does not fit in this wonderful community you’ve created. As Spock said, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one”. It was time for her to go. I hope she found someone to salute her. I taught myself to crochet out of nothing more than curiosity and the beauty of things crocheted. Nearly 42yrs later, I’m still crocheting out of curiosity and the beauty of crochet, with a few added needs. It calms anxieties, it gives me pride to create and I have a very creative, visual mind. In 2001, my mom passed, I was not ready for this. At the same time, I was 42yrs old, I found I was going to have my first and only child, something I gave up hope of having. Annndd, I was not ready for this either..but ecstatic! I did not have time to grieve after losing mom needing to prepare for my son. I didn’t crochet for almost 5yrs I was so overwhelmed. My creativity needed released and I picked up my hook and haven’t put it down since. And now I’ve found The Crochet Crowd and I love this place you’ve created!! I needed this! Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and feeding my creative mind!
    May life always be good to all of you!

  • April 28, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    HI Mikey,
    I feel like I know you from reading your emails/blog and watching the videos to learn new things. So when a fan says they love you get happy chills not scary ones. It means we all appreciate what you do to bring us all together and give us a little ray of sunshine to brighten the day.
    Keep it up

  • April 28, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I adore this site, this community, and the tiny bit of the personal you that you put out there for us.
    I have learned more, gotten more support, and liked or commented on more posts on the FB community than any other communities in which I am active.

    I leave you with a heartfelt, Thank you.

  • April 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    You are one of a kind Mikey. I’ve been a member even before the group was named The Crochet Crowd. You were the one that got me away from only knowing how to make Granny Squares (thank God). Thank You for that. You’ve made me laugh like crazy (the video of you and Daniel inhaling helium ) – almost peed my self that time. Your’s and Daniel’s talents are amazing and inspiring. Please – don’t give up even though you get down some times. Don’t know what I’d do without your postings! <3

  • April 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    my great grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was really young and I was really good at it but as I grew up and had 5 children it became a lot more difficult to find the time. Now that my children are getting older I have the time again and I’ve learned so much from watching your videos and reading your my kids and I crochet together well four out of five of them. I do have a rebellious one. Haha but its family time for us now and we enjoy making things together.

  • April 27, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I prefer this site to any other. You are real… human. And you share that with us. I feel as though we could be friends – if we ever met. Thank you. aj

  • April 27, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Oh Mikey…Yes, I’m gonna say it. I. Love. You. and I don’t even know you. I can say I love you honestly because I FEEL the love pouring off of you in every post you share and every word you say. I can honestly say I love you because through your love of the art it shows us how much you love your job and by extension, us too. It’s human nature to ‘forget’ names, faces, places, ect. If someone gets upset because they met you once or twice and you don’t remember them…don’t take it personally. U can’t be expected to remember everyone. Not with the job you have. One can only remember so much. If certain ppl don’t understand that then those are the ppl you DON’T need in your life. Thank-You Mikey, Diva Dan…for sharing your life with us. That’s what makes us Love u so much is because you are so open with us, sharing with us what you will…bringing us into your lives…how can one NOT Love u?

  • April 27, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Mikey, thanks for sharing. About 5 years ago, at age 70, I started hooking making Prayer Shawls for our church. Crocheting was a gift my great grandmother and grandmother tried to share with me as a child but I never took time to learn. Trying to learn new stitches from The Crochet Crowd and a young woman of 90 helping me. I am so thankful for the ability to give to others and count the blessings in return. Thanks again for sharing your heart. Dianne in Michigan

  • April 27, 2015 at 8:17 am

    You deserve/need a nice vacation. I hope you take one soon.

  • April 27, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Mikey, I appreciate you, Daniel and Cathy for all that you do. Thank you for creating and maintaining such a safe, warm community. You are appreciated. Hugs, Karen

  • April 26, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    You do what you can and stick to your principles. Introverts can be extraverts on occasion; however, quiet time is more precious to us. Be blessed and glad you had a great time. Breakdown is the hardest time after a fair…..

  • April 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Mikey, I love the crochet crowd. I think i am like you. I was picked on in high school alot. I have scoliosis. And in high school i wore braces most of the time. I stuck out like a sore thumb. Which also meant a lot of teasing and trying to trip me and the list goes on. So i learned to just try and blend in with the walls so to speak. I talk very little. This has carried on into my present day. I have taken on leadership roles in college and when i had to spoke in public and all the requirements/responsiblities of being a leader. I can do it but boy i would rather not. Like you my mom crocheted all the time. Like your mom if i remember correctly….my mom only knew how to do sc and dc. But she made amazing things. She taught me what she could. And you and other groups and youtube have taught me the rest. You will probably never realize how much you have truly enriched “hookers” all over the world. I know you have me. When i try and watch youtube videos of other people showing a project i get lost. I find your videos and it is like walking back into my favorite class in school with my favorite teacher. Thanks for everything you give to the crochet crowd and crochet world. Keep up the awesome work. You are a wonderful teacher.

  • April 26, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    other than a few grammatical errors , i totally understand what ur saying. many times i turn to the group just to see what others r creating.
    not crochet related but relevent to what u shared: this past saturday, i rode in a bike rally raising funds for Children’s Medical Center in Plano. about 6-8 miles from the finish, i came up on a couple of riders that were going rather slow. slow, due to the fact they were both overweight. the one male rider was having an easier time than his female companion. but all i heard was encouragement for her. as i came up on them, i honestly was thinking about my youngest daughter who is also overweight. and with that in mind, i smiled as i passed them and prayed that both would make the finish line. i didn’t say anything outloud because i was struggling a bit as well. i don’t know if they finished. but i surely hope they both keep trying and never give up.
    i really enjoy this group. and becuz of this past CAL, i can now read a diagram. thank u mikey!

      • May 2, 2015 at 8:16 pm

        Nah…your grammar is part of your charm.

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