Behind the Scenes with Mikey

The Crochet Crowd Group Page – Side Page Closed Down

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.

334 thoughts on “The Crochet Crowd Group Page – Side Page Closed Down

  • February 6, 2017 at 10:11 am
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    This is so sad that you had to close down, you will be missed and I can totally understand. People these days are so mean and at times nasty (maybe because the aren’t seen?) I will miss your humor and ideas. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

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  • February 2, 2017 at 7:43 pm
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    Hey Crochet Crowd! It takes guts to stand up for what’s right and to stick to your mission! Thank you for doing that. I for one do not need to see or read other people’s negatives issues…we’ve all got our junk to deal with. I am a preschool teacher, I expect my own children and my students to treat others with respect so if I wouldn’t let my kids do it or I wouldn’t be able to say it to someone’s face then it shouldn’t be said online either!!! You guys are doing a great job…I’m hoping now that it’s closed you’ll have more time for your passions and for self-care!!! Thank you for being such an awesome resource for crochet!!!

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  • January 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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    It is atrocious that grown people can’t behave themselves is a CROCHET FORUM. Seriously, a crochet. forum. It seriously doesn’t get more docile than that. I ashamed of the troublemakers and mad at them because I loved that page. So you suck and you’ve ruined it for everyone. Congratulations and I hope you’re proud of yourselves.

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  • January 27, 2017 at 2:54 am
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    It’s such a shame you have to parent grown people!! That being said I never understood when the mods would say, post on topic, and stay on topic with crochet related subjects! The very next post would be my piglet dragged my yarn over there?! I think we all understand and read English or we wouldn’t be where we are now. Even though you’ve tried twice and we failed you, keep up the good work. Y’all are my hero’s! ❀

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  • January 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm
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    I’m really sorry to hear that you had to shut down the group. Based on the reasons you mentioned I understand why you needed to. Its sad that more people can’t self moderate and leave the drama at the door.

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  • January 25, 2017 at 8:20 pm
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    Wow. That’s just crazy what you describe. I think you are totally justified in your action. Spend your time on what’s productive for you rather than trying to settle pissey little, nose-out-of-joint-interactions.

    P.S. I don’t miss the irony of people being less cordial in the last three months. πŸ™‚ Seems lots of people feel they have been given a license to say crazy, belligerent things.

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  • January 25, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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    What a complete shame. The creations totally made my facebook feed happy.
    Now its full of moaning and animal abuse.
    I have to keep a facebook presence as a digital marketer, I would rather just beg off.

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  • January 25, 2017 at 12:44 am
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    Mickey and crew, you will be extremely missed. I was always looking forward to you and Dan’s shenanigans and the wonderful way you do your utube tutorials. On one hand I understand and on the other you will be missed. When I have a down day you and your crew have picked me up. Luv you all

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  • January 24, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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    I appreciate your time and effort! Loved the people on this site, the projects and suggestions/help. Many thanks!!

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  • January 24, 2017 at 5:11 pm
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    I am so sorry to see and hear this. But I have to tell you that I also left Facebook for much the same reason! I spent so much time getting ‘inspired’ by looking at other people’s projects—I loved it. But sadly, I became the brunt of some ‘bullying’ myself by someone that I had felt great love for. Today, I am off of Facebook because of that one person, afraid to see her/him, afraid to talk to her/him, and mostly just so sad that someone so dear to me could turn on me and my husband as she/he did. I will continue to look for inspiration on your web site–new crocheting projects and now maybe even a new knitting project!! Thank you for that site! AND keep up the great work!

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    • January 27, 2017 at 3:06 am
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      Please don’t let that person invade your life. It breaks my heart to hear what you said. Don’t give them the satisfaction of still hurting you. 😩

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  • January 24, 2017 at 9:59 am
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    Thank you Mikey, Dan, Jean, and the rest of the crew for sharing your talent and time with us. I’ll continue to look forward to your videos and blogs. Take care and enjoy the peace =)

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  • January 24, 2017 at 6:07 am
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    This is very upsetting people can be cruel I learnt how to crochet my very first dress from you Mikey please stay playing with your first passion which is crocheting and playing with yarn lol I will always follow your designs thank you Mikey πŸ˜€

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  • January 24, 2017 at 1:06 am
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    So sorry to read about this, I truly enjoyed your posts, tips, projects and enthusiasm. This knitter living in Mexico will sure miss you.
    God bless you and stay strong!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 11:55 pm
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    Think of the lost creativity because of a few who couldn’t control themselves! Thank you for everything and I will see you on the web!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:52 pm
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    Thank you for all the time and energy you put into your group. I am so sorry you had to deal with all the negative that came with it. I use to crochet from morning to night every day, I even had an etsy store but a couple of years ago something happened and now crocheting is difficult for me. I have been following you for quite a while and I still collect and save nearly every crochet pattern I can find, I taught my 13 y/o granddaughter to crochet and someday will give all the patterns to her. I’m going to miss the group but I will still follow your blog. I hope your life is a bit easier without the Facebook page and I pray that someday the baiters and haters will understand that life is better for everyone if, at times, they keep their rude, offensive and hurtful comments to themselves.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:41 pm
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    So sorry to hear your dilemma. I am a long time knitter and have decided to take the plunge and attempt working with one hook. I am sure I would’ve learnt much from your group

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:13 pm
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    So very sad about this but I too have noticed all this negativity on FB, not just The Crochet Crowd. It is better for you and your staff to be safe. I hope you will continue with your emails and You Tube tutorials. I have learned so much from you! Praying that this is the end of this.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm
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    It’s all about the crochet, not the Facebook mess. Glad to know that the website isn’t going anywhere. This is a great website! I love the tutorials, patterns and all the behind the scenes things. Keep up the good work! Move forward from here.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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    Am very sad ,and hope this can be fixed,maybe come back.Some people are mean and do not careI I care,I love you guys! Because of Mikey I have learned so much,want to thank you! Do you (Mikey) have a magazine..tutorals some where else? I truely hope all this can be fixed….

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    • January 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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      The Crochet Crowd page isn’t going anywhere. The Crochet Crowd, Crochet along crowders FB group page was shut down.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:59 pm
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    I run a FB group with nearly 5,000 members. The only way to maintain order, in my opinion, is to be absolutely vicious when moderating. Remove people immediately. Ban permanently. Do what you need to do. It’s NOT their right to create havoc. It just isn’t. My group relates to a type of ethnic food made from boiled potatoes and pork. How can anyone create drama out of that, eh? Well, the same way they do for crochet! It’s unbelievable. I feel for you, I really do.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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    This hurts my heart! I personally no longer even participate in any of the groups I belong to for the very reasons you numbered. I cannot and will not deal with that kind of negativity. I rarely even stop by on fb any more. And I am only a member. As moderator, face and name, I can’t even imagine the stress. It is a most distressing state of affairs when we have to distance ourselves from social media because of bullying. I send you huge hugs, empathy, and understanding. Please continue to work on your crochet and make the videos. That is what I enjoy. Thank you for being here and being you. I support your brave decision.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:19 pm
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    Sad the page is gone. Loved seeing all the different projects and getting excited for trying something new. Been a part of the crochet crowd for awhile now. Mikey has taught me so much! I crocheted a shawl just using the diagram that came with it. It if wasn’t for Mikey I wouldn’t have been able to do this. Thank you to everyone at the crochet crowd for all you do!! Excited to see all the new stuff you are working on! Love and Peace! Tina Moore

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  • January 23, 2017 at 11:53 am
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    I’m sorry you had to make this decision but ultimately it is up to you and what you feel is best for yourselves and for the community. I appreciate so much what you and your team do for us!! I love the Crochet Crowd!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 11:11 am
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    Sorry to hear you had to deal with so much unpleasantness on your FB page. I confess I never visited, but I love your website and blog. I truly do appreciate that you share your talent. Keep up the good work.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 11:07 am
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    I support you and your team in this decision. I’ll continue to support your youtube channel and website because you provide wonderful ideas and guidance. Please don’t feel like there was any failure on your part, as you have detailed in your blog, you tried everything you could think of to mediate and moderate, to no avail.

    Carry on in good spirit and those that value what you do will follow.

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    • January 23, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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      I really have loved seeing all the beautiful things we have created. However,I do feel the people should have stuck to the site instead of posting on Facebook. I understand that they are proud of our work that we want to post it. But maybe there should be a rule about posting too much.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 11:06 am
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    Thank you for all you’ve done to help me get back into the wonderful world of crochet! You will certainly be missed. I hope to find you once again, someday, doing what you do best…making people smile and love what they do!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    Wow. πŸ™ For the life of me, I cannot imagine what people are getting nasty and arguing about in a crochet group! Crocheting (and knitting) to me is, and has always been, an atmosphere of learning, peace, pleasure and giving. Sorry to read about this, Mikey.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:42 am
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    I’m sorry you had to make the decision to leave. I will miss your posts and the live feeds. I totally understand your reasons to leave. I have found myself using Facebook less and less because of all the pettiness and people arguing. I do not want to go to Facebook to read those types of posts. My computer time is my escape time and is suppose to be enjoyable to me.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:41 am
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    Mikey, Dan, et al,
    You guys have done amazing job that went unappreciated for far too long. I’m actually not a particular fan of crochet. I can crochet, but I am at heart a knitter. I am, however, a huge Mikey and Dan fan. You two are charming, amusing, and incredibly talented artists. Not only that, you’re artists that can teach their art. This is a rare skill/talent. I’m sorry the page got out of hand. It was an invaluable asset to so many artists. You’ve all made the right decision, hard as it was. Anything that stifles an artist’s creativity is toxic and should be put away. Those people who were toxic brought this about themselves. The nontoxic folks will hopefully have bonded outside the group and have found friendships worldwide. For that, we thank you.
    Layne

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:40 am
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    Just – thank you for all you’ve given!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:34 am
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    To all at the crochet crowd

    I’m sorry that something that has been a brilliant place to learn has to close, but it makes perfect sense why you must.
    Thank you all for sharing your time with us and leading a brilliant group.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:26 am
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    I guess I never read the comments, just enjoyed your posts. So sorry to see you close.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:22 am
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    So sorry to see this happening. I would like to ‘Thank You’ for bringing back the joy of crochet to me . Couple years ago ,I joined the ‘mystery cal’. I learned so many new techniques and learned finally to read a stitch chart pattern. For this ,I will be forever grateful. I now look at each new pattern and chart with new eyes and excitement. I wish you all the Best. Thank you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:17 am
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    So very sorry to learn about this change. I was really enjoying all of your info and seeing all of the things others had made. There are a lot of gifted people out there in the crochet world. Thanks for your time and effort and all you did for us. Good luck in moving forward. 😍

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:14 am
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    Love you guys more for trying!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:04 am
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    I am so sorry this needed to be done! …. Can’t we all just get along? It is sad that people are cruel to each other under the veil of anonymity. i will keep on enjoying your tutorials on both the crochet crowd and the knit crowd …keep on hooking <3

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  • January 23, 2017 at 10:02 am
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    Wow, I did not know this was going on. I have been painting, but did not want to give up crochet :(. I am sad.
    How about from time to time you do a LIVE crochet and we can all get together on you tube and catch up :). That is what some of the artist do. I do not want to lose touch. You have been the best teacher and I do enjoy crochet. πŸ™ What a sad world we have become.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:59 am
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    Dear Mikey and Dan.
    I stopped reading these comments a whhile back, I am so sorry that nasty things happened to such nice people. You have been the main factor in re- vitalising my interest in crichet since being ill. I thank you for all your heard work, and look forward to watching more of your vidoes, and dowmloading lovely patterns. Feel good about your positive decision and move on xxx

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:56 am
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    Sorry the group has to close. I have learnt so much from this group, and you. I never knew there was so many different stitches in crochet. I can now do different stitches for different afghans and blankets, etc…. Hope the group can come back. Love watching the videos and learning, and keep up the great work you all do behind the scenes.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:49 am
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    Ah Mikey, I see the need to do this but I’m sad that it had to happen. The Crochet Crowd page was my first stop every day. You guys did a fantastic job but need to keep to keep the main goal at the forefront. If you ever decide to start another one up, please consider me as a volunteer admin. I’m retired and online most of the day. πŸ™„

    There is a total lack of civility all over FB and in real life, it’s a sad fact of modern life, I guess. Keep up your positive influence and great work!

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    • January 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm
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      I agree I would love to be considered to help maintain the page too. I have nothing but time too.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:42 am
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    Sorry to see the group go. It’s unfortunately a sign of the times, I believe. I do believe with the current climate that some of people do say hurtful things in person. I also fear it will get worse as people,,and those with children, rely heavily upon technology to comunicate. I still believe that spoken word or being there with a person in person is a better form of communication. Tone of voice and body language is much better then text any day. I will miss the projects people work on. My leaving thought is a, question: I have my grandma’s throw she made me 26 years ago that needs repair, does anyone know another place a can share a picture of it to see if I can find a way to repair it myself? It’s been with me through thick and thin. It was my sweet 16 gift from her and is very much loved. Also one reason I got into crochet.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:41 am
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    I was very happy to find your page on Facebook but I do understand the huge undertaking it must have been to maintain. Best of luck to you Mikey and Dan. See you on youtube and your web page and of course future cruises. Enjoy Hawaii

    Edwarda Speziale
    South Jersey Crochet Guild

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:38 am
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    I am saddened that it has came to this. I have learned so many new beautiful stitches and patterns through this wonderful page. I enjoy just browsing through the pics to get new ideas for future projects. Thank you for all all of the education and inspiration I have had the privilege to enjoy.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:32 am
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    I think you and the team had to make a very difficult choice, and did the right thing. Will miss seeing everyone’s work, and sharing….but the hatred that seems to spew out nowadays was not worth it. I have personally been spending less and less time on Facebook due to so much nastiness. God Bless you all and many wishes for continued success! I know how to find you here!!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:25 am
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    I had been crocheting over 50 years but had thought it was a dying until
    I found the crochet crowd and found others all over the world, young and old! I have enjoyed all the sharing of all the beautiful beloved projects and I ah e learned so much. It has brought a new love to crocheting for me. I am very sorry to see it go, but I totally understand your concerns and sorry for the the toll it has taken on you. I apologize for the thoughtlessness of othersπŸ˜”

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:13 am
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    Thank you for all you’ve done to promote crochet, bringing yourselves into our lives and sharing your creativity with all of us. Wishing you peace as you go forward. Be well, all of you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:10 am
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    Sorry guys. You have made crochet a lot of fun for me. The world is a sad place sometimes but you brighten our corner! Please, have a better day today! Blessings!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:07 am
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    Thank you for the years of sharing the love of crochet. YOU taught me to read my first pattern over 4 years ago and I have not stopped since. LOVE YOU and all the work you have put into this page and the you tube videos. I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM YOU!! Keep on loving Mikey as not everyone is evil! There are still good people in the world. Sorry for all the headache of the bullies you have had to deal with.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:05 am
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    Mikey and all you work with ~

    What a sad day! I have learned so much from you and enjoy your tutorials! You are such a great instructor! Will you still have videos that you will post on youtube? And what will they be listed under?

    I thank you for all you have done to build my confidence and skills crocheting!

    God bless!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:04 am
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    Im so sorry y’all had to close the group, but totally understand. I’m glad y’all will all get back to doing what you enjoy most. 😘😘

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  • January 23, 2017 at 9:00 am
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    This is so sad. I’m really starting to hate social media because of situations like this. Why do people have to be so mean?
    I love the crochet crowd, and whenever I’m looking for a video tutorial, I always search for one from you guys first. I hate that this has happened to you all. You’re such inspirations.
    Hang in there and know that there are many, many people out here who appreciate what you do!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:58 am
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    You guys are all awesome! You did what you could but sometimes it’s just never enough for some people! Keep up the amazing work!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:58 am
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    Thank you for all you have done. It’s always sad when people can not enjoy things, so they want to “stir the pot” so no one else can either. You guys have really helped so many embrace fiber arts again. Keep up the good work and don’t let this get you down. Positive vibes and thanks again! πŸ™‚

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:52 am
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    So so sorry that you had to go through this. Amazing that even in the creative world of fiber arts the nasties have to come out. Wishing you peace, love and crochet. Life is too too short to spend our time living in fear of anger and hate. I will miss your FB posts . . .

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:52 am
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    You guys are the greatest! You’ve put spark into this old lady’s crochet life. I’ll really miss you popping into my FB life. So embarrassed by the problems you’ve had. But I’d say FB in general has been having the problems you are addressing and I don’t see an end soon. So sad.
    Love you!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:46 am
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    So sorry to hear this news. I hope this can be fixed

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:45 am
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    Thank you for all you’ve given us during the run. I’m so sorry that something you all obviously loved – sharing your love of crochet – has become a burden. Will you be available in another way?

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:43 am
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    Thank you, you helped me so much.
    I’m sorry about all of the negativity you have had to endure just because you have wanted to help people and share your love of the craft. Bless all of you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:42 am
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    Sorry that a lovely group(s) has turned contentious, you all have lives to live and certainly can’t be expected to moderate grown people who can’t seem to control themselves. Your continued contributions to the fiber arts are appreciated and, as a friend used to say,”you don’t have to get involved in every fight you’re invited to”. Good luck, I will continue to follow and appreciate your sacrifice

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:42 am
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    Very sorry to hear this, a very sad day for sure. I will miss the page. I will keep you and Dan in my prayers all of the time. Keep crocheting. God Bless.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:38 am
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    Mikey, I’m new to this site so my opinion may or may not matter. But, I do have an opinion. I’ve loved watching your tutorials. I also love that people can talk to each other, discuss patterns, methods, tools, etc.

    I’m sorry that you and your team are being bullied and abused. That’s what it boils down to. Some people are mean!

    While the page is suspended (I really don’t know what that means), I hope you’ll consider the following:

    My suggestions: stick with your strengths! You’re obviously a beautifully creative soul, whose heart is not in moderating or policing a fb page. Put someone(s) in charge of that. Have a strict disclaimer about what is and isn’t acceptable. Don’t take any crap! If someone is ugly, TOSS THEM.

    Many groups I’m in aren’t able to police the comments 24/7. When members spot a troll type, they simply report to admins and admins respond in due time!

    Ask for help! I’ve seen plenty of people volunteer to help monitor. Take advantage! There are different levels of supervision you can give an admin thru fb.

    I hope I haven’t offended, I always look for solutions, especially when somethings worth fighting for! Please reconsider!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:36 am
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    I will really miss the group page. I enjoyed it so much, but I see what you mean. I would rather have new tutorial videos/patterns than the page. Thanks for all you do!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:33 am
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    I am so very sorry,,,, you have helped me throughout the years to relearn how to crochet, and I am learning how to knit with you now. I will continue to follow the community page, and look to youtube constantly for new videos from you. Love all that you do, and am so dissapointed that grown women don’t know how to act.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:33 am
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    Very sorry to see you go. I think you are doing the right thing. Enough is enough. People can be awful sometime. Go and enjoy your life.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:29 am
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    So sorry that it turned out this way. Thank you for all your time and effort. I have enjoyed this page and will miss it. Thanks again.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:26 am
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    Hi guys, sad to hear about the fb page but I feel you’ve made the right decision for you and that’s the main thing isn’t it. Also this can only truly benefit those who follow and love your work. Personally I haven’t seen posts from the page in a while but that goes for a lot of pages on fb these days.

    I just wanted to say how much I look forward to your emails and your crochet alongs if it wasn’t for you guys I never would have really enjoyed or progressed in crochet!

    Keep the amazing content going I really love the videos! It’s so good to see people who thoroughly enjoy themselves making videos and giving their knowledge to the world the way you do.

    Inspirational

    Thank you
    Xxxx

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:25 am
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    I am truly sorry for the actions you felt needed to be taken, but, I totally understand, it is a shame when a few can spoil the many. It seems that is what it always comes too.

    I loved your video and sharing your life with everyone, it made me feel part of a great group, I made crochet friends and everyone sharing what projects they made.

    If not for you, I would have never thought I would be able to crochet. I live for your “how to” videos.

    I will miss you on Facebook, but, again understand.

    I ask that God blesses you and Dan…take care of yourselves and I hope life brings you all the joy and happiness..as that is life should be all about…

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:23 am
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    Michael, Dan, and all the other people at the Crochet Crowd:

    Always do what is in your heart and everything will work out. I will follow you through the crochet crowd website. all the best. lori

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:23 am
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    I am so sorry to hear about this. I definitely don’t blame you for this problem. I am 66 years old and have never seen the likes of the way the world is now. You nor your team cannot take the blame of others. I have so enjoyed your group. You all have done a fantastic job and I was so happy to find this group. I wish you all a long and happy life. Do not let this hinder you in any way. Love you all and will greatly miss you all.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:22 am
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    It’s a sad day when people are unable to enjoy the “company” of others who share their passions πŸ™ I will most certainly remain a “friend” of the Crochet Crowd – you are my “go to” website and YouTube “lessons” . Wishing you Peace πŸ™‚

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:17 am
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    Nicely worded and I understand. It was just a really good group.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:14 am
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    I was so sorry to hear of your problems with your facebook page and totally support your decision to suspend it. It is totally unacceptable that people behave in this manner and I do hope that you and your team are able to recuperate from all the hassle and stress that you have suffered. In the meantime I shall keep watching your web page and will also continue to recommend you to all newcomers that I come across.

    Thanks so much for all your help to me in the past and probably also in the future.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:09 am
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    I’ll miss all of you. You have helped me become a more creative crocheter.

    Hope that you will find a way to return.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:09 am
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    As a Spoonie (someone who deals with chronic illnesses) I 1000% understand the need to decide where you want to focus your time and energy and to have to make hard choices based off of that. However, I’ve found that those hard choices end up being the best ones.

    I look forward to the new tutorials and patterns that you can now take the time to make. As much as I’ve enjoyed the FB page…there are plenty of other FB pages and always Reddit’s r/crochet to share and connect with other hookers without you needing to babysit it all.

    Thank you (all of you!) for everything that you do!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:08 am
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    I’m so sorry people can’t play nice. Thank you for everything. Take care of you!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:07 am
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    So sad it came to this. I will tell you my finger was on the unfollow countless times in the past month. I stayed because I love and appreciate all your beautiful work.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:07 am
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    Will miss you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:06 am
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    Sad to hear this but a right move if it’s already a burden. Some people are just so rude & assuming 😠

    I enjoyed the page while it lasted. Above all I want to thank you for your generous heart in sharing your page. For the efforts of your administrator, too.

    I will certainly miss checking your page & the great people who shares their projects. Too bad a few rotten apples have spoiled a wonderful page for the many. I hope they will develop arthritis so they can’t type nor crochet no more.

    More power, Mickey. We all love you 😍

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      Sad to hear this but a right move if it’s already a burden. Some people are just so rude & assuming 😠

      I enjoyed the page while it lasted. Above all I want to thank you for your generous heart in sharing your page. For the efforts of your administrator, too.

      I will certainly miss checking your page & the great people who shares their projects. Too bad a few rotten apples have spoiled a wonderful page for the many. I hope they will develop arthritis so they can’t type nor crochet no more.

      More power, Mikey. We all love you 😍

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:06 am
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    Mikey,

    I am so very sorry to hear you shut down your group on FB but I totally understand it. I actually left the group a couple weeks ago because people (not the moderators) were completely out of control and I was finding it hard to see crochet content. I am one of the many in the group that loved what you provided for us, never said a mean word, and greatly appreciated all you and your team did for the rest of us. I am sorry some “ugly” few messed it up for the rest of us and caused you and your team so much trouble. If you decide to do a secret group with just a few vetted members, please consider me. If not for you I would not know how to crochet. Your videos taught me everything I know and I am forever grateful to you for that.

    Best wishes!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:05 am
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    I am so sorry you have had to deal with this. I only found this group a few days ago but enjoyed it so much and learned so much in just those few days. You are right to say that people’s behavior has changed greatly , I would a lot in the past year or two it has gotten so hateful in this country. It has been very sad to see and to deal with.
    I thank you so much for starting the group and hope things get better for you all of you at least. I totally understand what you have all been through and why you have to suspend the group. They say it only takes one bad apple to spoil the barrel. Nowadays it seems there are a lot more than one bad apple in each barrel. I am so going to miss this group!
    May God Bless you all for what you tried to do.
    Sincerely Becky

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  • January 23, 2017 at 8:04 am
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    I fully understand your decision. Will miss you and your team. Wishing you all the very best. Thank you very much for everything. From a sad fan, all the way from South Africa.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:54 am
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    I can certainly understand your decision but what a sad day

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:52 am
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    I am so sorry to hear this and I have seen so much of this lately its sad! I will continue to use your website and your tutorials which has truly helped me along the way. I hope that the issues can be resolved and you will be back up and running again soon! I do understand you wanting to crochet all the time because I would rather crochet than do much of anything else myself!

    Hang in there and keep hooking! Til we meet again!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:46 am
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    So sorry this has happened but understand why you have closed it down a few people making mischeif spoils it for everyone but you really cannt police it 24/7 and to be honest yu shouldnt have too,will go to your eb site for my encouragement now and thank you for helping me learn so much about crochet.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:43 am
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    I will miss the group but plan on keeping up with your web page. Thank you for inspiring me to learn crocheting. Y’all are the best.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:41 am
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    I understand your frustration and am sad to see you all go. Best of luck and hopes for everyone’s mental, physical and emotional health. ❀

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:40 am
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    I am so sorry to here this, it makes my sad beyond words when I think of what society has come to. There is far too much anger and hatred, it is unbelievable. I hope FB can find a way to help you, this is ridiculous. Thank You Mikey and Dan, at least I can keep up with you on YouTube. I hope
    Peace, Love & Blessings ❀

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    You have helped me so much to build confidence in my crocheting. I will miss it here on Facebook but will continue going to your website. You and Dan and all at the crochet crowd are awesome and wish others could show good manners. Thank you for keeping it going as long as you did. Lee

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:33 am
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    I am so sorry to see you close the group but fully understand. I have only been a member a couple F months and I have seen the negativity get worse. I follow you on YouTube and the open page. I think what you do is awesome. Thank you all for your hard work.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:32 am
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    The bullies won…. that being said, …. carry on… they really didn’t…they will be the first to complain what happened to the group… I was inspired by you and my first you tube when my life needed a kick start…..been several years now. Thank you

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:29 am
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    So sorry this happened, but I certainly understand. There are just some people, too many, that are not happy unless they can stir up a mess. Sorry to see you go. Have a blessed day.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:26 am
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    I am so sorry that you have suspended the page, though I completely understand why. Please know, however, that you brought enjoyment and pleasure to many of us. Thank you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:25 am
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    Oh no… we all gonna missyou… thank you for all Mikey… I hope you return to FB… see you soon, I hope… beijos happy!!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:24 am
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    Thank you for all you have done. Unfortunately, I “found” your FB page late in the game, and I am truly sad to see you go. Honestly, I would rather you do what makes you most productive in “journalling” your passion for crochet. Your YouTube tutorials have been most helpful and sparked a renewed love for the craft.
    Thank you and best of luck to you and your team.
    P.S. As you have said, I, too, have noticed a distinct difference in the attitudes of people posting on social media. It is a bit of a free-for-all in posting without any concern or consideration of social etiquette. Simple politeness will do! Hopefully, we will get back to common courtesy quickly.
    Sincerely,
    ArlyCorr

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:22 am
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    So sad to see this group closed. Please remember me if you open another in the future. I just this year picked up my crochet hooks after 25 years and was inspired by your page..

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:20 am
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    I have noticed the same thing with the group lately. I completely understand you shutting it down. Thanks for keeping the group going for as long as you did.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    I fully understand. Agree even. I so appreciate you , Dan, the Team. At 65, I became tired of what stitches I used over and over. I stopped crocheting. THEN, here is a group of very talented people, I became excited and picked up my hook again, and this old dog learned new tricks. Agree, the Team, does not need to accept “Use and Abuse”. Proud of you for making the right decision, for after awhile, I had to take time off from it, the “crowd” I mean, for same reasons you closed the group. I am a widow homebound (all children gone and living in other states with their families) , and found you all as friends I opened my home to. I so looked forward to seeing you all daily. Enjoyed the company and such talent. I miss the “gossip” time we had, how it would make me laugh…a cup of tea with great companionship. I could see the stress building in you and the Team. Happy you all didn’t get seriously ill.. I am deep in good thoughts for the health of you all and greatful that Dan was healing. All of you were family to me. And I soooo thank you for this. Even my doctors liked my improvements with all of you. Ha. To funny. I am not computer literate, yet you gave me steps to find everything. I do not know about or how to “you tube?”. I know, I talk to much, Yet, I wanted and needed to share my heart with all of you. Now, get the much needed rest you need. Continued blessings on all of you. You all are greatly appreciated by me. Thank you

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      Sharon, hope you don’t mind but what you posted was the same as my situation. I am 65 with the kids all scattered. I too quit crocheting due to moving so much but when I saw and joined this group I got fired up too. I actually finished a project I started over 20 years ago, lol. The only difference is that I am married but he is an unhappy soul so I try to find things to keep me happy.
      Anyway I just wanted to tell you how remarkably alike we seem to be! I will miss this group very much even though I had only found it a few days ago!
      May God Bless you!

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    • January 23, 2017 at 8:25 am
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      If u need help learning YouTube I’m very willing to help u!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:18 am
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    Mikey, was very happy to find your group a few months ago! I definitely support your decision. It’s a quality of life decision. I’m s life long crocheter and have taken a break to learn to knit. Thank you for all the tutorials on YouTube!!! I’ll keep watching for you and whatever your next new thing will be! Loved you and the group. Prayers and God Bess you and the others.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:18 am
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    I am so sorry this happened. I just woke up to this news and I’m completely bummed about it. I enjoyed all your posts on fb, and I’ve learned so many new things in crochet from you. I’m thankful you still have this page to keep us posted, without the drama. Live happy and crochet on, right?! Wishing you 3 the best. Know that a whole lot of us appreciate your hard work. <3

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:14 am
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    Wow, I just joined and was thinking how enjoyable the content is. I find it disheartening that a crocheting group would suffer such turmoil. Geez, How does that happen? Good luck to you guys. It was good while it lasted.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:14 am
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    I understand why you closed things down. In the end, you have to look after you and your health shouldnt suffer because of other people. I will miss you but I want to thank you for everything — your inspiration, your sharing of skills, your humour and most of all your generosity of spirit. Here in Australia, you got a group together to try out your ideas and patterns. My friends and I wont stop meeting to crochet, sip some coffee and talk excitedly about patterns and yarn. Best wishes from us

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  • January 23, 2017 at 7:13 am
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    I am very sorry to see this but understand totally. I will continue to follow your tutorials. They have been such a help! Good luck with your new ventures.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:57 am
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    Mikey, we love you here in Australia and unfortunately lowlifes who have nothing better to do, spoil it for the rest. You guys deserve a rest and to be able to get on with your lives and what you do best. Congrats on a brilliant fb page but life evolves and we move on. Be assured that we will move on with you and follow everything you do. XXxX Deb, Sth Australia.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:53 am
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    Thank you for all that you have done. I am sorry that it has come to this, as I have truly enjoyed this group. I hope you still continue with your blog and with such fantastic videos and information. Again, sorr y it has come to this, but I understand completely!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:51 am
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    It’s with a very sad 😭 heart that you had to stop the Facebook page I will miss you dearly you give us so much of your self I just want you to know that you we’re appreciate. I love the way you teach πŸ€“ us all and appreciate you so much may you and diva Dan live your life with LOVE and PEACE. I hope you know how special you both are. Love Heartbroken πŸ˜”

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:48 am
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    Thank you and your team! I learned how to crochet by watching your videos. I am still learning and will continue to follow on youtube. Thank you for sharing.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:48 am
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    It’s with a very sad 😭 heart that you had to stop the Facebook page I will miss you dearly you give us so much of your self I just want you to know that you we’re appreciate. I love the way you teach πŸ€“ us all and appreciate you so much may you and diva Dan live your life with LOVE and PEACE. I hope you know how special you both are.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:46 am
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    No page is worth the stress that you all are suffering. I’m so sorry. I enjoy the crochet crowd so much. Thank you for your creativity and I will try to follow your blog. Peace.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:43 am
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    Thank you for all you have done and all that you do. Again, from one Canadian heart to another I’m sorry you had to deal with this and had to make this difficult decision. Just know you brought so much joy to many!
    Peace ,
    Robin

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:41 am
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    I am so very sorry this has happened. It is pretty sad when a select few cause problems and thereby make things impossible for the admins of groups such as The Crochet Crowd. The rest of us lose out because of those few. It is a sad, sad situation. I have really enjoyed this group and will miss it. 😒

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:40 am
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    So unfortunate that people lost respect for your hard work. All the best to you. Thanks very much for everything!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:40 am
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    I’m not surprised it came to this…sorry Mikey..and your team. πŸ™ I loved the group in the sense I could post and it stay off the news feed of my friends and family. However just about a month ago I changed my settings so it would stay off mine too….it was getting out of hand and I didn’t want to see it any more. Respect is a lost art……

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:36 am
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    HeartbrokenπŸ’”

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:30 am
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    Thank you so much for all that you do. It is sad that lately all you do is apologize for people’s behavior. Much love to you Dan and the rest of the crew.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:18 am
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    So sad I just loved the wonderful inspiration that came through my FB newsfeed each day. Something positive for me that made a free and happy contribution to my life just by liking it. Your talent is amazing. I’ll miss it on FB πŸ™

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:17 am
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    I will miss you guys and gals. Especially, the ease of FB live and how you made my day many times with your laughter. I absolutely agree that you should not have to be content police. There’s too much negativity in social media for certain. Take care and keep being creative. πŸ’ž

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:16 am
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    Will there be another way to get advice from you?
    Becky

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:15 am
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    Ahh I see now, so sorry to see you leave. but totally get it. tis the way of the world now.
    Love and Peace,
    Becky
    P.S. your Wonderful and have given a light to so many πŸ™‚

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:12 am
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    I perfectly understand. I have followed your group for a very long time from the first Facebook page to this last one. I am a crochet teacher myself and have had all my students directed to your page to find inspiration as well as look at your videos because they are so well done. The last few months I have seen a change in the group and have seen the negativity and have experienced backlash when some unknown person contacted me personally to confront me. I was mortified. So I think as a professional it was a good decision and I will continue to visit your website as well as direct my students there. Best of luck always. You guys are great

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:08 am
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    I am very sad about this. You and your wonderful group have not only taught me to crochet better, but helped me through many bouts of depression. You are a great teacher and a master of your craft. It is a shame that a few people can destroy such a wonderful sight and all the tools and knowledge you are willing to share. I am really too upset to form the words.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:05 am
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    I’m so sorry this whole situation got out of control. I will miss the social pages on Facebook. You are right, though, you all must focus on what makes you happy instead of being mediators for pettiness.

    I look forward to more of your tutorials and blog posts, Mikey. I look forward to more of Jeanne’s patterns and blog posts. I look forward to seeing more of the website content and graphics that Diva Dan contributes. I look forward to the helpfulness of Laura Jean.

    I am very grateful to you all and the skills you offer to us free of charge.

    I’m so thankful I found this website.

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    • January 23, 2017 at 6:26 am
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      So very sorry but totally understand.

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    • January 23, 2017 at 7:24 am
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      I’m so sorry people cant get alone. I’ve enjoyed crochet pages a lot. You been a god send to me. Thanks to your team for all the great things they came up with for us.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:02 am
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    Oh wow. Sad. Understand totally, self preservation. Keep doing what you love. Appreciate the thorough explanation, and more importantly, thank you for sharing your expertise and talents.
    All the best.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am
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    Very sad. I have so enjoyed this site. It has boosted my crocheting ablilities no end. No longer afraid of trying something new. Thank you and sorry to see you go. x

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:59 am
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    Sorry to see you go Mikey, but do what you need to do ! I love all of your work ! Someone else said try YouTube . Good luck and hugs to you ! Thank you for all of your hard work! Connie

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:56 am
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    I really miss the Crochet Crowd. I hope there will be new ways for you to share without the hassles that you have had. You and the team do a great job, and you should be very proud of it.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:55 am
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    I’m just sooooo sad!!!! You are still my best improving reason…
    So you have all my friendship…😞πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€
    From Switzerland with love❀

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:54 am
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    Oh mikey im so sorry but totally understand. Ty to you dam jean and kathy for everything you have done and all the laughs weve had. It is a sad day for me I will miss u all. If you do open another group please let me no. Stay healthy Nd happy. Ty again for all you have taught this grandmA. Love you all.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:53 am
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    You have done the right thing, and not failed. Sounds like a bunch of fans failed to behave themselves. But, of course, it’s sad that you cannot have a public group. Blessings!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:46 am
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    I support your decision and yet am saddened by it. You have helped me get back into crocheting after a 50 year dry spell and I have learned so much from your Tuts. God speed! I will follow you on your website.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:44 am
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    Hello from Fayetteville NC…I will miss you! Thanks for teaching me how to up my skills and earn a little change on the side. Technology is a serious downfall for our country. I understand your decision and please know that I appreciate and treasure what you have accomplished.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:41 am
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    Oh no. I loved the group. Never posted nothing but on live feeds to say hello. I am very sadden for the closing of this group. I am new to Crocheting just been doing it for 3 years. I wanted to learn because I had a baby girl 3 years ago. I was taught by your videos. They were so much help to me. I have came a long way for making afghans to king size spreads to dresses and hats and baby booties and shoes. I just hope you keep posting videos of new projects at least on YouTube. Thanks for helping me learn.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:41 am
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    It’s always disappointing when the few spoil it for the many. Good luck with your new adventures.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:37 am
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    So sorry to hear. I was not in the CAL group, but I am an Asst Admin for a group that has grown to about 8000 members in recent months, so I understand your pain. Best of luck in your continued efforts on the page and blog.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:34 am
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    Wow, that’s really too bad. I didn’t realize how consuming a Facebook page could be, nor how much stress it can cause.
    Obviously the Facebook group was an awesome way to share, but it seems as though the wrong type of sharing was outweighing the good kind.
    The Crochet Crowd is an amazing group, and it’s because of you that I’ve learned to crochet and created some beautiful gifts for people I love. So, thank you for everything you’ve put out there and hopefully by putting down the Facebook group, you can pick up some more thread and much deserved time for yourselves! πŸ™‚
    Hope to see you on one of your cruises! Lots of love and best wishes for all of the Crowd! xoxo

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:27 am
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    Mikey,
    I’m sad to hear what you have been going through. You wouldn’t expect such behavior from a crochet community. Your comment about the last 3 months really hit home. I’ve seen a big increase in bad behavior lately. I really hope things get better for you. I’m glad for you, though. Life will be so much more relaxing when you are just doing what you love. Thank you for all you do for the love of the craft. Good luck to you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:21 am
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    Mikey,
    Thank you for all you and your team put in to everything you do. I appreciate you sharing your skills and yourself so freely and openly.
    Thank you, it’s meant more than I can express.
    Love XoXoXo

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:19 am
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    Dear Mikey, Have you considered writing a blog? It would be a vehicle for your followers to stay in awareness of new patterns and what you are doing, and you can make it so no one can comment or comments would be reviewed before they are posted. The Facebook Crochet Crowd was a good community for me–thank you for what you were able to do. I am sorry you were mistreated.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:16 am
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    Mikey,
    Thank you, I’ve learned so much from you, your tutorials and your page. I’m a huge fan, I’ll follow wherever you post. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart to you and your team for all that you’ve done, sharing your craft (s), it’s a gift I’ll treasure and try to pass on to anyone wanting to learn.
    Love XoXoXo

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:15 am
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    So sorry this has happen,you made me smile every day,people have made fun of me for crocheting,but it has saved me,you have kept me going I willmiss you much love!!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:13 am
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    I totally understand why you closed the facebook page. It is a shame that there are so many people out there who feel the need to abuse. I will keep following you on your website. Keep up the good work. I really enjoy everything you do and share with us. Hugs and greetings from a Dutch fan. Annemie ☺️ πŸ‘Œ πŸ’ πŸ‘

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:12 am
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    so sorry you have to do this Mikey I will miss both you and Dan good luck in the future and hope I will still see your tutorials on youtube and your website I will miss seeing all the things you get up to it always cheered me up on the bad days thanks for everything you have done

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:01 am
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    Oh Mikey and Dan, ..i am so very sad that people have made something so good, such a problem for you both. I can certainly understand why you need to close the group. So sad that a few have ruined it for all of us. Having said that I hope that you both get the break you so badly need . You have both been wonderful, and I will miss you very much. You were both a cheery highlight in my day, always there with a smile. Thank you so much with all you have shared with us. You are both awesome guys. I send this with many good wishes and tons of love . Bless you both xo

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:59 am
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    Thank you for all your wonderful helpful posts. When you have no peace at what you do it is time to go. Bless you both!!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:58 am
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    So sorry you had to make such a difficult decision. After reading through your post above, I can understand how it must be a huge relief though. I saved many posts on the group for reference to colour combinations and patterns. Will I still be able to access those saved items? I see the group is archived but will it eventually be completely deleted?

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:47 am
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    Mikey, thank you for this wonderful group. Because I haven’t been very active in it lately, I was therefore unaware of the problems and was quite shocked to find that the group is no longer. I will just say that being a part of this FB group has meant a great deal to me. I know that you worked very hard for us and want you to know that I greatly appreciate that and your generosity with your wonderful patterns and instructions! Best of luck with your next endeavor! Perhaps a secret group… I’ll miss The Crochet Crowd!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:47 am
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    You have done a wonderful job Mikey! I’m amazed at the number of people who have begun to crochet, all because of this group page! You have truly brought to life a dying art! I have been with this group since it began, and I totally understand your decision. “Thank you” is not near enough to express my graduated for all your work over the years. You have touched the lives of so many people, mission accomplished! I will continue to follow you on utube, good luck to you in ALL that you do. #foreveraMikeyfan!!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:44 am
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    I am sorry it came up to a stage you feel you have to close the group. I followed you there and you and the whole team behind the scene, doing a great job. You are always friendly and clear. No masks. I guess some people can’t stand that. Anyway, I will look for your materials anywhere you post them.
    You can be proud of yourself for always being determinate to respect everyone, to keep your hard work clean and professional.
    Keep up!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:43 am
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    Sorry to hear you are leaving Facebook but can fully understand why. How terrible you have to deal and apologise for other people. Keep your creativity up as we enjoy it so much and thank you for all you and your team do.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:43 am
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    I’m sorry to see this group close but I fully understand. I learned to crochet with you, love it and still learning thanks to you and your team. I wish you all well and hope to still follow you on youtube ❀ x

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:39 am
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    I left the group two months ago tired to see rude comments and worst manners from people. No need to. Your Facebook page and Youtube videos works for me at all. IΒ΄m feeling part of The Crochet Crow community and close to you like an individual. You are an amazing man. Love to you all.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:39 am
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    I am so sorry this happened to you guys. It has been fun following both The Crochet Crowd and The Crochet Along. It has helped keep me enthusiastic and motivated. But, I fully understand as I have seen things escalate very quickly, often over what seems like the mildest of comments. You have probably held on longer than I would have. I will continue to follow the web page and the tutorials and enjoy, Mikey, watching your smiling face and happy attitude. Blessings to you all. Crochet on! 😘😘

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:29 am
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    Sorry you feel you had to shut down The Crochet Crowd Group but I do understand. I seldom commented but I read posts and enjoyed the patterns and seeing what others were creating. I also enjoyed your adventures! Take care and good luck!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:26 am
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    So sad to hear that you have had to go through so much Mikey. I have been so pleased to be a part of this group as I have been inspired by so many items that have been shared as I am new to crochet. Will continue to see you on you tube for my inspiration.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:22 am
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    Mikey, I thank you ll for the wonderful work you all have put into the group. You were the only one who could explain crocheting to me after 50 some years of trying to learn. I followed your tutorial for the star baby blanket. That was the first item I ever made. OMG ,,,, I’m going to miss you all so much. <3 xox

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  • January 23, 2017 at 4:19 am
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    I’m gutted!!!! I love Mikey’s videos and sense of fun. I learnt so much from him and I will really miss the Crochet Crowd!

    People really need to appreciate how much work goes into a group like this and really need to think before they type!!!!

    I would like to wish Mikey and Dan every success in everything they do in the future as you guys are fantastic! Please let me know if you set up another crochet group.

    Best wishes

    Lisa

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:59 am
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    I will miss the Crowd, but you made the right choice. You will he missed. Godspeed.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:58 am
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    Dear Mikey I am sorry to hear that your page is closing down. I have have learned a lot of new stitches from your post and even seek you out on youtube when I want to learn more. I’m not good at reading written patterns and you have a very easy to listen to voice. I’ve learned so much from you. I’m sorry people couldn’t abide by your pages rules. If you ever happen to start up a new page I hope I find it early. I feel like I’m loosing a friend and its my birthday. That sucks :'(. Thank you again for helping become better at something I love doing.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:57 am
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    Im so sorry to see the FB page taken down. I was just getting back into crocheting and knitting and rely heavily on the videos,tutorial, and samples that were shared on there.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:53 am
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    I’m so sorry that it has come to this because it’s a wonderful group to belong to, but you are so right to take a break,take a breath and hopefully get things back in perspective. You taught me to crochet 2 years ago and it has been my therapy and my saviour…the stress of the recent drama,that I must admit I scrolled past and ignored, must have been immensely upsetting for all of your admins. Hopefully you will be back stronger and better…thank you

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:51 am
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    Not happy. You will be missed. Your posts were highlight of my day sometimes.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:48 am
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    I think you have made the right choice, I have been amazed at the comments on here I thought I was on the wrong group page, I love you Guys you make my day when I sit crocheting with you on you tube, you make me laugh so much, I was with you both when Dan had his heart scare. Thank you for letting me have a glimpse of your lives and Jean’s.
    See you on YouTube.

    God Bless
    Janet Curtis (UK) age 66

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:45 am
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    Sorry to hear that the Group page has been suspended but i can totally understand your reasons for doing so, other groups that i am part of on FB have taken the same decision as you have. There is always one person who will ruin it for others and be mean to others. Keep up the good work.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:44 am
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    I applaud you Mikey for making this decision. Your words of explanation are very eloquent and it takes great courage to make a decision that is inline with maintaining the integrity of your vision, especially when there seem to be so many (90,000) people involved. In truth, it is only 3 people (plus their families) involved, you and your team. What matters most is the health and happiness of each of you.
    Congratulations in taking this powerful step of self care, you have failed no one, you have honoured yourself and your vision, you are supporting your team and you are in fact, making yourself even more available to us in the ways that really matter.
    Sending warm hugs to you all, Karen xx

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:43 am
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    I, to, am so sorry you are leaving FB. It can be a mess there. Will miss the patterns you offer. Best wishes for your next move.

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      Hi Nancy, The Crochet Crowd will still be on Facebook but the chatter group page crochet Crowders is gone.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:41 am
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    Mikey, I’m sorry to see the group go I loved having a safe space to hide from other drama. You are right it was getting just as bad as my normal feed. I will admit I was surprised when a friend of mine who started crochet right before the end of the year was told she was a bad beginner. I invited her to the group and she shared her start. I wanted to say something to the mean people there telling her she was starting to advanced for a beginner with her bears, I held my tongue to keep the drama down. Hope you can find people who are mature enough to start the group again.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:40 am
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    Mikey and Dan, I will miss you. Thanks for everything. The lessons, the video’s and I wish people would be better, but I think that is a utopia.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:36 am
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    Im so sorry, but I understand.
    You are doing great job Mikey, and all Team of course πŸ™‚ I hope fanpage of The Crochet Crowd is not going to be suspended, only group πŸ™‚

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:36 am
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    Oh Mikey! I am so sorry this has happened to your page. I have been a member for several years and will miss the crochet crowd dearly. My thoughts are will I still get your video notices? Will you still have crochet cruises and if so how will you share them? Will you still go to tent sales and how might we be kept abreast of them? I dislike meanness and rudeness. I also dislike blantant rule breaking. I understand your need to shut down your page. I do not think I would have lasted 3 months. I would have collapsed with the first of the rude emails. No one deserves such treatment. Let alone someone who is just sharing his love of yarn creations with us. I rarely commented… I mostly liked and saved posts! Oh my! All the posts with your patterns that I didn’t get to will now be gone…oh wow! Such a great loss. But I truely shall miss your posts, Jeane and Laura Jean’s also. Mostly I shall miss your laugh and your silly bantering with Dan in your videos. Goodbye my dear friends until we meet again… may it be sooner than later. Tricia Miscia

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:34 am
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    Mikey you are the best , take care ,lots of love to you and Dan ,missing you already x

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:31 am
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    Wow im sorry this has happened but sure do understand. Would there be a way of you being able to post to your facebook page and have no comments allowed on anything. I especially love your live feeds.
    Take care from one Canadian hooker to another!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:26 am
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    I am so sorry to hear this, but I too understand. Over the past few months, I have been saddened by all of the negativity and hatred spewed on FB. It is truly unbelievable. I didn’t want to closed down my FB because I learn so much from the Crochet Crowd. I appreciate all you have taught me since I became a member. It has been a joy. May God bless you and your passion for creating. Create and enjoy life!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:21 am
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    Oh so sorry to hear this, but I agree all through out facebook the nastiness has escalated. I have considered leaving FM for that reason. Just want you to know how much I appreciate your tutorials. Your voice is very soothing and sometimes I would just listen to tutorials to hear you speak.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:20 am
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    Let me first off say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your hard work and effort. I walked away from the crochet world for a long time, and have returned for only a short month or so. The way crochet has changed is so amazing. The facebook group was so inspiring and now that inner creative spark has been ignited, I appreciated all of the help I have received up to this point. Take Care and Happy Crocheting. Luv ‘nd Light.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:17 am
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    I commend you on your courage in your decision. I agree. I will continue to follow Crochet Crowd community page. You have so much to contribute and I look forward to following all your new adventures and posts.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:17 am
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    I agree with so many of the comments here, Mikey. You and Dan have done a wonderful job with this page but I can understand why you need a break. Take care and bless you both.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:14 am
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    I am so sorry this has to happen, Mikey, you taught me how to crochet which helped me deal with my anxiety and depression which then led me to starting college last September…I will be forever grateful to you…yourself and Dan have made me laugh many times when I needed it…I wish for you everything you wish for yourselves as you move on in your new direction….

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:08 am
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    I am so sad to hear this news. Thank you all for all that you do to guide and help us in our crocheting! I will miss you all!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:01 am
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    I fully understand your decision and reasons behind it. While I enjoyed the FB page I have to admit that I much prefer the website and videos. None of your team deserve the added workload. It’s all about the Yarn!!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 3:00 am
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    I am really sad people seem to believe it’s their right to abuse others because they can. I really enjoyed the site. There are so many talented people on here and the ideas for making something beautiful were endless. Thank you all for your love of crochet and help when someone was in need.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:55 am
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    It is unfortunate that people feel they have the right to be ignorant as long as they are sitting in their mothers basement behind a computer screen. I have learned to ignore and not respond to stupid people. They have miserable lives and try to bring everyone down with them. Sorry to all the good people in the group who have to be penalized because of the few ignorants.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:54 am
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    Dear Mikey and Diva Dan, I am very sorry that you have to close this group, but I do understand. All I want to do is to crochet and be inspired by others’ works. It is very sad that people take to social media to be mean, rude, crude, nasty etc. I would go on this page, see someone’s project and want the pattern and yarn, it was a joy to see these creative people but you should not be put in these situations. You have been a joy and blessing to so many, your tutorials, your humor and your time and love that you have given to so many should be honored not hasseled. Thank you for taking the time to explain your decisions, you took time to do this while you are preparing for another cruise, several tutorials and believe it or not, your personal life. Again I am sorry that you and your team have to encounter hate and stupidity but know that 99.99% of us love all of you and enjoy your lessons etc. Hugs to you all, Kendal

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:51 am
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    I am sorry for you and your team to experience this. I hope you van keep the YouTube-Chanel en website from getting stressfull. I learned, got inspiration and motivation from you and your team. Keep creating and be your lovely selfs
    Lot’s of love and inspiration from the Netherlands.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:49 am
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    I’m sorry to hear that you are closing the group we will miss it a lot of us understand why you have to do this there are some bad people out there that want to hurt others they don’t think about what they say. Mikey we love everything you have done for us we look forward to seeing your video on here on your project. Love and Peace <3

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    So sorry they are out to ruin our group. It’s happening on Etsy too! A few other groups I’ve been on had to do the same and shut down. Censorship by bullying 😑 Crochet on my hookers

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:42 am
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    Totally agree with your reasoning. People need to grow up. Thanks for all you do!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:33 am
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    I am greatly disappointed. I very much enjoyed all the posts and sharing of ideas. I do think that people take advantage and selfishly ruin many groups. Since I am about an hour and half from the nearest yarn store and no crocheters or knitters near me, I depend on these groups for community. Thank you all for the time I was blessed with you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:29 am
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    I don’t blame you at all for dropping it off Facebook. I come to FB to catch up on friends, see what creative things people are doing, etc. I’m amazed at how rude people can be – and what they will say on FB but not to someone’s face. l love your page, I can bookmark the website, so I’m not missing out on the fun anyway! πŸ™‚ Hopefully you all can create and enjoy without having to “parent” people who aren’t related lol!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:27 am
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    Mikey,from one Canadian to another, so sorry to see the closure, please try to come up with an other way to continue a group, maybe smaller. Reach a total and then stop adding, I belonged to the crochet crowd too and always enjoyed it. I learnt a lot and I am 89 years old, I will really miss this. Good luck to you ,Dan and Jean. If you decide to open a new group will you please let me know?

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      I don’t think he is closing down The Crochet Crowd facebook page, just the Crochet A Long Crochet Crowders facebook group, he will continue to provide his great videos and blog post. πŸ™‚

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:15 am
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    Wow, I am gobsmacked. It certainly isn’t YOUR failure. I hope you lead us on You Tube. You can disable comments on there, if necessary. So sorry people cannot behave and be civil. Many cowards are using “free speech” for hate speech now and think they are so clever. Thanks for all you and your team has given us.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:09 am
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    We completely understand. If anyone is looking to join an RV enthusiasts group that crochet, cook and travel, please search “RV Crochet” on facebook and join us: “RV Crocheters who create masterpieces, cook and travel”

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  • January 23, 2017 at 2:02 am
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    Thanks for all the time you gave to make perfect strangers happier! All the best for you and the team!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:59 am
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    People misunderstand freedom of speech. It was established that you can criticize the government without retribution. It does not give a guarantee that you can say whatever you want whenever you want.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:58 am
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    So sorry to see the page closed but I understand why. Over the last few weeks I have noticed more and more posts and replies that were not crochet related and also so many mean and nasty comments. It is sad that adults cannot be adults without having moderators. I am so glad that you will still be here though doing all you do but will miss your posts on the page. Hopefully they will continue on the main page. You always make me smile! Thank you for all you have done and all that you all continue to do to make crocheting (and now knitting) so much fun for us all. You let us into your lives and have become very important to so many of us. Hugs from Alberta!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:56 am
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    I am bummed because I am a beginner and you made it so easy for me to learn. Your way of teaching fit for me and I was able to understand. with that said I totally understand your reasons and just want you all safe and happy. I would watch your live moments and often wanted to have an afternoon to shoot the breeze with you an Diva Dan. I hope to be able to follow you some other way and/or attend one of the cruises. Take care all of you. Sending hugs!!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:55 am
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    So sad!! But totally understand. Thank you so much for all you have done, and will continue to do. You’re one awesome person and so very creative and talented. Will miss the group lots! You guys are the best Mikey and Diva Dan! Xoxo

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:54 am
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    This is so mature! Great decision on your part and thanks for sharing. This is a good reminder to me about evaluating my own priorities and how I spend time on the internet. I love your training videos and appreciate the work that your team does. Thank you for making so many resources available for learning and exploring the world of Crochet.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:54 am
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    This is a shame but I understand what you are going through. People just don’t seem to know how to behave these days. You will be missed. We’ll see you on your other formats. Take care

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:53 am
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    Good things never last, but you can always make a new and a better one. Please invite me. This crowd that you created is a great one, it helps a lot, inspires everyone, and what you might not know is, you’re saving lives, who,like me, rely on crocheting for their peace of mind and a healthier heart.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:51 am
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    What a shame! I am so sorry to hear this but understand completely. You should not have to go through that. I have noticed on other groups too that people go off on strange things, get feelings hurt, say awful things etc. You will be missed, stay well. We’ll see you on your other formats.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:47 am
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    *mikey* darn spell check! πŸ™„

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:46 am
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    I am SO sorry that your team has had to go through this. For me, crocheting has literally been my lifesaver since my son disappeared from our family a year ago on the 27th of this month. I crochet to avoid stress. If this FB group is crating stress for you guys, then you have to suspend it, as you said, for self preservation. Crocheting is a work of creativity and heart and if your stomach is in knots, your creativity is stifled and it ultimately takes away the love of what your doing; in this specific case, sharing on the FB group. I look forward to continuing to follow you on YouTube, just watched and started a new project tonigh. Please be safe and may God help you to all find your peace again!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:46 am
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    Well, good for you for looking out for your sanity and your mission. You’ll be missed. Thank you for doing all you do. It’s been fun. Too bad people can’t keep their hissy fits to themselves. I hope people will soon relearn how to respect others and act in a decent manner. People seem to feel SO entitled to their own opinion that they forget others have the same right. Discussion is great. But they seem to have forgotten how to do that.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:44 am
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    Miley, I have to agree with some of the other — YOU are the reason my lifelong love of crochet (and now knitting) is at an all time high. THANK YOU. I am happy for you and your incredible team. We all know where else you are in the Interwebs and those of us that appreciate all you do, for FREE, will continue to follow you there. I hope shutting down the page allows you to clear your minds just a little and time to get inspired again. I send peace, love and good juju your way! -e

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:44 am
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    How will get all the pattern on this page and mikeys magazine??????????????????????????????????????????

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:43 am
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    Thank you for all your hard work, i think we forget how much hard work goes into managing a facebook group. I am so sadden my unpleasent comments etc on group and individual pages and like others thinking of leaving facebook. Look forward to seeing you on other friendly platforms.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:42 am
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    Mikey and the Crochet Crowd crew: You are the reason I became interested in Crocheting and I learned from your page and from the Crochet Along, having only been a knitter before. I am sorry you had to shut down the pages, but I can see why you had to with the direction it had been going. I hadn’t actually seen what happened as I hadn’t visited the pages recently, but I get the drift from seeing what you posted about it spiraling out of control and turning into something you never wanted in the first place.

    Thank you for bringing light and happiness to the world of Crochet. I love your videos and you are the ambassador for yarn arts and crochet I look up to. I hope you can continue to publish your videos, teach us crochet techniques and bring the happiness you spread via another source more manageable. Maybe via your website, where people can go to view your videos and not have the ability to cause the drama that went on when on social media.

    Looking forward to seeing you in another forum!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:42 am
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    So sorry – you will be missed – enjoyed all your postings, projects and challenges – it is sad that people abuse the social media – you have helped me rekindle my interest in an art taught to me by my grandmother and mother and have given me new ideas and I have learned new stitches – again, you will be missed – wishing you the best

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:42 am
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    Mikey, Dan, and all,
    You have our love, support, and prayers in whatever paths you choose. I am sure there are thousands of us who will be forever greatful for all you have done. God bless all of you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:42 am
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    So very sorry to hear. All of you have done a great job and I have valued your tutorials. Does this mean we cannot access the tutorials? I am going to miss you

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:40 am
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    Loved the group, in the beginning, when I joined. Still enjoyed many aspects of it, even today, but yes, it has gotten bad the last few months. Mean, contentious people got bolder and louder. I love you and your team, and all of your efforts to keep it all going. Knowing you have this site, and are still bringing us knowledge and beauty will ease the loss of the page. If it weren’t for your left handed videos, my daughter would have been forced to learn to crochet right handed (as I was, as a child). With you, she learned so fast, and has come so far in a few months. Thank you for your selfless sharing!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:38 am
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    Thank you, Michael, for all the things you’ve done for crocheters all over the world.
    I had no idea that all of this was going on, and I am saddened.
    Having seen and experienced some highly charged, emotional, and at times, hateful exchanges over the campaign and election of the President of the US over the last 18 months, and losing close friends and even family members, I often came to the Crochet Crowd as a conflict-free zone, because, for me, it was that! From my perspective, but obviously not yours, as I realize now.
    I will tell you (again) that you personally inspired me to pick up my hooks again, to attempt to crochet again, to give me confidence that I could make something that I could be proud of personally, something that I could show to others with pride, something that I could offer for sale and actually sell (!!!) (And no, I never mentioned that last part on any group post, ever – I promise you!)
    I have no doubt that you have inspired thousands of others, if not millions, and this is something that you can hold in your heart and KNOW that this has not all been in vain.
    Many, many, many people love you for your selflessness, for sharing not only your skill and love of crochet, but your exceptional teaching skills, and also putting your personal life out there, as risky as that is to do in this climate.
    I hope that your future will be much happier and much less stressful.
    Thank you, again!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:37 am
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    Hi, Mikey and Dan: I have totally enjoyed your website and the videos you presented. I am so sorry to have to see this close, but understand completely, why you are doing so. Thank you for taking the time to explain the challenges of running a Facebook page and not having enough time or strength to deal with all that entails.

    Blessings to both of you, I am going to miss you both and all that you have going on in your life. I especially enjoyed the videotaping of the cruises and the talks you shared with us by video, as well as seeing all the projects that was presented on FB. There are very talented people associated with the FB page and you and your staff. I will miss seeing all the lovely things you make..

    Stay safe, stay well.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:36 am
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    Sorry it had to come to this. Mikey and Dan, you are such an inspiration to us all. We have all learned from you and want you to know how much you are appreciated.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:34 am
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    I think you just have to do what is the best for your sense of work and home life. You shouldn’t have to feel that you need to be on the computer all the time keeping people from fighting. If this is what you need to do to keep yourself from going over the edge so be it. It is sad that people have ruin everything over petty bickering.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:32 am
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    Please, how do we find the Crochet Crowd Community page so as to keep learning from you, Mikey? I did not even know there were TWO pages…. feeling like a very lost beginner!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:31 am
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    Thank you for EVERYTHING you have done and continue to do! Because of your videos and posts I have made it a conscious effort to crochet more and more. I’m sad the FB page is shutting down but I don’t blame you. You and your team need to focus on the core of what you do which is to create and inspire. Thank you for that!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:29 am
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    This news breaks my heart, but I understand. I haven’t seen what’s been going on with the “Crowd” recently, but I’m not surprised. People have become ugly to one another.
    Y’all deserve better. After a quick couple of classes at my LYS, your tutorials taught me how to crochet 3 years ago, following neck surgery. Prior to that, I did glasswork. The arm position for crochet was one thing I could do that kept the pain to a minimum. Thank you for that. There are still plenty of videos I haven’t seen yet, but I hope you will still put one up on YouTube now & then.
    I love you all & your sense of humor, talent & dedication. Go heal & know that you have many, many fans – of you & your work.
    Thank you! ❀

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:29 am
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    To you and your team—- a great big Thank You for all you do and have always done! It makes me sick that human kindness has disappeared because people think it’s ok to use freedom of speech to tear people down!! I learned to crochet wat hung your videos starting 3 years ago. I owe the my talent to you! I am truly sorry that you and your team have even been out in this situation! Please continue to create and teach us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are amazing

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:27 am
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    Sad to hear this I have loved seeing everyone’s work and projects and I have found some wonderful patterns and chatted with some wonderful people. πŸ™ It’s a shame that people have to bring negativity into something that is a joy and relaxing for so many people. Wish you the best Mickey & Dan

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:27 am
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    Oh gosh Mikey I will miss your great tutorials especially for left handers, me,…I do understand.. now go do what you do best, crochet and spin your magic. Big hugs 😊

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:26 am
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    I think it’s all fallout from our election here in the U.S. People feel emboldened to be crass and cruel in a way they never were before, and quite frankly, in a way I know I wasn’t brought up to be.

    Thank you for all the hard work all of you put in! I’ll say that Mikey’s video tutorials were a huge help to me when I picked my hook back up after years of not crocheting, and I’ll be forever grateful!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:25 am
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    It had been such a beautiful experience belonging to this group and having the opportunity of being surrounded by teaching,humour,laughter and the joy of crocheting. I am very sad, but understand. Know you are lived and respected and I look forward to the you tube videos…thank you so very much
    BEV

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:25 am
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    Sad but for self-preservation, then it has to be. Thank you so much for helping us…for sharing with us your knowledge and talent of crochet..of all the laughs and smiles you always give us, the members. God bless you and the team..

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:24 am
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    This is the worse news EVER…I’m so sorry for those disrespectful people who ruin it for everyone….you are the best and I have never said much but you have always been the ones I turn to for all my crochet needs…OMG now what…These people that are doing this to you are discussing KARMA…KARMA…KARMA…..to and I hope to hear soon you have not stopped…hugs to all and I will never say by….I know in time you will come back to us….

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:22 am
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    Thanks to one and all. Love the Crochet crowd .
    Sad that people take advantage of a great thing.. Enjoy your Creativity and know we’ll miss you…

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:21 am
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    I am so so sad it had to come to this i fully understand you mad this page for people like me to help them to start crocheting and some people don’t have any respect for other people i will miss you as you have helped me in a lot off ways. Good luck in the future x x x x

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:16 am
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    You gotta do what you have to for your sanity. I respect that. I can still find you online, which is great. You are your team are doing a great job!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:13 am
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    Does this mean your website too? Or just the FB page.

    You have done wonderfully, people are just plain mean sometimes. And its always a few who spoil it for all. Sigh.
    Hokd your head up high, you created the wonderfulness, others destroyed it.
    Much live and many blessings to you all.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:13 am
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    Thank you so much for all of the effort and time you have put into teaching us and giving us wonderful ideas. I took up crocheting after an extended hospital stay a year ago. Learning how to crochet helped me feel close to my Mom, who had recently passed away. Hearing your voice on the videos was like listening to a friend. Thank you for helping me through a difficult time in my life and giving me a connection to my Mom. I know every time I get out my crochet hooks and yarn, she is smiling down on me! God Bless!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:12 am
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    I am a newcomer to your group and enjoyed it immensely. I agree with your comments you wrote tonight. Will your website still be up? How will we know about your new patterns and future cruises? I’m prepping for the 2018 Alaskan cruise myself.

    Almost forgot, Thank You for your time and dedication to this group. I know I benefited from it.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:08 am
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    I have learned so much from being in this group. Is it possible to leave the group suspended so we have access to the patterns on there? I’m so sad this has happened because of select few not being adults and ruining such a wonderful group for others. Can other people moderate the group? I know a few have asked to do that. I’m just going to miss all the wonderful people that were so helpful. Please atleast maybe leave it suspended. Thanks for your awesome tutorials and patterns and help. Big hugs Mary

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:08 am
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    I’m sorry you have to close it down, but sadly, im not surprised. People can be so horrible and it is safe to do so online.I have admin’d several fb pages and it is a hard job, I cannot even imagine how it is with 90k people! I will miss all the pics and all the fun people here. Mikey, you will just have to talk more on the crochet crowd page!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:07 am
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    Ii am so sorry to hear this. Very sad that i wont get to see what your working on and see what others are creating as well. don’t blame you but will miss you. Big hugs and enjoy your lives! Prayers and hugs.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:07 am
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    Whew, that is exhausting! Good for you- keep creating and sharing however it makes you happy. I love being a part of the Crowd and look forward to what you share next! Blessings and goodness to you and the Team!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:05 am
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    This makes me so very sad. I have enjoyed your adventures, your spirit and creativity. Your humor and smile brighten my days. I appreciate all the hard work you and your team have put into The Crochet Crowd. Your team really inspires me.

    So sad that a few people hide behind their keyboards and take joy in ruining something so wonderful.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:04 am
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    Thank you Mikey and Dan. Creativity is my sanity. THANK YOU!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:03 am
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    So, where can we follow you? I have learned and got inspired so much…Please, let us know where to go to continue our crochet journey. ❀

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:03 am
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    I am so sorry that this has happened to you and your great team. People have lost all civility. What could possibly be so important that it spirals out of control like that? I support you taking this action as you need to protect yourself from these bullies. I hope you and Daniel find some peace. Thanks for all you have done to inspire us.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:01 am
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    My heart is breaking…..I have learned so much from all of you…But you must do, what you must do….I am hoping all your tutorials we can still acess on youtube…Love you all

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:00 am
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    Thanks to you and your team. You are wonderful. I enjoyed your FB page, but totally understand your frustration. Do what YOU need to do FOR YOU! Life will move on, haters will find someone else to harass, and we will still get to enjoy your creativity and dedication to crochet. All the best to you, Mikey!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 1:00 am
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    I hopened that eventually this problem can be fixed so that those of us that truly wanted to learn from this site and Mikey and the Crochet Crowd can continue

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:59 am
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    Mikey, I am so sorry to see you shut down the FB page..very sad.. But, I do understand. I hope that we will still have contact with you. I have learned so much from you. Sometimes people touch each other in ways that no one understands. You had a huge impact on my life and we are strangers. Thank you so much and God bless. and I hope to see the Crochet Crowd again.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:59 am
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    I am so sorry to here this, it makes my sad beyond words when I think of what society has come to. There is far too much anger, hatred and ignorance, it is unbelievable. I hope FB can find a way to help you, this is ridiculous. Thank You Mikey, at least I can keep up with you on YouTube. I hope
    Peace, Love & Blessings ❀

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:59 am
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    I appreciate the group and actually learned to crochet from Mikey. Im sorry that you and your partners felt it would be best to shut down the page. I was so happy when I found it a few weeks ago and found it very beneficial. I am glad i never saw any of the negativity. Or at least i just scrolled past it. I am also happy to find that you have a blog that i can still come to. Thank you for your effort and all that you do. You are very special to me. I watch you so much that even my daughter recognizes your voice! She will say are you watching Mikey again? I love you!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:58 am
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    Well, if you ever decide to bring it back up, I volunteer to help police. Not give advice or answer emails, just monitor and delete inappropriate content. Can’t please 90,000 people all the time. That’s maddening. You need administration strictly for that so you can do what you best, teach “yarning”. I’ll miss it, made some friends there. It was fun. Be blessed.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:56 am
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    Wow, that’s so sad but I completely understand and agree! God bless you all!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:56 am
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    I am so sorry that this had to happen. I have learned so much through all the videos and blogs. My best to you and a huge THANK YOU for everything you have done.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:55 am
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    Oh my goodness. I will miss this. Feeling very broken. Anyone who sees this: take care. Mikey, take care and thank you for all the things you have done to help us. Thank you also for the wonderful sharing of video clips.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:53 am
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    Will we still see your postings on patterns and tutorials? This is how I learn to crochet. I am 😭.

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    • January 23, 2017 at 1:13 am
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      The Crochet Crowd community page is in full force with free patterns and content. The only closure was of a closed group.

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      • January 23, 2017 at 1:36 am
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        Please how do we find that other page? I have just started learning and appreciated the pictures, patterns and tutorials sooooo much!

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      • January 23, 2017 at 7:27 am
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        So, the Facebook link is not closed? Awesome. Just that group, right? We’ll still get to see all of you. I haven’t lost you? Wonderful. Thanks Jeanne for this “light”.. Whew. Happy days. Thank you.

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          I am so glad u asked about that!! I was shocked to see that the page was closing down. So just that I understand , is there still an actual facebook page to see patterns and tutorials?

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      • January 23, 2017 at 8:27 am
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        Hi Laura, I am real new to this group but loved every minute of the few days I had on it. Could you please tell me what the “Crochet Crowd community page” is please?
        Thanks so much! God Bless!
        Sincerely Becky

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:52 am
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    So sad… what was intended for fun and information was drastically changed by a few people. Best wishes in the future… you will be missedπŸ˜ͺ

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:52 am
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    Wow!!!! I had no idea that you guys were having such a hard time with rudeness from members and working hard to police th site …. I guess I am just dumb… I thought everyone was just like me… Enjoying your love of crochet and all your wonderful free tutorials .. But there are always those who seem to find a way to ruin everything good and take away from those of us who truly appreciate all you’ve done! I am so very sad ! Hugs to you Mikey, Diva Dan and all your team!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:51 am
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    This saddens my heart. I always go to my Mikey for things, ideas, etc. I understand why you must close the page, but, I will sure miss ALL of you. Please take care and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:51 am
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    Although very sad to see the group end, I also totally understand. We will certainly miss you & all the creativity that you brought into our lives. God bless you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:50 am
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    Miley and Dan
    So sorry to hear that it has had to come to this. I agree with you 100% that you have better things to do with your valuable time then to police a Facebook group of adults that should know better and be able to respect rules and one another.
    I appreciate all you have done to help us and to try and rectify the the problems and will continue to look forward to your Newsletter/Issues and YouTube Videos.
    Thank You once again ❀

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:50 am
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    Im sad to see this happen, but im also happy it did. You do need to devote your time to what makes you happy. Crochet and Daniel. We support you, and most of all, you have let us share in parts of your life.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:49 am
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    It’s a sad world we live in today, isn’t it? I don’t disagree with your reasoning one bit but I sure will miss you………….

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:49 am
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    It’s a sad world we live in today, isn’t it? I don’t disagree with your reasoning one bit but I sure will miss you………….

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:47 am
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    So sad to see that those of us who didn’t violate the page have to suffer for ignorance. I learn so much from you Micky and will continue to support you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:45 am
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    I am saddened by this as I’m sure many thousands of others are as well but I understand where you are coming from. It had seem to be spiraling out of control. much love for all of you, always!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:44 am
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    Good on you Mikey! I’m fairly new to the Crochet Crowd, and I enjoyed and learned while it lasted! I’m greatful that you’ve taken this stand! I’m sad its come to an end, but I’d rather have you out there loving what you do, and being a happy human being! Thank you for such a candid explanation, happy hooking & warm wishes!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:43 am
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    I wish you peace and more time in your lives to do what you love doing. Thank you for all you’ve done for crocheting.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:43 am
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    Thank you Crochet Crowd for who you are and the joy you have brought to me through your crochet sites. Love you all.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:43 am
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    I will miss you, dan and your crew. I look forward to seeing you guys everyday. Thank you for all your sharing.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:43 am
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    I am just really happy though I still have The Crochet Crowd page to go to… Its sad the group couldn’t work out. You guys all have a blessed evening, and enjoy your extra time now. Look forward to new posts on the “page”!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:41 am
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    I’m so sorry that you and your lovely family (cause let’s face it you all are family) went through all that. I will miss the group and the GREAT ideas that I gleaned from it. I’m glad you can get back to your lives and creativity. Blessed be Crochet Crowd Team!!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:39 am
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    Sorry to see it go. I discovered you via your Facebook group. You and the group were such inspiration!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:38 am
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    I was asked to be an administrator of a large college football fan site. During the overnight hours, the group was being hit with porn–normally bots or posters from a foreign country. People would wake up to see naked photos posted on their football site. We made it so that night time posts had to gain administrative approve. I was the one normally up at night due to pain issues. We had relatively simply rules. We did ask that the student athletes not be insulted–they are students. I had one man who was banned and then set about a crusade to find me. I received multiple threatening messages. He sent emails to anyone who might know me to complain. He had his grown children try to join so that he could use their id to torment me. He had friends of his friend request me to gain more personal information. It was a painful lesson in cyber bullying. There were other incidents. I walked away. It simply was not worth it.

    I too have noticed a major change in social medial. For me, it changed with the US presidential election. Many posters contend that they can now say what they feel and are sick of “political correctness” and confuse that with manners. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been told to “go kill yourself” or “it is time for you to die.” I have been active on social media since 2007. The atmosphere over the past 14 months has steadily gotten worse and has definitely changed since mid October.

    I am sorry that this has resulted in you having to shut down a group. Thank you for your generosity. You have helped millions via your generosity.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:38 am
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    aw Mikey (and your crew) I am so very sorry to hear the Crochet Crowd group came to this and that it is being suspended πŸ™ I’ve been part of this group since it’s infancy and the support and encouragement I found here helped tremendously <3 I for one really appreciate what you've put into this and how much you've shared – and am very saddened it's over because of a vocal few who can't "play nice" in the sandbox. πŸ™ I wish you all the best and hope you can get back to and enjoy the joy of crocheting … and for as long as it's available I will continue to follow you on YouTube for both crochet and knit πŸ™‚ <3 With sincere regard , for all you've done for us and the "crochet community" – Thank You.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:38 am
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    Thank you for all your hard work. I can’t imagine the pressure the Crochet Crowd team has been under recently. Although I will miss seeing everyone’s WIP’s and HOTH’s, I support this decision and understand why it had to be made. I look forward to seeing what’s new on your hook and will continue to frequent this site.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:38 am
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    So sorry this is happening, but I can understand your frustration. How can we still follow Miley and the crochet crowd?

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:37 am
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    I am so sorry to hear that its closing – but people have only themselves to blame. Im very disgusted at the things that go on in social media, and been at the point of leaving it many times myself. Its just such a shame but I hope you regain your creative freedom once the nightmare is over. Your instructional videos are a pleasure to watch compared to some of the othe unbearable ones that are out there. Dont let the bastards get you down.
    Xxx

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:37 am
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    You do what you have to do. I’ve only been in the group for about 6 months, but I’ve seen this behaviour in other groups on FB, and it’s a shame people can’t behave within the rules. *hugs*

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:37 am
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    Thank you for all you have given, shared, and done. Love the Crochet Crowd but I totally understand what you are saying. Go create and feed your spirit doing what you love. <3

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    • January 23, 2017 at 12:49 am
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      Oh I am so sorry to see you go and I wish you would change your mind. I love your group. People are so mean. Why in this group??? Its a crochet group for goodness sake, we don’t bother anyone. I got so many pointers from this group. You will be missed sooooooooo much Mickey. Loved you guys soooo much.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:37 am
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    How sad. I will miss you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:37 am
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    I’m so sorry you had to suspend the page. I really enjoyed it. I am a mod of a group that has 11,000 members and it can be a challenge! I can’t imagine 10X the members! I hope your website will continue. Love your designs.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:35 am
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    I very much appreciate the commentary and explanation. As a content moderator, I understand what kind of work goes into moderation alone. It’s a task that requires constant attention and a level of separation from the people and content as a whole. It requires defined lines and a rubric from which to base your decisions. With your team being on the smaller side of the brand, you guys have a lot to do. Moderation on FB can be draining because you’re right, it’s not completely moderator friendly. You guys put your whole heart into your work and the projects. Dividing that effort for the group doesn’t make sense. While it does serve a need, we can always congregate, celebrate and learn through the platforms we originally found you all and learned from and grew to love. Keep up the great work and thank you for your devotion to the brand. I know it means a lot to me as a consumer of knowledge and someone who loves to see a passionate group grow their brand.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:35 am
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    So sorry that people love drama so much they have to start it wherever they go! I for one was glad for the page and I loved seeing other people’s work, it inspired me. I understand where you’re coming from but hate it got to that point. I would rather you guys keep your creative juices flowing, so here’s kudos to you that you put up with it as long as you did!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:35 am
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    I must congratulate all the team at The Crochet Crowd for maintaining the high standard of content on a daily basis, unfortunately, people will be people and your decision to close a group is thoroughly explained above and i, for one, applaud this decision. Keep up your good work and high standards. Love and respect from a very satisfied crocheter. Mark from Australia

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:34 am
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    While I will miss your posts, I hope you try again but I suggest you keep your membership numbers low as you mentioned. 90,000 is an unreasonable number to try and manage. I wish you all the good luck in your future endeavors Mikey.

    Take care. πŸ‘β€οΈ

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:34 am
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    I love the Croche Crowd. I have found that you have the best quality videos, information and more. Since I learned to crochet a few years ago you have been my go to source for more knowledge. I have checked out numerous others, some are ok but none compare in my opinion to that of Mikey and the Crochet Crowd.
    Thank you for all you do.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:34 am
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    I know it took a lot of thought to close the Facebook page and I think it was the right thing to do. Your team is a great group of people and you don’t need this negativity in your lives. Thank you for all the time and work you have given/continue to give your followers.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:33 am
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    I joined because I enjoyed all the wonderful things you were teaching us to make. It’s my hope that in the future you will once again be able to share your knowledge and wonderful humor with us Mikey. Please send me an invite to join you when you have things up and running again. Both you and Dan stay well and in good spirts. It would be wonderful if we all could just ignore those who are online to cause trouble. If no one pays attention to them, they disappear in time.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:32 am
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    Mikey, I am so sad to see this day. I have learned so much from post on here. New pattern, new ways of doing things, seeing the work of others and wanting to strive to be as good as they are. I will miss the “Crowder” and learning new things from people from all over the world. Bless you for trying.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:31 am
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    I’m so Sorry and disappointed, but totally understand that this is not fair to you and your staff. Thank you for your hard work.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:30 am
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    Your tutorials have really helped me. I am very grateful for all of your help. Blessings to all.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:29 am
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    I’m so sorry to see this happening. What you say is so true, people think they can say anything to anyone and it doesn’t matter……WRONG!

    Whatever happened to treating people like you want to be treated. I don’t care who it is…..

    I’ll miss all the fun things you posted, you made me smile more than once…..

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      I will miss the page, but I understand why you needed to close it. Thank you for trying to make it work for as long as you did.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:29 am
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    I am so sorry to hear this news.πŸ˜₯ I joined way back when you did the hat cal then the mystery afghan and yes shawl. I’m so glad to see how I’ve grown in my crochet and knitting skills since that first hat! I am now in the process of learning to double knit and hope to learn reversible crochet too. Good luck to ya’ll and thanks for everything you’ve done for us!
    P.S. Will the patterns and videos still be available?

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:28 am
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    Mikey im so sorry you had to make a difficult decision like this, please dont think of it as a failure you didnt fail anything people who love trouble and drama failed you and your team by not adhearing to the rules. I totally support your decision you did what you had to do, after all like you said its your name and you all work so tirelessly to give us so much for free. From the bottom of my heart i thank you and your wonderful team for all you do. You have given me more than i could ever express. I learned a new craft and am so proud to show off what you have taught me each time i learn another new pattern, i even learned to read basic patterns!! And am now helping to teach the basics to a group of co-workers! Without you i would never thought that was possible, they hear me say a LOT of “Mikey says”!! Lol. From one Canadian to another thank you and much love and support to you and Dan and the amazing team at The Crochet Crowd! Hugs ❀❀❀❀

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:27 am
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    Dear Mikey,
    I’m confused about what has been suspended. Is the Crochet Crowd gone? No more fun live things from you and Diva Dan? I love when you share. We’ve seen the garden, Dan cooking. You are like family.
    Totally learned so much from you. New stitches and projects. Thank you for everything. Sincerely, A Hooker. Kim

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:27 am
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    I love the Crochet Crowd and all you, Mikey, and your team do. I did join the other page but left after a few weeks I left because all the issues that were occurring. I think the best thing you can do is to continue to channel your energies and passion into what you love doing. Crochet/Knitting should be just as much a stress reliever for you and your team as it is for all who love to learn from you…and you too need personal/family time. Keep up the fantastic work, love what you do, and please take care of yourselves. This is one of the best craft sites ever and you deserve all the credit for making so.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:27 am
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    I hope that this problem can be fixed. I really miss the crochet crowd !

    You have helped me many times and I appreciate all the help that u have given me!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:26 am
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    Hey, I totally get it. In this new climate of say whatever, this is probably a very smart move. I will see you here. Thank you.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:25 am
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    Am so sorry, but I truely understand why you had to make this decision. I myself find it hard to voice my opinion even in public places for fear of the reactions of others. Praying is my only outlet and I will be praying for you. Keep on hooking, I will continue to access your tutorials on You Tube for I find I am better able to learn from them than by reading a pattern without guidance from anyone. God Bless!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:24 am
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    Thank you very much to all the team members who worked so hard running the group. I’m a recent arrival and I’ve had a lot of fun…

    Faced with the problems you have encountered I would have made the same decision.

    Cheers
    Helena

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:23 am
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    Sorry you have had to deal with this…you all do great work. Take care of yourselves and know you are appreciated by so many. While sad to lose a page that offered so much joy, it’s FAR more important that you have balance to your life. A page is not worth the pain and drama you’ve had to deal with. Take care!! Love, joy, and crochet! πŸ™‚
    Kari Craighead

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:22 am
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    I love Crochet Crowd! I will be lost without the fun & helpful posts, tutorials & encouragement of the Crowd!
    I hope the Crochet Crowd re-emerges stronger than before!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:21 am
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    Very sorry that the group is suspended, but can appreciate the level of responsibility it took to care for the group and maintain its integrity seeing how it’s attached to your professional page. Thank you for the explanation. Hope this group closure will help your and your team’s creativity. Keep up the good work.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:21 am
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    I agree Mikey. People should not have to be policed. You and your team are remarkable and I love ya all lots. I will be here watching for new content and enjoying my yarn.
    Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:21 am
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    This makes me sad. You have to do what is right for you and all the administrators of the group. This has been such a positive group for me, even if I didn’t post. You have inspired me to try new techniques. Thank you for all you do!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:19 am
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    I will miss you dearly! Thanks so much for all you have done.😘😭

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:18 am
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    I’m very sad to see the page go. But I understand completely, and I don’t blame you. Shame on the “adults” who never grew up. <3

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:18 am
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    Sorry to hear. Would making it a closed group help?

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:18 am
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    This makes me so sad. I love The Crochet Crowd. They have inspired me to pick up my crochet hooks after 39 years. I spend countless hours a day crocheting and looking for new posts on the crochet crowd. I hope you start up a smaller group and limit the membership. And I hope I can be a part of this group.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:15 am
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    Sad to see it go – it was my favourite group. But as is the case in bigger groups, it gets out of hand. We understand your decision but will miss the fun group.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:14 am
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    So very sorry to hear this! Will miss you on FB but will keep up with you on your website! Thanks for all you do!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:13 am
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    I whole heartedly support the difficult decision you and your team made this evening. While I was miss some aspects of the group, I know I can always turn on youtube to ‘spend time with Mikey’. You truly are a treasure. Thank you for everything you do.

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:12 am
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    πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•β€β€β€β€β€πŸ˜ŒπŸ˜ŒπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šβ€ much love you all! I have seen how crazy it’s been. I hope to see lots of great things from you soon

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:11 am
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    I understand completely and I am saddened. I love this group and you all have done a wonderful job!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:10 am
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    I am very sad to see you go. But I do understand the reason that you stated. I have several friends that have had to suspend social media for at least a time, and some all together. So sad this time we are living in. Some people can take a good thing and ruin it for everyone. Peace be with you…..all

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  • January 23, 2017 at 12:09 am
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    This is unfortunate. I just love you guys and social media has turned some people into the worst reflection of themselves. I only joined for the love of crochet and I could care less what people’s politics or opinion of anything except crochet. I wish people weren’t such media bullies. I hope you guys come back or maybe make it to where you might hire somebody to just monitor. I know that is probably not viable but maybe some interns at a university might do it for the experience. Or only accept people after looking into them. That is how other groups control by making it closed upon approval. That might not be viable too. Just throwing out ideas. I hope to see more from the group. As for the death threats, that is illegal and I hope they find and punish that person.

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