Feel Good Charity Challenge

Feel Good Charity Challenge

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.

35 thoughts on “Feel Good Charity Challenge

  • July 8, 2016 at 6:52 pm
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    This is a great idea. Thanks to everyone who participates

  • June 22, 2016 at 2:38 am
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    Did I miss the announcement of the winners for this challenge? Whoever it was congrats and I really enjoyed watching this challenge unfold.

  • June 15, 2016 at 5:08 pm
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    I have already made 6 teeny weeny hats for customers and starting a pile to be sent to our local hospital for the NICU baby’s

  • May 31, 2016 at 2:42 pm
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    Only 5 of my 15 pictures showing all of my lots has posted. my blanket and most of my hats are not showing. Will this affect the number of entries I was given? I donated and personally delivered 242 hats and 1 granny square blanket that was just about 60″. I have 24 more ready to go but I need to wash them first. Hospital policy so it dropped my count from 266. Oh well. But I have to wash, dry, baggie and put in washing instructions in each and every one seperately.

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      May 31, 2016 at 3:18 pm
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      Let me check. Many of your pictures are severely blurry. Do you want me to post those as well? I counted you as all of your entries.

      • June 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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        Thank you dear.
        I’m assuming they got blurry when I reduced them so I could fit them all into into one email, since I had so many lots. 🙂 Which was just an amazing feeling to know I could get that many done when I really apply myself! Plus doing it to help all the beautiful babies fighting for their tiny lives, the adults fighting for theirs with cancer and those saying goodbye in the hospice unit. I hope this shows all involved that people still really care. That the world is still good, gracious and giving. I’m writing you back actually holding a started hat in my left hand. I have so much desire now because of this challenge and I thank you! !!
        Good luck to all who entered!
        Blessings to all.
        Thank you Mikey. 🙂
        Rev. R. Alcorn

  • May 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm
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    3-4 days still no posts. I just sent in the pictures of the drop offs to the two units and the open bags that were dropped off of one blanket and 228 bagged , freshly washed hats.

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      May 31, 2016 at 3:19 pm
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      I know you are anxious. It’s just me that is doing all of the postings here. I’m really sorry I am letting you down. 🙁

      • June 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm
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        Never. Was just concerned since I got a new service provider half my emails go undelivered or arrive days later. You are a beautiful person.
        Hugs, Rebecca
        Ps, was really excited too. 🙂

  • May 28, 2016 at 10:46 pm
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    Wanted to be sure you received my 3 emails. Had so many pictures to send, I had to split it between emails plus the essay. Please let me know you received them because they are not posted as yet. I’m dropping off tomorrow. Had to set up time with charge nurse and Ive been sick. Having fibromyalgia and reflex sympathetic dystrophy flares with our mixed weather. Hope you received all the pics.
    Kindly, Rev. R. Alcorn

  • May 19, 2016 at 10:49 pm
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    I’m sorry, but I couldn’t find an ending date. When does this Charity Challenge end? I’m working on a baby afghan now.

  • May 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm
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    I emailed a picture or my large granny square blanket but I haven’t seen it in the gallery. It’s been over a week and I sent a few emails. Just wondering what to do.

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      May 9, 2016 at 7:42 am
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      Caitlin… I’ve been in North Carolina in a live event and just returned. I processed it last night. I’m sorry for the delay. – Michael

  • April 28, 2016 at 1:17 pm
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    The neonatal hospital here in Las Vegas, NV, advised us that, for the preemie/young baby caps, we not attach a pom pom on the top of the cap. This is because of the “soft spot” on the top of the babies’ heads, that could be injured if the baby’s head bumps against the sides of it’s bed.

    • May 22, 2016 at 11:30 pm
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      Oh my….I spent the last 3 days putting pompoms on various sizes from preemie to adult….on about 200 hats… probably half got a pom and a few got spirals. Well….I guess I’ll leave it to them and I’ll let them know in the future I won’t put them on preemies or newborns. But they are on pretty tightly. I destroyed one hat trying to remove one by accidentally snipping the wrong thread with the end of my nippers. Pout.

  • April 27, 2016 at 11:06 am
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    Thank you for all the patterns. I will be teaching crochet this year to my 4H group and we will be making and donating a giant box of goodies at the end of the year. I feel it’s important for our kids to learn how to be generous at a young age.

  • April 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm
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    Can I add a couple rows on the hats so that the wearer can turn up the bottom and cover ears in a colder climate? Is that okay for the charity challenge?

  • April 17, 2016 at 11:13 pm
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    Yes I did love mikeys vidios. Of him crocheting. He explains so well an it is easy to unde stand him

  • April 17, 2016 at 8:32 am
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    I can not crochet…tried many times…but I can knit…is there a Knit Crowd

  • April 16, 2016 at 9:09 pm
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    I was not able to print the pebble texture size2-4 crochet hat.

  • April 15, 2016 at 10:08 pm
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    I am so excited about the challenge. I hope I can meet the criteria for at least one of the contests. Way to go. There will be some happy babies and recipients of the hand-made gifts. Also, I love the new look to the website!!! I am so proud of you Mikey. You are a great teacher. I feel your passion for crochet.

  • April 15, 2016 at 9:18 pm
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    Would you consider accepting 2 smaller sized granny square blankets as a submission for sets with the preemie hats?

  • April 14, 2016 at 8:58 pm
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    Hello, Mickey. Again, I salute you for being all heart and such a helpful passionate person. In my own way, I have been making hats, lapghan, shawl and I am giving these out to hemodialysis patients in one of our local hospitals here in Cebu City, Philippines. A friend of mine has joined and helped me by donating her crochet projects; hats and scarves, for this give-back project I started. Right now, I am looking for cancer centers wherein hats would be most useful for the patients.
    I pray that our good Lord will bless our charitable endeavors evermore and give us strength and funding to continue our work. God bless you and more power!!!

  • April 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm
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    Very much Bang on! Looking forward to participating in this Challenge! Thank you for doing all the hard work to get this going!

  • April 11, 2016 at 5:22 pm
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    Hi, I’m from Puerto Rico and I don’t know if here we do that kind of challege, but I would like to help. If I finish the hats, where I can send them????

  • April 11, 2016 at 9:33 am
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    You are bang on Mikey and Dan, what a wonderful idea! There is such a great need for hats and blankets for the homeless and low income families, this challenge will fulfill a real need for communities across the US, Canada and around the world. Well done!

  • April 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm
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    Bang On for sure. When I did chemo the nurse gave me a crocheted donated hat. It was beautiful and warm. I will pay it forward. Thank you Mikey and Dan. ?

  • April 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm
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    I am so happy to see this challenge, Mikey. You are Bang On. I am the department manager of crafts at Wal-Mart in Greeneville TN. For the last year we have been collecting caps for chemo patients receiving treatments at our local oncology offices. So far we have collected 730. That is right, 730!!! I always encourage my customers who crochet to look you up on you tube and on the web. You are the BEST!! I hope this challenge will spark new interest for our customers and encourage them to continue crocheting, knitting, and loom weaving hats for someone who needs a little encouragement and love!

  • April 10, 2016 at 9:32 pm
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    I would love to do this. I really don’t know any charities that accept these types of things. Anyone have any suggestions?

    • April 13, 2016 at 6:50 am
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      check out your local homeless shelter, nursing home, hospital, etc! you can also go up to the “community” tab and under there is a charity locator. pop in your zip code and see charities near you! if there is a special cause you would like to support (maybe cancer, autism, etc) just google “cancer crochet charities” “autism crochet charities” etc. Make sure to call your chosen charity and ask if there are any special requirements (most charities require items to be bagged, be tagged with a donation card, and be pre-washed with a mild detergent. some will only accept specific patterns but some don’t care as long as it fits in with their mission!).

  • April 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm
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    Bang On. Mikey You and Dan are the Best! Thanks for being here.

  • April 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm
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    I entered comments earlier but they disappeared so if this is a duplicate please delete it.
    Wow you really put a lot of hard work in preparing this Challenge for us! Thank you for making the directions so clear for qualifying for each of the entries possible and for the videos of the patterns for each! I don’t think you will ever know just how much you are appreciated for everything you do for all of us…mucho x millions!!! Now I need to get busy! Thanks again Mikey, Daniel, Jeanne, and others for your hard work and generosity.

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