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Free Yarn & Warm Up America Stitch Social

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Thanks for visiting my website, TheCrochetCrowd.com. I've been crocheting since I was 14 years old and genuinely excited by yarn and projects to crochet. Serving the globe has it's challenges in reaching audiences of difference languages and cultures but it's remarkable all the same. One of the best elements of crochet is that yarn and project ideas know no borders. Join our learning channel on YouTube, look up "How to Crochet with The Crochet Crowd" and our entire free library of tutorials is waiting for you to enjoy. Subscribe to our channel to be the first to know when new projects are released.

15 thoughts on “Free Yarn & Warm Up America Stitch Social

  • June 22, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Mikey, my name is Nancy and I love to crochet, unfortunately I just found this site so I missed the yarn social in May. I live in McLeansville which is right outside of Greensboro, but had I known about this I would made it there no matter what. I think that while everyone is entitled to there opinion it does not give them the right to judge people. I actually feel sorry for this Iris person, mostly because she has no idea how many people here in NC are against this law that was passed, my daughter and I despise it very much, anyway the main thing I wanted to say to you is that I appreciate you for doing tutorials because I learned from your video haw to crochet the preemie sweater, something I’ve wanted to learn for years and now I have the sweaters to deliver to the women’s hospital along with the hats that I’ve made. I am also working on burial pouches and preemie blankets. It makes me sad that I didn’t get to meet you and get to join in with everyone crocheting for an awesome cause. Good lord willing you will make it down here again and I can join in. Lots of love and prayers to you and everyone else crocheting for a good cause???

  • April 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Mikey, Your friends from the Hooked on the Homeless outreach in New Bern will be stopping by to see you!

  • April 21, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I agree with you wholeheartedly, Mike. I live about 5 minutes down Route 17 from Washington, NC in the town of Chocowinity. My son is transgender. He works for Food Lion Supermarket chain and he is treated equally well by co-workers and management. He was even asked to speak at a conference by the corporation which owns Food Lion and make a training video to be shown to other management personnel for inclusion training. He was born a girl, but after trying for 23 years , realized he was so much happier as a boy. He was a beautiful girl, even modeled for a photographer friend of his, and now he’s a very handsome man. My 7 children were all raised by me – a single mother – to be who they wanted to be. He is the youngest of my 7 children, and has the love and respect of myself and all my family.
    I’m saying all this to show you that not all people in places of power in NC agree with some archaic beliefs of others, but agree with the people in their employ, as well as customers of theirs, that ALL people are EQUAL. They are not afraid to show it!
    I can’t wait for the tent sale next week. I’ll be there with BELLS ON!

  • April 19, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you Mikey, I live in NC and agree not all of us are to be blamed. NC is a state just like any other, and most of the people who live here, don’t have a say in anything government, We are not all senators,or people who work for NC. We are only the small people who are being denied to how NC Government is here. I hope that I will get to meet you at the sale. Please keep up the great work. And God bless you.

  • April 18, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Hi Mikey – can we use the patterns for the 7″ X 9″ blocks that are listed on the Warm Up America website?


    I noticed that the only pattern on the flier (crochet) was for a single crochet block… and as much as I love that little basic stitch… I love a little excitement in learning new patterns!

    Can’t wait to meet you guys in Washington, NC!! My Aunt and I saw all the posts and pics from last year and decided that we couldn’t miss it this year. We are traveling from the Charlotte area. I’ll be rockin’ my Knotty Knotty Hooker t-shirt. See you there!

  • April 12, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I liked the article, but I’m disappointed we can’t order online. I live in Idaho. Fat chance of me getting there . . . .

  • April 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Mikey – I am so disappointed that you are having an event in North Carolina in light of their increased bigotry directed against the LGBTQ community and all those who care about civil rights. I am boycotting all products and services with a North Carolina connection and am sorry it impacts the workers but it is up to them to raise their voices and vote against the bigotry of their employers and law makers.

    • April 15, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      This is his job. Not his personal beliefs. Sometimes you have to separate the two. Its not like he can move the factory, hell I wish he could bring it to the west. Coast.

    • April 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Mikey for giving the charity crocheters in NC a chance to purchase good yarn at a reasonable price to continue our projects. Can not believe someone wants to hold youth back from doing good works for others as well as others.
      I participate with Project Linus. Warm up America, prayer shawl ministry, preemie hats ,booties,burial buntings,VA hospital laryngectomy bibs,Afghans for elderly. Also teach youth so they can participate in the above groups.
      I believe I deserve a price break on yarn. I look forward to meeting you.

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      April 16, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Iris, the Carons Yarn Factory has been in North Carolina and continues to be for 100 years. This event is at their factory. It is unfair to target the employees that work in this factory from potentially losing their jobs as a result of the current situation of politics that is in the United States at this time. Send them out of work because of what is going on in the state cannot be justified. They have real families and many of have been with Caron a very long time.

      So maybe, if you felt strongly enough. How about you go to the Caron Yarn Factory and fire all 200 employees personally yourself. Put the company of out business and tell the employees that it sucks they are working in the wrong state but too bad, so sad.

      Yes, what is happening in North Carolina is really tough to swallow. Daniel and I have been to NC many times and the people we have encountered have been incredibly nice and amazing. It would be wrong for us to boycott a state because of a few people that put this logic into place. The government, when it has an agenda or political point of view, is very difficult to overturn. A few select people make this type of law, unfortunately, they can get away with it.

      While it seems like it makes sense to boycott an entire state, not everyone agrees with what is happening. Not everyone is aware of what’s happening. To send people out of work only escalates the issues, not fixes them.

      Having met the faces that make yarn and hearing some of their stories. I personally couldn’t boycott the product because it means the people whom I have met will suffer. Two wrongs, don’t = a right.

      • April 17, 2016 at 9:55 am

        I agree 100%

      • April 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm

        Thank you Michael. We have just as many Liberal Democrats here that still love NC.
        The Gov and his cronies are toast.
        Wish I could come to your show but I live
        in Greensboro

        Stella Day

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      April 16, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Iris, one last thing. If you are going to Boycott products. You should also be boycotting Red Heart as well. You may not know they are based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Their facilities are in South Carolina for making yarn as well. The Carolinas are a huge area for mills and textile making. It’s one of the reasons why the yarn companies are there.

      Not trying to be mean… just stating that if you are boycotting, you better at Red Heart as well just to be fair. This knocks out all of the value brands on the store shelves. Red Heart also employs 100’s of great people who make yarn.

  • April 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Love, love love that you promote these events. Too bad there aren’t these notices on the west coast.

    • April 15, 2016 at 6:35 pm


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