What is FTM? Why Should I Care About It?

What is FTM? I Learned Something Today!

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.

27 thoughts on “What is FTM? I Learned Something Today!

  • January 23, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    Permalink

    I rarely respond to articles, but since I found the crochet crowd I am on my 2nd response. I love how on top of things and involved you are, and I like the way you write too. And kind. I adore kindness. Thank you for that and educating! Hope you don’t ever stop what you do.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 5:56 pm
    Permalink

    Mikey, you’re the best! You have opened a whole new crochet world to so many of us. Thank you.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    Permalink

    I enjoyed the article, it was very informative. You would think that with so many people in the world the last any concept would have occurred more than once as an individual idea. Also understand the fact that people want it to be all their own. Yet being able to share it is the key, and with the online factor putting everything out there to examine makes having an individual idea all your own almost impossible. Keep on working at it.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 4:33 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks Mikey, I have done several of your tutorials.especially the mermaid blanket. Which is greatly loved . You are awesome, if I don’t know a stitch you show it in a way that even I can understand. Thank you

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    Permalink

    I’m very grateful for your dedication & enthusiasm that you put to projects. Your tutorials have allowed so many people to learn how to crochet. Children & men are no longer left out of this wonderful creative activity & they are proud to show off their accomplishments. All of this is because of you! Thank You for your explanation of FTM. Please don’t let the folks disturb you that want to bring you down. You are a professional & loved by so many of us.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    Permalink

    Bang on, Mikey. Thanks for a great article.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm
    Permalink

    Right on the money, as always! Love the Crochet Crowd, happy to be a following along ” member”.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 2:13 pm
    Permalink

    Great article. Thanks. Years ago I posted a finished item on Etsy after getting permission from the creator of the pattern to sell the item on Etsy. Someone messaged me that I was a copyright violator. I wrote back that I had asked for permission. “Oh, I hadn’t thought of that ” I’m sure many people do violate copyright rules, but many are also too quick to make judgments and point fingers. Thanks, again.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 2:07 pm
    Permalink

    Bang on! Who knew our pastime was an industry fraught with rules and regulations. You’ve explained it well. You have reached so many people and are totally trusted by not only your followers but by your corporate backers as well and that speaks volumes. Keep up the good work. We love what you do.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 1:19 pm
    Permalink

    I enjoy your videos and love your work. I’m 60 years old and have been crocheting for 51 years – My mom taught me to do a basic granny square and one of the first things i did was a giant “granny square” blanket – (wish I still had it), so how is this a new concept? And how can it be copyrighted?

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 12:54 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks Mikey! Information is so powerful. You are so good to take your time to educate. Again you do a great job!

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm
    Permalink

    Mikey, you do so much work for this group and your work is always appreciated. This article is excellent and thank you for your explanation. I am one who can follow a pattern very easily but just would not be able to design one, so I am grateful for all who design.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 11:35 am
    Permalink

    Omg I Simply LOVE you Mickey.Your are the best crochet instructor.Uhhh do they question when patterns are wrong???You are the original but at the same time creative.KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO Mickey!!!Thanks for the heads up as well!!#crocheton

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 11:20 am
    Permalink

    With all of the crochet/knit patterns available, I would imagine that there are many more copyright infringements than one would imagine. Being a designer must be difficult. A designer has seen so many patterns and has crocheted/knitted so much, that I would think the lines of what is original and what is not could be blurred. How many patterns start the same way and then vary. I agree with the others …. I would never think twice about you claiming someone else’s pattern as your own. Thank you for the article!

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 11:00 am
    Permalink

    What does FTM mean?

    Reply
    • January 23, 2018 at 7:05 pm
      Permalink

      Reading the article, which is very interesting and informative, I learned that FTM = From The Middle, referring to the construction of the blanket in question. I agree this could be better described so those of us who’re just now coming to the party can know what’s on the table.
      TLDR: FTM = From The Middle. Sometimes a design is outright a stolen copyrighted idea. With respect to old, beloved but non-copyrighted designs such as classic granny-squares, design protection is a fuzzy line. Most of the time designers heed and respect each other’s hardwork protected by copyright.

      Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 10:26 am
    Permalink

    We love your designs and love you guys crochet is my therapy and I love learning new stitches thank you so very much for all your hard work to bring us hookers beautiful things to crochet keep up the good work there’s always going to be someone that tries to steal our rainbow we just have to hold our heads up and keep on keeping on God Bless

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 10:20 am
    Permalink

    Thanks for the explanation Mikey! I would never have thought someone would have accused you of copyright infringement. I have been watching your tutorials for quite some time now and know you are sponsored by a couple of very large companies. While I realize in the back of my mind that affords some protections such as their legal eagles it was great to read your breakdown of this whole situation. Thank you for all you give to this community, it is greatly appreciated!

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 10:05 am
    Permalink

    So thoughtful of you to take the time to explain. Thank you for all the good things you provide to us. You are loved and appreciated!

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 10:04 am
    Permalink

    Great article. Once again, you are educating and informing. Keeping us conscientious.
    Thank you

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 9:06 am
    Permalink

    I thought it was very interesting and I think it would be awesome for you to share tidbits of your knowledge. It’s enlightening as well as informative. I am all for learning more about the legality side of crocheting. Thank you and Diva Dan for all you guys do! You both are amazing and I just love y’all to bits!!!!!

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 8:31 am
    Permalink

    I enjoyed your article. I also enjoy your Facebook page as well as you tube. Thank you so much for taking the time to

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 8:06 am
    Permalink

    Oh never mind the last comment. I’m guessing its From The Middle.

    Reply
  • January 23, 2018 at 8:05 am
    Permalink

    So what is FTM? What do the letters stand for? Couldn’t tell from the article. Love you Mikey.

    Reply
    • January 23, 2018 at 6:46 pm
      Permalink

      I still don’t know what the letters FTM stand for, does anyone know?

      Reply

So did you like this article? Were we Bang on or Out to Lunch? We welcome constructive feedback to better our crochet website.