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What Works for You: Learn Your Way

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.

3 thoughts on “What Works for You: Learn Your Way

  • May 13, 2015 at 9:09 am
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    I never saw diagrams until a few months ago, I also do cross stitch so this is familiar to me. I stumbled on diagrams with corresponding written patterns. I have saved these for a day my mind is in learning mode to teach myself. I absolutely love the idea of diagrams, especially when there are frequent pattern changes across a few rows or anytime I have to constantly refer to the pattern. It is so hard to find my place on a written pattern. I often write it out in the simplest form so I can just glance at it rather than reading it. So I am doing the reverse of you by converting written patterns to diagrams. Thank you for your teaching post as well.

  • January 9, 2015 at 9:59 pm
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    I’m a little late reading this. Right now it’s January 2015. I don’t know why I didn’t see it before. But, I feel I have to comment. I was exactly the opposite when I learned to crochet. I could read it in words and keep track better that way-although I did sometimes have to mark the pattern to show where I stopped before going on to the next step. The diagrams, until fairly recently, looked like some kind of foreign language to me-or maybe like trigonometry! (That last comment was supposed to be funny).I have had trouble understanding diagrams, Mikey, until I joined the crochet crowd and you showed in some of your tutorials how they worked. I believe you’ve made the idea much clearer to me. But, I’ll probably go to the written pattern first. But isn’t that what you were saying in the article? Do what you know!

  • October 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm
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    Hi Mikey, You helped me a lot. I am so new to crochet spelling it right was a first step, oh did I mention I am over 55 years old? For years I begged my mother in law to teach me to crochet. she was a master loved the pineapple pattern and made many table cloths for many things. Sad to say I never got my table cloth from her and she has passed about 4 months ago as I was helping to clean out her house it was very hard for me cause I took care of her for the last 2 years We live next door so I was over at her house every day. She couldn’t see to read the directions and would get upset if I suggested I read them for her. Cancer was eating her up and I think we both knew it but never voiced it. Going to the Dr. was out she wouldn’t go up until the last week. Ok on with my question and observations about my learning way! I don’t read very well and I seem to read the same line over and over. But I am determined to learn to crochet and make my own treasures.. Any books or webs come to mind for help for me? Any projects that might be easy enough to learn? I thought I would just try the granny square for a start but where from there?

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